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Top 5 Exits in Local Tech of 2015

Noah Elkin

Top 5 Exits in Local Tech of 2015

The local technology space saw plenty of M&A activity in 2015 and remains poised for another busy year in 2016. Rampant expansion of certain areas such as on-demand services and delivery apps makes further consolidation likely. The startup scene saw its share of healthy — if not billion-dollar — exits as well. Here’s a recap of the five of the biggest exits in the local tech industry in 2015.

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Acquires Polyvore, Microsoft Invests $100 Million in Uber

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Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Acquires Polyvore, Microsoft Invests $100 Million in Uber

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yahoo Snags Social Commerce Site Polyvore (Wired)… Microsoft to Invest $100 Million in Uber (Seattle Times)… Attention, Shoppers: Shopping With a Store App Means You’ll Visit More and Stay Longer (Venture Beat)…

Street Fight Daily: Auto Makers Move to Buy Nokia Mapping, Yahoo’s Q2 Struggles

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Street Fight Daily: Auto Makers Move to Buy Nokia Mapping, Yahoo’s Q2 Struggles

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Audi, BMW, and Daimler Near Deal to Buy Nokia Mapping Service (Wall Street Journal)… Yahoo Posts Loss, Despite Rise in Its Display Ad Business (New York Times)… Amazon Expands Home Services to 15 Cities in Pursuit of Growth (Bloomberg)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Raises $100M, GoDaddy’s Turnaround

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Street Fight Daily: Square Raises $100M, GoDaddy’s Turnaround

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Square Raises More Money to Make Small Business Loans (Fortune)… Liquor Distributors Invest in Tech Firm to Boost E-Commerce in Alcohol (Wall Street Journal)… Deal Talks for Here Mapping Service Expose Reliance on Location Data (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Verizon Buys AOL, Facebook Tests Search

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Street Fight Daily: Verizon Buys AOL, Facebook Tests Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (New York Times)… In Hint of Ambition, Facebook Tests Search Engine to Share Links (Wall Street Journal)… After Several Public Google Maps Hacks, Google Forced To Suspend Map Maker To Prevent More Fake Edits (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Inks Maps Deal, McDonald’s Adds Delivery

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Street Fight Daily: Facebook Inks Maps Deal, McDonald’s Adds Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook And Nokia Quietly Ink Deal For Here To Power Maps On Mobile, Instagram And Messenger (TechCrunch)… A Struggling McDonald’s Introduces Delivery in New York City (Mashable)… Google Lets You Bookmark Local Places From Search Results (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Invests in Beacons, Nokia Expands Maps Sale

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Street Fight Daily: Twitter Invests in Beacons, Nokia Expands Maps Sale

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Takes a Look at Beacons, Invests in Marketing Startup Swirl (Recode)… Nokia Targeting Apple, Alibaba and Amazon in Maps-Unit Sale (Bloomberg)… BIA/Kelsey: Mobile Will Grab 11.5% Share Of Local Rev By 2019 (NetNewsCheck)…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Eying Foursquare, Zomato Raises $50M

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Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Eying Foursquare, Zomato Raises $50M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Foursquare Unleashes Location Data for Cross-Mobile Ad Targeting (AdWeek)… India’s Restaurant Search App Zomato Raises $50M At $1B+ Valuation, Buys MaplePOS (TechCrunch)… E.U. Charges Google With Violating Antitrust Laws (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Nokia Weighs Sale of Maps, GoDaddy Keeps Buying Startups

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Street Fight Daily: Nokia Weighs Sale of Maps, GoDaddy Keeps Buying Startups

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Nokia Weighs Sale of Maps Business to Focus on Networks (Bloomberg)… GoDaddy Acquires Marketplace Startup Elto To Expand Its Services For Web Pros (TechCrunch)… Amazon, Google and More Are Drawn to Home Services Market (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Opens Listings, Yelp Adds Hotel Bookings

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Street Fight Daily: Apple Opens Listings, Yelp Adds Hotel Bookings

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Apple Launches “Maps Connect,” Self-Service Local Listings Portal (Search Engine Land)… Yelp Leaps Into Hotel Bookings With New Hipmunk Partnership (Skift)… Uber Drivers Across The Country Are Protesting Today — Here’s Why (Business Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Orders Ahead, StubHub’s Editorial Strategy

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Street Fight Daily: Square Orders Ahead, StubHub’s Editorial Strategy

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySquare Rolls Out Order App, Targets Coffee Shops (Bloomberg)… Stubhub Hires Its First Editor-in-Chief, Looks to Become a Destination For Sports and Music Fans (PandoDaily)… Pull Over, Google Maps: Nokia Here Maps Zooms on to Samsung Galaxy Phones (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Comcast Reviving Everyblock, DeliveryHero Raises $350M

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Street Fight Daily: Comcast Reviving Everyblock, DeliveryHero Raises $350M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyComcast Bets on Hyperlocal by Reviving EveryBlock (Washington Post)… Delivery Hero, Hungry For Growth, Orders Up Another $350M In Funding (TechCrunch)… Nokia Plans to Unfurl New Mobile Map App (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Soars in Q1, Nokia’s Shopping Spree Continues

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Street Fight Daily: Mobile Soars in Q1, Nokia’s Shopping Spree Continues

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyNearly $12B In Q1 Ad Revs, Mobile Likely Above 20 Percent (MarketingLand)… Nokia’s Here Buys Medio Systems To Push More Personalised Location Services (TechCrunch)… GoDaddy Financial Metrics Flatter Ahead of IPO (Financial Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Plans iBeacon Expansion, Airbnb Tests Conceirge

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Street Fight Daily: Apple Plans iBeacon Expansion, Airbnb Tests Conceirge

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyApple’s Latest Offering Explores the Great Indoors (Wall Street Journal)… Airbnb Testing In-App Concierge Feature That Connects You With Real People at Your Destination (TheNextWeb)… Nokia Here Buys Desti to Build Personalized, Contextual Maps (GigaOm)…

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

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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 Daily: Nokia’s New Chief, New York’s ‘Smart’ Bar Crawl

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Street Fight Daily: Nokia’s New Chief, New York’s ‘Smart’ Bar Crawl

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Nokia Announces New Strategy and Chief Executive (New York Times)… New York City Bars to Use Apple’s iBeacons for App-Driven ‘Pub Crawl’ Promotion (AppleInsider)… The Decline of Newspapers Hits a Stunning Milestone (Slate)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Buys Moves, Lyft Puts Capital to Work

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Street Fight Daily: Facebook Buys Moves, Lyft Puts Capital to Work

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… By Buying Moves, Facebook Acquires High-Value Passive Location Technology (GigaOm)… Lyft Puts New Megabucks to Work: Launches in 24 Cities, Cuts Prices Again, Drops All Fees (Recode)… Berg Insight: Mobile Location-Based Advertising will be worth $14.8B in 2018 (FierceWireless)…