Report Identifies Elements of Hyperlocal Success in the U.K.

It is to hyperlocal media’s advantage that it remains a nascent sector which is developing quickly. Unwedded to the business models of the past, hyperlocal has the scope to experiment with different models for content, revenue and community engagement. In doing this, and hyperlocal players have as much to learn from the community development sector as they do from other media outlets…

With the Rise of Social Discovery Apps, Purpose and Privacy Are Key

When building social discovery apps, the bottom line is transparency. Users need to maintain control over their data, privacy settings and the ability to define their likes, dislikes and other preferences…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Banjo, Ditto

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan discuss: Banjo’s one million users, Mastercard’s daily deals service, Ditto acquired by Groupon, and Square’s insane valuation. Plus a special appearance by Jyri Engestrom of Ditto…

Street Fight Daily: Journatic Gives a Preview, Chalkboard Shutters

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology...

The Burbs Get a First Look at Journatic (Chicago Reader)…

Singapore-based Location Ad Service Chalkboard Closes (The Next Web)…

Groupon Plans for World Domination Include More ‘Hyperlocal’ Offers (Wall Street Journal)…