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Groupon Revenues Up, But Even Growth Disappoints the Market

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Groupon reported stronger-than-expected earnings for the holiday quarter, but shares of the daily deal giant tanked in after hours trading due in part to poor first quarter guidance and concerns over declining margins. The company grew revenue by 18% from a year earlier, but it also saw double digit declines in margins decreased by as its less profitable ecommerce business continued to account for a larger portion of the wider revenue mix...

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Looking to Woo Mobile Developers, Esri Releases New Tools

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Two years after acquiring the Portland-based startup Geoloqi, Esri is putting the startup’s technology to use. The forty-five year-old mapping firm released a new geo-trigger service and a redesigned developer site this morning in an effort to build a wider developer tool kit that might serve as an alternative to the native location tools provided by Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android...

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With New API, Connects Content and Commerce

No Comments 10 February 2014 by, a New York-based online ordering site, has released a new framework, or API, through which developers can allow users to order from the firm’s network of restaurants — all without leaving the confines of a website, mobile app, gaming system or Google Glass. The API helps to automate the work of a business development team, allowing the company to bring the type of integrations already available on Yelp to the cornucopia of smaller, locally-focused properties...

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In Yelp Earnings, No Sign of the ‘Mobile Gap’

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Yelp posted stronger than expected earnings on Thursday, sending shares up nearly 10% in after hours trading — a fitting coda to a banner year for the firm on Wall Street. Shares of Yelp more than tripled in 2013, driven in part by rapid international expansion, a burgeoning local ad market in the U.S., and well-received strategic initiatives...

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New England-based GoLocal Expands With New Site in Portland, Oregon

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Portland will be GoLocal’s third entry into a mid-sized market with a struggling legacy newspaper. Josh Fenton co-founded the first GoLocal in Providence, Rhode Island’s capital, four years ago, and expanded to Worcester in Central Massachusetts two years later. The two sites currently generate 7.5 million pageviews per month...

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Street Fight Daily: Walmart Tests In-Store Pickup, LivingSocial’s Future

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A roundup of today's big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.... Walmart Begins Testing Online Grocery Shopping With Local Store Pickup Option In Denver (TechCrunch)... Despite Its Woes, CMO Barry Judge Sees A Future For LivingSocial (Forbes)... Google’s Newest Secret Weapon For Local Ads (Digiday)...

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Citi Global Head: NFC Will Win Out By End of 2014

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Near field communication (NFC), the much-maligned technology that once was held as the future of mobile payments, may not be dead yet. Richard Char, global head of digital networks and merchant Services at Citi, believes that two emerging trends will turn the tide for NFC, dissolving many of the infrastructural barriers that have mired its growth...

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With Privacy Debate in Rear View, Euclid Looks to Make Offline Analytics Mainstream

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The clamor that erupted last year after the Wall Street Journal and other mainstream outlets reported that some big retailers passively tracked users in their stores has waned in recent months, opening the door for an emergent offline analytics sector to become a mainstay retail industry. Euclid, the company that quickly became the poster-child for in-store tracking during the debate, is making its core tracking technology free this morning in an attempt to lure in the millions of smaller, more apprehensive retailers across the country...

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JiWire Partners With Datalogix to Ramp Up Mobile Targeting and ROI

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"Where people spend their time and where they spend their money are two very powerful signals for understanding audiences in the context of their daily lives,” JiWire President David Staas told Street Fight. “Our partnership enables marketers to leverage the power of mobile targeting, measurement and insights across hundreds of rich audience segments."

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How Yahoo and Intuit Plan to Win With Small Businesses

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Major companies have started to turn their gaze to the small business market, looking to cash in on a segment that has long eluded some of technology ‘s biggest players. During Interactive Local Media in San Francisco Wednesday, two Web 1.0 giants - Intuit and Yahoo - laid out their strategies to position themselves as the go-to source for small business software...

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