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Street Fight Daily: Consumers Want More from Brand Apps, Google Beefs Up on Big Data Analytics

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Consumers Want More from Brand Apps, Google Beefs Up on Big Data Analytics

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Consumers Demand Personalization, Range of Features from Brand Apps… Chasing AWS and Azure, Google Acquires Cask Data to Beef Up on Big Data Analytics… In the Pivot to Paid, Publishers Fear the Churn Spiral…

Four Years After GateHouse, Brad Dennison Has Become a Local News Rover

Tom Grubisich

Four Years After GateHouse, Brad Dennison Has Become a Local News Rover

There’s a new nameplate in hyperlocal news publishing, and just about everything about it is boldly different, including the name—Rover. This combination digital daily and print monthly was launched in suburban Nashville last week. In this Q&A, Tom Grubisich talks with one of Rover’s architects, Brad Dennison.

Street Fight Daily: Google Positions Itself to Challenge Amazon on Voice, New Directions in Loyalty

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Google Positions Itself to Challenge Amazon on Voice, New Directions in Loyalty

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Ad Buyers Say Google’s YouTube and YouTube TV Integration Will Help It Rival Amazon on Voice… Waze Ads Head Suzie Reider Sets Her Sights on QSR, Retail, and Fuel… You Don’t Need a Paywall If You Have Cool Ads, Outline CEO Josh Topolsky Says..

Hyperlocal Companies Among 500 Startups’ Latest Batch

Mason Lerner

Hyperlocal Companies Among 500 Startups’ Latest Batch

Silicon Valley seed fund 500 Startups has announced a new round of startups it will be helping navigate through the tough road to sustainable profitability — and they include a number of brand new companies in local commerce, marketing, and tech. Here are a few interesting hyperlocally focused companies from the latest batch…

5 Pet Sitting Marketplaces in the ‘Sharing Economy’

Stephanie Miles

5 Pet Sitting Marketplaces in the ‘Sharing Economy’

Americans spent more than $55 billion on their pets in 2013, and a number of hyperlocal startups are looking to capture that puppy fever by creating local marketplaces where pet owners are matched up with people who are willing to take care of their pups while they’re out of town. Here are five hyperlocal pet sitting marketplaces getting in on the action…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Launches Yelp Help, Retail’s Red Herring

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Launches Yelp Help, Retail’s Red Herring

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyYahoo Launches Yelp Help in Search to Better Battle Google: Here’s What It Looks Like (Recode)… New Data Suggests “Showrooming” on Amazon Might Not be Killing Physical Retail After All (Pando)… Google Tests Desktop-to-Mobile Retargeting With Brand Data (AdAge)…