Street Fight Daily: Yelp Stock Plummets as Rivals Accumulate, Snap Stares Down First Earnings Report

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp Is Getting Eviscerated After Toning Down Expectations for 2017… Snap’s First Earnings Report: Will User Growth Be More Twitter or Facebook?… Walmart’s Jet Opens the ‘Grocery Store of the Future’ in NYC…

Raise Report: Radius, Shopkeep, Stripe Rake in Big Rounds

Every two weeks we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. In this edition, new investments include big votes of confidence for Twilio, Yozio, and Little.

LBMA Podcast: AVG Acquires LocationLabs, Twilio CMO Lynda Smith

On the show: Heineken’s location-based loyalty rewards for small bars; xAd and IndoorAtlas raise rounds; InMobi partners with Factual on mobile ads; FUZ design brings us the bluetooth-enabled Noke padlock; MCX to launch the CurrentC wallet and Isis rebrands…

5 Ways to Track Calls Coming From Mobile Ads

The true test of a mobile ad’s effectiveness isn’t in page views or click-throughs, but in the number of actual phone calls it drives to a business. Tracking the number of incoming calls that result from a mobile ad is a measureable way for big brands and local businesses to gauge the effectiveness of their digital campaigns. Here are six platforms that businesses can use to get a better sense of how many calls are resulting from their mobile ads.