Street Fight Daily: Snapchat Will Acquire Vurb, Local Sites Fill Traditional News Void

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Snapchat is Acquiring Mobile Search App Vurb for Over $110 Million… As Legacy News Organizations Cut Back, Local Sites Are Cropping Up to Fill the Void… Omnichannel May Never Catch On, But It’s the Next Big Thing for Local…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Nears $2B in Revenue, Twitter Ads Get More Reach

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…… Leaked Doc: Uber Nears $2 Billion in Revenue, Expects IPO in 18-24 Months (Recode)… Twitter Gives Promoted Tweets and Video Ads More Mobile Reach (AdWeek)… Facebook Has Taken Over From Google as a Traffic Source for News (Fortune)…

#SFSW15 VIDEO: Deep Linking Will Solve Some — But Not All — of Mobile’s Problems

With mobile now accounting for the majority of Google searches,  it’s fair to say that the mobile majority has arrived. But the platform still lacks some of the infrastructure that helped the web spawn two decades of unparalleled growth — namely, the ability to easily move from app to app. But a technology known as […]

Why Google’s Competition May Be Gaining in Mobile Search

For years, venture capitalists steered clear of the most successful Internet product ever: search. But now, investors are betting that a handful of new mobile search startups can question Google’s dominance. One of those startups, Vurb, might have the answer.

Street Fight Daily: Nokia’s Map Auction Heats Up, GrubHub Looks Beyond Restaurants

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Joins Baidu as Nokia’s Maps Unit Draws Multiple Bidders (Bloomberg)… GrubHub Looks Beyond the Sit-Down Restaurant for Growth (Wall Street Journal)… New Platforms, Including BrightRoll, Plug Into Placed For In-Store Measurement (MediaPost)…