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Here’s What A Good Lead Looks Like in Local

Steven Jacobs

Here’s What A Good Lead Looks Like in Local

Radius uses the core technology developed at Fwix — a system for aggregating and structuring the billion of references to places across the web — to track the activity of local businesses, and then packages the information in a business intelligence product for firms looking to sell to local businesses. Street Fight recently caught up with Darian Shirazi, the company’s founder, to discuss the digital traits of a great prospect and who’s winning (and losing) in the local marketplace…

LBMA Podcast, Google Patents Your Gaze, QR Code’s Plight

Asif Khan

LBMA Podcast, Google Patents Your Gaze, QR Code’s Plight

On the show: GoDaddy acquires Locu; Coors Light’s Refresh the Night campaign; Placeable emerges from LocationInsight to normalize location data for enterprises; Coca Cola uses location to help charities with Movement for a Movement campaign; Apple acquires Embark; Google chokes on Yahoo!’s dust; Chuck Martin looks at the plight of the QR code…

Transaction Overview: Go Daddy Acquires Locu for $70 Million

Architect Partners

Transaction Overview: Go Daddy Acquires Locu for $70 Million

With the acquisition of Locu, Go Daddy is beginning to move beyond its legacy domain registration and web hosting legacy and showing that it has the strategic aptitude and willingness to acquire to provide a more complete solution for local businesses to manage and market themselves. We expect Locu to be a compelling value proposition to Go Daddy’s 11 million customers…

5 Strategies for Finding Funding as an Early-Stage Startup

Stephanie Miles

5 Strategies for Finding Funding as an Early-Stage Startup

Although it’s a given that the founders of most early-stage hyperlocals need funding to bring their ideas to life, many entrepreneurs are still unsure of where to turn for financing during the earliest days. To answer that question, we reached out to executives who’ve founded hyperlocal companies and asked what worked for them…

Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Acquires Locu, Zillow Snaps Up StreetEasy

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Acquires Locu, Zillow Snaps Up StreetEasy

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyGoDaddy Acquires Merchant ‘Finder’ Startup Locu for $70 Million (AllThingsD)… Leaked Revenue Figures Illustrate Need For Hundreds Of Patch Layoffs (TechCrunch)… Internet Impacts Roughly $1.83 Trillion in Offline Buying (ScreenWerk)…

A Year After Big Scores by SinglePlatform and Yext, Locu Makes a Quiet Push

Steven Jacobs

A Year After Big Scores by SinglePlatform and Yext, Locu Makes a Quiet Push

It’s been nearly a year since Yext announced a massive round of funding and SinglePlatform sold to Constant Contact within a week each other, and the value proposition for a real-time data and content network continues gain steam. As both firms put that capital to use, a third company, Locu, is trying to carve out its own share of the market with a similar model and sizable — albeit smaller — stack of cash…

Locu Adds Yelp to Its Growing List of Publisher Partners

Isa Jones

Locu Adds Yelp to Its Growing List of Publisher Partners

The company has announced a new partnership with local reviews and discovery service Yelp. The partnership, which follows previous deals with OpenTable and CitySearch, means that Locu’s 15,000 local merchant customers will be able to distribute their location, coordinates, hours, and menus to Yelp with real-time updates…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial a ‘Stronger’ Company, Factual Founder’s Past

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial a ‘Stronger’ Company, Factual Founder’s Past

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.LivingSocial a ‘Better, Stronger’ Company, Says Grotech’s Don Rainey (Washington Business Journal)… Why The Man Who Already Changed The Internet Forever Is Trying To Do It Again (Business Insider)… 5 Reasons Foursquare Is Losing The Social Local Mobile Revolution (ReadWrite)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Threatens Yelp, Locu Expands

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Threatens Yelp, Locu Expands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Watch Out Foursquare And Yelp: ‘Places’ Really Shines On Facebook Graph Search (TechCrunch)… JiWire Serves Up Location-based Ads Over Airport Wi-Fi (GigaOm)… Locu Brings Up-To-Date Menus to Restaurants on TripAdvisor and Citysearch (The Next Web)…

Openings & New Hires at Locu, Groupon, Patch, Signpost, and More…

Kelly Benish

Openings & New Hires at Locu, Groupon, Patch, Signpost, and More…

There’s lots happening in hyperlocal as the year comes to a close: Locu snags PayPal vet Mok Oh as an adviser, plus lands a hot ex-Googler. Booker brings on a dynamic duo in its hiring spree. Patch sees big moves at the top. And there are some shifts at Groupon and open gigs at Telenav, Signpost, Swipely, Yellowbook, Yelp, and more…

Street Fight Daily: Urban Airship Acquires Tello, Locu Snags Google Exec

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Urban Airship Acquires Tello, Locu Snags Google Exec

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Urban Airship Acquires Tello, Maker Of PassTools For Apple’s Passbook, Because Not All Brands Need Fully Featured Apps (TechCrunch)… Locu snags Google Now exec Keir Mierle to head engineering  (Pandodaily)… As Mobile Maps Competition Heats Up, Google Fine Tunes Maps API for Android (GigaOm)…

7 Tools Restaurants Can Use to Post Menus Online

Stephanie Miles

7 Tools Restaurants Can Use to Post Menus Online

Menus are among the first things that a customer looks at when trying to decide which restaurant to visit, and restaurants with outdated menus on their websites — or even worse, no menus at all — are likely to be passed over by consumers. A number of marketing platforms have stepped in with solutions that make it easier for busy restaurateurs to publish and update their menus online. Here are seven popular options…

Street Fight Daily: Locu Launches Dashboard, eBay Pushes Into Services

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Locu Launches Dashboard, eBay Pushes Into Services

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Locu’s Menu Dashboard Is a Rare Win for Developers and Merchants (PandoDaily)… EBay Is Now Selling Live Services, Launches Secretguru As A Beta Pilot In The UK (TechCrucnh)… Toyota Unveils Super-Compact Car With Location-Based Ads (PMashable)…

Street Fight Daily: DNAinfo Preps Expansion, Google Rethinks Local Discovery

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: DNAinfo Preps Expansion, Google Rethinks Local Discovery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Joe Ricketts ready to launch DNAinfo in Chicago (Chicago Business Journal)… A New Google App Gives You Local Information — Before You Ask for It (New York Times)… Amazon Could Be Working On A Square Competitor (TechCrunch)…