Street Fight Daily: Gawker Media’s Ecommerce Success, Amazon Will Have Its Own Fleet of Shipping Trucks

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… How Gawker Turned into Groupon (Motherboard) Daily deal “blog posts” are being seamlessly integrated into the content farm, and they’ve become a prominent part of Gawker Media’s monetization strategy — one-third of its revenue comes from native ads and ecommerce.Read the full article

  • Waze's growth chief: Even driverless cars need a better route - 14 readers - Google owned Waze aims to change the world by working with cities on traffic flow

  • Postmates is coming to London - 15 readers - It’s about to get a whole lot easier to order take-away food in the capital.

  • Google Ventures Dials Down Seed Deals, Urges Mature Startups to Go Public - 17 readers - Google Ventures did fewer deals in the $100,000 to $300,000 range in 2015. It also had fewer IPOs, as mature companies tend to over-stay in the private market, Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris said.

  • The Business Case For Augmented Reality - 14 readers - When we think of augmented reality, we think of the interaction of superimposed graphics, audio, GPS data and other sensory enhancements converging within a..

  • Groupon Shuffles Leadership Posts - 15 readers - Groupon Inc., the company that popularized “daily deals” coupons for restaurants and other businesses, is shuffling key leadership posts as it revamps operations under its new chief executive.

  • In search of a European Google - 30 readers - California’s Silicon Valley runs the show when it comes to successful tech companies. So why has the old world failed to produce a thriving digital industry to rival the US?