Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s New Mobile Ad Formats, Instacart Reclassifies Workers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… The Conscientious Consumer: A Disruption Opportunity in Local On-Demand (Street Fight)… Meet Spot, the Latest Startup Born from an Uber Co-founder’s Incubator (Fortune)… Twitter Just Made a Stronger Case for Retailers to Buy Ads (AdWeek)

Openings and New Hires at Gannett, Vendasta, Instacart, Microsoft & HTC

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 SocialCentiv, PageLaunch, Comporium and Thrive Analytics.

#SFSW15: How Partnerships are Driving the Next Generation of Delivery

During a session at Street Fight Summit West in San Francisco Tuesday, executives from grocery ordering firm Instacart, food delivery startup DoorDash, and local logistics play Postmates came together to discuss the future of delivery.

Why Instacart Doesn’t Want to Kill Brick-and-Mortar

Whereas Amazon and other ecommerce players have sought to bypass local businesses, Instacart has built is business on them — creating a company that investors now value at over $2 billion…

Street Fight Daily : Apple Buys Mapping Tech, Google Adds ‘Buy Button’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Apple Acquires Coherent Navigation, a GPS Start-Up (New York Times)… Clinkle Implodes As Employees Quit In Protest Of CEO (TechCrunch)… Google’s ‘Buy Buttons’ Will Soon Let You Shop From Your Phone (Verge)…

Former Kozmo CTO: There’s Froth in the Local Delivery Market

Street Fight recently caught up with Chris Siragusa, CEO of Max Delivery — who also happens to be the former CTO of Kozmo.com, a failed food delivery startup which came to epitomize dot-com era excess. Here, Siragusa talks about what’s changed in delivery since the 2000s and why he thinks things will turn out differently this time around…

Grubhub Has Made Its Biggest Move Since the Seamless Merger

In the most important move since its merger with Seamless, Grubhub has acquired two delivery companies in an effort to build its own delivery network. The move marks a transition in strategy…

Why Instacart’s $2 Billion Valuation Doesn’t Spell Bubble

No story has rekindled concerns about valuations like the ascent of Instacart, a local logistics firm whose recently raised $220 million at a $2 billion dollar valuation. We caught up with Instacart’s Nilam Ganenthiran to talk about how a delivery network could reshape the competitive landscape of local grocery markets…

Street Fight Daily: Expedia Buys Travelocity, Private Equity Eyes Digital First

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyExpedia Buys Travelocity, Merging Two of the Web’s Biggest Travel SitesCerberus, Apollo Bidding for Digital First Media (Capital New York)… For Digital, SMBs Need Somebody—and Money—to Lean On (eMarketer)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Paves Way to IPO, GM Sells Ads In Cars

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyUber Closes $1.6 Billion in Financing (New York Times)… GM Is Beaming Advertisements Into Your Car (Fast Company)… Sensory Marketing Is the Next Frontier in Mobile Advertising (AdAge)…

Street Fight Daily: Instacart’s Big Valuation, Uber Stumbles in Spain

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyrocery Delivery Startup Instacart Scores $220 Million Investment (Recode)… Uber Suspends Operations in Spain (New York Times)… UK Banks In Talks Over Apple ‘Wave And Pay’ (Telegraph)…

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Search To Exceed Desktop, Instacart’s Big Round

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Mobile Search Will Surpass Desktop in 2015 (eMarketer)… Instacart Is Raising North Of $100 Million At A $2 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)… We Can’t Trust Uber (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Delivery Service Raises $44M, Uber Partners With ‘Transformers’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyInvestors Pour $44 Million Into Instacart as Google Is Forced to Take Notice (Recode)… Paramount Turns to Uber for ‘Transformers’ Promotion Pick Up (Variety)… In New Jersey, With $2 million From Knight, the Local News Lab Launches to Seek Revenue Models (Nieman Journalism Lab)…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal Nabs Uber Deal, Facebook Revises SMB Count

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyPayPal Nabs Uber Partnership in Pursuit of Mobile Marketplaces (Bloomberg Businessweek)… Facebook Expands Its Definition Of Small Business Pages, Says It Now Has 25M Of Them (TechCrunch)… Digital First Media Will Add Paywalls At Most Of Its Daily Newspapers (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Wallet Expands, Square IPO ‘Eventual’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyGoogle Expands Digital Wallet Offering (Wall Street Journal)… Jack Dorsey: Square IPO Will Happen ‘Eventually’ (Mashable)… With Webvan’s Implosion as Cautionary Tale, Instacart Slowly Begins to Expand, Starting With Chicago (AllThingsD))…

Street Fight Daily: Tribune To Split Publishing, Google Improves Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyTribune to Split Publishing, Broadcast Businesses (Wall Street Journal)… A Better Google Maps App for Apple and Android Devices (New York Times)… Instacart: Crowdsourcing Your Grocery Shopping (Businessweek)…