Street Fight Daily: Google Plans Uber Competitor, Layoffs at eBay and PayPal

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology Google Is Developing Its Own Uber Competitor (Bloomberg)… Big Layoffs Begin at eBay and PayPal (Recode)… Analyst Gordon Borrell Sees Local Digital Ads Soaring In 2015, But Not For Newspapers (Poynter)…

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)…

Openings and New Hires at Niche Media, Balihoo, and YP

Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new jobs and hires at Yext, SnapRetail, PlaceIQ, eBay, Hearst, and more…

Street Fight Daily: The Classifieds Wars, Uber Expands Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Documents Show How Ebay’s Meg Whitman And Pierre Omidyar Conspired To Steal Craigslist’s Secrets (Pando)… Uber Expands Grocery Delivery Pilot, Renames It UberEssentials (The Next Web)… The Post-Google Local Survival Guide (Search Engine Land)…MA roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Documents Show How Ebay’s Meg Whitman And Pierre Omidyar Conspired To Steal Craigslist’s Secrets (Pando)… Uber Expands Grocery Delivery Pilot, Renames It UberEssentials (The Next Web)… The Post-Google Local Survival Guide (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Stores Slide on Black Friday, Jack Dorsey’s New Legacy

MA roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Bricks-and-Mortar Sales Edge Lower At Start Of Holiday Season; Online Surges (Retuers)… This Man Was Supposed To Become Steve Jobs 2.0 — Here’s What Happened Instead (Business Insider)… New Facebook Rules Will Sting Entrepreneurs (Wall Street Journal)…

VIDEO: Ebay’s Ramadge Says Winning Trust is Key to Winning in Local

During a keynote at Street Fight Summit in New York City last week, David Ramadge, head of venture outreach at eBay, offered a fascinating look at the shift in digital economy from global networks to connected “village economies…

Street Fight Daily: ApplePay on the iPad, Groupon’s Chairman Opens Up

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Apple Pay Is Coming To The iPad (Business Insider)… Groupon Chairman Ted Leonsis: ‘I Kind Of Fell In Love With Company’s Challenges’ (Chicago Tribune)… Google Profit Will Depend on Wringing More From Mobile Ads (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: eBay Spins Off PayPal, Waze Crowdsources Places

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology]EBay to Spin Off PayPal With New CEOs for Two Publicly Traded Companies (Recode)… With Places (and Your Help), Waze Mapping Gets Smarter On Android And iOS (GigaOm)… Yelp and Tripadvisor Launch Joint Campaign Against Google (Financial Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Pro.com Raises Another $14M, Uber Talks to Regulators

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyBezos-Backed Pro.com Raises Another $14 Million to Help Renovate Your Home (Businessweek)… Uber Open to ‘Debate’ With European Regulators Over Ride-Sharing Rules (Wall Street Journal)… Bringing Tablets To Restaurant Tables Nationwide Nets E la Carte $35 Million (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Ebay’s Mobile Ad Business, Consolidation in Calls

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyeBay Launching First Mobile Ad Business in Q4 (Recode)… Voice Marketing Company Ifbyphone Raises $30M More, Acquires Competitor Mongoose Metrics (TechCrunch)… Consumer Spending Data Indicates Uber is Far Larger and Growing Faster Than Lyft (Pando)…

Street Fight Daily: Ebay Considers Paypal Spinoff, Square Launches Analytics

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyEBay Considering PayPal Spinoff (Reuters)… Square Goes After Small Businesses With New Suite of Analytics Tools (Mashable)… Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps (TechCrunch)…

LivingSocial Taps eBay Ad Exec to Replace O’Shaughnessy as CEO

The daily deals site has hired Gautam Thaker to replace co-founder Tim O’Shaughnessy, who announced he would step down earlier this year. Thaker had been general manager of eBay’s advertising business…

Street Fight Daily: Village Voice Nears Strike, eBay Kills Small Business Product

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…. Village Voice employees set strike deadline after negotiations break down (Poynter)… eBay Confirms Shutdown of Small-Business E-Commerce Software Products (Recode)… An Upper Limit For Apps? New Data Suggests Consumers Only Use Around Two Dozen Apps Per Month (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Oracle Eyes Micros, Yelp Adds Messaging

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyOracle Said to Near Deal to Buy Micros Systems (Bloomberg)… Yelp Gives Customers The Ability To Send Messages To Businesses (MarketingLand)… Microsoft Shuttering Bing Ads Express (SearchEngineLand)…

Street Fight Daily: DailyCandy Shut Down, An Omnichannel Rollup

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyNBCUniversal-Owned DailyCandy and Television Without Pity Will Be Shut Down (Recode)… Nomi Acquires Media Armor To Add Online Marketing Data To Its Offline Marketing Tools (TechCrunch)… GoDaddy Partners With Dwolla On New E-Invoicing Option For Small Businesses (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Tests Calls, A Deep Look at Uber

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyTwitter Tries to Prove Its Ads Drive Sales with Click-to-Call (Digiday)… A Deeper Look at Uber’s Dynamic Pricing Model (Above the Crowd)… EBay Rejects Icahn board Nominees, Asks Investors to do Same (Reuters)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Buys Scheduling Startup, Uber’s Latest Snafu

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Square Acquires BookFresh To Add Booking Services For Merchants (TechCrunch)… Uber Kept New Drivers Off the Road to Encourage Surge Pricing and Increase Fares (Verge)… The Payments Challenge for Mobile Carriers (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Courts Local Media, Billionaire Prince May Back Square

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Google Helping Local Publishers Surf The Programmatic Wave
 (Forbes)… Will this Billionaire Saudi Arabian Prince Back Jack Dorsey’s Square (Fox Business)… GoDaddy Will Take On Shopify With A Simpler E-Commerce Storefront Arriving This Spring (TechCrunch)…

Why Ecommerce Companies Are Eyeing Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Over the past year, a string of ecommerce firms have invested in brick-and-mortar locations in an attempt to cash in on local markets that still account for over 90% of retail spending in the U.S. Manish Chandra, the founder the online fashion marketplace Poshmark, says physical locations will play an important part in ecommerce strategies moving forward…

Street Fight Daily: Icahn Calls For PayPal Split, Groupon Boosts Hotel Product

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Could Square be Collateral Damage in Carl Icahn’s War on Ebay? (Quartz)… Groupon Adds 20,000 Properties To Its Hotel Feature (Skift)… Tokyo Launches Cab-Calling Mobile App (Wall Street Journal)…