Yelp VP Mike Ghaffary: We Are Now a Household Name

Mike Ghaffary, vice president of business and corporate development, spearheaded the acquisition of Eat24 and has led the Yelp Platform from the start. We caught up with Ghaffary to talk about what the acquisitions means for its Platform initiative, concerns among investors about slowing growth and what makes local, local.

5 Strategies for SMBs Looking to Leverage Wearable Tech

Although global companies are on the front lines of the wearables movement, taking advantage of things like Apple Watch for mobile payments and Google Glass for customer service, SMBs are taking a more reserved approach. Here are five strategies for SMBs that are interested in utilizing wearable technology…

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb’s Next Mega-Round, Samsung Debuts Mobile Payments

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Airbnb Is Raising A Monster Round At A $20B Valuation (TechCrunch)… Samsung Actually Stands A Fighting Chance In Mobile Payments (Quartz)… Uber Discloses Data Breach That May Have Affected 50,000 DriversĀ (GigaOm)…