Street Fight Daily: Waze Ride-Share to Hit SF Soon, Facebook Creates Coupon Drawer

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Takes on Uber With New Ride-Share Service… Facebook Has Created the Digital Equivalent of a Coupon Drawer for Users… Jeff Jones Drives Uber as New President…

Why ‘On-Demand’ Alone Isn’t Enough to Make a Viable Business

Success in this market doesn’t come from betting that millions of consumers will change their purchase behaviors. Success in the on-demand economy employs a simple, time-tested formula: taking an existing service — one that a lot of people use — and making it better.

Washio Discovers a Hidden Local Market in Dirty Laundry

The astronomical ascent of Uber has spawned a deluge of copycats, appropriating the taxi company’s on-demand model for other industries. In Washington D.C., a small startup called Washio has built a thriving business in one of the most unlikely verticals of all: laundry.

Street Fight Daily: Square To Raise $100M, Digital First Mulls Sale of Papers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySquare to Raise $100 Million at a $6 Billion Valuation (New York Times)… Digital First Media Will Explore Sale of Papers (Poynter)… Apple Deal Sheds Light on McDonald’s Digital Transformation (Mashable)…