Street Fight Daily: Whole Foods Invests in Instacart, Ad Blocking Debate Gets Tempers Flaring

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Whole Foods to Invest in Instacart, Signs New Multi-Year Delivery Deal (Recode) Whole Foods and Instacart are taking their relationship to the next level. The $10 billion national grocery store chain is making an investment in the four-year-old startup, and the companies have also ...Read the full article

  • Fear, Loathing And Opportunity On Display As Ad Industry Eyeballs Spectre Of Mobile Ad Blocking - 11 readers - A fractious MWC16 panel on mobile ads brought several executives from the ad industry side plus ad behemoth Google face-to-face with what might be their worst..

  • Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages are showing up in search results - 10 readers - Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) has gone live today with the company quietly beginning to show results in searches. The company created a specification that publishers can use to output speedy, lightweight pages for visitors that load in a second or two, rather than making them wait around.

  • Nielsen Looks to Fill E-Commerce Void With Direct Retailer Data - 11 readers - Nielsen is unveiling its long-awaited syndicated service for tracking e-commerce sales, with more than a dozen retailers participating.

  • Marketers Can Now Buy Keyword-Based Mobile Ads for 100 Million Worldwide Locations - 9 readers - BARCELONA, Spain—A number of location-based ad-tech players are at Mobile World Congress this week to talk about the shift from online to real-world advertising, and xAd's pitch to global marketers is particularly interesting. Buying location-based mobile ads, it says, is as easy as purchasing a search campaign.

  • Can Technology Save Journalism? - 9 readers - (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Ten years ago, in a moment of characteristic prescience, the Economist asked, “Who Killed Newspapers?” The year was 2006, and already, the Internet posed an existential challenge to an industry that only several decades earlier seemed unassailable.  While the question was then, and remains, relevant to the [...]

  • Google just showed me the future of indoor navigation - 11 readers - When I visit museums I usually use a mapping app to get there, and then I’m immediately lost once I’m inside. That changed tonight, thanks to Google. At Mobile World Congress, Google and Lenovo are...