Hyperlocal Social Firm Nextdoor Closes $170M Round, Adds Meeker to Board

The company seems well positioned to address the ills of social network and platforms plagued by negative user-generated content in general these days. That’s because it actually verifies the identities of its users and puts people in touch who live near each other in the physical world, definitely not eliminating all risk but limiting the chance that people use digital anonymity to harass each other without repercussions.

Street Fight Daily: What Ad Tech Consolidation May Look Like, GetFiveStars Rebrands as GatherUp

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… What Ad Tech Consolidation Will Look Like… GetFiveStars Expands Its Capabilities, Rebrands as GatherUp… Mary Meeker Is Leaving Kleiner Perkins…

Street Fight Daily: Mary Meeker’s Trends for 2018, The State of MarTech Acquisitions

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mary Meeker’s 2018 Deck: Highlights and Analysis… What’s Next in Marketing Tech Investing?… Ad Tech Vendors Wrestle with IAB Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework…

Street Fight Daily: Meeker Touts Mobile/Video/Voice, Facebook Expands Factual Partnership

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report… Facebook Expands Location Data Partnership with Factual… Uber’s Head of Finance is Leaving…

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.

Street Fight Daily: Uber Closes $3.5 Billion Round, Mary Meeker’s 2016 ‘Internet Trends’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion… 7 Key Data Points from Mary Meeker’s 2016 Internet Trends Report… Facebook Says Its New Tech Can Understand Text With ‘Near-Human’ Accuracy…

Street Fight Daily: Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends, Google and Apple Adjust Mobile Payments Strategies

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… KPCB’s Mary Meeker Points to Slowing Growth in Internet Trends Preso (Re/code)…
Google and Apple Adjust Strategies on Mobile Payments (New York Times)… Google Confirms That a ‘Buy’ Button Is Coming to Search Results (Business Insider)…

When It Comes to Mobile Local Search and SMBs: Mind the Gap

Mobile is inherently local and thus conducive to location-based, high-intent user engagement, all of which appeals to many SMBs. B ut mobile also exacerbates their paradox of choice. That’s why there is a big opportunity for third parties to help SMBs get there. That can be marketing or SEO consultants, but the real opportunity is for the local media organizations with deep roots and existing relationships with SMBs…

Street Fight Daily: Waze Talks Collapse, Wikipedia Launches ‘Nearby’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Facebook Acquisition Talks With Waze Fall Apart (AllThingsD)… Wikipedia Debuts ‘Nearby’ Feature to Find Pages Around You (VentureBeat)… As Software Trumps Hardware In The World Of Payments, VeriFone Partners With CardSpring For Card-Linked Services (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Google+ Local, AmEx and Foursquare, Mary Meeker

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology...

Google Looks To One-Up Facebook With Google+ Local (TechCrunch)…

Battle Heats Up Over Mobile Payments (Wall Street Journal)…

New Web App Unsubscribes You From Daily Deals Emails (BetaBeat)…