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DAC Group’s Fritz: ‘Consolidation Has Already Started’ in Local Tech

Nicole Spector

DAC Group’s Fritz: ‘Consolidation Has Already Started’ in Local Tech

“The biggest opportunity [will materialize] as we start to see technology platforms look at areas outside of their sweet spot,” says the company’s VP of business development. “We’ve heard rumblings around technology companies looking to purchase more agency solutions, as well as vice versa: agencies looking to acquire for tech.”

Street Fight Daily: Uber Seeks to Raise Another $1B, Is Amazon Building Its Own Shipping Network?

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Uber Seeks to Raise Another $1B, Is Amazon Building Its Own Shipping Network?

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Said to Plan Another $1 Billion in Fundraising (New York Times)… Amazon May Be Building a Team That Will Help It Replace FedEx and UPS (Business Insider)… Mobile Payments Will Triple in the U.S. in 2016 (eMarketer)…

Street Fight Daily: Starbucks Tests Delivery, Pinterest Adds Location Info to Place Pins

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Starbucks Tests Delivery, Pinterest Adds Location Info to Place Pins

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Starbucks Is Testing Coffee Delivery to Office Workers in the Empire State Building (Adweek)… Pinterest Will Automatically Add Venue Information to Place Pins (TechCrunch)… Postmates Expands API to Power Delivery for More Merchants (Forbes)…

Is Local a Specialist or a Full-Service Game?

The Editors

Is Local a Specialist or a Full-Service Game?

Local startups have reached a tipping point — go big, or go home. The fifth annual Street Fight Summit on Oct. 20th in NYC will explore the shifting local landscape. Conversations will look at the future of beacons, retail marketing, the changing programmatic landscape, and the nascent battle in mobile.

Street Fight Daily: Analyzing Yesterday’s Apple Event, Square Plans Q4 IPO

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Analyzing Yesterday’s Apple Event, Square Plans Q4 IPO

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… The Same, Only More So: Apple Introduces Comprehensive Refresh of Mobile, Wearables, and TV (Street Fight)… Square Said to Seek Fourth-Quarter IPO as Twitter Decision Looms (Bloomberg)… It’s Not ‘Winner-Take-All’ for Uber or Lyft, Says the Only Investor in Both (Business Insider)…

Weather Channel SVP: Changing the Pitch on a Local-by-Local Basis

Noah Davis

Weather Channel SVP: Changing the Pitch on a Local-by-Local Basis

Eric Hadley, the Weather Channel’s senior vice president for partner solutions and ad trade marketing, recently spoke with Street Fight about the local-national tension in weather coverage and information, the secrets behind Weather Channel’s success on mobile, and his predictions for the coming year. He will be appearing as a speaker at Street Fight Summit in New York later this month as part of an IAB-led panel titled “Using Location to Monetize Mobile Inventory.”

Street Fight Daily: 10.27.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 10.27.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

“Deals don’t mean dollars. That was a point of consensus at the inaugural Street Fight Summit,” writes Jeremy Caplan. “A key question threaded throughout the conference was how best to turn local consumers into reliable revenue streams. The most valuable insights for independent publishers in attendance centered around new opportunities for better serving local businesses.” (Poynter)…

When hyperlocal news sites can’t compete on CPMs, where else can they find revenue? The St. Louis Beacon, a nonprofit online publication for regional news, sought to tie revenue strategies to its mission, business manager Shawn McGinness said. (PaidContent)…

Street Fight Announces Research, More Events

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Announces Research, More Events

Taking the podium on the second morning of the Street Fight Summit 2011 in New York City, Street Fight co-founder David Hirschman said that Hyperlocal Industries, which publishes the Street Fight website, would soon launch a research division and host more events like the Summit in 2012.

What Independent Hyperlocals Need for the Long Haul

Tom Grubisich

What Independent Hyperlocals Need for the Long Haul

The surging growth of hyperlocal news—today there are more than 3,000 sites in operation and hundreds more in various stages of formation—is being driven by independents. The media disrupters are the people who have the passion and gumption to develop and run their sites with financing from their own personal credit cards.

I’m thinking of entrepreneurs like Debbie Galant, who with $3,000 co-founded  Baristanet in the crowded media market of northern New Jersey in 2004,  expanding it to seven communities. And Scott Brodbeck who, while he was completing a master’s program, started ARLNow in  Arlington, Va., in suburban Washington D.C.

Don’t Miss Next Week’s Street Fight Summit – Ticket Giveaway

The Editors

Don’t Miss Next Week’s Street Fight Summit – Ticket Giveaway

Hundreds of top executives from hyperlocal, location-based and daily deals companies will come together next week in New York City for Street Fight Summit 2011, where they’ll discuss the latest ideas and insights about how digital companies can target the $150 billion local advertising market. Street Fight is giving away a free ticket today to the first person who writes us.

Venue, Topics, Panelists Announced for Street Fight Summit

The Editors

Venue, Topics, Panelists Announced for Street Fight Summit

Street Fight is proud to announce that we will be hosting our 2011 hyperlocal industry summit at 82 Mercer in New York on October 25th and 26th. The venue is in the center of Soho, in the former home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex. We’ve already confirmed a great slate of top tier guests and moderators, and now have posted a preliminary list of many of the panel and discussion topics that the conference will cover

Announcing Street Fight’s First Annual Hyperlocal Industry Summit

David Hirschman

Announcing Street Fight’s First Annual Hyperlocal Industry Summit

Street Fight is proud to announce our first annual industry summit, which will bring together leading minds from across the hyperlocal industry on October 25th-26th in New York City. Participants will include top executives from Patch, Topix, Fwix, Yipit, Gilt City and many more. Buy your ticket before July 31 and save $200!