The In-Between Stage for Startups: Visions of Growth and the Value of Pivots

The stages of business growth may have no end point, but the opportunities that lie within them are more abstract than they seem. Moz CEO Sarah Bird says that Jeff Bezos’ well-known assertion that it will always be “day one” at Amazon resonates with her, but that financials can cloud the view of that goal.

6 POS Systems Designed With Restaurants in Mind

Forty-three percent of restaurant industry professionals say they plan to upgrade their restaurant technology within the next year, and 22% say they will in the next six months, meaning this could be a major period of growth for POS solutions focused on the restaurant industry.

Groupon Updates BreadCrumb POS In Push To CRM

Groupon has rolled out new features for its Breadcrumb point-of-sale (POS) app, adding Customer Relationship Management (CRM) capabilities to the product. The CRM features give merchants the opportunity to track customers by storing their contact information while analyzing purchase behaviors, helping Groupon connect its emergent POS tech to its marketing business…

Hyperlocal M&A Heats Up — Here’s What 4 Big Acquirers Are Looking For

Just six weeks into the year, we’ve already seen a spike in hyperlocal industry acquisitions (not to mention well-founded rumors). Here’s a quick look at four major players who may be in the hunt for locally focused acquisitions and what each might be looking for…

7 Cloud-Based POS Systems for SMBs

Cloud-based POS platforms differentiate themselves from one another with advanced integrations with digital loyalty programs, accounting tools, and mechanisms for creating gift cards and coupons, in addition to varying price structures. Here are seven POS systems, each with its own features for merchants…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys Breadcrumb, Judging Journatic, Warren Buffett

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology...

Groupon Acquires Breadcrumb to Make Redeeming Deals on the iPad Easier (AllThingsD)…

On Journatic, and Making It in Hyperlocalville (Columbia Journalism Review)…

Why Clay Shirky Is Right and Warren Buffett Is Wrong About the Future of Local Newspapers (GigaOm)…