With New Software, Apple Looks to Bring Together Local Search and Commerce

Apple showed off updates to its three operating systems Monday, announcing improvements to Apple Pay, Maps and Passbook that have implications for the local search and commerce sectors…

Street Fight Daily: Apple’s New Software, Facebook Hands Out Beacons

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… With New Software, Apple Looks to Bring Together Local Search and Commerce (Street Fight)… Facebook Is Handing Out Free Beacons to Retailers (Recode)… Google Capital-Backed Thumbtack Hit With Manual Action For Unnatural Links (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Mondelez Warms to Retail Tech, SMBs Embrace the Cloud

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mondelez Makes New Call to Startups for Retail Tech (AdAge)… Small Firms Shift Toward Cloud-Based Software (Wall Street Journal)… Uber CEO: “I’m Not Perfect and Neither is This Company.” (Mashable)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Hits Mobile Majority, Foursquare’s Location Cloud

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Now It’s Official: More Google Searches Are Coming From Mobile Than Desktop (AdWeek)… Foursquare Targets Its B2B Pitch With Places And New Location Cloud (TechCrunch)… Apple Store Mastermind’s Startup Will Sell You an iPhone and Set It Up in Your Home (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Opens Up, Best Buy Embraces Apple Pay

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Pinterest Woos Big Brands With Its New API (Recode)… Apple Pay Will Hit Best Buy Stores in 2015 (New York Times)… Kroger Acquires Dunnhumby Data Assets From Tesco, Forges New Venture (AdExchanger)…

How Brick-and-Mortar Brands are Using the Apple Watch

The new device has received mixed-to-positive reviews from experts. But, like the iPhone, many believe its portability and accessibility will make it materially important for local tech….

Street Fight Daily: Google’s Coming Mobile-geddon, Yelp Wins in Court

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google is Making a Giant Change This Week That Could Crush Millions of Small Businesses (Business Insider)… Court Prevents Yelp from Turning Over User Data (Hill)… Foursquare Turns To Location Data For Revenue, Joining Crowded Field (Marketing Land)..

Street Fight Daily: xAd Launches Blueprints, Square Buys Into Food Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… xAd Launches Blueprints To Track In-Store, Not Just Near-Store, Visits For Location Marketing (Marketing Land)… Square Acquires Fastbite To Add Cheap, Fast Meals To Caviar (TechCrunch)… Maps in iOS 8.3 Lets Business Owners Claim POIs, Removes Select TripAdvisor Reviews (Apple Insider)…

Survey: Small Businesses Still Not Sold on Apple Pay

There’s no shortage of hype around mobile payments. Since the release of Apple Pay, pundits have claimed that your smartphone will soon replace your wallet. But a recent survey of small business owners suggests that it may some time before credit cards are threatened.

Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Goes Public, ClassPass Struggles With Success

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… GoDaddy Shares Soar in Debut as Investors Buy Into Revamp (GoDaddy)… ClassPass: Deep Discounts, but Some Discontent (New York Times)… China’s Dianping Valued at $4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Launches Home Services, Angie’s List Freezes Indiana Expansion

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Launches Home Services To Sell Everything From An Oil Change To Piano Lessons (Verge)… Angie’s List Freezes $40 Million Indiana Expansion, Citing Anti-gay Law (Mashable)… Ten Red Flags On The GoDaddy IPO (Pando)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Pay’s Slow Growth, Postmates Delivers Starbucks

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… 85% Of iPhone 6 Owners In The U.S. Haven’t Bothered Trying Apple Pay, Study Claims (VentureBeat)… Starbucks Delivery Is Real and It’s Coming to Seattle and the Empire State Building (Recode)… GoDaddy’s IPO To Value Web Hosting Company At $2.87 Billion (Reuters)…

Street Fight Daily: Inside Apple Watch, Uber’s Growth Numbers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyApple’s New Watch: Here’s What Matters for Local (Street Fight)… Uber Gives Sneak Peak Into Growth (USA Today)… Just 20 Percent Of Retail Consumers Want Location Divulged (Mobile Marketer)…

Apple’s New Watch: Here’s What Matters for Local

Here, we take a look at some of the potential impact of the Apple Watch on the local technology industry, and breakdown some unexpected, yet potentially important, other announcements made during the company’s busy news conference Monday.

Street Fight Daily: MaxPoint’s Shaky IPO, Square Eyes Small Business

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyAd Tech’s Rough Ride on Wall Street Continues With Latest IPO (AdAge)… The Payment Start-Up Square Expands Its Reach Into Small Businesses (New York Times)… Eddy Cue: Here’s how Apple Pay works on an Apple Watch (CNet)…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal Buys Paydiant, Uber Launches Magazine

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…PayPal to Pay $280 Million for Paydiant to Help Retailers Compete With Apple Pay (Recode)… Uber Launches A Magazine To Make Nice With Its Drivers (Wired)… Google City Searches Now Include Hotel Booking Info In Knowledge Graph (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Buys Softcard, GrubHub President To Exit

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google Strikes Mobile Payments Deal With Big Wireless Carriers, Buys Softcard Technology (Recode)… GrubHub’s No. 2 Heading For The Exit (Crain’s Chicago Business)… Thumbtack Adds Big Name Design And Engineering Execs To Oversee Big Growth (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Samsung Buys Apple Pay Competitor, Google’s New Food Site

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySamsung Just Bought a Company to Help It Compete With Apple Pay (Time)… Google May Have Foodie Social Site Named ‘Tablescape’ In The Works (Slash Gear)… Uber Is Launching A Food Delivery Service In Spain (Business Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s New Product Ads, China’s Yelp Soars

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Facebook Launches Dynamic Product Ads for Data-Minded Retailers Merchants (AdWeek)… Dianping’s Funding Round Lifts App Above US Peers (Wall Street Journal)… Kellogg’s Sees Location-based Marketing As The New Frontier For Brands (CMO)…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Buys GrubHub Competitor, Facebook Eyes Craigslist

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Yelp Acquires Eat24, Bringing the Battle to GrubHub (Street Fight)… Facebook Update Looks a Lot Like Craigslist (Recode)… SMBs Divided On The Effectiveness Of Google My Business (Search Engine Land)…