Street Fight Daily: Twitter Invests in Beacons, Nokia Expands Maps Sale

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Takes a Look at Beacons, Invests in Marketing Startup Swirl (Recode)… Nokia Targeting Apple, Alibaba and Amazon in Maps-Unit Sale (Bloomberg)… BIA/Kelsey: Mobile Will Grab 11.5% Share Of Local Rev By 2019 (NetNewsCheck)…

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: Yelp Expands Platform, Waze Sells Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp Hooks Up With Startups To Offer A Larger Selection Of E-Commerce Bookings (TechCrunch)… With Turn-by-Turn Directions, Google’s Waze App Wants to Win Mobile Advertising (AdWeek)… How Big Is Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm? Bigger Than Panda Or Penguin (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: FTC Considered Google Suit, Sears Bets on Inventory Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… FTC Staff Wanted to Sue Google for Ripping Off TripAdvisor and Yelp (Skift)… Has Google Perfected the Retail Search Ad With Its Local Inventory Offering (AdWeek)… 45% Of Offline Retail Sales Will Be Web-Influenced By 2020 (Forrester)…

How Brands and Publishers Are Thinking About Beacons

“The data and analytics is important but in the end, it has to be about improving the customer experience first,” said Jennifer Bordner, marketing manager at Old Navy, during a panel at SXSW Interactive in Austin Tuesday. “What can technology do that feels more natural than an extra burden. In the end, it’s about bridging that gap between the physical and digital [experience] in a way that feels natural.”

Street Fight Daily: Uber Opens API, DoorDash Raises $35M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Gives Outside Vendors Ability To Request Rides (USA Today)… DoorDash Raises New VC From Kleiner Perkins (Fortune)… Local Marketer LocalVox Buys MarketMeSuite So Social Management Can Become A To-Do List (VentureBeat)…

#LDS15 VIDEO: The Potential — And Pitfalls — Of Beacon Marketing

It’s not just about the product or service anymore — retailers must support a positive shopper experience across different channels in order to compete. During a panel at Street Fight’s Local Data Summit in Denver, experts discussed the need to address a new consumer journey where consumers move fluently between the digital and physical worlds…

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: Lyft Eyes Big New Round, Groupon Sells Beacons

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Ride-Hailing Service Lyft Is Said to Be in Talks to Raise $250 Million (New York Times)… Expedia Buying Orbitz for $1.6 Billion (Skift)… Online-To-Offline Metrics Increasingly Available, Important To Marketers (Search Engine Land)…

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)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Tests Beacons, LivingSocial Cuts Losses

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyFacebook Tests Bluetooth ‘Beacons’ to Feed Users Local Content (Wall Street Journal)… LivingSocial Cuts Its Q4 Loss But Revenue Down, Expenses Up (Washington Business Journal)… With a Few Bits of Data, Researchers Identify ‘Anonymous’ People (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Beacons Retarget Ads, Mobile Wallets Eye Loyalty

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Now Advertisers Can Use Beacons To Make The Shoes You Were Looking At Inside A Physical Store Follow You Around The Internet (Business Insider)… The Next Step for the Mobile Wallet? Loyalty Programs (Wall Street Journal)… Let’s Stop Laughing At Groupon (Fortune)…

Street Fight Daily: Microsoft’s Square Competitor, Moovit Raises $50M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyMicrosoft, PayPal Team Up for Mobile POS for SMBs(eWeek)… Moovit Raises $50M To Scale Its Public Transit App, Goes Up Against CityMapper (TechCrunch)… Facebook Ad Clicks Are Shifting to Mobile, so Why Aren’t Conversions? (AdWeek)…

Marsh Supermarkets Brings Beacon Messaging to Apple Watch

Marsh Supermarkets is working with InMarket to install a system in its stores that will use Bluetooth beacons to “wake up” applications on the Apple Watch and deliver relevant content to their shoppers wrists. Shoppers can decide whether or not to receive push notifications upon entering the store…

Street Fight Daily: FTC Clears Yelp, Meredith’s Mobile Play

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyYelp Says FTC Has Dropped Inquiry Into Its Reviews (Fortune)…Go Local Or Go Home: Meredith Corporation Gets Serious About Location (AdExchanger)… Grubhub CEO Gives Himself A Performance Review, After A Whirlwind Year (Fortune)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple’s Beacon Project, Why Food Trucks Won

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyFood-Truck Tacos Come Courtesy of Twitter and the iPhone, Economists Say (Wall Street Journal)… Here’s A New Look At Apple’s Own iBeacon (GigaOm)… The ‘On-Demand Economy’ Is Reshaping Companies And Careers (Economist)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Measures “Store Visits,” Square Resurrects Wallet

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google’s Making It Easier to Figure Out if Online Ads Actually Drive In-Store Traffic (AdWeek)… Square Is Resurrecting Wallet, Its Pay-By-Name Mobile App, And Giving It Away (ReadWrite)… Can Wal-Mart Clerks Ship as Fast as Amazon Robots? (Wall Street Journal)…

Bluetooth Low Energy, The Tech Behind Beacons, Closes a Privacy Loophole

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has ratified the newest iteration of the wireless communication standard that will, among other things, hide the media access control (MAC) address that can be used to identify and track user movements…

Street Fight Daily: Beacon Tech Tightens Security, SnapChat’s Local Filters

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Bluetooth Low Energy Gets New Security Features (GigaOm)… Snapchat Opens Geofilters So Anyone Can Submit Location-Based Artwork (TechCrunch)… Goldman Is Helping Uber Raise Money From Rich People (Bloomberg View)…

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)…