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Can offbeat local news stories attract national audiences (and advertisers)? Former Gawker and Deadspin editor A.J. Daulerio thinks so. He recently launched Ratter, an online tabloid centered around cities like San Francisco, backed by $1 million from Gawker Media chief Nick Denton and others. Street Fight recently caught up with Daulerio to talk about making local stories in ...
Loren Hillberg recently took over as General Manager of Thinknear, replacing company founder Eli Portnoy. We caught up with him recently to talk about the transition from the entrepreneurial stage of a business to the scaling stage, the future of mobile-local advertising, and the coming wave of consolidation.
The rise of smartphones has created a wealth of location data that marketers on both the buy- and sell-side are desperate to capitalize on. But is location really more than just another targeting mechanism for mobile advertising? That was the question posed to a Street Fight Summit panel Tuesday moderated by Beeby Clark + Meyler senior analyst James Mullany.
Local startups are everywhere these days, as entrepreneurs attempt to gain a foothold in the growing market. At the Street Fight Summit on Tuesday afternoon, startup investor and mentor Laurel Touby quizzed five founders about their plans for world domination and developing a viable business model to support it.
You have a minimum viable product, something that the market is excited about. What now? Perry Evans, CEO of Closely, encourages company founders to celebrate for a hot minute, then dig in because you are not done. “You don’t have a business until you’ve owned, lived, and tested your market model,” the former head of MapQuest, Jabber, and Local Matters said in a speech durin ...
Angie’s List saw revenue jump to $81.3 million for the third quarter of 2014, nearly 25 percent higher than the previous year, and lowered its net loss to $5.2 million (nine cents a share) against $13.5 million (23 cents a share the year before) but analysts had predicted a loss of just six cents per share.