Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Targets Small Business, Amazon Expands Grocery Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyRadioShack is Running Out of Cash (CNBC)… GoDaddy Rolls Out New Spot Targeting Small Businesses (AdAge)… Amazon Fresh Grocery Delivery Business Expands to San Diego (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: TaskRabbit Pivots, Bill Gurley On Uber

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyTaskRabbit Pivots, Launches On-demand Service for Cleaning, Handiwork, Moving, & Errands (VentureBeat)… How to Miss By a Mile: An Alternative Look at Uber’s Potential Market Size (Above the Crowd)… Birchbox Is Opening Its First Retail Store, And Here’s What It Looks Like (BusinessInsider)…

Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Gets Into Mobile Payments, Pandora’s Local Revenue

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGet Paid: GoDaddy Links With PayPal, Dwolla, Stripe For A Mobile & Web Payment Service (TechCrunch)… Pandora: More Than Half Our Revs Will Be Local In A Few Years (Marketing Land)… Taking Another Plunge into Digital News (USA Today)…

Street Fight Daily: McDonald’s Orders Ahead, Oracle Puts Micros On Menu

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyMcDonald’s Is Secretly Testing Its Own Order-Ahead And Payments App(BusinessInsider)… Oracle Puts Micros on Menu as Restaurants Eat Up Software (Bloomberg)… Google Is Getting Into Domains. Should GoDaddy Worry? (Mashable)…

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Soars in Q1, Nokia’s Shopping Spree Continues

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyNearly $12B In Q1 Ad Revs, Mobile Likely Above 20 Percent (MarketingLand)… Nokia’s Here Buys Medio Systems To Push More Personalised Location Services (TechCrunch)… GoDaddy Financial Metrics Flatter Ahead of IPO (Financial Times)…

Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Files for IPO, Amex Partners With Uber

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGoDaddy Files for IPO (Wall Street Journal)… Uber and Amex Partner on In-App Loyalty Program (Recode)… Head of PayPal to Join Facebook (New York Times)…

Openings and New Hires at Dex Media, Connectivity, GoDaddy, and Hearst

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 hibu, Google, PlaceIQ, Advance Visibility and more …

Two Years After Private Equity Carve-Out, What’s Next for YP?

Two years ago, AT&T shed its local marketing business, selling a majority stake in its print and digital yellow pages assets to Cerberus Capital for $950 million in cash and debt. During a conversation with Street Fight, the company’s CEO David Krantz said the company is well-ahead of where its private equity parent expected it would be, and discussed how YP planned reprise its role as a leading consumer brand…

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)…

With Partnerships, YP’s Consumer Product Takes a Back Seat

Last week, YP announced a deal with Yelp in which the Yellow Pages spin-off will sell Yelp’s core advertising product to the company’s small business clients. For YP, and its owner Cerberus Capital, the agreement is the culmination of a deeper strategic push and a tacit acknowledgment that its role as leading consumer brand, which defined its print past, might be waning…

Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Preps IPO, JustEat Eyes London Markets

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGoDaddy Prepares for IPO (Wall Street Journal)… Just Eat Preps IPO In London, Aiming To Raise £100M (TechCrunch)… CMO One-to-One: LivingSocial Evolves from Deals Site to Deals Marketplace (eMarketer)…

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)…

Street Fight Daily: Patch Lays Off Hundreds, Amazon Bets on Real-World Payments

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.New Owner of Patch Lays Off Hundreds (New York Times)… Amazon to Offer Kindle Checkout System to Physical Retailers (Wall Street Journal)… Facebook Officially A Mobile Ad Firm With 53% Of Ad Revenue Now Coming From Its 945M Mobile Users (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Reportedly Eyes Local, Apple CEO Fuels Rumors

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.
Buy AOL? A More Likely Scenario for Yahoo’s Mayer Is a Big Local Search Acquisition to Spur Growth. (Recode)… CEO Tim Cook Says Touch ID Was Part Of Apple’s Thinking Around Mobile Payments (TechCrunch)… Uber Sued Over Death of 6-Year-Old on San Francisco Street (Businessweek)…

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.

Conference Notebook: The Future of Local Is the Marketplace, Not the Message

The local market has seen a seemingly endless flood of startups come online over the past few years, with many building the next iteration of last year’s feature. But as the market matures, and later-stage startups look to expand their addressable markets, the industry is starting to coalesce. According to data presented at the Interactive Local Media conference in San Francisco Tuesday, the number of M&A deals jumped by 65% this year thanks to strong performance online, but explosive growth in mobile…

Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Continues Buying Spree, Walmart Expands Same-Day Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyGoDaddy on an Acquisition Tear: Five Companies Since February (Screenwerk)… Walmart Expands Same-Day Grocery Delivery To Denver (TechCrunch)… Savings.com Launches Favado Mobile App, Aims To Solve Grocery Savings Once And For All (PandoDaily)…

Could Simple Website Builders Be the Next Hyperlocal Superstars?

Where is the next billion-dollar opportunity in hyperlocal? You might be surprised by the likely answer. Assuming they play their cards right, simple website builders like Wix, Weebly or Squarespace — and not the traditional hyperlocal platforms — have the best shot…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Expands Wi-Fi Check-Ins, Angie’s List Cuts Prices

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyWhy Facebook Is Giving Out Free Wi-Fi For Check-Ins (CNet)… Cheaper Advice: Angie’s List Cuts Prices (Wall Street Journal)… In Test Project, N.S.A. Tracked Cellphone Locations (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Bolsters Events, nCrowd’s Acquisition Spree Continues

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyGroupon Bolsters its Offerings With SideTour Deal (Wall Street Journal)… Still Clinging To The Daily Deals Dream? One (Very Active) Buyer Temains (PandoDaily)… Why Consumer Reports Says You Can’t Trust Angie’s List (Forbes)…