Street Culture: mParticle CEO on Appreciating People and the Founder’s Journey

“We want people who have historically been lucky. People who have demonstrated the ability to go out and create their own luck,” CEO Michael Katz says. “People who are curious, who engage and ask questions and generally listen, [who are] not just waiting for a pause in the conversation. “

Street Fight Daily: Uber Partners with Westfield Malls, Amazon Targets CPG Brands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Partners with Westfield to Offer Mall Lounge and Pickup/Drop-off Points… Amazon Benefits as CPG Advertisers Trim Dollars… Walmart Acquires New York Delivery Startup Parcel…

Street Fight Daily: Postmates Sheds Employees, What Oath CEO Learned from Leading Patch

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Postmates Laid Off All Its Cities Managers This Week… What Oath CEO Tim Armstrong Learned from Patch’s Struggles… Amazon Pumps Resources into Alexa to Maintain Dominance as Competition Heats Up…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Embraces Reform as CEO Takes Leave, B2Cs Struggle with MarTech Integration

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Embraces Major Reforms as CEO Takes Leave… Melding Marketing and Ad Tech a Challenge for B2C Companies… Gen Z Is Not Mobile First; It’s Mobile Only..

Street Fight Daily: Verizon’s Path to Disrupting the Duopoly, Twitter Data’s Potential

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Verizon to Face Challenges Integrating Yahoo and AOL Before It Challenges Google and Facebook… MoPub Is Testing Ways to Do More with Twitter Data… Modern Marketing Means Mobile Messaging…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Expands Ad Suite for Businesses, Google Shopping’s Role in Retail

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Expands Canvas Ads and Integrates Them with Collection Ads… How Google Shopping Can Help Retailers Bounce Back… The Future of Marketing Data: Accuracy Trumps Everything…

Street Fight Daily: Yext Set to Raise $115.5M in Today’s IPO, Snap Offers Brick-and-Mortar Attribution

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yext is Set to Raise $115.5 Million in IPO After Final Pricing… Snap Advertisers Can Now See if Their Ads Increase Foot Traffic… Will it Blend? Oath Will Combine Disparate AOL-Yahoo Ad Tech Assets…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Adds Location Sharing Tools for Businesses, AOL and Yahoo Become Oath

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Adds Location Sharing for Businesses Offering Customer Support via DMs… AOL and Yahoo Will Become Oath Following Verizon Deal… Consumer Adoption of Voice Assistants Doubled in Q1: Here’s Why…

Street Fight Daily: Lyft Seeks $500 Million in New Funding, Snap Values Itself at $24B on Eve of IPO

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Lyft Seeking At Least $500 Million in New Funding… Snap Officially Sets Stock Price at $17, Raising $3.4 Billion in IPO… Instacart to Raise $400 Million as Other On-Demand Startups Die Around It…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo and Verizon Near Cheaper Deal, Facebook Adds Job Postings for Brands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yahoo and Verizon Are Said to Be Near a Cheaper Deal… Facebook Swipes at LinkedIn by Letting Brands Post Job Openings on Pages… Snap Sets Valuation at $19.5 to $22.5 Billion as IPO Approaches…

Street Fight Daily: Voice Assistant Sales to Skyrocket, Alibaba Local Commerce App Raises $1.1 Billion

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… 25 Million More Voice Assistants Coming This Year; Google, Amazon Dominate… Alibaba’s Local Commerce Platform, Koubei, Raises $1.1 Billion… Crate and Barrel COO Talks Bucking Brick-and-Mortar Trends…

Street Fight Daily: Voice Assistant-Enabled Cars Steal Show at CES, AR’s Retail Potential

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Auto Makers Showcase Cars Equipped with Virtual Assistants… Can Augmented Reality Bolster Retail Sales?… Chefs+Tech: The Restaurant Bubble Inches Closer to Bursting…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Says Verizon May Ditch Deal, Branded Content on Mobile Sees Success

roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yahoo Raises Possibility Verizon May Back Out… Click-Through-Rates for Branded Content on Mobile Double That on Desktop… LinkedIn Makes It Easier for Businesses to Send Sponsored Direct Messages….

#SFSNYC: How Local Tech Companies Can Reach Scale in the SMB Ecosystem

Creating new technology for the SMB space is one thing; trying to achieve any sort of scale is something entirely different. Companies either need to bring on a large sales force to go door to door or they need to partner with one of the much larger companies in the space.

LBMA Podcast: Yahoo’s Smart Billboards, Weather Company, Nordstrom

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Baidu, Toyota’s Kirobi, Sionic Mobile + OnStar, Verizon, Westfield, Better Ad + Gravy, Alibaba + PlaceIQ.

Street Fight Daily: Google Introduces Location Affiliate Extensions, Didi ‘Definitely Going Global’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Drives In-Store Foot Traffic Through Online Affiliate Location Extensions… Didi’s President Says China’s Ride-Hailing Giant ‘Definitely Going Global’… The Where Factor: How Location Data Offers a New Marketing Edge…

Street Fight Daily: Verizon May Renegotiate Yahoo Deal, Facebook Tweaks Audience Metrics

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Verizon Says Yahoo Hack Could Reopen $4.8 Billion Deal Talks… Facebook Tweaks Audience Network to Favor Advertiser Metrics… Google Rolls Out New Tech for Publishers to Count Mobile Viewability…

Street Fight Daily: Consumers Slow to Embrace E-Grocery, Location-Based Marketing Drives Foot Traffic

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… One Local Market — Packaged Food and Household Goods — Resistant to E-Commerce… Location-Based Marketing Boosts Store Visits… Gordon Borrell on Why Facebook is Killing It in Local Advertising…

Street Fight Daily: Salesforce Eyes Twitter, Apple Enters Search Ad Biz

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter is Expected to Field Bids This Week, with Salesforce in the Mix… Local Visionary Awards Finalists Announced… Apple Enters the Search Ad Biz Today — What Marketers Need to Know…

Street Fight Daily: Google Ups In-Store Attribution Efforts, Twitter Considers Takeover

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Brings Store Visits to Google Display Network, Debuts Cross-Device Retargeting… Twitter is Said to Be Discussing a Possible Takeover… The Biggest Problem with Snapchat’s Geofilter Product