Street Fight Daily: Sidecar Takes On Instacart, Yelp Promises Hiring Spree

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Sidecar, a Ride-Hailing Start-Up, Pushes Into Package Delivery (New York Times) Sidecar, a ride-hailing start-up, wants you to start carpooling with other people’s lunch. The company announced it plans to use its fleet of cars to introduce a package delivery service, delivering ite ...Read the full article

  • Yelp is hiring a bunch of new salespeople to sell more ads - 11 readers, 199 Tweets - Yelp plans on increasing their salesforce by 40% in 2015 to increase the number of ads they sell to local businesses.

  • Democrats want Obama to arm Ukraine - 6 readers, 7 Tweets - On Monday, President Obama announced that no decision has been made about the U.S. arming Ukraine. Now, top Democrats are urging Obama to give Ukraine weapons to fight Putin's agents, who have taken over hundreds of square miles of Ukrainian territory. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, will join Mac Th...