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How Closetbox Is Using Location Tech to Disrupt the Self-Storage Industry

Stephanie Miles

How Closetbox Is Using Location Tech to Disrupt the Self-Storage Industry

The company uses excess capacity in the existing logistics network to pick up and deliver storage in real-time. When consumers order movers via Closetbox’s mobile app, the company finds the nearest moving trucks with available space, and customers’ items get picked up and stored at private storage warehouses right away.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s Sandberg on SMBs, Etsy Will Try Same-Day Delivery

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Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s Sandberg on SMBs, Etsy Will Try Same-Day Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook Pages Are Mobile Presence for Small Businesses (Wall Street Journal)… Etsy Will Test Same-Day Delivery Option in New York City (Recode)… Google, Twitter, and Publishers Seek Faster Web (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Eying Foursquare, Zomato Raises $50M

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Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Eying Foursquare, Zomato Raises $50M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Foursquare Unleashes Location Data for Cross-Mobile Ad Targeting (AdWeek)… India’s Restaurant Search App Zomato Raises $50M At $1B+ Valuation, Buys MaplePOS (TechCrunch)… E.U. Charges Google With Violating Antitrust Laws (New York Times)…

6 Group Dining Programs for Neighbors

Stephanie Miles

6 Group Dining Programs for Neighbors

Airbnb users are sharing their homes with strangers, Lyft drivers are sharing their cars with strangers, and now a handful of group dining programs have people inviting virtual strangers inside their kitchens. These hyperlocal marketplaces offer a win/win proposition for people who are interested in getting to know their neighbors while making extra money on the side…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Eyes Small Business, More Fuel For Taxi Wars

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Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Eyes Small Business, More Fuel For Taxi Wars

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyPinterest Expands Self-Serve Promoted Pins Platform To More Businesses (TechCrunch)… More Fuel for Taxi Wars: GetTaxi Raises $25 Million (Financial Times)… The Government’s Upping Its Phone-Tracking Game (Voice of San Diego)…

Street Fight Daily: Applebee’s Serves Tablets, Digital Wallets Still Lackluster

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Street Fight Daily: Applebee’s Serves Tablets, Digital Wallets Still Lackluster

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Applebee’s To Serve Tablets At Every Table (USA Today)… Many Consumers Aware Of Digital Wallets, Fewer Use Option (Media Post)… Main Street Sees $5.7B In Sales On ‘Small Business Saturday’ (New York Post)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Wallet Leaking Money, Brand Networks Snags $68M

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Street Fight Daily: Google Wallet Leaking Money, Brand Networks Snags $68M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google Wallet Is Leaking Money (Businessweek)… ‘Uber For Local Home Services’ Provider ClubLocal Launches In The Bay Area (TechCrunch)… Running Local: Why Facebook Marketer Brand Networks Just Snagged A $68 Million Round(Forbes)…