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: YP Transitions to Mobile and Display Ads, Alibaba’s Advantage

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Is YP’s Search Data Strong Enough to Win More Local Digital Ad Dollars? (Adweek)… Why Amazon Should Fear Alibaba (Forbes)… Uber Is Now Testing “Suggested Pickup Points” (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s New Mobile Ad Formats, Instacart Reclassifies Workers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… The Conscientious Consumer: A Disruption Opportunity in Local On-Demand (Street Fight)… Meet Spot, the Latest Startup Born from an Uber Co-founder’s Incubator (Fortune)… Twitter Just Made a Stronger Case for Retailers to Buy Ads (AdWeek)

LBMA Podcast: ‘Buyable Pins’ From Pinterest, Zopper Raises $20M

On the show: Samsung & Jurassic World offer Best Buy exclusive content; Alibaba tests new QR codes for a nifty idea; Periscope’s map view; Google’s connected fabric Project Jacquard; Geotraq’s patent for Cell-ID module; Facebook Messenger turns off location; Baidu invests in VisionMedia…

LBMA Podcast: Factual Partners With Metadata, Thinknear Discusses Location Score Index

On the show: Indoo.rs partners with KLM; Capital Radio + Outdoor Plus bring music to billboards in real time; Alibaba tests drone delivery; Wheely’s Cafe sells modern coffee carts; Sportsman Tracker is funded; Yahoo! + Flickr = Wetter; TripAdvisor buys ZeTrip; and PayPal invests in Pulsate….

Street Fight Daily: Google Plans Uber Competitor, Layoffs at eBay and PayPal

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology Google Is Developing Its Own Uber Competitor (Bloomberg)… Big Layoffs Begin at eBay and PayPal (Recode)… Analyst Gordon Borrell Sees Local Digital Ads Soaring In 2015, But Not For Newspapers (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Tracks Offline Purchases, Alibaba Buys Mapping Firm

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGoogle Tests a Way to Follow You to the Mall (Wall Street Journal)…. Alibaba to Acquire Chinese Mapping Firm as Buying Spree Continues (New York Times)… Digital First Names David J. Butler Its Editor-in-Chief (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: More Departures Hit Clinkle, Square Accepts Bitcoin

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology
More Exec Departures Hit Payments Startup Clinkle (Recode)… Square’s Online Marketplace Starts Accepting Bitcoin(GigaOm)… Mobile Q&A App Jelly Now Lets You Ask Location-Based Questions Routed To Nearby Users (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: CBS Outdoor Goes Public, Alibaba Invests in Retail

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyCBS Outdoor Shares Rise in First Day of Trading (Wall Street Journal)… Alibaba Invests $692 million in Chinese Department Store Operator (Reuters)… Uber’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Surge Pricing. What If It’s Sexual Harassment by Drivers? (Daily Beast)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Embraces Self-Serve, PlaceIQ Raises $15M More

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Now You Can Finally Launch a Groupon Deal Without Ever Talking to a Human (Recode)…Datalogix Buys Shopper-Marketing Firm Spire to Extend Data and Market Reach (AdAge)…What Does the Yahoo-Yelp Partnership Mean for Foursquare? (Fortune)…

LBMA PODCAST: Yahoo, Alibaba, and Impact Mobile

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan talk about Yahoo’s continued campaign to buy employees; big data from Twitter showcases the hate; Alibaba takes a stand in the mapping wars; the re-emergence of RFID for grocery checkout; a Canadian interpretation of the future of Google Glass and our special guest, Gary Schwartz, CEO of Impact Mobile…