Holiday Shopping Data Roundup: $39 Billion to Be Spent Locally This Year

The holiday season isn’t just a big time of year for retail spending; it’s also a big time of year for retail spending data. The stats indicate one common trend: Purchasing is going to be more omnichannel than ever. Here’s a rundown on some key data points for this holiday shopping season.

LBMA Podcast: Foursquare’s PinPoint, RetailNext, and Urban Airship

On the show: WatchQuest for your AppleWatch; Pay with your Jawbone if you have an American Express; RetailNext closes $125M; ByHours lets you rent rooms by the hour; Verifone Media’s #HelloGeo campaign…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Launches Now, Local TV’s Jackpot

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp Ups Its Search Game With “Yelp Now”: Adds Dinner Reservation & Food Ordering Search Filters (Search Engine Land)… Jackpots for Local TV Stations in F.C.C. Auction of Airwaves (New York Times)… Square’s Jack Dorsey Puts It All Together (BuzzFeed)…

LBMA Podcast: Samsung’s Mobile Payments, Trippeo CEO

; Adobe’s Target and Campaign services; Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act; Drones for Good; Maponics Communities; Unacast & TCS partner; Merrell moves into virtual reality; American Express + HUSH; Facebook Place Tips; Dallas Mavericks partner with Tixsee + Adarsh Pallian of Trippeo.

For AmEx’s Small Business Saturday, A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

Between 2007 to 2010, the rate of small business growth in the U.S. dropped by more than 12% annually. Fast forward five years, and the small business sector is showing signs of a comeback…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Adds Offers, Uber Eyes $40B Valuation

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Twitter Introduces Offers: Discounts You Claim in Tweets and Redeem in Stores (Recode)… Uber Said Poised to Raise Funds Showing $40 Billion Value (Bloomberg)… Clinkle Is Bribing College Students With a Vending Machine Full of Cash (ValleyWag)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Partnering With Amex, Square Feeling Squeezed

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyApple Partnering With American Express On New iPhone Payments System (Recode)… Square Feeling Squeezed From All Sides (New York Times)… As Relaunch Hype Subsides, Will Foursquare Survive? (VentureBeat)…

Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Files for IPO, Amex Partners With Uber

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGoDaddy Files for IPO (Wall Street Journal)… Uber and Amex Partner on In-App Loyalty Program (Recode)… Head of PayPal to Join Facebook (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Senate Revives Location Data Bill, ZocDoc Enters New Market

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyLocation Privacy Bill Gets Another Push (AdAge)… ZocDoc Tackles a New $600 Billion Market (Fortune)… iOS 8 Includes a New Location-Aware Lock Screen Button (GigaOm)…

LBMA Podcast: Mahana’s Brian Menell and Richard Bagdonas

Top stories of the week include Quantum Dots, Apple, the Lego Movie, American Express, Amazon’s Dash, Tesco, Uber’s Rush, Breeze, Santa Monica’s Wellbeing Project, Traffle’s travel app and SmartMat.

Street Fight Daily: eBay Aims at Angie’s List, Isis Expands Nationwide

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyeBay Debuts New Angie’s List Competitor And Local Service Provider Marketplace, eBayHire, In The US (TechCrunch)… Carrier-Backed Isis Mobile Payment System Rolls Out Nationwide (Verge)… Flush with Cash, NextDoor Adding 100 Neighborhoods a Day (Screenwerk)…

Street Fight Daily: How Google Maps Lost, Groupon’s Risky Initiative

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyApple Maps: How Google Lost When Everyone Thought It Had Won (Guardian)… The Risky Groupon Initiative That Beat Back LivingSocial Perhaps Once and for All (AllThingsD)… American Express Teams Up With Mightybell To Connect Small Businesses With Each Other Locally (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Indoor Location To Hit $4B, Amex Brings Rewards Into Taxis

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyIndoor Location Market To Reach $4 billion In 2018, Predicts ABI (FierceMobile)… American Express to Let Cardholders Pay NYC Taxi Fares With Membership Rewards Points (AllThingsD)… Lefkofsky: Groupon Is A Winner For Merchants And Subscribers (Crain’s Chicago Business)…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal’s (New) Way To Pay, AmEx Links To TripAdvisor

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyPayPal, Aiming For Retail Ubiquity, Adds One More Way To Pay (ReadWrite)… Encouraging the Reviewers, Honestly (New York Times)… Google Moving Staff From Search To Its Payments Business In A New Push For Google Wallet (Business Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: Microsoft Eyes Foursquare Investment, Nokia Unveils Connected Car

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyMicrosoft Vying With American Express for Stake in Foursquare (Bloomberg)… Nokia Unveils Its Connected Car Platform: Here Auto (GigaOm)… Apple Sued Over ‘Find my iPhone’ In New Patent Campaign Against Location Apps (PaidContent)…

Street Fight Daily: NYT Tests Native Ads, Online Retailers Dabble Offline

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.The New York Times Experiments with Native Advertising… On Two Wheels (Nieman Journalism Lab)… From Clicks to Bricks: Online Retailers Dabble in Physical Stores (AdAge)… Apple: ‘We Did Not Make a Bid For Waze’ (Mashable)…

Street Fight Daily: HopStop Channels Waze, Should Groupon Buy Foursquare?

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.HopStop Live Brings Real-Time Crowdsourced Transit Information to the iPhone (Verge)… Check In, Flame Out: How To Save Foursquare (TechCrunch)… Patent filing Suggests Apple is Working on ‘Street View’ mMapping Technology (Apple Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: Nokia Maps ‘Here’, Airbnb Launches Local Guides

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Nokia Maps a Course for Its Location Business, Unveils “Here” Cloud Service(AllThingsD)… Airbnb Launches Neighborhoods For Hyper-Local Travel Guides (Forbes)… GrubHub ‘Track Your Grub’ Lets You Keep Tabs on Your Order (PC Mag)…

Hyperlocal Retail Directories Go After ‘Shop Local’ Consumers

Two key reasons why consumers shop local is immediacy of purchase and physical confirmation of product, (i.e. making sure a shoe fits). Fab and Etsy can’t ship their products to you for delivery this afternoon — and it’s tedious for a consumer to filter product offerings based on retail location. That leaves room for hyperlocal retail directories like GatherLA.com , which curates designers in Los Angeles for discovery by local consumers…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Buys Qype, SMBs Warm to Facebook

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Yelp Buys Website Qype for $50 Million to Grow in Europe (Bloomberg Businessweek)… Local Businesses Start Warming Up To Facebook Ads: 300K Tried Promoted Posts, 75K Were New Advertisers (TechCrunch)… Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Preparing for an Online Christmas (AllThingsD)…