Street Fight Daily: Uber President Steps Down, Google Increases Brands’ Control Over Online Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Two Executives, Including President Jeff Jones, to Leave Uber… Google Vows More Control for Brands Over Online Ads… Why Samsung Wants to Build a ‘Corporate-Wide AI Voice System’ …

Street Fight Daily: Google Tests Voice Ads on Speaker, Pinterest Targets Visual Search Market

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Tests Waters of Voice Ads on Speaker… Pinterest Goes After Visual Search Market Share… Alexa is Coming to the iPhone…

Street Fight Daily: Yext Files for IPO, Google and Facebook Strengthen Hold on Digital Ad Market

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… New York-Based Yext Files for IPO… Google, Facebook Increase Their Grip on Digital Ad Market… Snap’s Revenue Growth Looks Like It Will Come from More Ads, Not More Users…

Street Fight Daily: Intel Buys Mobileye for $15.3B, NJ Journalists Start Local Paper

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Intel is Paying $15.3 Billion to Acquire Mobileye… After Punishing Layoffs, New Jersey Journalists Start Up Their Own Local Paper… Optimizing Digital Marketing Performance to Drive Business Performance…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Tackles Brick-and-Mortar, WhatsApp Tests Chat Tools for Businesses

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Confirms Plans for a 10th Book Store, Demonstrating Commitment to Brick-and-Mortar… WhatsApp Tests Business Chat Tools in Search for Revenue… Joe Ricketts, Local News Publisher and Trump Backer, Acquires Gothamist Websites…

Street Fight Daily: IBM and Salesforce Share AI Tech, Consumers Still Tepid About Connected Home

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… IBM and Salesforce Will Start Sharing Their AI Technology… Most Consumers Not Turned On By Connected Home, Study Finds… Mobile World Congress 2017: Main Enterprise Themes…

Street Fight Daily: Snap Valuation Jumps to $34 Billion, SMBs Shift Marketing Spend to Digital

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Snapchat Shares Surge 44% in Market Debut… Small Businesses Shift Marketing Spend to Digital… For Quartz, Bots Are a Chance to Build a New Path for Interacting with News…

Street Fight Daily: Lyft Seeks $500 Million in New Funding, Snap Values Itself at $24B on Eve of IPO

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Lyft Seeking At Least $500 Million in New Funding… Snap Officially Sets Stock Price at $17, Raising $3.4 Billion in IPO… Instacart to Raise $400 Million as Other On-Demand Startups Die Around It…

Street Fight Daily: Uber CEO Berates Driver on Video, Yelp Buys Nowait for $40 Million

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… In Video, Uber CEO Argues with Driver Over Falling Fares… Yelp Acquires Restaurant Tech Startup Nowait in $40 Million Deal… Snap, On Cusp of IPO, Looks Set for Strong Debut…

Street Fight: Amazon Responds to Walmart’s Shipping Challenge, Mobile Engagement Drops in Q4

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Strikes Back at Walmart’s Free 2-Day Shipping Offer… Mobile Engagement Sees Unprecedented Drop in Q4 2016… Why Facebook and Snapchat Are Spinning Off Mobile Incubators…

Street Fight Daily: Google Home Enables Retail Purchases, IBM and Visa Partner for IoT Payments

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Home Can Now Buy You Stuff from Over 50 U.S. Retailers… Visa, IBM Team for Consumer Payments through IoT Devices… Facebook Isn’t Going After LinkedIn, It’s Chasing a Much Bigger Jobs Market…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo and Verizon Near Cheaper Deal, Facebook Adds Job Postings for Brands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yahoo and Verizon Are Said to Be Near a Cheaper Deal… Facebook Swipes at LinkedIn by Letting Brands Post Job Openings on Pages… Snap Sets Valuation at $19.5 to $22.5 Billion as IPO Approaches…

Street Fight Daily: How Brands Fare on Snapchat, Facebook Reaches Out to Local Newsrooms

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… New Report from Snaplytics Breaks Down How Brands Fare on Snapchat… Facebook is Beginning to Reach Out to Local Newsrooms… Google Maps Adds Feature Allowing Users to Plan and Share Itineraries…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Disrupts Retail in Seattle, Oracle Makes IoT Data Actionable

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon’s Living Lab: Reimagining Retail on Seattle’s Streets… Oracle Launches Apps to Surface Predictions and Insights from IoT Sensor Data… Using Data to One-Up the Competition…

Street Fight Daily: Target’s Data-Driven Strategy, MarTech Focus Shifting From Platforms to Data

How Target is Leveraging First-Party Data to Survive a World Hostile to Brick-and-Mortar (AdExchanger)… Marketing Tech Shift: It’s Data, Not Platforms (eMarketer)… Retale Acquires Shopping List App Out of Milk (VentureBeat)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Looms Over Snap IPO, Inside a Local Publisher’s Rise

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… A Rival’s Shadow Looms Over Snapchat IPO… How Local Publisher Technically Media Is Diversifying Its Business with a Community Focus… Marketo CEO on the Company’s Big Plans to Take On Big Marketing Clouds…

Street Fight Daily: SMBs to Prioritize Social Marketing, Snap Files for IPO

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… U.S. SMBs Plan to Prioritize Social Media Spending Over SEO and Email in 2017… Snapchat Parent Snap Inc. Files for IPO… Data Management Platform Adoption Is on the Rise, but Challenges Remain…

Street Fight Daily: Spectacles Give Brands Location-Based, AR Marketing Tool; Indoor Location Tech to Rise

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Spectacles Offer Brands an Advertising Opportunity Combining AR and Location… Indoor Location Tech Predicted to Gain Widespread Usage in Coming Years… Case Study: Amazon Didn’t Kill Macy’s. Macy’s Did…

6 Tools for Identifying and Rewarding Brand Advocates

Local marketers can’t force customers to talk about their brands online, but they can provide incentives to encourage this type of social sharing. Here are six platforms that businesses can use to identify and reward customers for talking about their products and services on Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare…