Another Indian Start-up Hits Turbulence, Grocery Delivery Service Localbanya's

Another Indian Start-up Hits Turbulence, Grocery Delivery Service Localbanya's
The hyperlocal services model has also thrown up challenges as companies have not been able to get local “mom and pop” or kirana stores on board due to existing gaps in technology and integration. The increasing competition in the space has been …
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Berkeleyside: The Nimble Hyperlocal News Site is Winning Awards and Attracting
Meanwhile, Berkleyside, the nimble site with a small staff, is gaining recognition, winning awards, and—the gold standard for anything digital—attracting eyeballs to its hyperlocal coverage of Berkeley. … Plenty of other media showed up to cover …
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BBC should help fund hyperlocal news sites, says report
The BBC could also open its archive for hyperlocal publishers to exploit. “The core issues that challenge the prosperity of UK hyperlocal media remain unchanged,” says digital analyst Damian Radcliffe, who unveiled the report at an event discussing the …
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What 2016 Holds For The Indian Entrepreneur
Small ticket investments of US$ I million or less will be on the rise and Pre Series A will be the new normal; Shutdown of E-Commerce & Food TechMany me too-startups in e-com, food, hyperlocal, will see their business die down, as they fail to build …
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Hyperlocal News App Blockfeed Takes Another Stab at Geo-Aggregation

Hyperlocal News App Blockfeed Takes Another Stab at Geo-Aggregation
But it's those markets — with more media outlets and therefore more competition for consumers — that best fit the company's desire to give hyperlocal journalists a platform they haven't had before. “We're putting small, hyperlocal blogs and their …
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Wearhaus Arc: Is the world ready for 'social headphones'?
Owners of the Arc would be able to create impromptu silent discos, or hyper-local radio stations with just one media player. At a romantic level, I liked the idea. I imagined all the conversations they could start, or connections they might spark, so I …
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