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Street Fight Daily: The Benefits of Cross-Device Data, Possible Outcomes of Google’s Antitrust Case

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: The Benefits of Cross-Device Data, Possible Outcomes of Google’s Antitrust Case

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Why Every Enterprise Will Soon Be Addicted to Cross-Device Data (The Next Web)… What’s Next for Google’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad European Antitrust Case? (Recode)… The Next Big Thing in Retail: Programmatic Commerce (Forbes)…

Dealmakers: On-Demand and Deep-Linking Companies Born Under a Lucky Star

Charity Huff

Dealmakers: On-Demand and Deep-Linking Companies Born Under a Lucky Star

Two areas in the industry I see creating genuine value are in-app search, or “deep linking,” and on-demand tech. In both cases, the value these two segments of our industry bring is in the efficiencies they create. In other words, where and how they reduce friction in consumer transactions is where we will see 2016 investment and M&A activity.

10 Pivotal Moments From the On-Demand Economy in 2015

Mark Lerner

10 Pivotal Moments From the On-Demand Economy in 2015

From huge expansion to Asian markets to massive funding rounds to drone deliveries and new technologies, 2015 will go down as a landmark year for the on-demand economy. As we get ready to watch the ball drop on December 31, it’s a good opportunity to look back at 10 pivotal moments from this past year and their impact on the future of on-demand.

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

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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)…

Street Fight Daily: Google’s Drones to Hit Skies by 2017, Apple’s New Indoor Mapping App

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Street Fight Daily: Google’s Drones to Hit Skies by 2017, Apple’s New Indoor Mapping App

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Plans to Deliver Packages with Drones by 2017 (Business Insider)… Apple’s ‘Indoor Survey’ App Maps Venues Using Radio Frequencies (The Next Web)… Amazon to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Snapchat Capitalizes on Local, Uber Nabs Ex-Google Maps Chief

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Street Fight Daily: Snapchat Capitalizes on Local, Uber Nabs Ex-Google Maps Chief

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Snapchat Turns Geofilter Digital Stickers Into Revenue Source (LA Times)… Uber’s Ambitions Grow as It Hires Google’s Former Mapping Boss (Skift)… Starbucks Mobile Ordering Expands To 21 More States, Now Live In Over 4,000 Stores (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Handy Eyes Homejoy, Amazon Delivers From Local Stores

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Street Fight Daily: Handy Eyes Homejoy, Amazon Delivers From Local Stores

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Handy In Talks To Acquire Homejoy As Home Service Startups Consolidate (TechCrunch)… Amazon Now Delivers Food From Local Stores In Under One Hour As Prime Now Expands (GeekWire)… Mobilegeddon A Month Later: Small Business Study Shows…. Nothing Happened (Search Engine Land)…

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

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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: Uber Wars Thin Out, Jack Dorsey Denies Rumors

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: Uber Wars Thin Out, Jack Dorsey Denies Rumors

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyWhy A Taxi App With $100 Million In Funding Failed In The U.S. (Fortune)… Jack Dorsey On The Report That Square Is In Talks To Sell To PayPal — ‘FALSE’ (Business Insider)… Amazon and Rise of Mobile Challenge Google’s Search Position, Says Chairman (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Samsung Teams With PayPal, Amazon Loses Local Commerce Exec

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: Samsung Teams With PayPal, Amazon Loses Local Commerce Exec

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySamsung is Teaming With Paypal for Mobile Payments on a Watch (GigaOm)… Amazon Loses Key Payments Product Leader to Microsoft (Recode)… More Than Half of US Consumers Don’t Want to Friend a Brand Online (Wall Street Journal)…

Handybook Rebrands As Handy, Says It Grew 10x in Past 9 Months

Steven Jacobs

Handybook Rebrands As Handy, Says It Grew 10x in Past 9 Months

New York-based Handybook, which allows users to book pre-approved home service providers through a mobile app or website, is dropping the “book” from its name, rebranding as Handy to avoid confusion with — well — books. The company’s chief executive Oisin Hanrahan believes the move will help the company develop the type of brand that has helped to propel Uber and Airbnb into multi-billion dollar companies.