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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)…

Groupon Plans to Start Selling Beacons to Merchants

Steven Jacobs

Groupon Plans to Start Selling Beacons to Merchants

The deals company announced solid fourth quarter earnings Thursday evening, finishing the year with gains in both revenue and gross billings. During the earnings call, CEO Eric Lefkofsky announced its latest project: a redemption system that uses beacons to allow merchants to track and communicate with Groupon customers in their stores…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Tests Beacons, LivingSocial Cuts Losses

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Tests Beacons, LivingSocial Cuts Losses

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyFacebook Tests Bluetooth ‘Beacons’ to Feed Users Local Content (Wall Street Journal)… LivingSocial Cuts Its Q4 Loss But Revenue Down, Expenses Up (Washington Business Journal)… With a Few Bits of Data, Researchers Identify ‘Anonymous’ People (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Starbucks Drops Square, Uber to Patent Surge Pricing

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Starbucks Drops Square, Uber to Patent Surge Pricing

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…starbucks_square-2Starbucks Drops Square App as Mobile-Payments Battle Intensifies (WSJ)… Uber Moves to Patent the Surge Pricing Its Customers Hate (Skift)… Google Gains Ground on Amazon With Same-Day Deliveries During Holiday (AdAge)

Street Fight Daily: Oracle Buys Datalogix, Secret Adds Location-based Sharing

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Street Fight Daily: Oracle Buys Datalogix, Secret Adds Location-based Sharing

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…datalogixOracle Buys Datalogix, Beefs Up Digital Marketing Cloud (ZDNet)
Oracle on Monday said it acquired Datalogix, which provides digital marketing data as a service. The deal complements Oracle’s acquisition of BlueKai and rounds out its digital marketing suite. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but for Oracle Datalogix is a stocking stuffer that gives it yet another pillar to offer data as a service and another cloud product to sell… Secret’s Relaunch Adds Location-based Sharing (VentureBeat)
The broadcasting of public posts is now split between those from friends and those that are location-based, similarly to Yik Yak, another anonymous mobile app focused on college campuses and local communities… In China, a Rapid Jump to Mobile Advertising (New York Times)…