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)…

Street Fight Daily: Clinkle Revealed, Ride-Sharing War Intensifies

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyClinkle Revealed: Here’s What the Embattled Startup Is (And Isn’t) Building (Recode)… Ride-Sharing Price War Intensifies With Lyft’s ‘Happy Hour’ Discount (Wall Street Journal)… LivingSocial to Prioritize Growth Over Profitability, New Chief Revenue Officer Says (Washington Post)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple To Sharpen Maps, Consumer Concern Over Mobile Payments

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology….iOS 8 Said to Focus on Mapping, Transit and Augmented Reality (9to5Mac)… Consumers Wary of In-store Mobile Payments (Fixtera)… Microsoft Researchers Launch New Hyperlocal Project With a Twitter Connection (ZDNet)…

Street Fight Daily: RadioShack Shutters Stores, A Rollup in Food Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyRadioShack Plans to Close Up to 1,100 Stores (Wall Street Journal)… With Eye On Growth, Just Eat Buys Meal2Go To Offer EPOS Tech To Its Takeaway Partners (TechCrunch)… NCR Updates Its iPad Cash Register With Loyalty Features (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Confessions, Smartphone Adoption Slows

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyUber Cab Confessions (GQ)… 58% of US Adults Say They Have a Smartphone — And Other Sobering Stats From Pew (Poynter)… How Foursquare Uses Location Data to Target Ads On PCs, Phones (AdAge)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Buys Scheduling Startup, Uber’s Latest Snafu

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Square Acquires BookFresh To Add Booking Services For Merchants (TechCrunch)… Uber Kept New Drivers Off the Road to Encourage Surge Pricing and Increase Fares (Verge)… The Payments Challenge for Mobile Carriers (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Airport Tracks Travelers, Yahoo Looks to Contextual Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They’re Watching You
 (New York Times)… More on Mayer’s Search Plans for Yahoo: The “Three S’s” and Slipping Through a Microsoft Loophole (Recode)… Apple’s IDFA Crackdown Reverberates Through Mobile Ad Ecosystem (AdExchanger)…

As Offline Purchase Data Comes Online, Changes in Store for Local Marketing

If exchange is the purpose of a marketplace, transaction data — information about who bought what from whom, and for how much — is its pulse. With 90% of transactions occurring offline, the growth of connected payments, and the subsequent ability for businesses and consumers to understand who’s buying what in the real-world, has deep implications not only for the local marketplace, but for the wider digital economy as well….

Street Fight Daily: Apple Preps Mobile Payments, Starbucks Readies Order Ahead

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Apple Pushes Deeper Into Mobile Payments (Wall Street Journal)… Starbucks is Getting Ready to Let You Order Coffee Before You Get to the Store (Quartz)… Care.com, The ‘Amazon Of Caregiving Services’ Popped 43% On Its IPO Day (Business Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial CEO to Step Down, Court Rules Against Yelp

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy Stepping Down (Washington Post)… Court Rules That Yelp Must Unmask the Identities of Seven Anonymous Reviewers (Atlantic)… What Does the Closure of O2 Wallet Say About the Future of Mobile Payments? (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber’s Street Fight, The Decline of Alt- Weeklies

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Uber, Taxis Engage in French Street Fight (Wall Street Journal)… How the Village Voice and Other Alt-Weeklies Lost Their Voice in 2013 (Al Jazeera America)… Foursquare Quietly Unlocks Its Own “Local Data Aggregator” Badge (Moz Blog)…

6 Mobile Payment Solutions for Restaurants and Bars

When it comes to mobile payment processing, the restaurant industry is in a league of its own. Mobile platforms that are designed for a wide cross-section of businesses don’t always have the features that restaurants need, like menu integrations and add-on tipping tools. As restaurant owners look for ways to streamline the payment process and improve table turnover rates, an increasing number are utilizing mobile payment solutions built specifically for their industry…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare’s Redesigned App, HomeJoy Raises $38M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Foursquare 7.0 Brings Passive Location Technology To All (GigaOm)… Homejoy Raises $38M As It Looks To Expand Beyond Home Cleaning (TechCrunch)… EBay, PayPal Pinpoint Stores For Mobile Shopping (USA Today)…

Street Fight Daily: Applebee’s Serves Tablets, Digital Wallets Still Lackluster

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Applebee’s To Serve Tablets At Every Table (USA Today)… Many Consumers Aware Of Digital Wallets, Fewer Use Option (Media Post)… Main Street Sees $5.7B In Sales On ‘Small Business Saturday’ (New York Post)…