Raise Report: New Funding for Instacart, Kabbage, Drizly

Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes funding for Goldbely, Peerspace, Workfit, and Cordial.

Raise Report: Fresh Funding for Townsquared, Yieldbot, Drizly

Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes recent rounds for Carvana, SiteZeus, Spot.IM, and Insert.

Street Fight Daily: Brands Using Apps to Drive Revenue, Facebook Tweaks News Feed (Again)

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… How Three Brands Use Apps to Drive Loyalty and Revenue… Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Favor ‘Personally Informative’ Stories… How AMP Will Affect the Wider Web…

E-commerce Is a $341.7 Billion-dollar Industry — Can SMBs Get a Piece of the Pie?

Small businesses can close the gap between online and offline commerce with some hard work and adherence to a smart strategy. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Street Fight Daily: The Company Rejecting Offers from Amazon and Alibaba, Drizly’s Expansion Plans

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon and Alibaba Have Approached Five-Year-Old Startup Wish, But the CEO Seems to Want More (Business Insider)… Alcohol Delivery Startup Drizly Has Global Expansion Plans for 2016 (Boston Business Journal)… Shopify’s New App Sello Allows Anyone to Create An Online Store from Their Phone (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Launches Buyable Pins, Bing Now ‘Self-Sustaining’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Airbnb Is Helping Make Android Apps More Like The Web (ReadWrite)… Pinterest Takes E-Commerce To Next Level With Launch Of Buyable Pins On iPads & iPhones (Marketing Land)… Microsoft’s Bing Isn’t Such a Failure After All (Mashable)…

7 On-Demand Liquor Delivery Services

As the on-demand economy matures, vendors are narrowing their focus with more niche products and services. One of the hottest subgroups of on-demand services right now involves liquor delivery…

Street Fight Daily: Nokia’s Map Auction Heats Up, GrubHub Looks Beyond Restaurants

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Joins Baidu as Nokia’s Maps Unit Draws Multiple Bidders (Bloomberg)… GrubHub Looks Beyond the Sit-Down Restaurant for Growth (Wall Street Journal)… New Platforms, Including BrightRoll, Plug Into Placed For In-Store Measurement (MediaPost)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Raises $100M, GoDaddy’s Turnaround

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Square Raises More Money to Make Small Business Loans (Fortune)… Liquor Distributors Invest in Tech Firm to Boost E-Commerce in Alcohol (Wall Street Journal)… Deal Talks for Here Mapping Service Expose Reliance on Location Data (New York Times)…

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)…

How Ordering Liquor Online Could Open Up the Local Marketing Industry

The adoption of Internet-connected commerce systems, from consumer-facing networks such as Drizly to modern point-of-sale networks such as Square, is a key element in the shift of local marketing dollars to digital…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Watch’s Hyperlocal Ads, GM Eyes Local Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyApple Watch Will Deliver ‘Hyper-Local’ Ads On Your Wrist (Business Insider)… GM Turning Its Cars Into Rolling (Local) Search Engines (Search Engine Land)… Secret Wants To Be The Stream Of Consciousness For Live Events, Starting With CES (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Search To Exceed Desktop, Instacart’s Big Round

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Mobile Search Will Surpass Desktop in 2015 (eMarketer)… Instacart Is Raising North Of $100 Million At A $2 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)… We Can’t Trust Uber (New York Times)…