Connected Local Economy

  • Street Fight’s Predictions for 2016: Part Two

    … of the connected local economy — marketing, commerce/payments, mobile, user experience — the evolution of local search will be the big story of 2016. No, Google’s not going away, or even losing any significant market share. But the mechanics of search are transforming, as customers increasingly shop and do research with smartphones in addition to — not in place…

    Street Fightin Display Google Facebook- 13 readers -
  • Editor’s Take: The Perils of Uberization for the Local Economy

    … Seemingly not a day goes by that we don’t hear news about a company claiming to be the Uber of its particular niche. Two of the seven companies we highlighted in last week’s Raise Report ( and Thumbtack) fall into the burgeoning “on-demand” category. One (Thumbtack) now belongs to the increasingly less exclusive cadre of “unicorns…

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  • Editor’s Take: The Apps vs. Browser Debate Is a Distraction

    … Editor’s Take: The Apps vs. Browser Debate Is a Distraction September 29, 2015 by Noah Elkin Leave a Comment Filed Under: Commentary, Features, Mobile The venerable apps vs. mobile web debate continues to rage on, the fires stoked anew by a recent comScore report that showed time spent with apps has grown at a far faster rate over the past…

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  • Executive Survey: What’s Hot or Not in the Connected Local Economy

    … will not even be talking about next year, the most popular response from the early poll-takers was Facebook stores/buy buttons. That’s ‘ahead’ of subjects like on-demand services, next-gen point of sale systems, and wearables. I can’t disagree. Though Facebook continues to try to innovate in offering transactional platforms for retail, social media…

    Street Fightin SEO Mobile- 11 readers -
  • Is Local a Specialist or a Full-Service Game?

    … products? Both have a place in the connected local economy, which calls for specialists as well as full-suite offerings. Local businesses, whether locally-owned or a major national company with multiple locations, are still navigating their way through their own local marketing strategies. It’s as much about understanding their needs…

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