Street Fight Daily: Apple’s Mystery Mapping Vans, Google’s Other Payment Play

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mystery Solved: Apple Vans gathering Next-Gen Maps Data, Grabbing Street View Storefronts and 3D images (9to5 Mac)… Google’s Other Mobile Payments Service: Hands Free at McDonald’s (Wall Street Journal)… Dave Morin Sells Path’s Social Networking And Messaging Services To Prevent The Rest Of The Path Ship From Sinking (Pando)…

Street Fight Daily: McDonald’s Beacon Strategy, Yelp Stock Plummets

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… McDonald’s Beacon Strategy Pushes In-Store Conversion Rate To 20% (Mobile Marketer)… Analysts Lower Price Targets as Yelp Stock Tumbles (MarketWatch)… Leaked Lyft Document Reveals a Costly Battle With Uber (Bloomberg)…

Survey: Small Businesses Still Not Sold on Apple Pay

There’s no shortage of hype around mobile payments. Since the release of Apple Pay, pundits have claimed that your smartphone will soon replace your wallet. But a recent survey of small business owners suggests that it may some time before credit cards are threatened.

Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Goes Public, ClassPass Struggles With Success

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… GoDaddy Shares Soar in Debut as Investors Buy Into Revamp (GoDaddy)… ClassPass: Deep Discounts, but Some Discontent (New York Times)… China’s Dianping Valued at $4 Billion (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal Buys Paydiant, Uber Launches Magazine

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…PayPal to Pay $280 Million for Paydiant to Help Retailers Compete With Apple Pay (Recode)… Uber Launches A Magazine To Make Nice With Its Drivers (Wired)… Google City Searches Now Include Hotel Booking Info In Knowledge Graph (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Google’s New Payment Project, Real Estate’s Digital Decline

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google Said To Be Testing A Point-of-sale System Called Plaso (GigaOm)… Borrell: Real Estate To Scale Back On Digital (NetNewCheck)… An Attribution Standard? IPG, Horizon, Digitas and Others Agree to Use One Firm (AdAge)…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Courts Small Business, Apple Eyes Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyTwitter Seeks To Prove Value For Smaller Advertisers (AdExchanger)… Apple May Be About To Take On Google With Its Own Search Engine (Cult of Mac)… Groupon in Talks to Sell Majority Stake in Ticket Monster (Wall Street Journal)…

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)…