Street Fight Daily: Twitter Launches 24/7 News Service with Bloomberg, Uber Boosts Data Privacy

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter to Launch 24/7 News Streaming Service with Bloomberg… Uber Beefs Up Privacy Controls Amid Data Use Controversy… Now That It Knows Who’s Talking, Google Home Might Reach Its Potential…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon’s Shipping Ambitions, Search Engines Remain Crucial to Local Discovery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon’s Plan to Dominate the Shipping Industry Is Taking Shape… Most Internet Users Prefer Search Engines to Find Local Products… Publishers Say Facebook Can Save Instant Articles with Better Data, Subscription Tools…

Street Fight Daily: Big Retailers Support Mobile Payments, Snap Ads Struggle to Grab User Attention

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon, Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks Drive Mobile Payment Behaviors… How Do Users Like Snapchat Ads?… AOL’s CEO Explains that Oath is About B2B Branding…

Street Fight Daily: Ford’s Ride-Hail Ambitions, Yik Yak Shifts Focus to Local Connections

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Ford Plans to Have a Full Fleet of Autonomous Cars Operating in a Ride-Hail Service by 2021… Yik Yak Yearns to Be Local, Not Just Anonymous… Retailers Should Perfect In-Store Pickup or Not Offer It At All…

Openings and New Hires at IBM, Verve, Infutor, and Pandora

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at Review Trackers, Yik Yak and Unacast.

After School, Generation Z, and the Localization of Anonymous Expression

Investors have poured money into anonymous, local chat apps like After School (which connects students at every public and private high school) — but they can be prime venues for online bullying. To get a little more context about this issue, we spoke with After School’s content director Michael Luchies.

Yik Yak Makes Inroads as a More Serious News Service

In its less than two years of existence, Yik Yak has spread across the country, mostly at communities centered around college campuses. It’s true that a lot of the company’s content is sophomoric. But I think that will change, based on a new pilot that the service has launched with the University of Florida…

Street Fight Daily: Nokia Weighs Sale of Maps, GoDaddy Keeps Buying Startups

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Nokia Weighs Sale of Maps Business to Focus on Networks (Bloomberg)… GoDaddy Acquires Marketplace Startup Elto To Expand Its Services For Web Pros (TechCrunch)… Amazon, Google and More Are Drawn to Home Services Market (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Oracle Buys Datalogix, Secret Adds Location-based Sharing

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…datalogixOracle Buys Datalogix, Beefs Up Digital Marketing Cloud (ZDNet)
Oracle on Monday said it acquired Datalogix, which provides digital marketing data as a service. The deal complements Oracle’s acquisition of BlueKai and rounds out its digital marketing suite. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but for Oracle Datalogix is a stocking stuffer that gives it yet another pillar to offer data as a service and another cloud product to sell… Secret’s Relaunch Adds Location-based Sharing (VentureBeat)
The broadcasting of public posts is now split between those from friends and those that are location-based, similarly to Yik Yak, another anonymous mobile app focused on college campuses and local communities… In China, a Rapid Jump to Mobile Advertising (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Yik Yak Raises $62M, Square Accepts Apple Pay

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Messaging App Yik Yak Tipped For $62M Funding A Year After Launch (Guardian)… Apple Pay Could Be Coming To Small Businesses, Thanks To Square (Gizmodo)… Investors: Damn Ubergate and Full Speed Ahead With Mega-Funding (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb’s Print Magazine, Yik Yak Eyes Big Round

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Airbnb Introducing Print Magazine, Pineapple (New York Times)… Yik Yak Is Close To Closing On Roughly $75 Million (TechCrunch)… Uber and Spotify Are Partnering (Recode)…

Hyperlocal Chat App Yik Yak Bets Big On Anonymity

Atlanta-based Yik Yak finds itself at the center of one of the quickest growing and most divisive trends in social media: anonymity. The company, which raised $10 million in June, has developed an app that serves as a local chat room where users can post whatever they want anonymously…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Moves Against Click Bait, Location Tracking Widespread

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyFacebook Takes Steps Against ‘Click Bait’ Articles (New York Times)… For Sale: Systems That Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around The Globe (WashingtonPost)… Uber CEO Pounces on DUI Arrest of California Lawmaker (Wall Street Journal)…