Street Fight Daily: Salesforce Launches Retail Platform, 55% of Online Shoppers Start on Amazon

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Salesforce Announces Cloud-Based Retail Platform for In-Store, Online (MediaPost) As part of the Customer Success Platform, retail brands on the Salesforce Commerce Cloud can transform how they connect with their customers at every step in the journey: from discovery, engagement, and transaction to […]

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Eats Up Warehouse Brand Market, Figures on AMP’s Progress

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Prime May Be Cannibalizing Traditional Warehouse Brands’ Customer Pool… Need for Speed: Google Shares Its Progress on AMP… How Millenial Journalists Are Unraveling Local News for their Peers…

Street Fight Daily: Google Ups In-Store Attribution Efforts, Twitter Considers Takeover

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Brings Store Visits to Google Display Network, Debuts Cross-Device Retargeting… Twitter is Said to Be Discussing a Possible Takeover… The Biggest Problem with Snapchat’s Geofilter Product

Raise Report: Fresh Funding for Grab, Promoboxx, GameTime

Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes funding for AdStage, Vroom, Sourcery, and Shippo.

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Offers Native Ads On Audience Platform, Media Buy Leverage Changing

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Offers Native Ads to Brands on Audience Platform… GroupM’s Brian Lesser: The Nature of Media Buying Leverage Has Changed for Good… This App Lets You Compare Ride-Hailing Prices As Well As Driver Payouts…

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Paid Search Rising Fast, Facebook Rolls Out New Ad Measurement Tools

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Smartphones Take Over Paid Search… Facebook is Rolling Out a Handful of New Measurement Tools for Advertisers… Mobile Data Marketplace Creates Direct Path from App to Dollars…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Launches Dynamic Ads for Retail, Google Debuts Allo

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Launches ‘Dynamic Ads for Retail’… Google Launches Smart Messaging App, Hoping It Will Gain Traction as Platform… Amazon May Be Tinkering with Its Price-Comparison Pages…

Street Fight Daily: Salesforce Brings AI to the CRM Masses, Yelp Courts Developers with New Program

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Salesforce Brings AI to the CRM Masses with New System, Einstein… Marketers Are Getting the Snapchat Targeting Data They Want. Will It Scare Off Users?… Google Trips App Helps Plan Personalized Travel…

Street Fight Daily: Lyft Foresees All-Robotic Fleet by 2021, Oracle Launches Chatbot Dev Platform

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Lyft Says Robots Will Drive Most of its Cars by 2021… Oracle Launches a Chatbot Development Platform… How Tech Companies Disrupted Silicon Valley’s Restaurant Scene…

Street Fight Daily: Instagram Boosts Ads for Brands, Google Acquires Urban Engines for Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Instagram’s Deems Its Brand-Focused, Call-to-Action Ads Work in Progress… Google Acquires Urban Engines to Bolster Location-Based Analytics… Data-Driven Marketing is Driving More Revenues…

Street Fight Daily: Instacart Aims for Positive Cash Flow, Google Drives App Installs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Instacart Looks to Build an Empire with Promoted Ad Business… Google’s App Ad Business Drivers Billion Installs in Last Four Months… Ads Help Businesses Stay Afloat, But Slows Load Times End Web Visits…

Street Fight Daily: Inside the Self-Driving Uber Experience, Billy Penn’s Sister Site Launches

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Starts Self-Driving Car Pickups in Pittsburgh: Here’s a Peek Into the Experience… The Incline, Billy Penn’s New Sister Site, Launches in Pittsburgh… Amazon’s Echo Is Finally Being Released in the UK and Germany…

Street Fight Daily: Google Data Supports Mobile-First Ads, Brands Infiltrate iMessage

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google’s Mobile User Data Shines Light on Consumer Purchasing Habits… As Apple Opens iMessage Store, Brands from Burger King to Betty Boop Want In… Verizon Buys Connected Lighting Company, Adding More Location Capability…

Street Fight Daily: E-Commerce’s Toll on SMB Retail and Delivery, Digitizing Local Marketing

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… How E-Commerce Disrupts Small-Town Delivery Services and Retailers… Digitizing Traditional Marketing Methods to Compete in Local Search… Sulky New Media Still Clings to Old Media for Cash…

Raise Report: SessionM, Behalf, Postmates Secure Fresh Funding

Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes new rounds for Divido, Abodo, Petnet, and Boku.

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Warehouses Spreading Rapidly, Google Adds More Ride Services to Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… New Amazon Data From Wall Street Should Terrify All Retail Stores in the US… Google Adds Lyft and Gett to Taxi Options on Maps… How Publishers Can Help Brands Navigate the Content Marketing Crossroads…

Street Fight Daily: Washington Post’s Digital Rise, Snapchat Ends Local Stories

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Leaked Memo Supplies Details on the Washington Post’s Digital, Financial Success… Snapchat Ends Local Stories to Focus on Live Events… Amazon Adds Food Delivery in London…

XPlenty CEO: Pokemon Go Data’s Usefulness Depends on Integration and Visualization Strategies

“It’s pretty difficult to get access to location data,” says Yaniv Mor. “There are quite a few companies today that are starting to provide products for smaller businesses that will help them take advantage of location data, but at this scale — hundreds of millions of users — that’s something that we haven’t seen yet.”

Street Fight Daily: Uber Tried to Buy Lyft, Google Helps Brick-and-Mortar Biz

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Tried to Buy Lyft in 2014 But Negotiations Fell Apart Over Price… Google Helps Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Turn Mobile Scrolling Into In-Person Buying… With Facebook’s Power Growing, Publishers Scramble to Connect Directly with Audiences…

Street Fight Daily: Google Updates Analytics App, Ad Buyers Talk Digital Platforms

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Updates Analytics App, Providing Insights in Five Minutes… What Ad Buyers Think About Facebook, Twitter, and Everything In Between… To Run a Killer Loyalty Program, Retailers Need to Think Big…