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: Beacons Retarget Ads, Mobile Wallets Eye Loyalty

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Now Advertisers Can Use Beacons To Make The Shoes You Were Looking At Inside A Physical Store Follow You Around The Internet (Business Insider)… The Next Step for the Mobile Wallet? Loyalty Programs (Wall Street Journal)… Let’s Stop Laughing At Groupon (Fortune)…

Openings and New Hires at UberMedia, Yext, Google and Dex Media

Every two weeks, 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, new jobs and hires at Groupon, MenuPages, Square, Skyhook Wireless, and more…

Street Fight Daily: TripAdvisor Targets OpenTable, Cracks In The Geoweb

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyLine Launches A Taxi Booking Service In Japan Because Chat Apps Have Become Platforms (TechCrunch)… TripAdvisor Goes on a Dining Reservations Binge With Acquisition of Iens (Skift)… Cracks In The Digital Map: What The ‘Geoweb’ Gets Wrong About Real Streets (Guardian)…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Opens Advertising, Goldman Eyes Groupon’s Korean Site

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology……Pinterest Will Open Promoted Pins To All Advertisers Following Success Of Beta Program (TechCrunch)… Goldman Wants In On Groupon’s Ticketmonster Deal (Crain’s Chicago Business)… Goldman Wants In On Groupon’s Ticketmonster Deal (Crain’s Chicago Business)… In Advertising, It’s About Who Gets Credit for the Sale (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Beacon Tech Tightens Security, SnapChat’s Local Filters

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Bluetooth Low Energy Gets New Security Features (GigaOm)… Snapchat Opens Geofilters So Anyone Can Submit Location-Based Artwork (TechCrunch)… Goldman Is Helping Uber Raise Money From Rich People (Bloomberg View)…

LBMA Podcast: Groupon Acquires Swarm, Lord & Taylor Deploys Beacons

On the show: LINKNYC replaces payphones with WiFi in NYC; Radio Shack goes back to its roots with Little Bits; LivingSocial lets merchants in on the deal; Snapchat partners with Square; Spotify partners with Uber; Target Partners with PointInside; Shazam partners with Adspace Networks; WholeFoods creates deeper local engagement with in-store kiosks in Atlanta…

Street Fight Daily: Uber’s Smear Tactics, Groupon Buys (Other) Swarm

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyUber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists (BuzzFeed)… Groupon Acquires In-Store Analytics And Marketing Startup Swarm Mobile (TechCrunch)… U.S. Mobile Payments Market to Boom by 2019, Research Firm Says (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: On-Demand’s Labor Problem, Square Drops Free

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Handy Sued For Being a Hellscape of Labor Code Violations (ValleyWag)… Square Eschews Free, Starts $29 Pre-Orders For Chip-Based Card Readers (TechCrunch)… HomeAway Integrates Gogobot, Uber and Instacart Into Mobile Services (Skift)…

Street Fight Daily: Revel Raises $100M, Groupon Splits App

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Revel Lands A Whopping $100m To Put Another Nail In Cash Registers’ Coffins (VentureBeat)… Groupon, Too, Turns to Multiple Apps (New York Times)… Small Business Lending Platform On Deck Files For IPO Valued At Up To $150 Million (Fox Business)…

5 Hyperlocal Platforms With Acquisition-Based Pricing

Local merchants are looking for immediate results with their hyperlocal marketing programs, and most aren’t willing to pay up front for the online clicks of a customer who may or may not actually show up. As vendors search for better ways to serve the small business market, the focus is shifting away from website clicks, and toward customer acquisition…

Street Fight Daily: Big Cuts at LivingSocial, Yahoo’s SMB Head Departs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…LivingSocial Lays Off 400, Eyes Changes to Amazon Relationship (Recode)… Yahoo’s Small Business Head Amit Kumar Departs Company (Recode)… Sorry Apple Pay, Small Biz Just Not That Into You (CNBC)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon’s Wine Label, Porch Keeps Growing

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Groupon Uncorks Its Own Wine Label (Chicago Business Journal)… Can Porch.com Become LinkedIn For Your House?  (Fortune)… For Location-Tracking Startup, a Data-Privacy Odyssey (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Starbucks’ Delivery Plans, Groupon Eyes Partners in Asia

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Strong Brew: Starbucks Ceo Promises To Compete On Mobile Payments, Reveals On-demand Delivery Plans (Pando)… Groupon Hires Advisers To Find Partners For Asia Businessesn (Bloomberg)… Why Online Retailers Continue To Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores (TechCrunch)…

Groupon’s Local Business Bounces Back — But Is It Too Little Too Late?

Groupon beat market expectations in the third quarter, stabilizing a troubled international segment and accelerating the company’s core North American local business after three quarters of decline. But the company’s quickly growing ecommerce business continues to overshadow the small gains of the local segment…

Street Fight: Ads In Your Uber, Nextdoor’s Treat Map

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…You Might Start Seeing Ads In Your Uber (Buzzfeed)… Nextdoor’s treat map shows you where to find candy on Halloween (Mashable)… Square Finds Itself Encircled (Bloomberg)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Lets SMBs Respond, Mobile Investment Booms

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…“Google My Business” App Now Lets Business Owners Respond To Customer Reviews From Their Smartphone (TechCrunch)… Mobile Internet Investment Hits Record $19.2b — Up 232% In Last 12 Months (VentureBeat)… Maker of Apple Pay Competitor Has Already Been Hacked (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Taco Bell’s New App, Sun-Times’ Network Play

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyTaco Bell Unveils Mobile Ordering (USA Today)… The Newsonomics Of The Sun-Times National/Local Network Play (Nieman Journalism Lab)… Groupon’s New Product Boss Leaving After Less Than Two Months (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Knocks Off Yelp, Apple’s Loyalty Program

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…With Yelp Knockoff, Groupon’s Still Searching for Magic Bullet (Recode)… Apple Pay Loyalty Program Due to Start Within the Year (Bank Innovation)… Macy’s Links With Google To Show Mobile Users What’s In Stock Nearby (AdAge)…

5 Influential Products That Helped Define Local Tech

The local industry has yielded a bevy of popular products. Some have survived while others have faded into the background, but the industry continues to merit the hype. Here we take a look at the five best products in local tech over the past few years…