Street Fight Daily: Groupon’s Wine Label, Porch Keeps Growing

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon Uncorks Its Own Wine Label (Chicago Business Journal) The Chicago-based deals company has launched its own line of private-label wines, using the cat theme that was one of one of Mr. Mason’s running gags.Read the full article

  • Can become LinkedIn for your house? - 5 readers, 44 Tweets - After only a year, home professionals listing site Porch has grown fast. Now it's rolling out the next phase of its business, catering to pros with a premium dashboard-- for a price.

  • For Location-Tracking Startup, a Data-Privacy Odyssey - 8 readers, 24 Tweets - A small startup from Portugal is showing just how difficult it is to launch a tech business these days, especially one that relies on people's data, as Europe's data-privacy laws toughen.

  • How The 49ers Are Using Beacons To Help You Find Hot Dogs And Beer | - 7 readers, 370 Tweets - Enterprise Wi-Fi provider Aruba Networks officially lights up their homegrown beacon network and accompanying smartphone app at Levi’s Stadium today. After..

  • Uber and Its Shady Partners Are Pushing Drivers into Subprime Loans - 17 readers, 1161 Tweets - The subprime lending market that plunged America into the Great Recession is back and as unscrupulous as ever. Instead of mortgages, this time a bubble has formed around auto loans, and reliably ruthless Uber is in the thick of it. Two "partners" in Uber's vehicle financing program are under federal investigation, but Uber hasn't slowed its aggr...