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Street Fight Daily: Understanding the Decline of Search, Ad Blocking App Creator’s Second Thoughts

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Street Fight Daily: Understanding the Decline of Search, Ad Blocking App Creator’s Second Thoughts

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google’s Search Business Might Not Be as Water-Tight as People Think (Business Insider)…The Creator of the iPhone’s Top-Selling Ad Blocker Pulled His App off the Market (AdWeek)… Target Wants to Turn Minneapolis into a Mini-Silicon Valley (Fortune)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Tests Beacons, LivingSocial Cuts Losses

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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: Facebook Moves Against Click Bait, Location Tracking Widespread

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Street Fight Daily: Facebook Moves Against Click Bait, Location Tracking Widespread

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyFacebook Takes Steps Against ‘Click Bait’ Articles (New York Times)… For Sale: Systems That Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around The Globe (WashingtonPost)… Uber CEO Pounces on DUI Arrest of California Lawmaker (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp’s Case Against Google, Urban Airship CEO Resigns

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Street Fight Daily: Yelp’s Case Against Google, Urban Airship CEO Resigns

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyLeaked Documents Show How Yelp Thinks It’s Getting Screwed By Google (TechCrunch)… CEO Of Startup Urban Airship Leaves Company After Being Accused Of Sexually Assaulting His Ex-Girlfriend (BusinessInsider)… Finding Ways to Use Big Data to Help Small Shops (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Reportedly Eyes Local, Apple CEO Fuels Rumors

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Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Reportedly Eyes Local, Apple CEO Fuels Rumors

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.
Buy AOL? A More Likely Scenario for Yahoo’s Mayer Is a Big Local Search Acquisition to Spur Growth. (Recode)… CEO Tim Cook Says Touch ID Was Part Of Apple’s Thinking Around Mobile Payments (TechCrunch)… Uber Sued Over Death of 6-Year-Old on San Francisco Street (Businessweek)…

Street Fight Daily: Comcast Resurrects Everyblock, iOS in the Car

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Street Fight Daily: Comcast Resurrects Everyblock, iOS in the Car

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Hyperlocal Website EveryBlock to be Resurrected (Chicago Tribune)… Developer activates Apple’s upcoming iOS in the Car system, shows different interface (9to5Mac)… After Rebranding, YP Names Allison Checchi CMO (Adage)…

In-Store Tracking — Privacy Intrusion or Communications Problem?

Myriah Towner

In-Store Tracking — Privacy Intrusion or Communications Problem?

As the web continues to expand beyond the desktop, it is infusing itself into the parts of our lives which we’ve traditionally viewed as offline and out of reach, creating an uneasiness among consumers. The question for the technology community is whether users’ fears represent a material resistance by a weary market or natural lag between their concern and the recognition of the value of location tracking which these services will eventually produce…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Tests New Ratings, Google Brings Search Offline

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Tests New Ratings, Google Brings Search Offline

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyFacebook Tests Out A New Star-Rating System That Could Hurt Yelp (Business Insider)… Google Brings Local Search To Digital Displays Across London (MarketingLand)… Yelp’s New Home Illustrates The Company’s Success (Forbes)…

Schumer Urges Retailers, Location Tech Companies To Address Privacy Issues

Steven Jacobs

Schumer Urges Retailers, Location Tech Companies To Address Privacy Issues

During a speech at the Street Fight Summit in New York Friday, Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) spoke about his role in developing a privacy code of conduct for the location analytics industry, and the need for consumer advocates, technology companies and retailers to come together and pro-actively address the issue….

RetailNext CEO: Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Are Not Under Threat

Myriah Towner

RetailNext CEO: Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Are Not Under Threat

Online retailers have traditionally had a big advantage in terms of data, but in-store retail analytics company RetailNext has built a model that allows owners of brick-and-mortar stores to collect, analyze, and visualize in-store customer engagement data. The San Jose-based company, which has raised over $24 million, aggregates the data that is collected from customers and makes it actionable for retailers such as American Apparel, Bloomingdales, Verizon Wireless, and Family Dollar…

Street Fight Daily: Patch To Close Sites, GateHouse Files For Chapter 11

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Street Fight Daily: Patch To Close Sites, GateHouse Files For Chapter 11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyMemo: ‘Regretfully, A Number of Patches Will Have To Be Closed (Romenesko)… GateHouse Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection (Wall Street Journal)… The NSA Refuses To Deny That It Collected The Location Data Of U.S. Phone Calls (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: More Users Share Location, Twitter Files For IPO

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: More Users Share Location, Twitter Files For IPO

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyThree quarters of smartphone users share their location, says study (MarketingLand)… Twitter Files for Initial Public Offering (Wall Street Journal)… Senator Asks Cellphone Carriers: What Exactly Do You Share With Government? (New York Times)…