Street Fight Daily: Big Cuts at LivingSocial, Yahoo’s SMB Head Departs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…LivingSocial Lays Off 400, Eyes Changes to Amazon Relationship (Recode)… Yahoo’s Small Business Head Amit Kumar Departs Company (Recode)… Sorry Apple Pay, Small Biz Just Not That Into You (CNBC)…

Street Fight Daily: Taco Bell’s New App, Sun-Times’ Network Play

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyTaco Bell Unveils Mobile Ordering (USA Today)… The Newsonomics Of The Sun-Times National/Local Network Play (Nieman Journalism Lab)… Groupon’s New Product Boss Leaving After Less Than Two Months (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Losses Grow, Yelp’s European Push

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyLivingSocial Losses Grow To $32M In Third Quarter (Washington Business Journal)… Yelp’s European Push Continues As It Snaps Up French Review Site Cityvox (TechCrunch)… Apple Pay Registered One Million Credit Cards in First 72 Hours (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Retailers Disable Apple Pay, Yelp Buys German Competitor

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyApple Pay Is Disabled by Rite Aid and CVS as a Rival Makes Plans (New York Times)… Yelp Buys Restaurant-Kritik To Expand Its Presence In Germany (TechCrunch)… Why NFC In The iPad Air 2 Is A Big Deal For Small Businesses (GigaOm)…

Openings and New Hires at YP, Hailo, Google, and LivingSocial

Every two weeks, Search Influence’s 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 Advance Visibility, Hearst, Cross-Post, Placed and more…

Street Fight Daily: Millennials Drive Mobile Growth, Catalina Buys Coupon Company

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyMillennials Are The Largest Group Of Smartphone Owners, And Adoption Is Still Growing (TechCrunch)… Catalina Acquires Cellfire To Tie Mobile Offers To In-Store Sales (AdExchanger)… Apple iPhone’s Mobile Payments Expected to Include CVS and Walgreens (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Zillow Eyes Trulia, Facebook and Uber Discuss Partnership

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyZillow Seeking to Buy Rival Property Site Trulia (Bloomberg)… Facebook and Uber Discuss Integration of Car Service Into Messenger (Recode)… LivingSocial’s Losses Narrow in the Second Wuarter (Washington Post)…

Openings and New Hires at Main Street Hub, Yext, PlaceIQ, and CallFire

Every two weeks, Search Influence’s 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, moves and new openings at Porch, The Search Agency, VendAsta, Local Yokel Media, Colony Logic and more…

LivingSocial Taps eBay Ad Exec to Replace O’Shaughnessy as CEO

The daily deals site has hired Gautam Thaker to replace co-founder Tim O’Shaughnessy, who announced he would step down earlier this year. Thaker had been general manager of eBay’s advertising business…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Building New iBeacon Device, Square Eyes Another Acquisition

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyApple is Building a New iBeacon-powered Device, FCC filing reveals (VentureBeat)… Curated Food Delivery Startup Caviar In Talks To Be Acquired By Square For $100 Million (TechCrunch)… Pew: Only 2 Alt-Weeklies Saw Circulation Gains in 2013 (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial CFO Departs, New Features for Swarm

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyLivingSocial CFO to Depart; New CEO Due Soon (Recode)… Foursquare’s Swarm iOS App Gets Mayor Leaderboards, Easier Sharing, and More (The Next Web)…
88% Of Consumers Trust Online Reviews As Much As Personal Recommendations (SearchEngineLand)…

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb Eyes Travel, Square Goes After Grubhub

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…. Airbnb Looks Beyond Flat-Sharing to Tickets and Travel (Financial Times)… Square Branches Out Into Food Ordering With New Square Order Service (TheNextWeb)… Foursquare goes Oprah: You’re a mayor and you’re a mayor (Engadget)…

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)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Slips Further, Consumers Balk on Mobile Wallets

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… LivingSocial Sales Slip Further (Wall Street Journal)… Few Consumers Are Buying Premise of Mobile Wallets (New York Times)… Airbnb Wants to Be a Travel Agent (Wall Street Journal)…

LivingSocial Sells Remaining Assets in Southeast Asia for $18.5M

Three months after selling its Korean deals business TicketMonster to Groupon, LivingSocial has divested the remainder of its assets in Southeast Asia. The company announced Tuesday afternoon that it has sold the its assets in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines to iBuy, a Singapore-based ecommerce company, for $18..5 million dollars in cash.

After Bust, LivingSocial Looks to Boom Again

LivingSocial isn’t quite the rocketship it was a few years ago. But, after a year of pulling back, and with a change in leadership in the works, the company is looking for a second wind. Street Fight recently caught up with Doug Miller, chief revenue officer at LivingSocial, to talk about where the company went wrong, how it plans to get back on track, and what wave it looks to ride next…

Street Fight Daily: Clinkle Revealed, Ride-Sharing War Intensifies

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyClinkle Revealed: Here’s What the Embattled Startup Is (And Isn’t) Building (Recode)… Ride-Sharing Price War Intensifies With Lyft’s ‘Happy Hour’ Discount (Wall Street Journal)… LivingSocial to Prioritize Growth Over Profitability, New Chief Revenue Officer Says (Washington Post)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Posts $183M Loss, Airbnb Considers Cleaning Service

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.LivingSocial Posts $183M Loss in 2013 (Washington Business Journal)… Airbnb Is Testing Out An Affordable Cleaning Service For Hosts In San Francisco (TechCrunch)… In Defamation Lawsuit Over Yelp Reviews, Neither Side Wins (Washington Post)…

Street Fight Daily: Walmart Tests In-Store Pickup, LivingSocial’s Future

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Walmart Begins Testing Online Grocery Shopping With Local Store Pickup Option In Denver (TechCrunch)… Despite Its Woes, CMO Barry Judge Sees A Future For LivingSocial (Forbes)… Google’s Newest Secret Weapon For Local Ads (Digiday)…

Street Fight Daily: Retail Foot Traffic Slows, LivingSocial Reboots

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Stores Confront New World of Reduced Shopper Traffic (Wall Street Journal)… LivingSocial Board to Prioritize Management, Operations Experience in CEO Search (Washington Post)… Hyper-Local Opportunity: 100 Billion Monthly Ad Impressions (Marketing Land)…