Jobs and New Openings at Qualtrics, Vivial and Reveal Mobile

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest openings and new hires in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at Sinclair Broadcast Group, Townsquare Media, and Balehu.

Street Fight Daily: 2018 Local Ad Spend Projections, Mashable Pivots Away from Video

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… 2018 Local Ad Spend to Top $151 Billion… Mashable Is Reeling in Its Video Ambitions After Ziff Davis Sale… SoftBank Is Negotiating a DoorDash Investment Up to $300 Million…

Street Fight Daily: Chatting with SMBs on Messenger Booms, Good News for Brick-and-Mortars

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… 330 Million People Connected with SMBs via Messenger for First Time in 2017… Brick-and-Mortar Chains Put E-Commerce on Defensive for Once… Google Collects Android Users’ Location Data Even When Location Services Are Disabled…

Street Fight Daily: Big-Box Retailers Report Best Earnings in Years, Mashable Sold for Change

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Investments in Digital Transformation Pay Dividends for Big-Box Retailers… Mashable Sold at Fire-Sale Price of $50 Million to Ziff Davis… Topix Was Getting Crushed by the Duopoly. Now It’s Making Millions Off Them…

#SFSNYC VIDEO: Where Are Today’s Billion-Dollar Local Opportunities?

In a panel at the annual Street Fight Summit, two experienced venture capitalists active in the local space shared their outlook on funding trends, pitches they frequently hear, and the growing internationalization of startup culture.

Local Quotables: Mason, Sheetz, Evans and more

The best words about and around the hyperlocal industry.

Andrew Mason realizes Groupon has fallen short with its social media presence; Ashley Sheetz from Gamestop explains why she backed out of Facebook’s failing virtual market; Perry Evans discusses the changing relationship between local businesses and consumers; and more.

Local Quotables: Rafer, Duggan, Pincus and more

The best words about and around the hyperlocal industry.

Lumatic’s Scott Rafer wants to revolutionize mobile map-technology; Kris Duggan of Badgevile critiques Foursquare’s signature “mayor” status as driving away users; Pincus wants to bring “play” into the mainstream; and more:

Local Quotables: Dorsey, Josic, Brody & More

This week’s top quotes come from Twitter and Summify as they discuss their new partnership in order to increase delivery of instant, relevant news. This week also features Harvard researchers explaining why some ventures succeed and Boyan Josic of Daily Deal Media asserting the growing success of daily deals companies…

Local Quotables: Hartley, Gardner, Thompson and more

This week’s quotes focus on advertising, technology and new businesses. Sarah Hartley describes how the end of a site can be good while Scott Thompson, newly-appointed CEO of Yahoo talks about the beginning of a new Yahoo. Pat McDevitt discusses the community’s role in advertising, Jonathan Gardner talks about how advertising will change and more.