Street Fight Daily: Instacart Amasses $3.4 Billion Valuation, Uber Seeks COO

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Grocery-Delivery Startup Instacart is Valued at $3.4 Billion… Travis Kalanick Wants a No. 2 Executive… Boston-Based Localytics, a Mobile Engagement Platform, Acquires Berlin’s Tapglue…

Street Fight Daily: Lyft Launches Luxury Service, Localytics Integrates with Oracle

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Lyft Launches Premier, Poaches Uber Employees to Get It Running… Localytics Integrates with Oracle for Omnichannel Marketing… Uber Raises $1.15 Billion From First Leveraged Loan…

LBMA Podcast: Jet.com Job Prospects Experience the Office Using VR, PillPack Location-Based Alerts for Your Meds

On the show: Jet.com is using Samsung Gear VR to help job prospects experience the office; PillPack brings reminders and location-based alerts for your drugs; Uber partners with TomTom; PriceLocal launches in Charlotte; SingPost developing the O2O mall of the future. Plus, news from Coke; Google; Verve + Moat; Blippar; and Spotify.

Why Mobile Can’t ‘Save’ Local News

The only thing that saves local news is really good, unique local content and community allegiances that make it clear the news product is more than just a way to make money. The commitment has to be obvious. This is why a handful of mom-and-pop hyperlocal blogs have flourished as lucrative small businesses. And this is why the best growth at Patch is driven by the most committed local editors who weave themselves into the community fabric…