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Rating Street Fight’s 2015 Predictions

Noah Elkin

Rating Street Fight’s 2015 Predictions

At the end of each year, Street Fight invites staffers, friends, and luminaries from the industry to share their predictions for what’s in store for the coming year. Today, we take a look back at some of the predictions for 2015 to see who was on target and who missed the mark.

6 Reasons Why Hyperlocal Tech Initiatives Continue to Elude Consumers

Avi Lambert and Nick Kellet

6 Reasons Why Hyperlocal Tech Initiatives Continue to Elude Consumers

Hyperlocal is a totally logical concept in the minds of technologists, analysts, and investors, but many hyperlocal tech initiatives have yet to catch fire with consumers. Part of the challenge is people are creatures of habit. Here are six reasons why hyperlocal tech will continue to elude consumers’ grasp in 2016.

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Will Show Ads to ‘Casual Viewers,’ Location Startup Factual Raises $35M

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Will Show Ads to ‘Casual Viewers,’ Location Startup Factual Raises $35M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Aims to Show Advertising to Much Wider Audience (New York Times)… Startup Factual Knows Your Commute, and Much More (Wall Street Journal)… Billy Penn and Knight Foundation Want to Build ‘Yelp for Mobile News’ (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: HomeAdvisor Expands to New Cities, Airbnb Confirms Rumored $1.5B Round

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: HomeAdvisor Expands to New Cities, Airbnb Confirms Rumored $1.5B Round

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… HomeAdvisor Expands, Takes On Angie’s List in Search for Ambitious Employees (Denver Business Journal)… Airbnb Just Confirmed a Massive $1.5 Billion Round That Makes It the Third-Highest Valued Startup in the World (Business Insider)… Yahoo: Be Careful Playing in Traffic (Wall Street Journal)…

LBMA Podcast: Kantar Shopcom and 4INFO Team Up, Tapad Partners with VisualDNA

Asif Khan

LBMA Podcast: Kantar Shopcom and 4INFO Team Up, Tapad Partners with VisualDNA

On the show: Kantar Shopcom and 4INFO team up; Tapad partners with VisualDNA; JCDecaux Star Wars OOH campaign; Placester raises $27 million; Beretta showcases its new i-Protect bluetooth gun; Brazil’s L&PM Editores prints books that double as subway tickets. Plus, news from Airbnb and MLSE; Royal Caribbean; TCS and Loctronix; and Loblaws.

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial and ‘Unicorpses,’ Airbnb Raises $100 Million

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial and ‘Unicorpses,’ Airbnb Raises $100 Million

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… LivingSocial Offers a Cautionary Tale to Today’s Unicorns (New York Times)… Airbnb Raises $100 Million Only Months After Last Funding Round (Fortune)… Detour App Shows the Promises and Challenges of GeoLocation Travel Tech (Skift)…

Street Fight Daily: The Company Rejecting Offers from Amazon and Alibaba, Drizly’s Expansion Plans

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: The Company Rejecting Offers from Amazon and Alibaba, Drizly’s Expansion Plans

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon and Alibaba Have Approached Five-Year-Old Startup Wish, But the CEO Seems to Want More (Business Insider)… Alcohol Delivery Startup Drizly Has Global Expansion Plans for 2016 (Boston Business Journal)… Shopify’s New App Sello Allows Anyone to Create An Online Store from Their Phone (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Postmates Acquires Local Discovery Startup Sosh, Facebook’s New SMB Ad Products

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Postmates Acquires Local Discovery Startup Sosh, Facebook’s New SMB Ad Products

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Postmates Is Buying Sosh, a Service for Discovering Local Activities (Fortune)… Facebook’s New Tools Let Merchants Tailor Ads for Nearby Consumers (Adweek)… How Handy’s Founder Oisin Hanrahan Is Scaling His Startup into an On-Demand Powerhouse (The Next Web)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Kills Its Groupon and Square Competitors, the Rise of Hypertargeted Ads

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Kills Its Groupon and Square Competitors, the Rise of Hypertargeted Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Kills Two Businesses: Local Daily Deals and Its Square Competitor (Recode)… The $21.8 Billion Reason Ultra-Personal Online Ads Are Coming (Fast Company)… Pondering Homejoy’s Failure (Medium)…

Street Fight Daily: Thumbtack Is Now a Unicorn, Amazon Leverages Existing On-Demand Workforce

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Thumbtack Is Now a Unicorn, Amazon Leverages Existing On-Demand Workforce

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Thumbtack Becomes Latest Unicorn, Raises $125 Million at $1.25 Billion Valuation (Forbes)… Amazon Taps ‘On-Demand’ Workers for One-Hour Deliveries (Wall Street Journal)… Walmart Doubles Down on Online Grocery Shopping with Curbside Pickup (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Goes After Robocallers in SEO Lawsuit, Apple Acquires Mapsense

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Google Goes After Robocallers in SEO Lawsuit, Apple Acquires Mapsense

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Files Suit Against SEO Firm Accused of Robocalling, Launches Complaint Center for Users (Search Engine Land)… Apple Acquires Mapsense, a Mapping Visualization Startup (Recode)… Amazon’s Prime Now Expands to L.A., Ramps Up for SoCal Grocery Deliveries (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Files for Alibaba Spinoff, Google Scoops Up Homejoy Staff

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Files for Alibaba Spinoff, Google Scoops Up Homejoy Staff

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yahoo Files for Alibaba Spinoff, Though Tax Issues Linger (New York Times)… Google Is Getting Into the Home Services Market With Hire of Homejoy Staff (The Next Web)… TripAdvisor Taking on Airbnb? (Travel Trends)…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Sale Stalls, Twitter’s New Ads Button

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Sale Stalls, Twitter’s New Ads Button

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp Sale Process to Stall as Founder Decides to Wait (Bloomberg)… Twitter Pushes Ads With A New Button Atop Mobile Users’ Profiles (TechCrunch)… An Argument that Newspapers are Missing Out on Reaching Loyal, Local Digital Audiences (NiemanLab)…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Launches Buyable Pins, Bing Now ‘Self-Sustaining’

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Launches Buyable Pins, Bing Now ‘Self-Sustaining’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Airbnb Is Helping Make Android Apps More Like The Web (ReadWrite)… Pinterest Takes E-Commerce To Next Level With Launch Of Buyable Pins On iPads & iPhones (Marketing Land)… Microsoft’s Bing Isn’t Such a Failure After All (Mashable)…

Street Fight Daily: Report Slams Google Search, Airbnb Raises $1.5 Billion

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Report Slams Google Search, Airbnb Raises $1.5 Billion

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Study Suggests Google Harms Consumers by Skewing Search Results (Wall Street Journal)… Airbnb Worth $25.5 Billion After Raising a Massive $1.5 Billion Round (Business Insider)… Lyft Acqui-Hires The Team From Messaging App Leo To Improve Location And Other Features (TechCrunch)

Street Fight Daily: Apple Preps Geofencing, Postmates Raises $80M

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Apple Preps Geofencing, Postmates Raises $80M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Apple Inventions Hint at Next-Level iOS Geofencing Features (Apple Insider)… Yahoo’s New Mobile Browser Search Results Are Better Than Its App (Search Engine Land)… Postmates Raises $80 Million in Push Toward $1 Deliveries (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Court Deals a Blow to Uber’s Biz Model, Airbnb Seeks $1 Billion

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Court Deals a Blow to Uber’s Biz Model, Airbnb Seeks $1 Billion

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… So, About that Uber Ruling (TechCrunch)… Airbnb Is Said to Seek $1 Billion More in Financing (New York Times)… Square’s Restaurant Delivery App Caviar Rolls Out Fastbite Service in New York (Venture Beat)…