Street Fight Daily: Starwood’s Keyless Entry, Square’s Brand Strategy

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Starwood’s Keyless Entry Takes Self-Service To A New Level (GigaOm)… Square Looks to Expand its Reach Through Deals With Major Brands (The Street)… PlaceIQ Preps For Next Step, Hires Experian’s Nadya Kohl (AdExchanger)…

Mobile Payments Still Facing the Same Big Obstacles

This year has been a turning point in mobile payments, as Square, Paypal, along with Apple and others like SoftCard (formerly ISIS) have all made strides in their digital payment offerings. But three years after starting a now-defunct mobile payments company, I’ve identified three big reasons why we will not be paying with our phone in everyday retail stores for a long time to come…

Street Fight Daily: ApplePay on the iPad, Groupon’s Chairman Opens Up

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Apple Pay Is Coming To The iPad (Business Insider)… Groupon Chairman Ted Leonsis: ‘I Kind Of Fell In Love With Company’s Challenges’ (Chicago Tribune)… Google Profit Will Depend on Wringing More From Mobile Ads (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Wars Thin Out, Jack Dorsey Denies Rumors

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyWhy A Taxi App With $100 Million In Funding Failed In The U.S. (Fortune)… Jack Dorsey On The Report That Square Is In Talks To Sell To PayPal — ‘FALSE’ (Business Insider)… Amazon and Rise of Mobile Challenge Google’s Search Position, Says Chairman (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Raises $150M, New York’s Secret Beacons

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Square Raises $150 Million at a $6 Billion Valuation (New York Times)… Hundreds Of Devices Hidden Inside New York City Phone Booths (BuzzFeed)… Marriott Settles FCC Complaint About Blocking Rival Wi-Fi Networks (Recode)…

LBMA Podcast: Live From SM2 With Nestle, Mobiquity and Factual

On the show: We are LIVE from SM2 in New York City so this is a unique episode for us. We cover the top two stories of the week which are Shopkick selling to SK Telecom and PayPal’s partnership with Samsung for wearable payments. We also have four live guests…

Street Fight Daily: News Corp Buys Move.com, Angie’s List Mulls Sale

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyRupert Murdoch Wants to Sell You Your Next Home (Time)… A Report Says Angie’s List Might Sell Itself And Now Its Stock Is Surging (Business Insider)… The Real Reason PayPal Isn’t an Apple Pay Preferred Partner (BankInnovation)…

Street Fight Daily: eBay Spins Off PayPal, Waze Crowdsources Places

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology]EBay to Spin Off PayPal With New CEOs for Two Publicly Traded Companies (Recode)… With Places (and Your Help), Waze Mapping Gets Smarter On Android And iOS (GigaOm)… Yelp and Tripadvisor Launch Joint Campaign Against Google (Financial Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Samsung Teams With PayPal, Amazon Loses Local Commerce Exec

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySamsung is Teaming With Paypal for Mobile Payments on a Watch (GigaOm)… Amazon Loses Key Payments Product Leader to Microsoft (Recode)… More Than Half of US Consumers Don’t Want to Friend a Brand Online (Wall Street Journal)…

In Apple Pay, Signs of a Digital (Payments) Divide

The belief that Apple Pay will turn the payments industry on its head draws on a long-held assumption in the tech industry that the Internet and the physical marketplace live by the same rules. In fact, these two marketplaces operate under much different dynamics…

Street Fight Daily: xAd Raises $50 Million, iWatch to Include Payments

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyLocation Is Everything, As Mobile Ad Startup xAd Raises $50M Led By IVP (TechCrunch)… Apple Watch to Allow Mobile Payments (Wall Street Journal)… Interpublic Invests in Mobile Measurement Company Placed (MediaPost)…

Street Fight Daily: Ebay Considers Paypal Spinoff, Square Launches Analytics

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyEBay Considering PayPal Spinoff (Reuters)… Square Goes After Small Businesses With New Suite of Analytics Tools (Mashable)… Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps (TechCrunch)…

How Innovation in Payments Can Drive Local Marketing

The changes in payments that Seth Priebatsch foresaw three years ago are certainly underway, but it remains more of a revolution than an evolution. Street Fight caught up with the LevelUp CEO recently to talk about why he thinks transaction data is the foundation of the next big wave of innovation in the marketing industry…

Study: The Problem With Mobile Payments Isn’t Awareness — It’s Utility

A new study from Thrive Analytics shows that the sluggish growth of mobile wallet initiatives is largely a product — not a marketing — problem. Among the 32% of respondents who used a wallet app, usage was, for the most part, intermittent…

Street Fight Daily: Apple’s ‘City Tours,’ Controversy at PayPal

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyApple’s Maps’ New “City Tours” Feature Uncovered In iOS 8 Betas (TechCrunch)…. eBay Rumors Say PayPal President David Marcus Was Fired; Execs Refute the Claims (VentureBeat)… A Reply to Clay Shirky (Columbia Journalism Review)…

Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Files for IPO, Amex Partners With Uber

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGoDaddy Files for IPO (Wall Street Journal)… Uber and Amex Partner on In-App Loyalty Program (Recode)… Head of PayPal to Join Facebook (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Eyes Small Business, Mobile Search Shifts From Google

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyPinterest Takes on Google and Facebook With Self-Service Ads (Wall Street Journal)… Study: Mobile Search Is Shifting From Google to Mobile Apps Like Yelp (AdAge)… P&G, Pepsi Try Out Foursquare’s New App, Swarm (AdAge)…

PayPal’s Gauthier: Retailers Needs to Bring Together Products, Places and People

For PayPal’s Patrick Gauthier, the future of commerce isn’t online — it lays at the intersection of places, product, and people. During a morning keynote at Street Fight Summit West Tuesday, Gauthier, the GM of emerging retail services at PayPal, said that the challenge for retailers today is to reach consumers across mediums as much as dominating online or brick-and-mortar…

Openings and New Hires at Telmetrics, OPA, Square, and Pro.com

Every two weeks, Search Influence’s Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new hires and jobs at PayPal, Signpost, Search Influence, Angie’s List, LiveIntent, hibu and more …

Street Fight Daily: Uber Eyes $12B Valuation, Facebook Adds Menus

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyUber Discusses Investment at $12 Billion Valuation (Wall Street Journal)… Facebook Lets Restaurants Post Menus to Their Pages (Mashable)… TripAdvisor Begins Using Its Own Restaurant Reservations Tool In Challenge to OpenTable and Yelp (Skift)…