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Street Fight Daily: Intuit Makes Another Acquisition, Square Rival Raises $50M

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Intuit Makes Another Acquisition, Square Rival Raises $50M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyIntuit Buys Lettuce Apps For $30M To Add Inventory And Order Management To Quickbooks (TechCrunch)… Square Rival iZettle Receives Capital Injection From Group of Investors (Wall Street Journal)… Months Before CEO Shakeup, Leaf Investor Took Control of Startup (Xconomy)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook ‘Moves’ Privacy Policy, Nokia Invests in Connected Car

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Facebook ‘Moves’ Privacy Policy, Nokia Invests in Connected Car

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyAfter Facebook Deal, Moves App Changes Privacy Policy (Wall Street Journal)… Nokia Joins Musk to Google in Investing in Intelligent Cars (Bloomberg)… Retailers Look to Merge Offline and Online Shopping Experiences in 2014 (eMarketer)…

Street Fight Hosted Three Events in 2013 — Here’s What to Remember

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Hosted Three Events in 2013 — Here’s What to Remember

Street Fight hosted three events in 2013, two in New York during the winter (thanks to Hurricane Sandy) and fall, and another in San Francisco in late spring. The programming for the events, and the stories flowing out of them, reflect the continued transformation of the local marketing industry and the emergence of a new, technology-driven local ecosystem. With the year coming to a close, here is a look back at the biggest stories that came out of Street Fight’s Annual Summits…

Why Partnerships Are Key to the Future of Local

Noah Davis

Why Partnerships Are Key to the Future of Local

The future of local lies in partnerships. That was the topic of a wide-ranging discussion between Ohad Tzur, North America Lead for Google’s Wildfire partnership program, Delivery.com CEO Jed Kleckner, and Leaf CEO Aron Schwarzkopf, during a panel at Street Fight Summit on Friday morning…

Street Fight Daily: Leaf Raises $20 Million, AT&T Starts Selling Location Data

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Leaf Raises $20 Million, AT&T Starts Selling Location Data

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologySquare Competitor Leaf Scores $20 Million Investment From Payments Giant Heartland (AllThingsD)… AT&T Turns Its Data Into An Adaptive Intelligence Business (ZDNet)… “Showrooming” Is More About Research Than Price Comparison (PandoDaily)…

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)…

Leaf CEO: For POS Startups, It’s a ‘Race Against Time’

Steven Jacobs

Leaf CEO: For POS Startups, It’s a ‘Race Against Time’

“Anyone selling software to SMBs would love it if distribution was through ecommerce or retail,” says Aron Schwarzkopf. “The problem with the industry however, is that SMBs have never reacted well to that. Remote distribution never worked. … But I do believe that five years from now the POS could be the gateway to the SMB. And that the way you will get to the small business may be through applications that work through the POS.”

Street Fight Daily: Saving Online For Offline, Tablet Owners Stay Put

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Street Fight Daily: Saving Online For Offline, Tablet Owners Stay Put

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyA Big Challenge For Retail: Turning Online “Saves” Into Offline Purchases (GigaOm)… Why Bother With Wireless? Tablet Owners Stay Tethered (AllThingsD)… Unlocking The Secret To Yelp’s Global Expansion With A Stop In Istanbul (Forbes)…

Moving Upstream, PayPal and Square Make a Play for the Local Merchant’s POS

Steven Jacobs

Moving Upstream, PayPal and Square Make a Play for the Local Merchant’s POS

There’s a not-too-quiet rivalry brewing between Square and PayPal over offline payments, and this week saw the unofficial opening of an important new theatre: the SMB point of sale (POS). It’s perhaps the stickiest problem for both companies to solve in order to make payments work, and their respective announcements demonstrate a strategic skism similar to what we’ve seen in desktop computers and mobile phones..

7 Cloud-Based POS Systems for SMBs

Stephanie Miles

7 Cloud-Based POS Systems for SMBs

Cloud-based POS platforms differentiate themselves from one another with advanced integrations with digital loyalty programs, accounting tools, and mechanisms for creating gift cards and coupons, in addition to varying price structures. Here are seven POS systems, each with its own features for merchants…

Bringing SMB Point-of-Sale Systems to the Cloud

Steven Jacobs

Bringing SMB Point-of-Sale Systems to the Cloud

The introduction of SaaS POS has broad implications, not only for payment firms like Square, but also a host of other loyalty and lead generation start-ups that have worked to tie into the point of sale over the past 18 months. It brings scalable access to real-time data on nearly every inch of local retailers’ operations, not only accelerating existing sectors like loyalty and rewards but opening new opportunities for key services like live inventory search…