Street Fight Daily: Uber Uses Ride Data for Restaurant Recommendations, AirBnB Launches ‘Trips’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Uses Ride Data to Compile Guide on Local Restaurants… AirBnB Is Transforming Itself from a Rental Company Into a Travel Agency… World’s Leading QSR Uses Tech to Revolutionize Service…

Street Fight Daily: AT&T to Acquire Time Warner, Mobile Moves to Majority of Google Ad Rev

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… AT&T To Acquire Time Warner, Becoming Latest Media Giant with Cross-Device Mojo… Mobile Moves to Majority Share of Google’s Worldwide Ad Revenues… How Quartz Sculpts a Global, Mobile-First Brand…

Street Fight Daily: Brands Cash In on Snapchat API, Google to Launch Click-to-Message Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Brands Cash In on Snapchat’s Long-Awaited API… Google To Launch Click-to-Message Ads on Google Search in Coming Weeks… Platform Publishing Creates Challenges for Publishers’ Mobile Design…

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: 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: Ford’s Ride-Hail Ambitions, Yik Yak Shifts Focus to Local Connections

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Ford Plans to Have a Full Fleet of Autonomous Cars Operating in a Ride-Hail Service by 2021… Yik Yak Yearns to Be Local, Not Just Anonymous… Retailers Should Perfect In-Store Pickup or Not Offer It At All…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Offers Brands Its Audience API, AirBnB Testing Local Commerce Bots

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Offers Audience API to All Brands… AirBnB is Working on Bots to Catalyze its Travelers’ Local Spending… Poking Around the Location Data Potential of Pokémon Go…

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…

#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 Partners with Factual, YouTube Lends Hand to SMBs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Why Uber, Apple, and Facebook All Want Data From This Startup… YouTube Starts Producing Free Video Ads for Small Businesses… AirBnB Secures $1 Billion From U.S. Banks to Fund Growth…

Street Fight Daily: Google Debuts Assistant, Investors Losing Interest in Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Meet Google Assistant: A New Search Platform, Rather Than A Gadget or an App… Swirl Looks to Close the Digital Divide Between E-Commerce and Physical Stores

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb Makes Local Push, Google Dominates Mobile Paid Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Airbnb Wants Travelers to ‘Live Like a Local’ With Its App (New York Times)… Google Drove 95% of U.S. Smartphone Paid Search Clicks in Q1 (Search Engine Land)… Porch Partners with Wayfair to Take On Amazon (Seattle Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Reserve Acquires Dash, Shoppers Save Big Purchases for Desktop

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Reserve Acquires Mobile Payments Startup Dash (TechCrunch)… U.S. Shoppers Save Big-Ticket Online Purchases for Desktop (Quartz)… Report: Search Drives 10x More Traffic to Shopping Sites Than Social Media (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Could Buy Stake in HERE, New Subscription Service from Postmates

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon In Talks to Buy Stake in Mapping Company HERE (Yahoo Finance)… Postmates Launches Subscription Service, Hits 1M Monthly Deliveries (TechCrunch)… More Brands Mean Many More Buttons for Amazon Service (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb Plans to Expand Service Offerings, On-Demand Assistant App GoButler Pivots

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Airbnb Plans to Offer Add-On Travel Services This Year (Bloomberg)… GoButler Pivots to Fully-Automated Service, Starting with Flight Search and Discovery (TechCrunch)… Can LifePost’s Digital Obits Provide Clues for Sustainable Local Publishing? (Street Fight)…

Street Fight Daily: Google’s Vision for AMP, Millennials Are Changing the Privacy Game for Marketers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… A Q&A with Google’s Head of News On Its Vision for Accelerated Mobile Pages (Nieman Lab)… Digital-Savvy Millennials Will Sacrifice Privacy for Personalization, Says Exec (Adweek)… Overnight, the App for Booking Last-Minute Spaces with Local Hosts, Closes $2.5M Seed Round (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages Arriving This Month, eBay’s Turnaround Plan

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… With Accelerated Mobile Pages Coming This Month, Google Aims to Reinvent the Mobile Web (AdAge)… How eBay Plans to Take On Amazon (Fortune)… Verve Opens Self-Serve Location Targeting Platform Aimed at SMBs (GeoMarketing)…

Street Fight Daily: Starbucks’ Continued Mobile Success, UberEats Announcement Targets GrubHub

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Starbucks Mobile Program Reaches 6M Orders Per Month (GeekWire)… GrubHub Stock Hits an All-Time Low After Uber Announces Food Delivery App (Business Insider)… Google Paid Apple $1 Billion to Keep Search Bar on iPhone (Bloomberg)…

Street Fight’s Predictions for 2016: Part Two

With 2015 drawing to a close, it’s time again to look ahead to what we can expect in the hyperlocal space in 2016. We asked Street Fight staffers and weekly columnists what they thought would be the biggest story (or stories) in local in 2016. We ran the first installment yesterday — now here are the rest.

10 Pivotal Moments From the On-Demand Economy in 2015

From huge expansion to Asian markets to massive funding rounds to drone deliveries and new technologies, 2015 will go down as a landmark year for the on-demand economy. As we get ready to watch the ball drop on December 31, it’s a good opportunity to look back at 10 pivotal moments from this past year and their impact on the future of on-demand.