Street Fight Daily: In-N-Out Burger Sues DoorDash, Uber Partners with TomTom

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… In-N-Out Burger Sues DoorDash for Delivering Its Food Without Permission (Recode)… Uber Signs Digital Mapping Deal with TomTom (New York Times)… Angie’s List Shares Surge After Company Rejects IAC Offer (USA Today)…

Patch’s St. John: People Crave an Understanding of What’s Happening Right Around Them

“We have about just under 70 full-time salaried editors. Compared to the old Patch, which had a newsroom the size of the New York Times, that may sound small, but when I talk to other digital publishers and I tell them we’ve got 70 full-time salaried reporters in the field, that sounds like a lot to them. Our goal is to add more as we grow. As we get revenue, we put it immediately into expanding because we need to be national to really fully realize Patch’s potential,” said editor-in-chief Warren St. John.

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Launches Etsy Competitor, Controversial Verizon ‘Supercookie’ Is Back

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Challenges Etsy with Strictly Handmade Marketplace (New York Times)… Verizon to Combine Its ‘Supercookie’ Data with AOL for Online and Mobile Targeting (Marketing Land)… Why a Twitter/Square Hookup Would Make Sense for SMBs (AdExchanger)…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Launches ‘Buy’ Button, AOL’s Armstrong Ready to Fight Ad Blocking

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Makes ‘Buy’ Button Widely Available (New York Times)… Tim Armstrong Says AOL Is in the ‘Best Position’ to Fight Ad Blocking (Adweek)… Sources: Jack Dorsey Expected to Be Named Permanent Twitter CEO (Recode)…

Europe’s adsquare Unlocks More Data in New ‘Marketplace’ for Hyper-Contextual Advertising

For brands and retailers, it’s evident that the battle to win customers will be fought with data — lots of it. But more data could also be too much of a good thing. A new self-service offering from Berlin-based adsquare aims to help advertisers “navigate the data deluge.”

LBMA Podcast: Ikea’s Twitter Vending Machines, Nomadic Uno’s CEO

On the show: SmarTone Telecom complicates the KISS principle; SeeLight helps the blind cross the street; Area360 raises $3.5M; Yogrt rakes in $3M. Plus news from Mondelez Shopper Futures, Unacast and Coke, Walgreens, InMarket, Millennial Media, and AOL.

Street Fight Daily: Google Will Test Grocery Delivery, How Facebook’s Pages Update Affects SMBs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Becomes a Rival to Amazon to Deliver Your Fresh Fruits and Veggies (Mashable)… Facebook Update Means More Shopping Pages Are on the Way (Recode)… Amazon Launches a Food Delivery Service Via Prime Now, Starting in Seattle (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber’s Big E-commerce Push, Amazon’s Restaurants Division Hires Staff

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Report: Uber to Begin E-commerce Deliveries Soon (The Next Web)… Amazon Hiring Staff for New Restaurant Division in Seattle, New York (Recode)… Once-Troubled Hyperlocal News Brand Patch Expands to Austin; Here’s the How and Why (Austin Business Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: AOL Buys Millennial Media, Facebook Serves As Forum to Buy and Sell Goods

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… AOL Buys Mobile Marketer Millennial Media for Roughly $240 Million (Marketing Land)… Facebook Advances Bazaar Ambitions (Wall Street Journal)… A New App With 2 Million Users Just Raised $100 Million to Take On eBay (Fortune)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Might Crowdsource Delivery, Square Introduces Apple Watch App

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Flex Could Be a New Way to Get Your Packages, Report Says (Mashable)… Square Cash for the Apple Watch Lets You Send Money From Your Wrist (The Next Web)… Here’s How the Post Office is Taking On UPS, FedEx, and Amazon (Fortune)…

Street Fight Daily: AOL Takes Over Microsoft Display Ads, Uber Acquires Bing Mapping Assets

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… AOL in Deal With Microsoft to Take Over Display Ad Business (New York Times)… Uber Acquires Part Of Bing’s Mapping Assets, Will Absorb Around 100 Microsoft Employees (TechCrunch)… Toyota Gets Local, Uses Geo-Targeted Snapchat Ads (Ad Age)…

Tomorrowland: How AOL’s Digital City Foreshadowed More Than the Future of Local

Creating and operating city guides for all major U.S. markets turned out to be something of a cover. What we were really doing was running a skunkworks project with few boundaries on creativity — where success or “failing-fast” were not the goals…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Rethinks Location, Yahoo Kills Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Messenger Updates Location Sharing. Is Uber Integration Next? (Recode)… Yahoo Maps Hits A Dead End, Shutting Down End Of This Month (Search Engine Land)… Google Says It May Unverify Inactive Local Business Listings (Search Engine Land)…

Verizon Now Owns an Ad Tech Company — Here’s What It Means for Local

We caught up with a handful of ad tech executives to breakdown the news and evaluate the potential impact of the a Verizon-AOL tie-up on the mobile, and particularly, local ad tech sector.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Adds Calls, Macy’s ‘Digical’ Strategy

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… These New Facebook Ads Come With a Call Button to Ring Up Businesses (AdWeek)… Macy’s Embraces a ‘Digical’ World (AdAge)… Google Continues Debranding Local – Google Maps App Becoming Local’s Forward Facing Brand (Blumenthals)…

Centro Launches Programmatic DSP to Put Mobile and Desktop Inventory in One Place

The veteran media management firm has rolled out a new demand-side platform that brings together its core desktop private exchanges with SiteScout, the mobile DSP that the company acquired in 2013.

Street Fight Daily: Square Raises $100M, GoDaddy’s Turnaround

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Square Raises More Money to Make Small Business Loans (Fortune)… Liquor Distributors Invest in Tech Firm to Boost E-Commerce in Alcohol (Wall Street Journal)… Deal Talks for Here Mapping Service Expose Reliance on Location Data (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Verizon Buys AOL, Facebook Tests Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (New York Times)… In Hint of Ambition, Facebook Tests Search Engine to Share Links (Wall Street Journal)… After Several Public Google Maps Hacks, Google Forced To Suspend Map Maker To Prevent More Fake Edits (Search Engine Land)…

Are Community News Sites and Investors Ready for Each Other?

Venture-capital and angel investors have been avoiding digital community news — but there’s no mystery about why. There are some profitable one-offs, but most investors aren’t interested in one-offs. They want to put their money in the possibility of a good-sized payoff. That will only come with community news that is part of a network…

Street Fight Daily: Starbucks’ Delivery Plans, Groupon Eyes Partners in Asia

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Strong Brew: Starbucks Ceo Promises To Compete On Mobile Payments, Reveals On-demand Delivery Plans (Pando)… Groupon Hires Advisers To Find Partners For Asia Businessesn (Bloomberg)… Why Online Retailers Continue To Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores (TechCrunch)…