Street Fight Daily: Twitter Courts Small Business, Apple Eyes Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyTwitter Seeks To Prove Value For Smaller Advertisers (AdExchanger)… Apple May Be About To Take On Google With Its Own Search Engine (Cult of Mac)… Groupon in Talks to Sell Majority Stake in Ticket Monster (Wall Street Journal)…

Dstillery VP: Mobile is a ‘Programmatic-First’ Platform

Street Fight recently caught up with Lauren Moores, vice president of analytics at Dstillery, to talk about location data fraud, the role of location in programmatic, potential impact of Apple Pay and emerging attribution models…

Street Fight Daily: Google Now Opens Up, Yelp Back in Court

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGoogle Now Becomes “Platform,” Incorporates Third Party Content, Apps (Screenwerk)… Yelp Goes To Court To Protect Identity Of Anonymous Review-Writer (Consumerist)… Two Takeaways About LivingSocial From Amazon’s Yearly Statement (Washington Business Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo’s Local Search Struggles, Facebook Doubles Mobile Revenue

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyHas Yahoo! Just Given Up on Local/Mobile Search? (Screenwerk)… Facebook Doubles Mobile Ad Revenue, but Costs Also Rise (Recode)… Is 2015 the Year of the Regional Super Bowl Ad? (AdWeek)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Ditches Clicks, Village Voice On The Block

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyHere’s How Facebook Plans to Help Brands Find Out When Their Ads Actually Worked (AdWeek)… Village Voice Parent Company Will Explore Sale Of Papers (Poynter)… Apple Maps Connect For Small Businesses Expands Beyond The U.S. (9to5Mac)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Paves Way to IPO, GM Sells Ads In Cars

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyUber Closes $1.6 Billion in Financing (New York Times)… GM Is Beaming Advertisements Into Your Car (Fast Company)… Sensory Marketing Is the Next Frontier in Mobile Advertising (AdAge)…

Street Fight Daily: Instacart’s Big Valuation, Uber Stumbles in Spain

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyrocery Delivery Startup Instacart Scores $220 Million Investment (Recode)… Uber Suspends Operations in Spain (New York Times)… UK Banks In Talks Over Apple ‘Wave And Pay’ (Telegraph)…

Street Fight Daily: Samsung’s Apple Pay Competitor, Foursquare Partners With Twitter

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Samsung in Talks to Launch Apple Pay Competitor (Recode)… Twitter And Foursquare Are Partnering To Improve Location In Tweets (Business Insider)… Next for Yext? Digital Presence Service Buys Dutch Startup InnerBalloons (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp’s New Business App, Foursquare on the iPad

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Yelp Introduces New App For Business Owners With Push Notifications (Marketing Land)… Foursquare’s iPad App Is Finally Here (Mashable)… Uber Responds to Senator Franken’s Privacy Concerns (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Denies IPO Plans, New Competitor for Foursquare

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…At Square, Growth is Good — At Least It Could Be (Street Fight)… Can Another Company Deliver On The Promise Of Foursquare? (GigaOm)… Apple and IBM Release New Retail Apps (Street Fight)…

Street Fight Daily: Cities Sue Uber, Postmates’ Delivery API

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Uber’s Background Checks for Drivers Come Under Scrutiny (New York Times)… Postmates’ Plans Go Way Beyond Bike Messengers: Web Orders, Inventory Management And Major Partners (VentureBeat)… Porch Goes Beyond Data Services, Launches Tools To Connect Homeowners With Pros (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Revel Raises $100M, Groupon Splits App

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Revel Lands A Whopping $100m To Put Another Nail In Cash Registers’ Coffins (VentureBeat)… Groupon, Too, Turns to Multiple Apps (New York Times)… Small Business Lending Platform On Deck Files For IPO Valued At Up To $150 Million (Fox Business)…

Street Fight Daily: Big Cuts at LivingSocial, Yahoo’s SMB Head Departs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…LivingSocial Lays Off 400, Eyes Changes to Amazon Relationship (Recode)… Yahoo’s Small Business Head Amit Kumar Departs Company (Recode)… Sorry Apple Pay, Small Biz Just Not That Into You (CNBC)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Redesigns Maps, Walmart Searches Inside

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google Maps gets better integration with Uber and OpenTable (Mashable)… Walmart Brings Product Search To The In-Store Experience (Search Engine Land)… Amazon Tries Out Taxi Deliveries In California Cities (CNBC)…

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)…

Mobile Payments Still Facing the Same Big Obstacles

This year has been a turning point in mobile payments, as Square, Paypal, along with Apple and others like SoftCard (formerly ISIS) have all made strides in their digital payment offerings. But three years after starting a now-defunct mobile payments company, I’ve identified three big reasons why we will not be paying with our phone in everyday retail stores for a long time to come…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Losses Grow, Yelp’s European Push

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyLivingSocial Losses Grow To $32M In Third Quarter (Washington Business Journal)… Yelp’s European Push Continues As It Snaps Up French Review Site Cityvox (TechCrunch)… Apple Pay Registered One Million Credit Cards in First 72 Hours (Recode)…

Is Apple Pay Set to Power On-Demand Local Services?

Apple Pay’s value as a conduit for local on-demand will be determined by how many apps consumers transact with daily or weekly. If the answer is many, its value as a single entry point to all those apps and services will be validated…

Street Fight Daily: Retailers Disable Apple Pay, Yelp Buys German Competitor

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyApple Pay Is Disabled by Rite Aid and CVS as a Rival Makes Plans (New York Times)… Yelp Buys Restaurant-Kritik To Expand Its Presence In Germany (TechCrunch)… Why NFC In The iPad Air 2 Is A Big Deal For Small Businesses (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Knocks Off Yelp, Apple’s Loyalty Program

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…With Yelp Knockoff, Groupon’s Still Searching for Magic Bullet (Recode)… Apple Pay Loyalty Program Due to Start Within the Year (Bank Innovation)… Macy’s Links With Google To Show Mobile Users What’s In Stock Nearby (AdAge)…