Street Fight Daily: Highlights from Street Fight Summit, Advertisers Drop DSPs to Cut Costs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… #SFSNYC: The Growing Power of SMB OS… #SFSNYC: Investors on Billion-Dollar Opportunities in Local and Where to Find Them… Advertisers Cut DSPs 40% Over Two Years…

#SFSNYC: Moving Beyond Basic Location-Based Advertising Without Getting Creepy

In regard to guidelines pertaining to the ethical use of location data, Mark Risis, head of global data partnerships at IBM Watson, offered the following maxim: “Don’t do creepy stuff.” Risis as well as panelists from Zocdoc and Waze addressed the topic of location-based marketing and ethics in a panel at Street Fight Summit Wednesday.

Openings and New Hires at Sears, Uber, and Yext

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s column, Sears snags the former CMO of Restaurant.com, Uber lands a Google product veteran, and Yext hires a sales executive for small business and partner channels.

Raise Report: Massdrop, Mogl, Kik, Zocdoc Score Robust Rounds

Every two weeks we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. In this edition, new investments include big votes of confidence for Revel Systems, Massdrop, and Peach.

6 Vendors Bringing Hyperlocal Tech to Medical Offices

A changing healthcare landscape is leading many physicians to rethink the way they market their practices, and this is creating new opportunities for hyperlocal vendors. Here are six examples of platforms that use hyperlocal technology to help local medical professionals acquire new patients.

Street Fight’s 10 Most Popular Stories From the First Half of 2015

In the local space, the first six months of 2015 brought a deeper emphasis on local commerce and the connected local economy, new partnerships, and consolidation and restructuring at legacy players. Here’s a look back at the top Street Fight stories (at least in terms of traffic) so far this year.

Street Fight Daily: Mondelez Warms to Retail Tech, SMBs Embrace the Cloud

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mondelez Makes New Call to Startups for Retail Tech (AdAge)… Small Firms Shift Toward Cloud-Based Software (Wall Street Journal)… Uber CEO: “I’m Not Perfect and Neither is This Company.” (Mashable)…

How ZocDoc Grew Its Healthcare Booking Site Into a National Business

Street Fight recently caught up with Anna Elwood, vice president of operations at ZocDoc to talk about how the company built up its customer service, how it balances people and technology, and how it decides where to go next…

Street Fight Daily: Marketers Spend On Social, Clinkle Pivots (Again)

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology70% Of Marketers Plan To Boost Social Spending In 2015 (Marketing Land)… Clinkle Pivots From Its Soured Brand To “Treats” For Sharing Discounts (TechCrunch)… How Zomato Plans To Eat Yelp’s Lunch In America (Quartz)…

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: ZocDoc Raising $152M, FAA Bans Delivery Drones

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyZocDoc Raising $152 million at $1.6 Billion Valuation (Fortune)… FAA Bans The Use Of Drones To Deliver Packages (TechCrunch)… RelayRides’ Altered Future Points To A Ride Sharing World Dominated By Lyft And Uber, Not Zipcar (Forbes)…

Street Fight Daily: Senate Revives Location Data Bill, ZocDoc Enters New Market

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyLocation Privacy Bill Gets Another Push (AdAge)… ZocDoc Tackles a New $600 Billion Market (Fortune)… iOS 8 Includes a New Location-Aware Lock Screen Button (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Visa, Mastercard Back NFC, Skyhook Finds an Exit

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.MasterCard, Visa back smartphone payment (Financial Times)… In Mobile Location Tie-Up, Skyhook Wireless Sold to TruePosition (Recode)… Why the Web’s Biggest Players are Gobbling up Location-based Apps (Digiday)…

Could Healthcare Be Local Tech’s Next Big Opportunity?

The botched launch of the Healthcare.gov has brought the healthcare industry — and its dysfunction — to center stage. But in the private sector, startups like ZocDoc and iCouch.me are quietly reinventing the ways patients are discovering and buying healthcare services locally, building a familar feature set that navigates the complex network of insurance companies, doctors and healthcare providers. Street Fight recently caught up with Sam Zebarjadi, Medicast’s co-founder and CEO, to find out more about how digital healthcare tools are being shaped for local markets…

Street Fight Daily: NextDoor Raises $60 Million, First Data Acquires Perka

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyNextdoor Raises $60 million In Funding To Bring Neighbors Together (GigaOm)… First Data Acquires Cardless Customer Loyalty Startup Perka (AllThingsD)… Yelp Loss Widens, With Costs Eclipsing Revenue (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: ZocDoc Opens $55M In Debt, Centro Expands To Mobile

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology

Doctor Appointment Booking Site ZocDoc Opens Up $55 Million In New Convertible Debt (GigaOm)… Centro Expands Locally Focused ‘Brand Exchange’ To Mobile, Tablet Inventory (AdExchanger)… Report: Hyperlocals Can Bridge Gap Between Larger Organizations And Public (Journalism.co.uk)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Readies SMB Push, Foursquare’s Nascent Asset

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.As Small Businesses Become Tech Savvy, They Could Earn Big Ad Revenue For Facebook (TechCrunch)… Why Foursquare’s Growth Story Is Better Than You Think (Forbes)… Andrew Mason on How to Deal: From Founder to Ex-Groupon CEO (Fast Company)…

Street Fight Daily: Newspaper Revenues Sink, Why ZocDoc is Winning

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Newspaper Ad Sales Skid for Seventh Straight Year (Newosaur)… Why ZocDoc is Winning: Dissenting Employees, Unlimited Vacation, & Diet Coke (VentureBeat)… Brands Buy Real-Time Mobile Ads Based on the Weather (AdWeek)…