Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s New Product Ads, China’s Yelp Soars

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Launches Dynamic Product Ads for Data-Minded Retailers Merchant (AdWeek) Facebook is giving Target and other retailers a new way to market to its 1.4 billion users. It’s called product ads—yet another ad format that Facebook says sets it apart from rivals like Google becau ...Read the full article


  • Facebook Launches Dynamic Product Ads for Data-Minded Retailers

    adweek.com - 19 readers, 353 Tweets - Facebook is giving Target and other retailers a new way to market to its 1.4 billion users. It's called product ads—yet another ad format that Facebook says sets it apart from rivals like Google because it can harness the social network's popularity and behavioral and location data on consumers.

  • Dianping’s Funding Round Lifts App Above US Peers

    blogs.wsj.com - 6 readers, 9 Tweets - The latest financing round by China’s Dianping is expected to push the company’s valuation above its closest U.S. equivalent – Yelp Inc.

  • Apple Pay’s invasion of China stalls

    marketwatch.com - 7 readers, 17 Tweets - As talks grind on between Apple and its potential Chinese partners, the outlook for the former offering its Apple Pay service in China grows more uncertain, reports Caixin Online.

  • Uber does little to hurt yellow taxi profits

    nypost.com - 6 readers, 38 Tweets - Uber’s plot to disrupt the yellow cab business in the Big Apple has helped bring down the cost of a taxi medallion by 20 percent — but it hasn’t dented the financier of those valuable licenses, the...

  • Yik Yak Systematically Downvotes Mentions Of Competitors

    techcrunch.com - 9 readers, 826 Tweets - You can say anything on Yik Yak, as long as it's not a competing app's name. The anonymous app has quietly built a system that downvotes any mentions of..

  • Amazon’s One-Hour Delivery Service Goes Live Across Manhattan

    techcrunch.com - 8 readers, 608 Tweets - Amazon is now offering one-hour delivery in all of Manhattan. In December, the online retail giant promised one-hour delivery to a very expensive, very..