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Street Fight Daily: Uber Opens API, DoorDash Raises $35M

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Uber Opens API, DoorDash Raises $35M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Gives Outside Vendors Ability To Request Rides (USA Today)… DoorDash Raises New VC From Kleiner Perkins (Fortune)… Local Marketer LocalVox Buys MarketMeSuite So Social Management Can Become A To-Do List (VentureBeat)…

5 Can’t-Miss SXSWi Panels for the Local-Obsessed

Isa Jones

5 Can’t-Miss SXSWi Panels for the Local-Obsessed

The annual SXSW Interactive Festival starts tomorrow and runs through Tuesday. With five days packed with a wide range of panels and presentations, the confab can be thrilling and overwhelming at the same time. Here are five sessions focused on the future of local and social that Street Fight readers will be especially interested in…

Loopt and Green Dot: A Storified View

Isa Jones

Loopt and Green Dot: A Storified View

What’s the future of location-based services? One path may be mobile commerce, where LBS platforms bring a key loyalty tool. That seems to be one explanation for the $43 million acquisition of LBS Loopt last week by banking company Green Dot, which is known mainly for its prepaid cards for retailers.

So how did it shake out in the Twitterverse, in blogs and general media? Here’s our Storified roundup: