Street Fight Daily: Facebook Launches Updates for Local Commerce, Pinterest Lends Hand to Brands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Rolls Out Series of Updates to Get Hold of Local Commerce… Pinterest Enlists Publishers, Creators to Boost Presence of Brands on Its Platform, Ad Revenue… Yelp Rolls Out Nowait Nationally to Deepen Ties with Casual Dining Restaurants…

#SFSW16 VIDEO: Rethinking Restaurants — Local Tech Remakes an Industry

Restaurants are a particularly large and important vertical in local, and as such they’ve long been a testing ground for a variety of digital products. Now a new generation of companies is starting to use local marketing and delivery services to rethink what a restaurant is and how we think about our dining experiences.

Can Local Tech Make Dining Out ‘Seamless, Tailored & Magical?’

Nowait CEO Ware Sykes, who will be a speaker at Street Fight Summit West next week in San Francisco, spoke with us recently about about how technology is rethinking the conventions of dining out for both customers and restaurateurs.

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Crushes Rivals on Mobile, Tribune Rebrands as Tronc

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon is Blowing Away Competitors on Mobile… Ericsson: IoT Connections Will Crush Mobile by 2018… Tribune Publishing Becomes Tronc to Reflect Strategic Pivot…

To Wait or Wait Not: The Changing Dynamics of Eating Out

In New York, a growing number of the city’s most popular eateries have decided to eschew reservations, in yet another example of how local technology is affecting the restaurant industry. Now startup NoWait has developed an app to improve the waitlist experience for both restaurants and diners…

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Soars in Q1, Nokia’s Shopping Spree Continues

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyNearly $12B In Q1 Ad Revs, Mobile Likely Above 20 Percent (MarketingLand)… Nokia’s Here Buys Medio Systems To Push More Personalised Location Services (TechCrunch)… GoDaddy Financial Metrics Flatter Ahead of IPO (Financial Times)…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Wendy’s, ExpertMaker

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan discuss location-connected farms, groceries at the airport, more fast food QR code use — plus funding and M&A news, and special guest Lars Hard, founder of artificial intelligence company Expertmaker…