Lessons for Mobile Marketers From Meeker’s 2016 Internet Trends Report

The report focuses on several trends that should be of interest to retail marketers and their mobile marketing strategies. For starters, there is less differentiation between products, brands, and retailers. These days, products evolve into brands, brands become retailers, and retailers become products.

#SFSW16: What VCs Are Looking for in Local Startups

The pace for venture capital funding has slowed and deals that once took days to close now take months, but Hunter Walk (Partner, Homebrew VC) and Eric Feng (General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers) say it’s still an exciting time to be involved in local tech.

Street Fight Daily: Discover Pushes Paypal In-Store, Twitter Opens Self-Serve Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Discover Pushes PayPal’s In-Store Service as First Data Holds Out (Wall Street Journal)… Twitter Opens Up Self-Serve Advertising Platform to All Businesses (GigaOm)… Won’t You Be in My Nextdoor Network? (AllThingsD)…