Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Spins Off Small Business, Groupon Founder’s New Startup

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyYahoo To Spin Off Small Business Unit With Alibaba Stake (Quartz)… Groupon Founder’s New App Offers Awesome GPS Walking Tours (Wired)… Gannett: More Digital Acquisitions (NetNewsCheck)…

Street Fight Daily: Starbucks Dominates Mobile, Icahn Eyes Gannett

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Starbucks’ Mobile Payments Jolt (PYMNTS)… Corporate Raider Carl Icahn Sets His Sights On Gannett (Poynter)… Mobile Moves in on Grocery Shopping (MediaPost)…

Holiday Shoppers Will Move Between Online and Offline More Than Ever Before

In two new studies, the Gannett-owned digital marketing company G/O Digital took a look at the capabilities and offerings that will drive shopper behavior during the holidays for national and smaller retailers respectively. According to one, 84% of online shoppers said they planned to use an online channel to help decide where to shop before purchasing a gift in store at a small business…

Gannett Papers Evolve to Avoid Becoming Publishing’s ‘Buggy Whips’

In the news media’s digitally focused 21st century, newspapers are often dismissed as an “industrial-age” product. But it’s not clear that they’ll become what whale oil was to the 19th century’s petroleum . For a macro-look at how this is playing out at Gannett, we caught up with the media giant’s SVP for News, Kate Marymont…

Street Fight Daily: Search’s Mobile Problem, Square Eyes Back-Office

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… First Half Ad Revenue: Search Dominates PC Ads But Not Mobile (Search Engine Land)… Square Testing New Payroll Product as Ambition Grows (Recode)… Gannett Earnings Strong, But Publishing Revenues Continue A Steep Slide (Poynter)…

How One Gannett Paper Is Reacting After ‘Slow Slide’ From Cost Cutting

In August of this year, the entire editorial staff at the Asheville Citizen-Times was required to apply for re-employment in a reorganization with new job descriptions. Executive Editor Josh Awtry told readers: “It would have been easier to change nothing in the way we operate … but we weren’t ready to accept that fate.” Here, Awtry details for Street Fight his team’s major changes…

Street Fight Daily: Gannett Buys Rest of Cars.com, Angie’s List Struggles

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Gannett Buys the Rest of Cars.com for $1.8 Billion (Businessweek)… Why Angie’s List Is In Trouble (Time)… PayPal Taps an Outsider to Push It Into a New Era (New York Times)…

Study: Facebook Is Most Effective Social Media Site for Small Business

A new study from G/O Digital, the digital marketing wing of Gannett, finds that consumers tend to use Facebook for product research more than any other social media outlet. The study found that 68% of respondents prefer checking reviews of Facebook, compared to 11% on Twitter and 12% on Pinterest.

It’s Official: The Newspaper Industry Has Given Up on Newspapers

In the past couple of weeks, three of the major legacy media companies announced they were splitting their companies into separate-but-unequal broadcast and print ventures. The decisions by Gannett, E.W. Scripps and Tribune to divide their once “synergistic business models” into separate and very distinct businesses indicate that we are now at the beginning of the end-of-the-end for this industry…

Street Fight Daily: Shoppers Flee Stores, Gannett Splits Digital Business

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyShoppers Are Fleeing Physical Stores (Wall Street Journal)… Gannett To Split Print and Broadcast/Digital Divisions (New York Times)… Facebook’s New Video Ads Aren’t Ready for Small Businesses — Yet (Recode)…

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)…

Openings and New Hires at MatchCraft, Gannett, bizHive and Google

Every two weeks, Search Influence’s 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, moves and new openings at Euclid Media Twitter, Ping4, LiveIntent, Hibu and more…

Street Fight Daily: Google Plans Same-Day Delivery, Brands Eye App-Install Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyInside Google’s Big Plan to Race Amazon To Your Door (Re/Code)… Matt Cutts, Google’s Head of Webspam, Is Going on Indefinite Leave — Publishers Likely Won’t Miss Him (PandoDaily)… Will Brand Dollars Ever Come to App-Install Ads? (AdAge)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Slips Further, Consumers Balk on Mobile Wallets

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… LivingSocial Sales Slip Further (Wall Street Journal)… Few Consumers Are Buying Premise of Mobile Wallets (New York Times)… Airbnb Wants to Be a Travel Agent (Wall Street Journal)…

Hyperlocal M&A in 2014 — Here’s What the Big Acquirers Are Looking For

YP’s acquisition of Sense Networks earlier this week comes as M&A activity in the local technology continues to increase, with the market seeing the number of large, double digit deals increase in 2013. Here’s a quick look at several major players who may currently be in the hunt for locally focused acquisitions and what they might be looking for.

Street Fight Daily: Fake Yelp Reviews Rise, Yahoo Gives Maps A Facelift

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyA Whopping 20% Of Yelp Reviews Are Fake (MarketWatch)… Surprise: Yahoo Maps Gets A Facelift, New Features (SearchEngineLand)… Hyperlocal Power: Urban Compass Raises $20M At A $150M Valuation; Adds Advance Publications And Marc Benioff As Investors (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Gannett Cuts Jobs, Fandango Acquires Quantum

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyGannett Cuts Jobs At Some Local Papers (USA Today)… Fandango Acquires Promotional Ticketing Company Quantum (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Millennial Media Buys Jumptap, Gannett Merges Agency Business

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyMillennial Media Snaps Up Jumptap For $193 Million (AdExchanger)… Gannett Dives Deeper Into Agency Business With ‘G/O Digital’ (AdAge)… To Square Up To Foursquare, Yelp Now Lets Users Post Reviews Directly From Its Mobile App (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Layoffs at Gannett, OpenTable Buys Rezbook

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology…. More Than 150 Layoffs at Gannett (Gannett Blog)… OpenTable Buys Rezbook, Teams Up With Urbanspoon (San Francisco Business Times)… Wall Street Gives Yelp Five-Star Review as Stock Soars 23 Percent (AllThingsD

Street Fight Daily: Google Retires Latitude, Life360 Raises $10M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology….Google Is Retiring Its Latitude Location-Sharing Service (TheNextWeb)… Family App Life360 Raises $10 million Series B Round For Growth, International Expansion (GigaOm)… Belo Is Now Worth More Than Gannett Is Paying (Bloomberg)…