Street Fight Daily: Verizon Buys AOL, Facebook Tests Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (New York Times) Verizon said Tuesday that it would buy AOL at $50 a share in a deal with an estimated value of $4.4 billion in a move aimed to expand Verizon’s digital and video offerings.Read the full article

  • In Hint of Ambition, Facebook Tests Search Engine to Share Links - 8 readers, 45 Tweets - Facebook is testing a search engine inside its mobile app, in a hint at a potential strategic direction for the social network.

  • Who Funds the Future? - 19 readers, 3096 Tweets - Inside Andreessen Horowitz, one of the most powerful venture-capital firms in Silicon Valley.

  • Why Uber Wants Here - 5 readers, 112 Tweets - Nokia’s ambitious mapping project, Here, could be useful to self-driving vehicles.

  • Alfred Purchases WunWun Tech, Employees In Fire Sale - 10 readers, 547 Tweets - After nearly three years delivering anything you want on-demand (in the greater New York City area), WunWun is shuttering. As part of the close, Alfred is..