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…

Street Fight Daily: ApplePay on the iPad, Groupon’s Chairman Opens Up

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Apple Pay Is Coming To The iPad (Business Insider)… Groupon Chairman Ted Leonsis: ‘I Kind Of Fell In Love With Company’s Challenges’ (Chicago Tribune)… Google Profit Will Depend on Wringing More From Mobile Ads (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Goes After Groceries, Google’s ‘Physical Web’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…With New App, Groupon Goes After Grocery Deals (New York Times)… Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less (TechCrunch)… Here’s The Evidence That Google’s Search Results Are Horribly Biased (Business Insider)…

In Navigating Supply and Demand, Groupon Hopes for New Life

During a presentation at BIA/Kelsey’s Leading in Local event in New Orleans Tuesday, Dan Roarty, vice president of local commerce at Groupon, positioned the company’s deal marketplace as one part of a much more ambitious effort to create a platform that connects local supply and local demand well-beyond the confines of an email blast…

Street Fight Daily: Clinkle Finally Launches, Ron Johnson’s New Startup

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyClinkle Finally Launches Its Payments Service (But Not The One Originally Promised) (GigaOm)… Former Apple Exec, J.C. Penney CEO to Launch Delivery Startup (Business Insider)… Macy’s Aims to Become Retail Tech Powerhouse With Latest Moves (Fortune)…

Apple Made Its Move into Payments — Here’s What’s Next

Apple announced its long-awaited payments product on Tuesday, opening the door for a range of new innovations in local tech. Here are four locally focused companies that have already started working on products to dovetail with the platform…

Street Fight Daily: Millennials Drive Mobile Growth, Catalina Buys Coupon Company

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyMillennials Are The Largest Group Of Smartphone Owners, And Adoption Is Still Growing (TechCrunch)… Catalina Acquires Cellfire To Tie Mobile Offers To In-Store Sales (AdExchanger)… Apple iPhone’s Mobile Payments Expected to Include CVS and Walgreens (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Google’s Drone Delivery, Samsung’s New Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyInside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program (Atlantic)… Samsung Navigates Away from Google With Here maps for Galaxy phones (Verge)… Uber and Lyft Have Become Indistinguishable Commodities (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: NFC in New iPhone, 7-Eleven Rolls Out Belly

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology Our Sources Say the Next iPhone Will Include NFC Mobile Payments (Wired)… Loyalty Leader Belly Expands its Footprint by Rolling Out to 2,600 7-Eleven Locations (Pando)… Groupon Sales Reps Can’t Pursue Overtime Pay Class Action (Reuters)…

6 Demand-Based Pricing Platforms for Restaurants

With the goal of maximizing revenue and keeping their tables filled throughout the day, restaurants are using hyperlocal marketing platforms to incentivize guest reservations during off-peak times. Here are six hyperlocal platforms that restaurants can use to implement demand-based pricing…

As Losses Widen, Groupon Struggles to Redefine Itself

Groupon said Tuesday that losses widened in the second quarter as marketing and sales costs jumped but gross profit remained flat. The culprit, a far less profitable ecommerce business than anticipated, accounted for every dollar of the company’s top-line growth as it struggles to find new footing for its sluggish local deals business…

Street Fight Daily: Andrew Mason’s Next Big Thing, Square Bets on Chips

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGroupon Founder’s Next Big Plan: Audio Walking Tours (Businessweek)…Square Bets Big on Next-Gen Credit Card Tech (Wired)… Payments Giant First Data Acquires Gyft in an Effort to Bring Digital Gift Cards to the Masses (Pando)…

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)…

At Groupon, Mobile Doesn’t Mean Local (Yet)

For the first time last quarter the majority of the company’s transactions came from a mobile device. And yet, the company also hit another, less celebrated, milestone: its local business accounted for less than half of its total billings…

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Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Splits App, Groupon Goes After Costco

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Meet Swarm: Foursquare’s ambitious plan to split its app in two (Verge)… Groupon Goes After Costco And Sam’s Club With Groupon Basics, A Portal For Home Goods (TechCrunch)… Uber Gears up to Launch ‘Uber Family’ Service & Eyes a New Batch of Cities (VentureBeat)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Tests Local Commerce, GrubHub Raises Pricing

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyReport: Amazon to Expand Into Real-World Payments With New Amazon Local Commerce Business(Fierce Wireless)… GrubHub IPO Pricing Tops Estimate(Bloomberg)… Online Services Go Offline in China(Wall Street Journal)…

After Bust, LivingSocial Looks to Boom Again

LivingSocial isn’t quite the rocketship it was a few years ago. But, after a year of pulling back, and with a change in leadership in the works, the company is looking for a second wind. Street Fight recently caught up with Doug Miller, chief revenue officer at LivingSocial, to talk about where the company went wrong, how it plans to get back on track, and what wave it looks to ride next…

Street Fight Daily: GrubHub Prices IPO, Flurry Tracks Users Offline

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGrubHub Sets Price Range for I.P.O. (New York Times)… Flurry Launches Service to Track Mobile App Users, Offline (AdAge)… China Set to Cap Transfers Using Mobile-Payment Services (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Confessions, Smartphone Adoption Slows

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyUber Cab Confessions (GQ)… 58% of US Adults Say They Have a Smartphone — And Other Sobering Stats From Pew (Poynter)… How Foursquare Uses Location Data to Target Ads On PCs, Phones (AdAge)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Buys Scheduling Startup, Uber’s Latest Snafu

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Square Acquires BookFresh To Add Booking Services For Merchants (TechCrunch)… Uber Kept New Drivers Off the Road to Encourage Surge Pricing and Increase Fares (Verge)… The Payments Challenge for Mobile Carriers (New York Times)…