Street Fight Daily: UberEats App Launching Soon Across U.S., Square Takes a Hit

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Prepares Meal-Delivery Service for 10 U.S. Cities (Wall Street Journal)… Square Falls Below Its IPO Price (Fortune)… Boxed, the Ecommerce Startup for Costco-Sized Orders, Nabs $100M (Forbes)…

Street Fight Daily: How Facebook Intimidates Google, Quantifying Mobile Ads’ Impact

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Is Afraid of Facebook’s Search Ambitions (Motley Fool)… Marketers Can Now Run Studies to See How People Respond to Their Mobile Ads (Adweek)… Sidecar Shutdown Leaves Uber and Lyft to Battle It Out in Ride-Hailing Market (GeekWire)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Opens API, DoorDash Raises $35M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Gives Outside Vendors Ability To Request Rides (USA Today)… DoorDash Raises New VC From Kleiner Perkins (Fortune)… Local Marketer LocalVox Buys MarketMeSuite So Social Management Can Become A To-Do List (VentureBeat)…

Amazon and Yelp Want a Piece of Online Ordering — Here’s Why There’s Still Hope for Startups

A wave of consolidation in the food ordering industry has reignited the race to capture a $70 billion sector. But as market leaders go public and other firms barrel in on the industry, is there still room for younger companies to grow? CEO Matt Howard at EatStreet, one of the largest remaining independent ordering firms, thinks so.

Street Fight Daily: Sidecar Takes On Instacart, Yelp Promises Hiring Spree

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Sidecar, a Ride-Hailing Start-Up, Pushes Into Package Delivery (New York Times)… Yelp Is Hiring A Bunch Of New Salespeople To Sell More Ads (Business Insider)… Groupon Founder Says Company Was A ‘Stupid, Boring Idea’ (The Week)…

Street Fight Daily: Beacons Retarget Ads, Mobile Wallets Eye Loyalty

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Now Advertisers Can Use Beacons To Make The Shoes You Were Looking At Inside A Physical Store Follow You Around The Internet (Business Insider)… The Next Step for the Mobile Wallet? Loyalty Programs (Wall Street Journal)… Let’s Stop Laughing At Groupon (Fortune)…

Street Fight Daily: First Data’s Turnaround, Offline Sellers’ Search Spending

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyKKR Banks on Bisignano Forging Apple Deal at First Data (Bloomberg)… More than Half of Top 25 Google AdWords Spenders Sell Mostly Offline (Screenwerk)… The Case Against Everything on Demand (Recode)…

How E-hail Apps Like Uber Could Impact the Hyperlocal Ecosystem

It’s entirely conceivable that fast-growing ranks of Uber users would not be averse to other commerce offerings that could be paid for through the phone app. In fact, these users are probably even more used to the idea of paying over the phone than people who use Google Wallet or Apple’s Passbook, neither of which has achieved wide adoption or even viral growth…