Street Fight Daily: Programmatic Comes to Audio, Publishers See Increase in Direct Traffic

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… DoubleClick Bid Manager Opens Up Digital Audio Ad Buying Globally… In the Post-Facebook Era, Publishers See Rise in Direct Traffic… Mobile App Header Bidding Expands Monetization Opportunities for Publishers…

Street Fight Daily: Microsoft Makes a Big Move, Snap Slashes Ad Team Numbers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Microsoft Is Ready for a World Beyond Windows… Snap Cuts About 100 Employees on the Advertising Side of the Biz… How Facebook’s Shutdown of Third-Party Data Affects Advertisers…

Street Fight Daily: Waze Launches Local Ads Program, Kohl’s Doubles Down on Amazon Partnership

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Waze Launches Ad Program to Connect Drivers & Small Businesses… Kohl’s CEO Says Company Is Doubling Down on Its Deal with the Devil… Snapchat Is Building the Same Kind of Data API That Got Facebook in Trouble…

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.

LBMA Podcast: MapBox Buys FitnessAR, GM Launches Marketplace

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan, Rob Woodbridge & Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Schiphol Airport, Kettle Brand’s Tater Tracker, Singapore Government, Microsoft, and Gravy Analytics.

Street Fight Daily: Target Acquires Shipt, Facebook to Stop Paying Publishers for Video

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Target Acquires Instacart Competitor Shipt to Compete with Amazon… Facebook Plans to Stop Paying Publishers to Make Videos for News Feed… Uber Under Criminal Investigation, Justice Department Confirms…

Street Fight Daily: Microsoft Releases Tool for SMBs, Google’s Local Services Feature Rebrands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Microsoft 365 for SMBs Is Now Available… Google’s Contractor Marketplace Expands, Rebrands to ‘Local Services’ in Search… Loyalty Economics: More than the Value Customers Bring to Brands…

Street Fight Daily: Cash Comes Rolling In for Big Tech, Uber Adds Multi-Stop Rides

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Big Tech Companies Post Glowing Quarterly Profits… Uber Launches Multi-Stop Trips in U.S. and Canada, Facilitating Detours at Local Businesses… When It Comes to Ad Quality, Programmatic Isn’t the Problem…

Street Fight Daily: UberEats Generates Tremendous Growth, How AI Challenges Brands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… One Surprise Standout for Uber: Food Delivery… AI-Fueled Purchases Will Pose Challenges for Brands, Says Huge CEO… How Instagram Generates Commercial Value Out of Creative…

Street Fight Daily: Online Brands Go Brick-and-Mortar, Voice-Assistant Arms Race Escalates

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Why E-Commerce Brands Are Opening Brick-and-Mortar Stores… Amazon and Apple Escalate Battle of Virtual Assistants… Tech Companies, Led by Amazon, Spend More Than Any Other U.S. Companies on R&D…

Street Fight Daily: Microsoft & Amazon Integrate Cortana/Alexa, USA Today Personalizes Homepage

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… In Surprising Move, Microsoft and Amazon Integrate Voice Assistants… USA Today’s Facebook-Like, Personalized Mobile Site Succeeds in Grabbing User Attention… For New Uber CEO, Fresh Challenges Already Emerge…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Grows Despite Scandals, Facebook Expands Messenger Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Sees Financial Growth and Possible Waymo Settlement… Facebook Globally Tests Injecting Display Ads into Messenger Inboxes… Ikea’s Back-to-School Campaign Uses Influencers on Snapchat to Target Millenials…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Boosts Brands’ Targeting Power, Microsoft Launches SMB Marketing Tools

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Is Testing Custom Audiences Based on Engagement with Instagram Business Profiles… Microsoft Launches New Email Marketing and Invoicing Tools for Small Businesses… Uber Might Have to Radically Alter How It Pays Workers Following a UK Government Report…

Street Fight Daily: Google Adds Attribution Tools for Marketers, Gen Z Loves Brands and Influencers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Wants to Measure the Entire Path to Purchase… Gen Z Enjoys Branded Content More Than Millenials… Marketers Press Claims Against Facebook Over Inflated Metrics…

Street Fight Daily: Google Adds Local Event Discovery to Search, Snap’s Earnings Disappoint

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Search Will Now Help You Find Nearby Events… Snap’s $2.2 Billion Loss Caps Bumpy First Months as Public Company… Microsoft Releases New Custom AI Services for Businesses…

Street Fight Daily: As Echo Upgrades, Microsoft Releases Rival, Deliveroo Eats Up Competitor Maple

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Plans to Unveil New Echo… Food Delivery Startup Maple Shuts Down and Sells to Deliveroo After Raising $29 Million… Now Profitable, Patch Wants to Be a Platform for Other Local News Outlets…

Voice Bots Have One Big Problem: Human Behavior

We’re surely moving in the direction of voice input to bots, but unless microphones advance — allowing you to request things with a near-silent whisper (or perhaps with thoughts) — people will continue to let their fingers do the talking.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Recommends Local Businesses, Google Maps Supercharges Location Sharing

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Tests an Enhanced Local Search and Discovery Feature Offering Business Suggestions… Google Maps Supercharges Location Sharing, Begins Drooling Over Your Data… AT&T, Verizon Pull Ads from Google Over ‘Hate’ Videos…

Street Fight Daily: Voice Assistant-Enabled Cars Steal Show at CES, AR’s Retail Potential

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Auto Makers Showcase Cars Equipped with Virtual Assistants… Can Augmented Reality Bolster Retail Sales?… Chefs+Tech: The Restaurant Bubble Inches Closer to Bursting…

Street Fight Daily: Digital Advertising Booms in 2016, CloudTags Boosts Brick-and-Mortar Businesses

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Digital Advertising Grew Double Digits Again to Hit $17.6 Billion in Q3… CloudTags Helps Brick-and-Mortar Stores Become ‘Connected’ Businesses… Facebook Messenger for Web Now Allows Search in Conversations…