Groupon | Street Fight - Part 3

Street Fight Daily: Google Partners with HomeAdvisor, New Groupon CEO’s Vision

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Google Partners with HomeAdvisor, New Groupon CEO’s Vision

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Gets Deeper into Home Services (CNBC)… New Groupon CEO Says the Local Deals Pioneer Is Undervalued, Underestimated (GeekWire)… Foursquare Has Figured Out the Hottest Restaurants Around America Right Now (Tech Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: Google and Flipkart Partner to Eliminate Apps, Groupon’s Ideel Takes a Hit

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Google and Flipkart Partner to Eliminate Apps, Groupon’s Ideel Takes a Hit

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… With a Mobile Website Like An App, Flipkart Takes a Swipe at Apple (New York Times)… Groupon Site Ideel to Pack Up and Ship Out of New York (Crain’s New York Business)… Legacy Retailers Struggle to Ramp Up Mobile Marketing (Ad Age)…

Openings and New Hires at Groupon, Rocket Fuel, and Xaxis

Geoff Michener

Openings and New Hires at Groupon, Rocket Fuel, and Xaxis

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s column, Groupon appoints another new CEO, Xaxis spinoff Light Reaction gains a vice president of global operations, and programmatic leader Rocket Fuel adds political veterans in anticipation of new online ad spending for the 2016 election cycle.

Street Fight Daily: Postmates Acquires Local Discovery Startup Sosh, Facebook’s New SMB Ad Products

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Postmates Acquires Local Discovery Startup Sosh, Facebook’s New SMB Ad Products

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Postmates Is Buying Sosh, a Service for Discovering Local Activities (Fortune)… Facebook’s New Tools Let Merchants Tailor Ads for Nearby Consumers (Adweek)… How Handy’s Founder Oisin Hanrahan Is Scaling His Startup into an On-Demand Powerhouse (The Next Web)…

Q3 Earnings Roundup: Shift to Mobile Presents Commerce Challenge for Yelp, Angie’s List, Groupon

Noah Elkin

Q3 Earnings Roundup: Shift to Mobile Presents Commerce Challenge for Yelp, Angie’s List, Groupon

Consumers are spending more time on their mobile devices than ever, a shift that is affecting both traditional and digital businesses. Recent earnings reports from Yelp, Angie’s List, and Groupon indicate that some of these publicly traded local mainstays are handling the transition better than others, particularly the rising challenge to effectively combine content, commerce, and services.

Case Study: Reliability in New Scheduling Platform Helps Chicago Salon Maintain Buzz

Stephanie Miles

Case Study: Reliability in New Scheduling Platform Helps Chicago Salon Maintain Buzz

Online scheduling platforms are supposed to save merchants time by automating client bookings, cancellations, reminders, and even payment collection. But when merchants stop trusting their own scheduling platforms, and start verifying individual bookings for accuracy, the benefits of online-only systems go out the window. For an exclusive Chicago salon, switching things up helped maintain buzz and business.

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Will Cut 1,100 Jobs, LivingSocial is Planning a Comeback

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Will Cut 1,100 Jobs, LivingSocial is Planning a Comeback

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon to Cut 1,100 Jobs, Pull Out of 7 Countries (Chicago Tribune)… The Resurrection of LivingSocial (DCInno)… The Commoditization of Ad Tech — How the Cross-Device Landscape is Going to Get Worse Before It Gets Better (Medium)…

Street Fight Daily: An Inside Look at Amazon, Can Facebook Finally Conquer E-Commerce?

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: An Inside Look at Amazon, Can Facebook Finally Conquer E-Commerce?

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace (New York Times)… Facebook’s Last Push Into E-Commerce was a Disaster, but It’s Gearing Up to Try Again (Business Insider)… Location Inaccuracy is a Bigger Problem Than Fraud (AdExchanger)…

Street Fight Daily: Macy’s and Alibaba Join Forces, Amazon Changes Retail Ad Terms

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Street Fight Daily: Macy’s and Alibaba Join Forces, Amazon Changes Retail Ad Terms

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Alibaba Lands Macy’s as the First U.S. Department Store For Its Online Portal (Fortune)… Amazon Changes Terms for Retailers Advertising on Its Site (AdAge)… Layoffs Hit Groupon’s Restaurant Software Unit as Breadcrumb Founder Leaves (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Crowley on Foursquare’s Future, Google Still Working on Same-Day Delivery

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Crowley on Foursquare’s Future, Google Still Working on Same-Day Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon Reports Profit but Still Falls Short of Expectations (Wall Street Journal)… Google Puts Exec Behind ‘Buy Button’ in Charge of Express Delivery Service (Recode)… Understanding The Future Of Mobility (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: The Evolution of Groupon, Target Tests Beacons

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: The Evolution of Groupon, Target Tests Beacons

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… The Rise, Fall, and Improbable Comeback Strategy of Groupon (Eater)… Target Testing Beacons to Provide In-Store Shoppers Coupons, Recommendations (Minneapolis StarTribune)… Instacart Makes Its First Acquisition With “Acqui-hire” Of App Maker Wedding Party (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon’s Food Delivery Service, The Missing Online-Offline Link in Retail

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Groupon’s Food Delivery Service, The Missing Online-Offline Link in Retail

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon Challenges GrubHub and Yelp With 10% Off All Delivered Orders (Adweek)… The Missing Link Between Shopper Marketing And E-Commerce (Marketing Land)… A Fragile Moment for Big Media (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys OrderUp, Advertisers Struggle With Google’s Mobile Update

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys OrderUp, Advertisers Struggle With Google’s Mobile Update

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon Acquires OrderUp Food Delivery Service (TechCrunch)… Google And Its Advertisers That Didn’t Prepare For Mobile Face Uphill Struggle (Marketing Land)… How Eddystone Will Take Beacons Further Than Ever Before (ReadWrite)…

Local Tech Businesses Diversify to Serve a Wider Range of SMB Needs — But Do They Really Know Their Customers?

Mo Yehia

Local Tech Businesses Diversify to Serve a Wider Range of SMB Needs — But Do They Really Know Their Customers?

In the rush to diversify their offerings, single-product local tech companies either move horizontally (reaching out to all the markets that could remotely utilize their product) or, more often, vertically (seeking to cater to all the nuanced needs of a niche market).

Street Fight Daily: Groupon’s Apple Watch App, Amazon’s Store on Wheels

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Groupon’s Apple Watch App, Amazon’s Store on Wheels

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon’s New Apple Watch App Alerts You To Nearby Deals, Lets You Buy From Your Wrist (TechCrunch)… YP’s Split and Local.com’s Bankruptcy: Ain’t No Big Deal (Street Fight)… Shyp Nabs Foursquare’s Varun Shetty To Run Business Development (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys Booking Site, Delivery Hero Nears IPO

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys Booking Site, Delivery Hero Nears IPO

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon Acquires Beauty Salon And Spa Booking Startup (Chicago Business Journal)… Takeout Giant Delivery Hero Raises Another $110M at Over $3.1B Valuation Ahead of IPO (TechCrunch)… Google Misses Out on Apple’s Slice of Mobile Transactions (Wall Street Journal)…