Why Back-end Tech Is Key for Food Delivery Startups

Outside of college campuses, local food delivery startups generally have larger neighborhoods to cover and customers with more niche needs. This may be why some of the biggest names in local delivery don’t seem as different at first glance, because their focus is on the back-end.

Street Fight Daily: Court Deals a Blow to Uber’s Biz Model, Airbnb Seeks $1 Billion

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… So, About that Uber Ruling (TechCrunch)… Airbnb Is Said to Seek $1 Billion More in Financing (New York Times)… Square’s Restaurant Delivery App Caviar Rolls Out Fastbite Service in New York (Venture Beat)…

Here Are the Top 5 Exits in Local Tech of 2014

The largest deals came on the public market, where some of the more established firms found late exits and others teamed up with rivals. But the startup scene saw its share of healthy M&A activity as well. Here are the five biggest deals in the local tech of 2014….

Case Study: QSR Chain Drives Revenue With Hyperlocal Tools

When it comes to selecting which hyperlocal platforms he’ll adopt at Mixt Greens, co-founder David Silverglide is clear on what he’s looking for: “It needs to be driving incremental revenue. It can’t just be trying to siphon off our existing customer base in a different way, or shifting them to a new platform…”

Street Fight Daily: Gannett to Buy Rest of Cars.com, Square Adds Food Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGannett Said Near Deal to Buy Rest of Cars.com for $1.8 Billion (New York Times)… As Competitors Close In, Square Moves Beyond the Credit Card (Wired)… Picking Through Google’s Pigeon Droppings (SearchEngineLand)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s Ad Strategy, Square Eyes Caviar

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyHow Facebook Sold You Krill Oil (New York Times)… Square Said to Be in Talks to Buy Food Delivery Start-Up Caviar (Street Fight)… OpenTable Takes Out Its Wallet for Restaurant Sales Analytics Startup Copilot (VentureBeat)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Building New iBeacon Device, Square Eyes Another Acquisition

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyApple is Building a New iBeacon-powered Device, FCC filing reveals (VentureBeat)… Curated Food Delivery Startup Caviar In Talks To Be Acquired By Square For $100 Million (TechCrunch)… Pew: Only 2 Alt-Weeklies Saw Circulation Gains in 2013 (Poynter)…