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Street Fight Daily: Black Friday Store Visits Decline as M-Commerce Soars, Strong Loyalty for Amazon

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Black Friday Store Visits Decline as M-Commerce Soars, Strong Loyalty for Amazon

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Thanksgiving, Black Friday Store Sales Fall, While M-Commerce Soars… Amazon Enjoys Great Loyalty from U.S. Amazon Shoppers… Marketing the Potential of the Connected Car…

Street Fight Daily: Google May Make Billions on Maps’ Local Ads, Uber IPO Coming No Time Soon

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Street Fight Daily: Google May Make Billions on Maps’ Local Ads, Uber IPO Coming No Time Soon

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Thanks to Local Ads, Google Maps Could Produce $1.5 Billion in New Revenue… Uber CEO Says Company Will Go Public ‘As Late As Humanly Possible’… The Bezos Effect: How Amazon’s Founder is Reinventing The Washington Post…

Bezos Might Get His Delivery Drones Sooner Than You’d Think

Alex Salkever

Bezos Might Get His Delivery Drones Sooner Than You’d Think

If Amazon really wanted to get unmanned delivery aircraft into our skies by the end of the decade, maybe Jeff Bezos could set up a series of challenges, working with DARPA. They could perhaps use U. S. government facilities like simulated urban environments on bases as contest venues. The FAA could chip in with providing specific guidance on how to make drones urban airspace legal for commercial purposes. Bezos could underwrite the contest. All IP created would remain the property of the participants…

How Will Jeff Bezos Redefine the Newspaper?

Damian Rollison

How Will Jeff Bezos Redefine the Newspaper?

Amazon has always been a virtual marketplace, where the location of the buyer has very little to do with a transaction. Bringing the Bezos vision to bear on a community-oriented portal could mean any number of things, but it certainly means the potential for services that bear some resemblance to traditional journalism but are remediated into a form that takes advantage of digital commerce and social media, while maintaining a sense of local community…

As Bezos Takes Over Wash Post, Will D.C.’s Merchants Advertise With the Enemy?

Tom Grubisich

As Bezos Takes Over Wash Post, Will D.C.’s Merchants Advertise With the Enemy?

The Post built its now-shrunken publishing might by providing a marketing medium for the bricks-and-mortar stores in the D.C area that the paper’s new owner Jeff Bezos — and other online retailers — have spent the past couple of decades steadily grinding into dust. One has to wonder whether those businesses that remain will really want to give their precious marketing dollars to the same man who is eating away at their market share at his “day job.”

Street Fight Daily: Food Delivery Merger Stirs Concerns, Apple Beefs Up Maps

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Street Fight Daily: Food Delivery Merger Stirs Concerns, Apple Beefs Up Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyFood Delivery Merger Stirs Concerns (Wall Street Journal)… Apple Beefing Up Maps With Crowdsourcing, “Ground Truth” Hires (Apple Insider)… UrbanSpoon To Focus On Quality Restaurant Reviews After Selling Rezbook To OpenTable (TechCrunch)…