Street Fight Daily: Gawker Media’s Ecommerce Success, Amazon Will Have Its Own Fleet of Shipping Trucks

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… How Gawker Turned into Groupon (Motherboard)… Amazon Buys Thousands of Truck Trailers as Its Transportation Ambitions Grow (Recode)… Waze’s Growth Chief: Even Driverless Cars Need a Better Route (USA Today)…

Why a Former Gawker Editor Is Pushing Local News to National Audiences

We recently caught up with Ratter founder A.J. Daulerio to talk about making local stories into national news, “building a tabloid about city while acknowledging the internet as the neighborhood,” and how he plans to avoid Patch’s missteps…

Street Fight Daily: Google Eyes Hotel Search, China’s New Ridesharing Monopoly

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google’s Quiet Moves to Dominate Hotel Metasearch (Skift)… China Has A New Taxi App Monopolist – And It Isn’t Uber (Fortune)… How Do We Think about Location Once Location Is Everywhere? (Screenwerk)…