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Street Fight Daily: Lyft Reportedly Rejected $6B Offer, Uber-Google Rivalry Heats Up

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Lyft Reportedly Rejected $6B Offer, Uber-Google Rivalry Heats Up

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Lyft’s $9 Billion Price Tag Was Too High for GM… Uber and Alphabet Rivalry Heats Up Over Self-Driving Vehicles, Mapping Tech, Ride Hailing… Square Forges Relationships with Competitors to Expand its Business Opportunities…

How DMN’s Speakeasy Became a Major Revenue Driver in the Digital Transition

Tom Grubisich

How DMN’s Speakeasy Became a Major Revenue Driver in the Digital Transition

The newspaper’s in-house digital agency has grown to 70 client businesses that provide a significant share of the estimated $40 million of annual revenue that doesn’t originate within the walls of the DMN. The division has become the centerpiece of the company’s work to to re-establish a revenue growth model.

Dallas Morning News Bets Ranch on Its Local/Hyperlocal Strategy

Tom Grubisich

Dallas Morning News Bets Ranch on Its Local/Hyperlocal Strategy

For the Dallas Morning News, local and hyperlocal — increasingly digital but with a continuing and strong print presence — define the future of the 130-year-old A. H. Belo Corp. newspaper. To find out more about what the DMN is doing to plan for the local digital future, we talked recently with several executives in charge of that strategy…

VIDEO: Local News as a Loss Leader?

Max Antonucci

VIDEO: Local News as a Loss Leader?

As local businesses shift marketing spending away from advertising, local media companies are scrambling to subsidize their news operations. During a panel at Street Fight Summit West earlier this month, Eric Bright, VP of Ecommerce at Deseret Digital Media; Mike Orren, President at Speakeasy; and Sean McDonnell, SVP of Sales at Propel Marketing discussed an emerging agency model, and debated whether digital marketing services like SEO and website building could help make up for lost revenue…

Street Fight Daily: FoodPanda Raises $20M, TripAdvisor Schemes for More Reviews

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: FoodPanda Raises $20M, TripAdvisor Schemes for More Reviews

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Rocket Internet-Backed FoodPanda Raises $20M+ As It Prepares For The Next Course In Its Food Delivery Ambitions (TechCrunch)… TripAdvisor’s plan to get another 100 million reviews: Have hotels do the work (Skift)… Local Ad Network Sees Shift To Tighter Mobile Targeting (MediaPost)…

Street Fight Daily: Selling Main Street, Mobile Payments Ease Cash Flow

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Selling Main Street, Mobile Payments Ease Cash Flow

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.The Newsonomics of Selling Main Street (Nieman Lab)… Payments Brighten Cash Flow for Small Business (Wall Street Journal)… The Real Reason Why Google Is Dropping The Tablet vs. Desktop Distinction? It’s The User Context, Stupid! (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: DMN’s Marketing Venture, Google Offers Exec Exits

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: DMN’s Marketing Venture, Google Offers Exec Exits

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Dallas Morning News Partners With Slingshot to Create Speakeasy Marketing Service (Dallas Morning News)… Google Offers Exec Eric Rosenblum Leaves for Mobile Ad Start-Up (All Things D)… Groupon Journeys Offshore for Customer Service (Wired)…