#SFSNYC: Strategizing for the Coming Local Consolidation

In the six years since Street Fight was founded, companies in the local sector have popped up at a breakneck pace and are now being snatched up just as fast by their competitors. To break down this issue, Street Fight CEO and founder Laura Rich sat down with four experts in tech, SMBs, and mergers and acquisitions at Street Fight Summit Tuesday.

Street Fight Daily: Snap’s Growth Slows, Marketers Capitalize on AI

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Snapchat’s Growth Dips as Competitive Pressure Mounts… AI Is Leaping from Hype to Reality, and Marketers Are Reaping the Benefits… Uber Board Adopts All Recommendations from Eric Holder Report…

OwnLocal Acquires Wanderful Media, Building Out Local Data

OwnLocal, an Austin-based digital marketing platform that helps local media companies convert print, radio, and television ads into high-powered digital campaigns, has acquired Wanderful Media.

Retailers Shift Focus to Offline Affiliate Marketing

Location analytics represent the new battleground in retail, but imagine if you could apply the same analytics for online attribution to offline purchases. Offline affiliate marketing does just that, giving retailers the tools to analyze data from in-store purchases similar to what they can do for online purchases.

Holiday Shopping Data Roundup: $39 Billion to Be Spent Locally This Year

The holiday season isn’t just a big time of year for retail spending; it’s also a big time of year for retail spending data. The stats indicate one common trend: Purchasing is going to be more omnichannel than ever. Here’s a rundown on some key data points for this holiday shopping season.

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Slips Further, Consumers Balk on Mobile Wallets

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… LivingSocial Sales Slip Further (Wall Street Journal)… Few Consumers Are Buying Premise of Mobile Wallets (New York Times)… Airbnb Wants to Be a Travel Agent (Wall Street Journal)…

Newspaper Companies Make Another Big Investment in a Circular Startup

Gannett, Hearst, Belo, and others have invested another $15 million in Wanderful Media, a service that digitizes and distributes the millions of merchandizing ads that go out every weekend in local papers across the United States. The deal, which brings the startup’s total funding to over $50 million, highlights the newspaper industry’s struggle to find an answer to a depreciating revenues after technology companies have picked off many of its valuable assets…

Street Fight Daily: Google Sells Users’ Tips, AT&T Exits Mobile Ad Business

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyGoogle to Sell Users’ Endorsements (New York Times)… AT&T Is Ending Its ‘AdWorks’ Mobile Experiment And Laying Off Staff (Business Insider)… AOL Looking at Faster Exit from the Patch (Rayno Report)…

Street Fight Daily: Seamless GrubHub Merge, Wanderful Media Raises $9M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.GrubHub, Seamless, and the Importance of the Purchase (Bloomberg Businessweek)… Newspaper Companies Invest Another $9M In Local Deal Startup Wanderful Media (TechCrunch)… What Patch Employees Were Told During the Friday Evening Conference Call (Romenesko)…

Wanderful Media Launches, Aiming to Pick Up Where Retail Circulars Left Off

Wanderful Media, backed by some of the biggest names in the newspaper publishing business, is hoping it can take a chunk from the disrupted circular advertising business with a lean-back service for tablets that allows users to find items and deals they weren’t specifically seeking…