Street Fight Daily: Google’s Mobile-First Index, Mobile Marketing to Millennials

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Case Study: Some Potential Sticking Points with Google’s Mobile-First Index… Report: Millenials, Gen-Zers, And Brick-and-Mortar Retail… Uber’s Clash with Regulators Moves to Self-Driving Cars…

Street Fight Daily: Microsoft Partners With Here, Uber Self-Driving Ops in SF Halted

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Here and Microsoft Expand Mapping Deal, Expanding Into Connected Car Data… California DMV Orders Uber to Stop Operating Its Self-Driving Cars In SF… Google’s Share of Referrals to Publishers Drops Significantly…

Street Fight Daily: Lyft’s Impact on Hyperlocal Commerce, Facebook’s Ad-Counting Troubles Persist

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Lyft Touts Its Benefits for Hyperlocal Commerce… Facebook Reports New Issues with Ad-Counting Tools… In Smart Home Race, Microsoft, Google, Amazon Vie to Be ‘Hub of Everything You Do Online’ …

Street Fight Daily: Microsoft Building Its Own Bot, UberMedia Expanding Attribution Business

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Walmart Outperforms Estimates, but Online Retail Lags… Looking for a Sustainable Business Model for a Regional Newspaper? Start at the Star Tribune… Microsoft is Building Its Own Bot to Rival Google Assistant and Viv…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Taking Bids for Its Cloud Business, Google Launches Local News Tag

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Launches Local Source Tag to Help You See More Local News… Amazon to Launch a Blue Apron-Like Recipe Delivery Service This Fall… Microsoft, Google, and Amazon Might Be Going to War Over Uber’s Cloud Business…

Street Fight Daily: The Food Delivery Obsession, How Holiday Shopping Could Boost Beacon Tech

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… In ‘Overcrowded’ Food Delivery Market, Venture Capitalists Are Still Hungry for More (Bloomberg)… This Is How Macy’s Will Target Its Facebook and Instagram Ads for the Holidays (Adweek)… Events: Delivering 30-50 Percent Margins for Media Companies (LinkedIn Pulse),,,

Street Fight Daily: Google Partners with HomeAdvisor, New Groupon CEO’s Vision

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Gets Deeper into Home Services (CNBC)… New Groupon CEO Says the Local Deals Pioneer Is Undervalued, Underestimated (GeekWire)… Foursquare Has Figured Out the Hottest Restaurants Around America Right Now (Tech Insider)…

Do You Bing? If Not, It’s Time to Start

Microsoft recently announced that Bing turned its first profit since being launched in 2009. The company continues to extend its reach, grow its share of the search market, and add features that make it a stronger commerce tool. The question businesses should be asking is not whether Bing will catch up to Google, but whether they view Bing as a critical publisher to improve the reach of their location data.

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Food Delivery Expanding to More Major Cities, Google Maps Goes Offline

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Plans to Roll Out Restaurant Delivery in Cities Across the Country (Recode)… Google Maps Is Adding Offline Navigation and Search (The Verge)… Brand Advertising in Programmatic Era Fattens Margins for Big E-tailers (Ad Age)…

The Privatization of Local Search

Local search takes place across services that are proprietary and dedicated, even if indirectly, toward earning revenue for the companies that run them. But that doesn’t preclude us from thinking of local search as a kind of public utility whose objective is to provide accurate and consistent information. That means treating local listings primarily as a public good, not a business.

Street Fight Daily: The Future of Search, Button’s Big Mobile Commerce Partnerships

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Looking Ahead: The New Search Landscape (Search Engine Land)… Mobile Startup Button Inks Airbnb, Ticketmaster Deals to Link Bookings to Other Apps (Recode)… Microsoft’s New Windows Phone App Lets You Recommend Home Maintenance Services to Friends (The Next Web)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber’s Big E-commerce Push, Amazon’s Restaurants Division Hires Staff

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Report: Uber to Begin E-commerce Deliveries Soon (The Next Web)… Amazon Hiring Staff for New Restaurant Division in Seattle, New York (Recode)… Once-Troubled Hyperlocal News Brand Patch Expands to Austin; Here’s the How and Why (Austin Business Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp CEO on Google’s ‘Search Monopoly,’ In-Depth Look at Jet

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Goes After the App Interstitial: Protecting Consumers or Its Own Search Monopoly? (Search Engine Land)… Investors Have Poured More Than $220 Million Into This Man’s Plan to Beat Amazon (Business Insider)… Uber is Laying the Groundwork for Perpetual Rides in San Francisco (BuzzFeed)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Might Crowdsource Delivery, Square Introduces Apple Watch App

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Flex Could Be a New Way to Get Your Packages, Report Says (Mashable)… Square Cash for the Apple Watch Lets You Send Money From Your Wrist (The Next Web)… Here’s How the Post Office is Taking On UPS, FedEx, and Amazon (Fortune)…

Street Fight Daily: Macy’s and Alibaba Join Forces, Amazon Changes Retail Ad Terms

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Alibaba Lands Macy’s as the First U.S. Department Store For Its Online Portal (Fortune)… Amazon Changes Terms for Retailers Advertising on Its Site (AdAge)… Layoffs Hit Groupon’s Restaurant Software Unit as Breadcrumb Founder Leaves (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Acquires Polyvore, Microsoft Invests $100 Million in Uber

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yahoo Snags Social Commerce Site Polyvore (Wired)… Microsoft to Invest $100 Million in Uber (Seattle Times)… Attention, Shoppers: Shopping With a Store App Means You’ll Visit More and Stay Longer (Venture Beat)…

Openings and New Hires at Drawbridge, Yieldmo, Acxiom and Microsoft

In this week’s column, Steve Huffman is in as new Reddit CEO, two shifts at Microsoft, a new president of marketing services at Acxiom, and a new VP of Sales at Moasis.

LBMA Podcast: Beacons on Buses, Apple’s New Patents

On the show: Selfridges Tiffany & Co brings flagship store to augmented reality; Starbucks taps Lyft for free frappucino deliveries; Uber acquires mapping team from Microsoft; TCS acquires Loctronix. Special guest is Jeff White of Gravy.

ShopKeep Working to Reduce SMBs’ Vulnerability to Credit Card Hacks

What can be done to protect both small businesses and their customers’ credit card information from hackers? We caught up with Norm Merritt, president and CEO of ShopKeep to talk about how software and cloud-based solutions protect local businesses.

Street Fight Daily: Yelp’s Struggles Continue, New App Bizibid Wants to Boost Local Economies

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp Traffic Could Decline for the First Time Ever After Google Changed its Search Algorithm (Business Insider)… What Would Happen If Uber, Priceline, and Craigslist Had a Baby? (New York Observer)… Microsoft’s Tossup App Makes it Easier to Meet Your Friends for Lunch (The Verge)…