Street Fight Daily: Expedia Buys Travelocity, Private Equity Eyes Digital First

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyExpedia Buys Travelocity, Merging Two of the Web’s Biggest Travel SitesCerberus, Apollo Bidding for Digital First Media (Capital New York)… For Digital, SMBs Need Somebody—and Money—to Lean On (eMarketer)…

Street Fight Daily: Starbucks Dominates Mobile, Icahn Eyes Gannett

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Starbucks’ Mobile Payments Jolt (PYMNTS)… Corporate Raider Carl Icahn Sets His Sights On Gannett (Poynter)… Mobile Moves in on Grocery Shopping (MediaPost)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Folds Mobile Wallet, Yahoo’s Search Bump

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Amazon To Fold Its Mobile Wallet App Beta On Wednesday (CNet)… Yahoo Sees Big 1.6 Percent Monthly Search Share Gain At Google’s Expense In New ComScore Data (Search Engine Land)… NYC City Council Showdown on Airbnb Rentals on the Agenda (Skift)…

Street Fight Daily: Shakeout in Ad Tech, Trulia Partners With Uber

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Burst of M&A in Online Advertising as Shakeout Begins (Wall Street Journal)… Trulia + Uber = Solution to Problem You Didn’t Know You Had (Boston)… How Shazam Is Going From Music To Retailers With Augmented Reality And Wearable Integration (The Next Web)…

Street Fight Daily: Instacart’s Big Valuation, Uber Stumbles in Spain

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyrocery Delivery Startup Instacart Scores $220 Million Investment (Recode)… Uber Suspends Operations in Spain (New York Times)… UK Banks In Talks Over Apple ‘Wave And Pay’ (Telegraph)…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Opens Advertising, Goldman Eyes Groupon’s Korean Site

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology……Pinterest Will Open Promoted Pins To All Advertisers Following Success Of Beta Program (TechCrunch)… Goldman Wants In On Groupon’s Ticketmonster Deal (Crain’s Chicago Business)… Goldman Wants In On Groupon’s Ticketmonster Deal (Crain’s Chicago Business)… In Advertising, It’s About Who Gets Credit for the Sale (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Samsung’s Apple Pay Competitor, Foursquare Partners With Twitter

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Samsung in Talks to Launch Apple Pay Competitor (Recode)… Twitter And Foursquare Are Partnering To Improve Location In Tweets (Business Insider)… Next for Yext? Digital Presence Service Buys Dutch Startup InnerBalloons (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber’s Smear Tactics, Groupon Buys (Other) Swarm

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyUber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists (BuzzFeed)… Groupon Acquires In-Store Analytics And Marketing Startup Swarm Mobile (TechCrunch)… U.S. Mobile Payments Market to Boom by 2019, Research Firm Says (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber’s ‘Gentler’ Approach, The Return of Directories

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyUber CEO Thinks It Needs To Be Kinder And Gentler Now That It’s On Top (TechCrunch)… Foursquare Reintroduces Leaderboards in Swarm Update (Mashable)… Post-Pigeon Best Practice: How To Optimize For Internet Yellow Pages & Directories (SearchEngineLand)…

Street Fight Daily: Starbucks Orders Ahead, Google’s Mobile Problem

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyStarbucks Has Bigger Plans in Mobile Payments Than Most People Realize (Recode)… Google’s Quarterly Results Show Its Continuing Struggle With Mobile Advertising (New York Times)… Despite a History of Dismal Failures, Hyperlocal News Continues to Attract Believers (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Investors Cash Out of Payments, Airbnb’s New Logo

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyInvestors Cash Out Of Payment Technology Startups (TechCrunch)… Airbnb Unveils a Major Rebranding Effort That Paves the Way for Sharing More Homes (FastCompany)… Google AdWords Express App Aims to Boost SMB Self-Service (Screenwerk)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Buys Moves, Lyft Puts Capital to Work

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… By Buying Moves, Facebook Acquires High-Value Passive Location Technology (GigaOm)… Lyft Puts New Megabucks to Work: Launches in 24 Cities, Cuts Prices Again, Drops All Fees (Recode)… Berg Insight: Mobile Location-Based Advertising will be worth $14.8B in 2018 (FierceWireless)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Plans Mobile Ad Network, Apple Readies Payment Push

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyFacebook Plans Mobile-Ad Network (Wall Street Journal)… Apple Interviewing Job Candidates for Mobile Payments Push (Recode)… Square Denies Report of Potential Sale (USA Today)…

Case Study: Frozen Yogurt Chain Integrates Payments Into Mobile App

No clear frontrunner has shown up in the mobile wallet space, and businesses like Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt are tired of waiting for one to appear. Instead of utilizing an existing mobile payment platform, the frozen yogurt chain is rolling out its own mobile wallet as part of an update to its iPhone and Android app. When its mobile payments solution debuts this summer, Orange Leaf customers will be able to pay for purchases with their smartphones at the POS…

Street Fight Daily: Google Tracks Offline Purchases, Alibaba Buys Mapping Firm

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGoogle Tests a Way to Follow You to the Mall (Wall Street Journal)…. Alibaba to Acquire Chinese Mapping Firm as Buying Spree Continues (New York Times)… Digital First Names David J. Butler Its Editor-in-Chief (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: Digital First’s Thunderdome Implodes, Mobile Payments Heats Up (Again)

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyThe Newsonomics of Digital First Media’s Thunderdome Implosion (And Coming Sale) (Nieman Journalism Lab)… Tech Titans Are Vying to Be Your Pocketbook (New York Times)… TaskRabbit For Business Service Portal Quietly Disappears (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: DailyCandy Shut Down, An Omnichannel Rollup

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyNBCUniversal-Owned DailyCandy and Television Without Pity Will Be Shut Down (Recode)… Nomi Acquires Media Armor To Add Online Marketing Data To Its Offline Marketing Tools (TechCrunch)… GoDaddy Partners With Dwolla On New E-Invoicing Option For Small Businesses (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: GrubHub Prices IPO, Flurry Tracks Users Offline

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGrubHub Sets Price Range for I.P.O. (New York Times)… Flurry Launches Service to Track Mobile App Users, Offline (AdAge)… China Set to Cap Transfers Using Mobile-Payment Services (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Sprint Eyes Small Business, PayPal Tracks In-Store Visits

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySprint Turns to Digital Campaign to Make Case to Small Businesses (AdAge)…PayPal to Connect Mobile Ads to In-Store Visits (AdAge)… Does Foursquare Offer Enough to Woo Advertisers Long Term? (AdWeek)…

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Search Explodes, Facebook Ends the Free Ride

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyIn 2013 Mobile Search Exploded but the Dollars Haven’t Followed Suit (Yet) (Pando)… Facebook Is Ending the Free Ride (ValleyWag)… Foursquare CEO: Google and Yelp are ‘Incredibly Broken’ (VentureBeat)…