Pingup Extends Reach With New Bing Integration

Consumers searching for local businesses on Bing will now be able to seamlessly schedule appointments, book services, and place restaurant orders online via Pingup’s local services transaction platform.

Case Study: Restaurant Increases Visit Frequency with Mobile Ordering Option

Cold-calling techniques have a notoriously low success rate for hyperlocal vendors trying to onboard new merchants, but it was an unsolicited drop-in that led to The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen’s successful three-year relationship with ChowNow, an online ordering system and marketing platform for restaurants.

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6 Tools Restaurants Can Use to Accept Mobile Orders

The mobile ordering landscape is quickly evolving, with increases in consumer demand fueling the growth. Even independently owned restaurants with just one or two locations are feeling the push to offer their customers mobile ordering. Here are six platforms restaurant owners can use to meet the demand.

Delivery.com CEO: Google’s Entry Into Food Ordering Was a Matter of When — Not If

Street Fight recently caught up with Jed Kleckner, chief executive at Delivery.com, to talk about Google’s recent moves and handicap which of the other big tech companies may be interested in food delivery (hint: Amazon.)

Street Fight Daily: Bing’s New Ordering Service, Google Revives Wallet

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyBing Now Lets You Order Food And Book Hotels Directly From Search Results (The Next Web)… To Revive Wallet, Google Tries to Wrangle Unruly Partners (Wall Street Journal)… Uber Valued At $41 Billion As Revenue Growth Powers Expanded Funding Round (MarketWatch)…

Order Ahead, Confusion at Counter: Square’s New App, and the Problem of Leading From Behind

A clumsy experience with Square’s new app points to a deeper challenge facing the tech industry as it takes aim at the way we buy and sell goods in the real-world: technology companies, in all their glory, can only lead from behind. As companies like Square look to not only automate existing behaviors, but introduce new ones, the gatekeepers to the future of retail are on the main streets and in the malls across America.

Street Fight Daily: Fashion Retailer Tests iBeacon, Local’s Most Innovative Companies

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Fashion Retailer Tries on Apple’s iBeacon for Size (Street Fight)… The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Local (Fast Coppany)… Uber Car-Hailing App Expands in China’s Congested Market
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Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Posts Another Loss, ByteLight Raises $3 Million

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyLivingSocial Posts Another Loss, Valuation Plunges (Washington Post)… Boston’s ByteLight Raises Series A As It Promises To Let Retailers Find You Anywhere (PandoDaily)… VCs Talk Location-Based Services And Why It’s Hard To Invest In Hyperlocal Startups (AdExchanger)…

Street Fight Daily: Abraham Leaves eBay, Opentable Acquires Foodspotting

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.eBay Loses Head of Local Jack Abraham (Fortune)… OpenTable to Acquire Foodspotting for $10 Million (The New York Times)… Why the Future of Local-Mobile Advertising Is Not What You May Think (Screenwerk)…

Street Fight Daily: Square COO Departs, Hyperlocal Investment in 2013

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Square COO Keith Rabois Departs Company (AllThingsD)… Mobile, Local & Search: 5 Sources of Innovation & Investment in 2013 (Search Engine Watch)… Why the Department Store Experience Needs a Serious Upgrade, Too (Venture Beat)…