Street Fight Daily: Samsung Buys Viv, Twitter Aims to Close Buyer Search This Month

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Buying Viv, Samsung Makes Its ‘Me Too’ Virtual Assistant Play… Twitter to Conclude Sale Deliberations This Month… New Health-Food Drive Thru in Arizona Rethinks the QSR Category…

Street Fight Daily: Microsoft Building Its Own Bot, UberMedia Expanding Attribution Business

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Walmart Outperforms Estimates, but Online Retail Lags… Looking for a Sustainable Business Model for a Regional Newspaper? Start at the Star Tribune… Microsoft is Building Its Own Bot to Rival Google Assistant and Viv…

Weighing the Local Promise of Bots and Conversational Commerce

Are bots the future of the internet? Maybe, maybe not; like the buzz around Google Glass in 2013, we’re in the midst of a moment when it’s hard to tell the difference between hype and technological breakthrough.