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10 Pivotal Moments From the On-Demand Economy in 2015

Mark Lerner

10 Pivotal Moments From the On-Demand Economy in 2015

From huge expansion to Asian markets to massive funding rounds to drone deliveries and new technologies, 2015 will go down as a landmark year for the on-demand economy. As we get ready to watch the ball drop on December 31, it’s a good opportunity to look back at 10 pivotal moments from this past year and their impact on the future of on-demand.

How Multi-location Brands Can Keep Up with the Push for On-Demand

Mark Lerner

How Multi-location Brands Can Keep Up with the Push for On-Demand

In the era of UberRUSH, Postmates, DoorDash, and others, every business with an in-house delivery fleet is feeling the pressure to provide the same kind of on-demand delivery experience. The driving force behind the demand for on-demand is time, or the perceived lack thereof. Consumers have shown they will pay a premium to save it.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s New Retail Features, Local Mobile Ad Spend to Reach $6.5 Billion by 2019

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Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s New Retail Features, Local Mobile Ad Spend to Reach $6.5 Billion by 2019

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Woos Retailers and Shoppers Alike with New Features (Gigaom)… Mobile Spend by Local Advertisers Forecast to Hit $6.5B by 2019 (MediaPost)… Security, Data Breaches Slow Down Mobile Payments Adoption (eMarketer)…

Street Fight Daily: Postmates’ Super-Speedy Food Delivery, Apple Approves Native Ad Blocker

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Street Fight Daily: Postmates’ Super-Speedy Food Delivery, Apple Approves Native Ad Blocker

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Postmates Takes on Uber and Sprig with Quick Food Delivery Service Pop (Recode)… Apple Approves an App That Blocks Ads in Native Apps (TechCrunch)… Amazon Commands Almost Half of All Product Searches, and Marketers Are Ignoring Omnichannel (VentureBeat)…

Same-Day Delivery: The Linchpin in the Battle for the Last Mile of Commerce

Noah Elkin

Same-Day Delivery: The Linchpin in the Battle for the Last Mile of Commerce

Consumers are more impatient and time-starved than ever. At least that’s the impression one could derive from the seemingly unending string of same-day delivery announcements from major retailers, restaurants, convenience-store chains, startup enablers, and technology companies. The driving force behind their renewed focus on ever-shorter delivery windows: conquering the elusive last mile of commerce.

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Wallets Can Guide Search’s ‘Next Moment,’ BuzzFeed Wants to Go Local

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Street Fight Daily: Mobile Wallets Can Guide Search’s ‘Next Moment,’ BuzzFeed Wants to Go Local

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mobile Wallets, GPS and Beacons: How to Dominate the ‘Next Moment’ of Local Search (Search Engine Land)… BuzzFeed Is Planning to Enter the Local News Game in the U.K. (Nieman Lab)… Grubhub, DoorDash, and Caviar Hit with Worker-Misclassification Complaints (San Francisco Business Times)…

Former Kozmo CTO: There’s Froth in the Local Delivery Market

Liz Taurasi

Former Kozmo CTO: There’s Froth in the Local Delivery Market

Street Fight recently caught up with Chris Siragusa, CEO of Max Delivery — who also happens to be the former CTO of Kozmo.com, a failed food delivery startup which came to epitomize dot-com era excess. Here, Siragusa talks about what’s changed in delivery since the 2000s and why he thinks things will turn out differently this time around…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Enters Home Services, eBay Kills Same-Day Delivery

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Street Fight Daily: Amazon Enters Home Services, eBay Kills Same-Day Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Amazon Promotes Handyman and Installation Services (Recode)… Ebay Now Pulled From App Store As Company Rethinks Its Same-Day Delivery Plans (TechCrunch)… It’s Not Just About Print Vs. Digital Media — It’s About Culture (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: FiveStars Raises $26M, Postal Service Eyes Grocery Delivery

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Street Fight Daily: FiveStars Raises $26M, Postal Service Eyes Grocery Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyFivestars Raises $26m to Build Up its Digital Loyalty Program (GigaOm)… Postal Service Seeks to Extend Grocery Deliveries (Wall Street Journal)… The Newsonomics of Auctioning Off Digital First’s Newspapers (Nieman Journalism Lab)…

Walmart.com VP: For Consumers, The Digital Divide Does Not Exist

Steven Jacobs

Walmart.com VP: For Consumers, The Digital Divide Does Not Exist

In the war to win the digital consumer, Walmart is betting that an all-of-the-above strategy will win out. During a speech at AdAge Digital in New York Tuesday, Brian Monahan, vice president of marketing at Walmart.com, said that world’s largest retailer remained committed to its brick-and-mortar stores and is focused on using technology to bridge the company’s digital and physical assets…

Street Fight Daily: Same-Day Delivery Stays Hot, China’s Tencent Bets on Local

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Street Fight Daily: Same-Day Delivery Stays Hot, China’s Tencent Bets on Local

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Postmates Closes New Financing Round and Passes 10,000 Deliveries a Week (New York Times)… China’s Tencent firms up online-to-offline muscle with review site buy (Reuters)… AP Brings Olympics Coverage to Local News Outlets With Customizable, White-label Microsites (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Adds Review Dashboard, Ads Enter The Car

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Street Fight Daily: Google Adds Review Dashboard, Ads Enter The Car

“A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing commerce, and technologyGoogle Gives Business Owners A Single Place Online To See All Their Customers’ Reviews (TechCrunch)… Harman, Placecast Test In-car Radio Ads That Know Where You Are (GigaOm)… Uber Customer Claims Abuse And Assault By Driver. Uber Confirms: Yes, He Works For Us (PandoDaily)…

How Same-Day Delivery Can Give Brick-And-Mortar Retailers an Edge

Myriah Towner

How Same-Day Delivery Can Give Brick-And-Mortar Retailers an Edge

Over the past few months, Deliv, a same-day delivery startup, has inked a partnership with real estate giant General Growth Properties in August and nabbed $6.85 million in funding. Street Fight recently caught up with Daphne Carmeli, Deliv’s CEO, to find out what’s driving the revival in same-day delivery, how startups can compete with the big firms, and why same-day delivery is a big opportunity for brick-and-mortar retailers…

5 On-Demand Fulfillment Platforms For Holiday Shoppers

Stephanie Miles

5 On-Demand Fulfillment Platforms For Holiday Shoppers

As the days get shorter and the weather gets cold, shoppers are less likely to venture outside to make purchases from brick-and-mortar stores. But that doesn’t mean community businesses have to admit defeat in their battle for market share against online-only retailers. A number of on-demand fulfillment platforms are providing holiday shoppers with tools to make purchases from local retailers without leaving home…

Street Fight Daily: Turnover At Clinkle, Disney Nears Personalization At Parks

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Street Fight Daily: Turnover At Clinkle, Disney Nears Personalization At Parks

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology>A Lot Of People Have Already Left Clinkle, A Buzzy Payment App That Still Hasn’t Launched (Business Insider)… Disney World Characters Aren’t Greeting All the Visiting Kids by Name — Yet (AllThingsD)… Can Same-Day Delivery Succeed This Time? (MIT Technology Review)…

Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Continues Buying Spree, Walmart Expands Same-Day Delivery

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Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Continues Buying Spree, Walmart Expands Same-Day Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyGoDaddy on an Acquisition Tear: Five Companies Since February (Screenwerk)… Walmart Expands Same-Day Grocery Delivery To Denver (TechCrunch)… Savings.com Launches Favado Mobile App, Aims To Solve Grocery Savings Once And For All (PandoDaily)…

Street Fight Daily: Fake Yelp Reviews Rise, Yahoo Gives Maps A Facelift

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: Fake Yelp Reviews Rise, Yahoo Gives Maps A Facelift

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyA Whopping 20% Of Yelp Reviews Are Fake (MarketWatch)… Surprise: Yahoo Maps Gets A Facelift, New Features (SearchEngineLand)… Hyperlocal Power: Urban Compass Raises $20M At A $150M Valuation; Adds Advance Publications And Marc Benioff As Investors (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Millennial Media Buys Jumptap, Gannett Merges Agency Business

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Street Fight Daily: Millennial Media Buys Jumptap, Gannett Merges Agency Business

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyMillennial Media Snaps Up Jumptap For $193 Million (AdExchanger)… Gannett Dives Deeper Into Agency Business With ‘G/O Digital’ (AdAge)… To Square Up To Foursquare, Yelp Now Lets Users Post Reviews Directly From Its Mobile App (TechCrunch)…