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Alignable Growing a Social Network for Small Businesses

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Founded by the co-founders of Constant Contact and Invisalign, Alignable allows small businesses owners to share information, ask questions, and seek answers from other merchants nearby and business owners in similar industries across the country. Think Nextdoor — but with worried store owners instead of overbearing parents.

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#SFSNYC VIDEO: The Next Billion-Dollar Exit in Hyperlocal

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With Google’s acquisition of Waze earlier this year, local tech is back in the limelight. During a panel at Street Fight Summit in New York last month, Matt Turck of First Mark Capital, Ben Siscovick of IA Ventures, and Jason Klein from OnGrid Ventures discussed where the best investing opportunities are these days in the local...

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#SFSNYC VIDEO: How Big Data Is Revolutionizing Retail

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In a panel at Street Fight Summit in New York last month, experts from the retail analytics space explored the ways big data is transforming the retail industry. Wesley Barrow, CRO at Nomi and Alexei Agratchev, CEO at RetailNext talked about how retailers can maximize profit from the moment a shopper walks into their store. Meanwhile, Larry Promisel, SVP Digital Commerce at Camuto Group, offered the retailer's perspective, saying that while privacy is concerning for retailers, the overall benefit of creating the better experience a customer wants outweighs those concerns...

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#SFSNYC VIDEO: Scale Still Elusive for Hyperlocals, But Hope Springs Eternal

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According to BuzzMachine blogger and author Jeff Jarvis, AOL's Patch did hyperlocal scale all wrong: "What they should have been was a sales network for local sites," he said during a conversation with CBS Local Digital Media President Ezra Kucharz at Street Fight Summit last month. "If that existed, other local sites would have been able to start. It would have led to mass opportunity..."

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Why Partnerships Are Key to the Future of Local

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The future of local lies in partnerships. That was the topic of a wide-ranging discussion between Ohad Tzur, North America Lead for Google's Wildfire partnership program, Delivery.com CEO Jed Kleckner, and Leaf CEO Aron Schwarzkopf, during a panel at Street Fight Summit on Friday morning...

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Mobile Payments Startup Flint Raises $6 Million in Series B Round

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Flint wants to tap into local commerce by bringing payment processing, and basic marketing capabilities, to mobile -- without a dongle. The Redwood-based company announced a $6 million series B round of funding at Street Fight Summit this morning to expand its solution, led by Digicel Group with additional funding from SVG Venture...

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LivingSocial CEO: Our Business Isn’t ‘Daily Deals,’ It’s Ad Dollars

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"We realized with the asset base that we had that we should be able to do other things and leverage it into new areas," said Tim O'Shaughnessy at Street Fight Summit on Thursday in New York. "How do we take the hundreds of thousands of merchants that we work with, the tens of millions of customers that we have, this big salesforce, and a technology team and figure out new ways to get customers through the doors of merchants."

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Street Fight Daily: Uber’s Regulator Fight Continues, Google’s New Take On Self-Service

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A roundup of today's big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology... Why Is Uber Fighting a Regulatory Battle That It Already Won? (AllThingsD)... Google Updates Its Self-Service Offers Tool (TheNextWeb)... Square's Credit Card Payments Are Great, But Here's What The Company Actually Does Best (Business Insider)...

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In Race to Go Local, Brands Push Ahead Cautiously

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There’s been a quiet emigration in the local technology world away from the mom-and-pop market, with startups and existing players alike moving upstream to bigger brands with more. During a panel at Street Fight Summit in New York Thursday, executives from Groupon, YP, and the well-funded upstart Brand Networks sat down with AdAge’s Michael Learmonth to talk about the growing interest in local among brands, and the limitations that are holding them back...

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Who’s The Future Of Local Search? The Consumer.

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As more and more consumers look to buy, as well as find and discover local businesses, online, the industry has evolved. During a panel at Street Fight Summit in New York Thursday, panelists from Yelp, Bing, and Yext gathered to discuss the evolving role of commerce in the local search industries, and strategies for the industry to adapt...

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