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Street Fight Daily: Lyft Raises $530M, Google’s New Stores

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Lyft Raises $530M, Google’s New Stores

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Lyft Has Raised $530 Million In Series E Funding Led By Rakuten, Is Now Valued At $2.5 Billion (TechCrunch)… Local “Google Shops” Present New SMB-AdWords Opportunity (Local Search Insider)… Square Buys Payment Hardware Maker Kili Technology (ZDNet)…

Mobile Has a Fragmentation Problem — Here’s the Technology That Could Fix It

Steven Jacobs

Mobile Has a Fragmentation Problem — Here’s the Technology That Could Fix It

More than a decade ago, Google solved one of the most frustrating characteristics of the web: its fragmentation. Now, the mobile industry faces an even more striking crisis as mobile users spend more and more time in array of applications. The San Francisco-based URX is one of handful of companies using web crawlers to index the information within applications and allowing developers to find and link to content in other applications.

#LDS15 Gil Elbaz: Location Isn’t Just Where You Are

April Nowicki

#LDS15 Gil Elbaz: Location Isn’t Just Where You Are

“Location isn’t just where you are,” Gil Elbaz, chief executive at Factual, said during a fireside chat with Street Fight co-founder Laura Rich at Local Data Summit in Denver Thursday. “It’s also what’s happening, who else is there, events, what are people buying. There’s a lot of information to synthesize.”

Street Fight Daily: MaxPoint’s Shaky IPO, Square Eyes Small Business

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: MaxPoint’s Shaky IPO, Square Eyes Small Business

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyAd Tech’s Rough Ride on Wall Street Continues With Latest IPO (AdAge)… The Payment Start-Up Square Expands Its Reach Into Small Businesses (New York Times)… Eddy Cue: Here’s how Apple Pay works on an Apple Watch (CNet)…

#LDS15 Why Payments Data Is the Next Goldmine for Retailers

April Nowicki

#LDS15 Why Payments Data Is the Next Goldmine for Retailers

What we buy often tells a lot about who we are. That’s why payments data – information about what consumers buy, when they buy it, where they are coming from and every other detail imaginable – has become a goldmine for some retailers. But many retailers either don’t collect it, or are not using it to its full potential…

#LDS15 Why Google Will Dominate Local Search for a Decade

April Nowicki

#LDS15 Why Google Will Dominate Local Search for a Decade

During a presentation at Street Fight’s Local Data Summit in Denver Tuesday, David Mihm, director of local search strategy at Moz, argued that a few key innovations will keep the search giant on top. The company’s massive local data set, said Mihm, offers a distinct advantage that will allow the firm to leave competitors further and further behind.

Our New Look!

The Editors

Our New Look!

Some keen observers may have noticed that Street Fight got a new look this week. We widened the page, added a topical top nav, and put a lot more content on the homepage. In essence, we brought to the surface all of the areas of disruption in local that we’ve been tracking for four years…

Street Fight Daily: Wal-Mart Ditches Google, Legacy Media Still Owns News

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Wal-Mart Ditches Google, Legacy Media Still Owns News

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google, Wal-Mart Part Ways Over Local Shopping Ads (Wall Street Journal)… New Pew Report: In Cities Big And Small, Readers Still Rely On Traditional Media For Local News (Nieman Lab)… Vistar, Instantly Partner For OOH Measurement (MediaPost)…

5 Things You Need to Know About Selling to Local Consumers [SLIDESHARE]

Steven Jacobs

5 Things You Need to Know About Selling to Local Consumers [SLIDESHARE]

Toward the end of last year, american shoppers reached a remarkable milestone: consumers spent more in retail stores on products, which they had researched on the Internet, than those they had not. According to eMarketer, Web-influenced offline sales now account for the largest category of retail spending in the american economy…

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

The Editors

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 Drivers (GigaOm)…