Street Fight Daily: Cities Sue Uber, Postmates’ Delivery API

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Uber’s Background Checks for Drivers Come Under Scrutiny (New York Times)… Postmates’ Plans Go Way Beyond Bike Messengers: Web Orders, Inventory Management And Major Partners (VentureBeat)… Porch Goes Beyond Data Services, Launches Tools To Connect Homeowners With Pros (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Partnering With Amex, Square Feeling Squeezed

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyApple Partnering With American Express On New iPhone Payments System (Recode)… Square Feeling Squeezed From All Sides (New York Times)… As Relaunch Hype Subsides, Will Foursquare Survive? (VentureBeat)…

Street Fight Daily: Same-Day Delivery Stays Hot, China’s Tencent Bets on Local

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Postmates Closes New Financing Round and Passes 10,000 Deliveries a Week (New York Times)… China’s Tencent firms up online-to-offline muscle with review site buy (Reuters)… AP Brings Olympics Coverage to Local News Outlets With Customizable, White-label Microsites (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: Patch Co-Founder Exits AOL, Tracking Tech Gains Traction

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Patch Co-Founder Leaving AOL to Join a Startup (Wall Street Journal)… Tracking Technology Sheds Light on Shopper Habits (Wall Street Journal)… ApartmentList’s Big Bet On Mobile (PandoDaily)….

5 On-Demand Fulfillment Platforms For Holiday Shoppers

As the days get shorter and the weather gets cold, shoppers are less likely to venture outside to make purchases from brick-and-mortar stores. But that doesn’t mean community businesses have to admit defeat in their battle for market share against online-only retailers. A number of on-demand fulfillment platforms are providing holiday shoppers with tools to make purchases from local retailers without leaving home…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial’s Traffic Plummets, Starbucks Touts Mobile

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyLivingSocial’s Traffic Is Plummeting (AllThingsD)… Sacramento Press, Community’s Online Newspaper, Is Sold To New Owner (Sacramento Bee)…
Starbucks Touts Mobile Adoption (MediaPost)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Eyes Waze, Postmates Looks to NYC

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology... Google Said to Consider Buying Waze (Bloomberg)… On-Demand Delivery Startup Postmates Preparing for NYC Launch (TechCrunch)… INFOGRAPHIC: How Location Data Is Being Collected And Transforming The Mobile Industry (Business Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: Stoppelman Makes a Buck, Local’s Top Ten

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Yelp CEO Takes $1 Salary (CNET)… The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Local (TechCrunch)… Why Daily Deals Aren’t All Bad (No, Really)  (PandoDaily)…

5 Platforms Retailers Can Use for Same-Day Delivery

Brick-and-mortar retailers that offer same-day delivery options give customers the best of both worlds — letting them support local businesses, without having to get off the couch to do so. Here are five start-ups that local businesses can use for expedited delivery…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal Expands In-Store, Hyperlocal Media Defended

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.PayPal Adds New Retailers For In-Store Payments Product; Tests Order-Ahead Pickup At Jamba Juice (TechCrunch)… Hyperlocal is Deserving of Its Hype (The Guardian)… Scoutmob Finds Surprise Success with Etsy Competitor Shoppe (PandoDaily)…

Postmates CEO: Online and Offline Commerce Will ‘Melt Into One’

“We give our consumers what can be seen as a remote control that allows them to browse the inventory of a city, buy an item, and have that item delivered in under an hour,” says CEO Bastian Lehmann. “Whatever Fedex does on the global level, we want to be able to do that on a micro-urban level.”

Why a Renaissance in Local Delivery Points to a Resurgent Main Street

We’re seeing an explosion of activity in the logistics space with a handful of key startups expanding; Walmart piloting a same-day delivery option; and eBay opening its own delivery service, eBay Now. What’s driving the resurgence however, is not the e-commerce framework that sunk Kozmo and continues to hinder Amazon’s efforts. It’s a new push to improve connectivity, and transparency, within existing local marketplaces — not build new ones…

Street Fight Daily: FTC Zeroes In On Google, Postmates Updates

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google Under Crosshairs for Antitrust Allegations, Case Expected (PC Mag)… Postmates Is Updating Its App To Go After The Grocery Market With Deeper Supermarket Integration (TechCrunch)… No More Daily Deals, New Digital Newspaper Focus for Trinity Mirror (Paid Content)…