A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…

Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Boost Has Rolled Out (Search Engine Land)
Google fully rolled out the second version of the mobile-friendly update yesterday. The new Google mobile-friendly algorithm is supposed to give an additional ranking boost for mobile-friendly websites in mobile search results.

Street Culture: Thirstie Holds Focus On Engagement and Slow Growth (Street Fight)
The company’s CEO said he is witnessing many on-demand companies slowly but surely go out of business, and is more convinced than ever that offering that extra little bit of knowledge to customers is what will inspire them to spend more time with Thirstie, and return to the app on a regular basis.

Facebook and the News: Trends, Filter Bubbles and Algorithmic Bias (Fortune)
Mathew Ingram: The question isn’t so much whether Facebook filters out certain kinds of news. The real point is that Facebook is orders

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Source: Street Fight