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Street Fight Daily: Instagram to Add Data and Direct Booking, Uber Rides in U.S. Hit All-Time High

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Instagram to Add Data and Direct Booking, Uber Rides in U.S. Hit All-Time High

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Instagram Grows to 1 Million Active Advertisers, Plans to Add More Data and Direct Booking… Uber Says It Just Had Its Best U.S. Week Ever Despite Controversies… The Texas Tribune is Using a Facebook Messenger Bot to Reach New Audiences…

Street Fight Daily: 07.26.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 07.26.11

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

Goshi, a marketplace that aims to disrupt Craigslist by adding a local and mobile component to buying and selling items in your community, debuted its service in Chicago yesterday. Basically, Goshi’s iPhone app allows you to take a photo of an item you want to sell, describe the item, put a price on it and then post it to the marketplace. (TechCrunch)…

Expect plenty of consolidation in the daily deal industry over next year or two. But that isn’t the only change coming to the business. By this time next year, you may be finding the best daily deals via search and social networks rather than email blasts — and you could be redeeming the deals with a swipe of your credit card. (Paid Content)…