Street Fight Daily: Gannett Acquires Jersey Papers, Walmart Responds to Apple Pay

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Gannett Buys the Bergen Record and Other New Jersey Papers… Walmart’s Answer to Apple Pay is Now Available in All Walmart Stores… Used-Car Mobile Marketplace, Shift, Launches…

Street Fight Daily: Angie’s List Strikes Paywall, Google Maps Enables SMB Discovery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Angie’s List is Now Free, and What That Means for SMBs and Local Search… Google Maps Makes It Easier to Find Local Businesses On Your Route… Square and Facebook Serve Up Offline Attribution for an Ohio Eatery…

Why Enterprise Marketers Are Such an Elusive Market

A new report based on insights collected from 200 executives at some of the biggest brands and retailers, reveals a lingering preference for traditional media over digital. But it offers a glimmer of hope where it shines a light on the pain points that are keeping digital from realizing its full potential with enterprise marketers…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Boosts Alexa Ordering, What Businesses Need to Know About Chatbots

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Shipping Could Be the Next Billion-Dollar Opportunity for E-Commerce Retailers… Survey Says Most Businesses Already Use the Internet of Things… Startups Should Be Watching as the Supreme Court Decides Samsung versus Apple…

Street Fight Daily: 80% of News Site Traffic from Facebook/Google, Walmart Expands 2-Day Shipping

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Revamps Alexa Skills to Stay On Top of Smart Home Market… Online News Sites Get 80% of Traffic from Facebook and Google… How Uber and Lyft Have Changed the Game for All Travel Brands…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Demotes Publishers on News Feed, Yelp Launches ‘Knowledge’ Platform

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook to Change News Feed to Focus on Friends and Family, Not Publishers… Yelp Announces Expanding ‘Knowledge’ Social Analytics Platform… Google Launches Two New APIs to Improve App Intelligence and Context…

How Much Do You Know About Your SMB Customers?

They say that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, but when it comes to landing SMB clients, that’s simply not the case. That’s why we went out to more than 500 local merchants and asked them about their experiences in local marketing. The result? The Local Merchant Report…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Launches Dashboard for SMBs, Pinterest Adds Shopping Cart

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Pinterest Adds a Shopping Cart and Visual Search to Challenge Amazon… Twitter Courts SMBs With New Dashboard App… Why Publishers’ Engagement Metrics Are All Over the Map…

Street Fight Daily: Gannett Buys ReachLocal, Facebook Debuts Staff-Curated Event Recommendations

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Gannett to Buy Digital Services Company ReachLocal… How Businesses Can Take Advantage of the Massive Opportunity in Local Data… Facebook Debuts Event Recommendation Based On Staff Opinions, Not Algorithms…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Launches Location Feeds, Are Ride-Share Drivers Independent Contractors?

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Launches Tags to Location Feeds with Foursquare… Lyft’s $27 Million Deal to Make Drivers Independent Contractors Gets Closer To Approval… 6 Tools SMBs Can Use to Identify Dissatisfied Customers …

#SFSW16 VIDEO: At the Intersection of Travel and Local

The kinds of connections being made between travelers exploring a new city and local businesses are similar to those that people make when they are looking for goods and services at home. And Airbnb has made it clear over the past couple of years that the company wants to help travelers “live like a local.”

Street Fight Daily: Uber Phasing Out Surge in Favor of Upfront Pricing, Apple’s Reply to Echo

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Switches Out Surge for Price Transparency… Why We Might Not See An Echo-Like Device From Apple… Google Takes Steps to ‘Democratize Programmatic’ for Buyers…

#SFSW16 VIDEO: The Virtual Reality Revolution and Its Implications for Local

With the rise of Oculus and a host of other new companies, there has been lots of talk this year about the potential local and retail implications for virtual reality and augmented reality. At Street Fight Summit West in San Francisco earlier this month, a panel examined how brands and retailers see the VR/AR opportunity.

Street Fight Daily: Ads Coming to Google’s Local Pack, xAd Partners with ComScore for Attribution

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Confirms Ads Are Coming to Local Pack… ComScore is Working with xAd to Measure Foot Traffic From Online Ads… How a Publisher’s New Trend-Predicting Platform Will Benefit Advertisers…

Street Fight Daily: Startups Tackle Local News, Facebook Partners With Undertone Networks

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yahoo Launches Chatbot-Equipped Mobile Travel Guide… Undertone Partners with Facebook Canvas for Faster Mobile Ads and Better Targeting… Neighborhood Watch: Online Startups Tackle Local News…

#SFSW16 VIDEO: Connecting the Dots on the Path to Purchase

To many in the industry, the idea of making connections between marketing impressions and dollars spent seems like it could be the holy grail — giving proof positive to businesses that their marketing dollars are well-spent, and unlocking further budget.

Street Fight Daily: The Voice Search Explosion, Publishers Tap Into Location-Based Programmatic

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Even Facebook Can’t Just Waltz Into the Location Data Space… How the Voice Search Explosion Will Change Local Search… Condé Nast, The New York Times, and Forbes Tap Into Location-Based Programmatic Platform…

#SFSW16 VIDEO: Rethinking Restaurants — Local Tech Remakes an Industry

Restaurants are a particularly large and important vertical in local, and as such they’ve long been a testing ground for a variety of digital products. Now a new generation of companies is starting to use local marketing and delivery services to rethink what a restaurant is and how we think about our dining experiences.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Canvas Ads Flourish, Google Tests Click-to-SMS Extension

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook’s Genre-Bending Canvas Ads Demonstrate the Social Network’s Strength… Startup Challenges Uber, Lyft with Lower Fares, Higher Driver Commissions… Search Ad Decline Report May Explain Google’s Friday Stock Drop…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Pouring Profits into China, How Siri Third-Party Dev Works

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Profitable in Most Markets, Uber Is Spending Big to Win China… Here’s How Siri Will Work for Third-Party Developers… Washington Post Puts Branded Content on Facebook Instant Articles…