Wix Buys Its Way Into Online Ordering

Wix, the Isreali-based website builder, has quietly pushed into the wider small business technology market since going public last year. Now the company has acquired OpenRest, a small Israeli-American startup that provides restaurants with the ability to accept orders through a website or mobile app…

Paid Placement Helps GrubHub Pad Its Bottom Line

Grubhub posted better-than-expected earnings Thursday sending shares up slightly in early trading. The online ordering company, which hit the public markets earlier this year, saw revenue and profit inch up slightly in a seasonally less active third quarter due in part to the adoption of a new auction-based commision model…

Street Fight Daily: First Data’s Turnaround, Offline Sellers’ Search Spending

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyKKR Banks on Bisignano Forging Apple Deal at First Data (Bloomberg)… More than Half of Top 25 Google AdWords Spenders Sell Mostly Offline (Screenwerk)… The Case Against Everything on Demand (Recode)…

Three Months After IPO, Grubhub is Growing — And Profitable

Shares of the company rose 4% Thursday morning as the online ordering firm reported solid revenue growth, and a stronger-than-expected jump in profit during its first full quarter as a public company…

What Booker’s New Partnership Says About GrubHub’s Future

Booker has announced a new partnership with Como to use the firm’s technology to allow businesses to instantly generate a customized consumer-facing mobile application with full booking capability. The move offers an insight into how back-office software companies could undercut commerce companies like Grubhub…

GrubHub(s) vs. Uber(s) vs. Yelp(s): Making Sense of the Mayhem in Local Commerce

Last week, ride-sharing service Lyft announced that it had closed a $250 million round of funding to compete with Uber in what will likely become a capital-intensive — and noisy — race around the world. But the battle over transportation is just one example of a wider push by tech companies to reinvent traditionally offline industries by developing lightweight marketplaces…

Street Fight Daily: Square Secures Credit, GrubHub Shares Soar

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySquare Secures Credit in ‘Low Hundreds of Millions’ (CNBC)… GrubHub Shares Surge in Debut (Wall Street Journal)… TPG Said Close to Airbnb Investment After Snags Resolved (Bloomberg)…

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)…

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)…

Which Hyperlocal Startup Will Be Next to IPO?

After two years of relative quiet, the hyperlocal industry is once again set to make a splash in the public markets. This year’s class is flush with some of the biggest names in tech, and signals a key shift in the business models that dominate the local technology market today…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Tests Calls, A Deep Look at Uber

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyTwitter Tries to Prove Its Ads Drive Sales with Click-to-Call (Digiday)… A Deeper Look at Uber’s Dynamic Pricing Model (Above the Crowd)… EBay Rejects Icahn board Nominees, Asks Investors to do Same (Reuters)…

GrubHub Files For $100M IPO

Grubhub has officially thrown its hat into the I.P.O. ring, with the public filing of its prospectus Friday morning. The online ordering firm, which merged with competitor Seamless in August, filed the prospectus confidentially with the SEC last week under a new provision introduced by the JOBS act aimed at making the IPO process less expensive for smaller companies…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Raises Another $35M, eBay’s Strategy for Offline Commerce

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.…. Foursquare Raises a $35 Million Round and Adds DFJ’s Schuler to the Board (AllThingsD)… EBay’s Strategy for Taking On Amazon (New York Times)… Nextdoor Talks Growth, Now Being Used In One In Six Neighborhoods In The US (TechCrunch)…

7 Local Logistics and Delivery Platforms for Restaurants

Retailers can get away with one-day or two-day delivery timelines, but restaurants are held to a different standard. Meals need to be easy to order, easy to pay for, and they need to be delivered while they’re still hot. A number of local logistics vendors are stepping in with platforms meant to simplify the delivery process for restaurant owners, providing tools to manage and process orders digitally…

Street Fight Daily: Food Delivery Merger Stirs Concerns, Apple Beefs Up Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyFood Delivery Merger Stirs Concerns (Wall Street Journal)… Apple Beefing Up Maps With Crowdsourcing, “Ground Truth” Hires (Apple Insider)… UrbanSpoon To Focus On Quality Restaurant Reviews After Selling Rezbook To OpenTable (TechCrunch)…

The Ecommerce Killer Is the Logistics Layer of the Local Stack

The shakeup in food delivery is just a first tremor amid a tectonic shift in local. The adoption of payment, point-of-sale and other commerce-related software by local retailers opens the door to a rethinking of the local logistics model, and the way we transport goods locally…

Street Fight Daily: Seamless GrubHub Merge, Wanderful Media Raises $9M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.GrubHub, Seamless, and the Importance of the Purchase (Bloomberg Businessweek)… Newspaper Companies Invest Another $9M In Local Deal Startup Wanderful Media (TechCrunch)… What Patch Employees Were Told During the Friday Evening Conference Call (Romenesko)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Offers Head to Google+, GrubHub and Seamless Merger Rumors

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google Offers Heading to Google+ (PCMag)… Grubless? Online Takeout Giants GrubHub And Seamless In Talks To Merge (TechCrunch)… LivingSocial Relying on Events to Make Up for Weaker Daily Deals Business (Washington Post)…

Street Fight Daily: Nokia Maps ‘Here’, Airbnb Launches Local Guides

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Nokia Maps a Course for Its Location Business, Unveils “Here” Cloud Service(AllThingsD)… Airbnb Launches Neighborhoods For Hyper-Local Travel Guides (Forbes)… GrubHub ‘Track Your Grub’ Lets You Keep Tabs on Your Order (PC Mag)…

Street Fight Daily: Google’s Hyperlocal ‘Activity Stream’, A GrubHub IPO?

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google Map Maker Goes Hyper-Local with Activity Stream (CNet)… Sizing Up GrubHub’s IPO Prospects (Crain’s Chicago Business)…Death of the Classified: Publishers Struggle to Ignite Old Ads in New Media (Paid Content)…