Street Fight Daily: Google Helps Brands Close Path to Purchase, Placed Expands to TV

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Gives Brands Ads, Data to Compete on Price, Local Inventory… Facebook Will Ban Sellers of Shoddy Products… How Viacom Uses AI to Predict the Success of Its Social Campaigns…

Heard on the Street, Episode 3: Sport Bikes, Pool Hustling, and Marketing Innovation with Walt Geer

What does sport bike racing and pool hustling teach you about being a good marketing exec? It’s all about focus and quick thinking, according to Walt Geer, our latest guest on Heard on the Street.

Street Fight Daily: Voice Takes Center Stage at CES, Pizza Hut Bets on Self-Driving Future of Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Marketers Are Racing to Reach Rapidly Growing Audiences on Echo and Google Home… Pizza Hut, Toyota Team Up for Pizza Delivery in Driverless Vehicles… Vox Media Takes a Measured Approach in Growing Its Programmatic Marketplace…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon’s Powerful Lobbyists, comScore and Viacom Announce Multiplatform Deal

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Leans on Government in Its Quest to Be a Delivery Powerhouse (New York Times)… comScore Says Multiplatform Deal with Viacom Will Transform How Ads Are Bought (Adweek)… Uber’s Quest to Catch the Tourist Buck (VentureBeat)…

Hyperlocals Need to Pay Attention to ‘Red Flags’ in User Content

Copyright law offers some immunity to hyperlocals for content uploaded by the user as long as the publisher had no knowledge — or became aware — that the content my violate the rights of others. What type of “red flags” create risks for the publisher recently was addressed in a hotly contested lawsuit filed by Viacom against YouTube…