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Street Fight Daily: Big-Box Retailers Report Best Earnings in Years, Mashable Sold for Change

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Big-Box Retailers Report Best Earnings in Years, Mashable Sold for Change

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Investments in Digital Transformation Pay Dividends for Big-Box Retailers… Mashable Sold at Fire-Sale Price of $50 Million to Ziff Davis… Topix Was Getting Crushed by the Duopoly. Now It’s Making Millions Off Them…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook in Another Metrics Scandal, Big-Boxes Partner with Amazon/Google

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Facebook in Another Metrics Scandal, Big-Boxes Partner with Amazon/Google

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… A New Phase for Street Fight… Facebook Tells Advertisers It Can Reach More Young People Than Exist… Kohl’s and Home Depot Sign On to Sell Voice Assistants In-House…

Street Fight Daily: Google Hits Mobile Majority, Foursquare’s Location Cloud

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Google Hits Mobile Majority, Foursquare’s Location Cloud

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Now It’s Official: More Google Searches Are Coming From Mobile Than Desktop (AdWeek)… Foursquare Targets Its B2B Pitch With Places And New Location Cloud (TechCrunch)… Apple Store Mastermind’s Startup Will Sell You an iPhone and Set It Up in Your Home (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Puts ‘Business in a Box,’ Google Opens Glass

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Square Puts ‘Business in a Box,’ Google Opens Glass

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Square’s ‘Business in a Box’ Offers a Digital Register for $300 (Wall Street Journal)… Google Will Offer Its Glasses to Select Few (New York Times)… Patch Reportedly Cuts Editors in Lead Up to Pivot (Business Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Cools On Local, Google To Update Wallet

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Cools On Local, Google To Update Wallet

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Mayer: Yahoo Not Planning To Invest In Local Search Right Now (Search Engine Land)… A New Version Of Google Wallet Is ‘Coming Soon’ (Business Insider)… Redbeacon Home Services Marketplace Launches Android App, Refocuses On Mobile (TechCrunch)…

Will eBay Be the Next Giant in Local?

Mike Boland

Will eBay Be the Next Giant in Local?

It’s not just about where users are spatially, or what device they’re on. It’s a function of where they are in the proverbial purchase funnel — the increasingly convoluted path between offline and offline worlds that leads from awareness to purchase. “The boundaries between the physical and digital world have disappeared, says WHERE’s Walt Doyle, “and the purchase funnel has become a purchase pretzel.”