Street Fight Daily: Nokia’s Map Auction Heats Up, GrubHub Looks Beyond Restaurants

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Joins Baidu as Nokia’s Maps Unit Draws Multiple Bidders (Bloomberg)… GrubHub Looks Beyond the Sit-Down Restaurant for Growth (Wall Street Journal)… New Platforms, Including BrightRoll, Plug Into Placed For In-Store Measurement (MediaPost)…

Street Fight Daily: Banjo Raises $100M, Apple’s Search Ambitions

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Banjo Raises $100M to Put Your Tweet (and More) on the Map (Street Fight)… Apple Challenges Google with Growing Web Search Program, Fueled by Topsy Acquisition (Apple Insider)… ClassPass, a Startup that Gym Rats and Investors Love, is Now a $400 Million Company (Business Insider)…

Groupon Tries to Move Beyond Reputation for Discounts

At six years old, Groupon is younger than its earnings report would suggest. It’s first quarter, which saw the sale of a cornerstone asset in Asia and a continued reboot at home, captures the clutter of a surprisingly large business in transition…

Street Fight Daily: Google Hits Mobile Majority, Foursquare’s Location Cloud

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Now It’s Official: More Google Searches Are Coming From Mobile Than Desktop (AdWeek)… Foursquare Targets Its B2B Pitch With Places And New Location Cloud (TechCrunch)… Apple Store Mastermind’s Startup Will Sell You an iPhone and Set It Up in Your Home (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Enters Local Travel, Facebook’s Coming Algo-Change

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Travel Launches New Brand, Amazon Destinations (Skift)… Facebook Is Making 3 Big Changes To Its Newsfeed Algorithm (Business Insider)… $47B Of Local Ads Programmatic By 2019 (NewNewsCheck)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Sells TicketMonster Stake, Verve Hires New CEO

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon Sells Controlling Stake in Korean Site Ticket Monster for $360 Million (Recode)… Verve Mobile Taps Acxiom’s Stirratt As CEO (MediaPost)… ‘Mobilegeddon’ Could Be Bad News For 40% of Top Websites (USA Today)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Nears Big Deal, SMBs Balk at Social

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… KKR Investor Group Nears Deal for Ticket Monster (Wall Street Journal)… Small Businesses Are So-So About Social (eMarketer)… Linking Digital Ads To In-Store Visits Continues To Spread: Tapad, Placed Ink Dea (MediaPost)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Eyes Local Services, Square Adds Marketing Tools

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Wants To Send You A Plumber (BuzzFeed)… Square Is Using Customer Data to Create Targeted Email Campaigns for Brands (AdWeek)… Groupon Mulls Selling Off Checkout Software Business (Recode)…

LivingSocial Sells Off Australian Assets, Looks to ‘Refound’ Its Core Business

Over the course of the past 18 months, the struggling daily deals company has sold off nearly all of its international assets, exiting countries and categories in an effort to create a nest egg for the “refounding” of the firm under new chief executive Gautam Thakar.

Tige Savage: Founders Need to Solve for Degrees of Freedom — Not Valuation

In an interview with Street Fight, Tige Savage, managing director at Revolution Ventures, talks about what went wrong at LivingSocial and Groupon, why founders should solve for “degrees of freedom — not valuation,” and why the next big thing may not come out of Silicon Valley or New York…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Launches Stores, Starcom Measures TV

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon Quietly Launches Groupon Stores, a Marketplace for Its $2 Billion Goods Business (Recode)… SMG Launches Addressable TV Measurement Tool (MediaPost)… Amazon Dash Aims to Be a Push-Button Substitute for the Supply Run (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Likes Events, Square Becomes a Platform

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Is Making It Easier To Find Events You Want To Go To (Mashable)… How Groupon Not So Innocently Planned Its Most Popular Facebook Post Ever (AdWeek)… The Racists Next Door: Why Nextdoor’s Racial Profiling “problem” Isn’t The Company’s Fault — It’s Society’s (Pando)…

Street Fight Daily: Wall Street Defends Yelp, xAd’s Big Hires

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Stop Bullying Yelp, Analysts Say (MarketWatch)… Former Twitter Programmatic Head Gelb, 3 Others Join xAd (MediaPost)… Amazon Can Now Start Testing Out a Drone Delivery System in the US (Quartz)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s New Listening Tool, Starbucks Orders Ahead

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyWhat Are Facebook Users Talking About? Advertisers Can Now Find Out. (Recode)… Starbucks Expands Mobile Ordering (TechCrunch)… Google Accidentally Reveals Its Own Mobile Events App (TechCrunch)…

Amazon and Yelp Want a Piece of Online Ordering — Here’s Why There’s Still Hope for Startups

A wave of consolidation in the food ordering industry has reignited the race to capture a $70 billion sector. But as market leaders go public and other firms barrel in on the industry, is there still room for younger companies to grow? CEO Matt Howard at EatStreet, one of the largest remaining independent ordering firms, thinks so.

LBMA Podcast: Geofeedia’s RJ Taylor, Groupon’s Beacons

On the show: ScreenPop adds messages to your lock screen; Knorr soup beacons to you; ESRI launches ArcGIS Open Data website; Rockbot Anthem; Guidekick; Fans on Foot…

Street Fight Daily: Lyft Eyes Big New Round, Groupon Sells Beacons

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Ride-Hailing Service Lyft Is Said to Be in Talks to Raise $250 Million (New York Times)… Expedia Buying Orbitz for $1.6 Billion (Skift)… Online-To-Offline Metrics Increasingly Available, Important To Marketers (Search Engine Land)…

Groupon Plans to Start Selling Beacons to Merchants

The deals company announced solid fourth quarter earnings Thursday evening, finishing the year with gains in both revenue and gross billings. During the earnings call, CEO Eric Lefkofsky announced its latest project: a redemption system that uses beacons to allow merchants to track and communicate with Groupon customers in their stores…

Street Fight Daily: Sidecar Takes On Instacart, Yelp Promises Hiring Spree

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Sidecar, a Ride-Hailing Start-Up, Pushes Into Package Delivery (New York Times)… Yelp Is Hiring A Bunch Of New Salespeople To Sell More Ads (Business Insider)… Groupon Founder Says Company Was A ‘Stupid, Boring Idea’ (The Week)…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Courts Small Business, Apple Eyes Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyTwitter Seeks To Prove Value For Smaller Advertisers (AdExchanger)… Apple May Be About To Take On Google With Its Own Search Engine (Cult of Mac)… Groupon in Talks to Sell Majority Stake in Ticket Monster (Wall Street Journal)…