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Street Fight Daily: Yelp Looks for Buyer, Uber Bids on Nokia Maps

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Looks for Buyer, Uber Bids on Nokia Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp Reportedly Explores a Sale — Could Priceline Be a Fit? (Street Fight)… Uber Joins the Bidding for Here, Nokia’s Digital Mapping Service (New York Times)… Google Integrates Food Ordering Into Search Results For Restaurants (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Bud Light On-Demand, Google Adds Events

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Bud Light On-Demand, Google Adds Events

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyAB InBev Launches App For One-hour Home Delivery Of Beer (MarketWatch)… Google Makes It Easier To Buy Tickets For Live Events, Straight From Search Results And Maps (The Next Web)… With The Booking Now App, Booking.com (aka Goliath) Just Arrived To The Last-Minute Hotel Game (Pando)…

In OpenTable Deal, Signs of Deeper Convergence in Travel and Local

Steven Jacobs

In OpenTable Deal, Signs of Deeper Convergence in Travel and Local

Two recent acquisitions by Priceline and TripAdvisor offer an early look into a logic that could drive a more comprehensive consolidation of the travel and local technology sectors. Many of the structures built to help visitors navigate new cities — and implicitly for marketers to reach tourists — might quickly become obsolete…

Street Fight Daily: Priceline Buys OpenTable, Pinterest Expands Place Search

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Priceline Buys OpenTable, Pinterest Expands Place Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyPriceline Agrees to Buy OpenTable for $2.6 Billion (Wall Street Journal)… With 1 Billion+ Travel Pins, Pinterest Gives Place Search An Upgrade (SearchEngineLand)… Location Sharing Startup Glympse Raises $12M As It Looks For More Device Integration (TechCrunch)…

The Good and Bad of Local Discovery on Our Summer Road Trip

Damian Rollison

The Good and Bad of Local Discovery on Our Summer Road Trip

Greetings from a summer road trip in the Pacific Northwest. Amid games of twenty questions and alphabet animals, we have faced the typical needs of the traveler: shelter, food, gas, and fun. Naturally, we’ve turned to local search, just like the other 31% of leisure travelers (up from 18% in 2010). I’ve written mainly about local search on the homefront and travel is another kind of use case entirely, one that in many ways has been “solved” by existing services — but has it? In our experience, you often have to be creative to get what you need…