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#SFSNYC: Strategizing for the Coming Local Consolidation

Joseph Zappa

#SFSNYC: Strategizing for the Coming Local Consolidation

In the six years since Street Fight was founded, companies in the local sector have popped up at a breakneck pace and are now being snatched up just as fast by their competitors. To break down this issue, Street Fight CEO and founder Laura Rich sat down with four experts in tech, SMBs, and mergers and acquisitions at Street Fight Summit Tuesday.

Street Fight Daily: Angie’s List Acquired by HomeAdvisor, News Orgs Experiment with Amazon Echo

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Angie’s List Acquired by HomeAdvisor, News Orgs Experiment with Amazon Echo

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Angie’s List Acquired by IAC’s HomeAdvisor in Deal Valued at More than $500 Million… NPR, the AP, and Local Newspapers Are Experimenting with Amazon Echo… Google is Testing a Job-Search Feature that Could Rival LinkedIn — And Facebook…

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb Makes Local Push, Google Dominates Mobile Paid Search

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb Makes Local Push, Google Dominates Mobile Paid Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Airbnb Wants Travelers to ‘Live Like a Local’ With Its App (New York Times)… Google Drove 95% of U.S. Smartphone Paid Search Clicks in Q1 (Search Engine Land)… Porch Partners with Wayfair to Take On Amazon (Seattle Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp’s New Home Services Feature, Return of the QR Code?

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Yelp’s New Home Services Feature, Return of the QR Code?

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Now You Can Get Price Quotes for Home Services Inside Yelp (BuzzFeed)… Will Facebook Salvage QR Codes from the Dustbin of Local Marketing History? (Blumenthals)… Cross-Device Campaigns 60% Better Than PC-Only for Offline Conversions (Marketing Land)…

Street Fight Daily: HomeAdvisor Growing Fast, Mcommerce’s Customer Service Impact

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Street Fight Daily: HomeAdvisor Growing Fast, Mcommerce’s Customer Service Impact

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Diller’s Home Services Bet Could Hit $1 Billion in a Few Years (Bloomberg)… How Mobile Commerce Is Changing Customer Service (VentureBeat)… Second Measure Is the New Secret Weapon Investors Are Using to Outsmart Each Other (Business Insider)…

The Power of Pairing: 4 Reasons Matching Is Gaining Traction in Local Home Services

Adam Burrows

The Power of Pairing: 4 Reasons Matching Is Gaining Traction in Local Home Services

When variables such as trust, uncertainty, availability, and geography are at the core of decision-making — as they so often are when it comes to hiring professionals to perform home services — matching, especially when coupled with ratings and reviews, offers consumers peace of mind. It also provides an immediate connection in an often urgent and sometimes complicated time of need.

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Will Show Ads to ‘Casual Viewers,’ Location Startup Factual Raises $35M

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Street Fight Daily: Twitter Will Show Ads to ‘Casual Viewers,’ Location Startup Factual Raises $35M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Aims to Show Advertising to Much Wider Audience (New York Times)… Startup Factual Knows Your Commute, and Much More (Wall Street Journal)… Billy Penn and Knight Foundation Want to Build ‘Yelp for Mobile News’ (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: HomeAdvisor Expands to New Cities, Airbnb Confirms Rumored $1.5B Round

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: HomeAdvisor Expands to New Cities, Airbnb Confirms Rumored $1.5B Round

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… HomeAdvisor Expands, Takes On Angie’s List in Search for Ambitious Employees (Denver Business Journal)… Airbnb Just Confirmed a Massive $1.5 Billion Round That Makes It the Third-Highest Valued Startup in the World (Business Insider)… Yahoo: Be Careful Playing in Traffic (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Partners with HomeAdvisor, New Groupon CEO’s Vision

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Street Fight Daily: Google Partners with HomeAdvisor, New Groupon CEO’s Vision

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Gets Deeper into Home Services (CNBC)… New Groupon CEO Says the Local Deals Pioneer Is Undervalued, Underestimated (GeekWire)… Foursquare Has Figured Out the Hottest Restaurants Around America Right Now (Tech Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: In-N-Out Burger Sues DoorDash, Uber Partners with TomTom

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Street Fight Daily: In-N-Out Burger Sues DoorDash, Uber Partners with TomTom

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… In-N-Out Burger Sues DoorDash for Delivering Its Food Without Permission (Recode)… Uber Signs Digital Mapping Deal with TomTom (New York Times)… Angie’s List Shares Surge After Company Rejects IAC Offer (USA Today)…

Street Fight Daily: Target Partners with Techstars, Yahoo Exec Leaves for Square

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Target Partners with Techstars, Yahoo Exec Leaves for Square

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Target Teams Up with Techstars to Create a Retail-Focused Startup Accelerator (TechCrunch)… Top Yahoo Exec Jackie Reses Heads to Square as Senior Exec (Recode)… Publishers Straddle the Apple-Google, App-Web Divide (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Nears $2B in Revenue, Twitter Ads Get More Reach

Annie Melton

Street Fight Daily: Uber Nears $2B in Revenue, Twitter Ads Get More Reach

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…… Leaked Doc: Uber Nears $2 Billion in Revenue, Expects IPO in 18-24 Months (Recode)… Twitter Gives Promoted Tweets and Video Ads More Mobile Reach (AdWeek)… Facebook Has Taken Over From Google as a Traffic Source for News (Fortune)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s New Ad Features, Retailers Will Start Testing MCX Payments App

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Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s New Ad Features, Retailers Will Start Testing MCX Payments App

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Is Trying to Make It Even More Tempting for You to Buy Products from the News Feed (Business Insider)… Retailers to Begin Public Tests of MCX Mobile Payment App But Face Hurdles (Wall Street Journal)… Amazon’s Dash Buttons Hint at a Future of Interface-Free Shopping (The Verge)…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp-Google Rivalry Heats Up, A Hard Sell Gone South

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: Yelp-Google Rivalry Heats Up, A Hard Sell Gone South

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyGoogle’s Local Business Is “Really Struggling,” in “Constant Chaos,” Yelp CEO Tells Charlie Rose (AllThingsD)… When the Hard Sell Goes South (Blumenthals)… Navigating The App-Data Explosion: Localytics’ Raj Aggarwal (ReadWrite)…