Street Fight’s February Theme: Beyond the Screen

Consumer touchpoints continue to fragment and atomize, disrupting conventional approaches to media and tech. Drivers of this trend include devices from smart speakers to cars. Accordingly, as we roll into February, the Street Fight editorial team is thinking outside the box — that is, beyond the rectangles that frame our typical screen interfaces.

We will provide deep coverage of emerging technologies including voice search, visual search, augmented reality, and 5G. How are tech providers innovating with these modalities? How are users adopting them? And how are local marketers tackling the opportunity?

Street Fight Daily: Angie’s List Dropping Paywall, Amazon Strengthens IoT Offerings

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Angie’s List to Drop Paywall for a Freemium Model (TechCrunch)… It’s Amazon Echo’s World; Alphabet’s Nest Just Lives in It (Recode)… When It Comes to Platforms, Agencies Have Snapchat On Their Minds (Digiday)…

How Local Marketers Can Harness the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly finding its way into more and more aspects of our lives — and that’s good news for local marketers. This evolving market is expected to grow to $1.7 trillion by 2020.

Street Fight Daily: OpenTable Buys Ness, Chicago Cabbies Sue Uber

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.OpenTable Buys Ness, Tests Mobile Payments (TechCrunch)… Chicago Cabbies Sue Over Unregulated Uber, Lyft Services (Bloomberg)… For Yelp, an Expanding Push Into Politics (Hill)…