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The Coming Polarization of the SMB Software Market

Mark MacLeod

The Coming Polarization of the SMB Software Market

Strangely, despite the size of the opportunity you don’t find too many SMB companies in most VC portfolios. You see plenty of consumer and enterprise-focused startups, but much fewer on the SMB side. The reason for this is that it’s “hard” for companies serving SMBs to grow at the rate that can deliver “venture” returns.

Executive Survey: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Connected Local Economy

David Card

Executive Survey: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Connected Local Economy

Preliminary results from our forthcoming executive survey suggest that industry players are investing the most in mobile, followed by data and analytics. Respondents indicated that mobile marketing and managing company websites were the biggest challenges for local merchants, along with SEO and listings management. More complete survey results will be revealed at our upcoming Street Fight Summit in New York City.

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest’s $11B Valuation, Google Now Opens Up

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest’s $11B Valuation, Google Now Opens Up

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Pinterest Raises $367 Million, Pushing It Past $1 Billion Raised In All (TechCrunch)… An Open Google Now Is About To Make Android Super Smart (Wired)… Google Maps Upends Primary Data Suppliers – YP.CA Is Out (Blumenthal)…

Hyperlocal M&A in 2015 — Here’s What Some Potential Acquirers Are Looking For

Steven Jacobs

Hyperlocal M&A in 2015 — Here’s What Some Potential Acquirers Are Looking For

With the new year just around the corner, corporate development teams are undoubtedly gearing up for 2015 acquisitions. The local technology industry saw plenty of M&A activity in 2014 and remains poised for another busy year as established firms look to stay on top and a new batch of public companies come into capital…

Foursquare

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Charges Fees, Intuit’s M&A Machine

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Charges Fees, Intuit’s M&A Machine

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyFoursquare Will Start Charging the Heaviest Users of its Places Database (TheNextWeb)… With Its M&A Train Rolling, Intuit Looks to Prove the Big Company Can be a Good Home for Small Firms (Pando)… Apps Now Account for Half of All Digital Media Time (MarketingLand)…

Street Fight Daily: Intuit’s Buying Spree Continues, Google Eyes Skybox

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Intuit’s Buying Spree Continues, Google Eyes Skybox

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyIntuit to Buy Bill-Payment Service Check Inc. for $360 Million (Wall Street Journal)… Google Close To Snapping Up Satellite Startup Skybox Imaging For $1B+, Say Sources (TechCrunch)… Investor Talk on Uber’s Valuation Hits as High as $17 Billion (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Intuit Makes Another Acquisition, Square Rival Raises $50M

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Intuit Makes Another Acquisition, Square Rival Raises $50M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyIntuit Buys Lettuce Apps For $30M To Add Inventory And Order Management To Quickbooks (TechCrunch)… Square Rival iZettle Receives Capital Injection From Group of Investors (Wall Street Journal)… Months Before CEO Shakeup, Leaf Investor Took Control of Startup (Xconomy)…

Hyperlocal M&A in 2014 — Here’s What the Big Acquirers Are Looking For

Steven Jacobs

Hyperlocal M&A in 2014 — Here’s What the Big Acquirers Are Looking For

YP’s acquisition of Sense Networks earlier this week comes as M&A activity in the local technology continues to increase, with the market seeing the number of large, double digit deals increase in 2013. Here’s a quick look at several major players who may currently be in the hunt for locally focused acquisitions and what they might be looking for.

Street Fight Daily: Uber’s Surge Pricing Stays, AOL CEO Speaks About Patch

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Uber’s Surge Pricing Stays, AOL CEO Speaks About Patch

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Uber CEO: Surge Pricing Is Here to Stay (Wall Street Journal)… AOL CEO Upbeat on Adap.tv Business, Patch Partnership (USA Today)… Yelp seeks Washington clout after rapid rise in Silicon Valley (The Hill)…

There’s a New ‘Local’ Industry in the Making

Steven Jacobs

There’s a New ‘Local’ Industry in the Making

Call it local media, marketing, or commerce — but the existing terminology and classifications used to describe the “local” industry simply do not fit anymore. What’s emerged in 2013 is a community of technology companies, organized around the idea of creating a better, more connected local marketplace…

DemandForce CMO: There’s No Limit to Where We Will Want to Go

Steven Jacobs

DemandForce CMO: There’s No Limit to Where We Will Want to Go

If Google’s acquisition of Waze was the biggest exit in local tech over the past few years, Intuit’s buy of Demandforce was arguably the most important. Since shelling out nearly half of a billion dollars for the retention marketing software provider, the company has quietly executed on a strategy to position itself an integrated solutions provider for small businesses…

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

The Editors

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)…

How Yahoo and Intuit Plan to Win With Small Businesses

Steven Jacobs

How Yahoo and Intuit Plan to Win With Small Businesses

Major companies have started to turn their gaze to the small business market, looking to cash in on a segment that has long eluded some of technology ‘s biggest players. During Interactive Local Media in San Francisco Wednesday, two Web 1.0 giants – Intuit and Yahoo – laid out their strategies to position themselves as the go-to source for small business software…

Watch Out Intuit — Booker Guns For Demandforce With New CRM Tools

Steven Jacobs

Watch Out Intuit — Booker Guns For Demandforce With New CRM Tools

Eight months after raising a massive Series A round, Booker is making its push into a new, and potentially massive, market: CRM. Today, the New York-based company, which began selling booking and business management software to service businesses, rolled out Promote, a Demandforce-like product that allows businesses to tie email messaging and social media campaigns to the goings-on of their business…

Street Fight Daily: Intuit’s Next Steps, Bing Integrates TripAdvisor Tools

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Intuit’s Next Steps, Bing Integrates TripAdvisor Tools

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyIntuit CEO Talks Plan To Grow Company (ZDNet)… Bing Integrates TripAdvisor Tools, Content Into Search Results (SearchEngineLand)… How Life360 Overcame Creepiness To Replace The Most Common Text Message You Send (PandoDaily)…

Street Fight Daily: Intuit Acquires Scheduling Software, Facebook’s Mobile Tipping Point

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Intuit Acquires Scheduling Software, Facebook’s Mobile Tipping Point

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyNo More No Shows: Intuit Acquires Online Appointment Scheduler Full Slate (VentureBeat)… Facebook’s Mobile Tipping Point: 48% Of Daily Users Are Now Mobile-Only (TechCrunch)… Why The $110 Billion Gift Card Industry Must Die (ReadWrite)…

Street Fight Daily: Square and Intuit Play Nice, Confidence Crisis With Reviews

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Square and Intuit Play Nice, Confidence Crisis With Reviews

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologySquare and Intuit Play Nice With New QuickBooks Integration (AllThingsD)… Confidence Crisis: 40 Percent Don’t Trust Online Reviews (MarketingLand)… Finding a Model for Sac Press by Looking at The Hawaii Independent (ScramentoPress)…