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Street Fight Daily: Hyperlocal Shopping at Sears, Pirq for Apple Staffers

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Hyperlocal Shopping at Sears, Pirq for Apple Staffers

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

Sears Rolls Out Hyperlocal Shopping Site (Crain’s Chicago Business)…

Want To Know What Apple Will Do Next In Mobile Commerce? Check Out The Pirq It’s Giving To Employees (TechCrunch)…

The Real Reason Foursquare Finally Decided To Pursue Revenues Now (Business Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: 09.08.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 09.08.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

Echoecho is a simple service that lets people request location updates from friends in their phone address book, who then can decide whether to respond with their coordinates. The company announced yesterday that it has raised $750,000 in seed funding from Google Ventures and United Kingdom-based PROFounders Capital. (GigaOm)…

“It seems to me that Digital First is much more likely to solve the problem of building strong — and profitable — web-based local media than is AOL’s Patch,” writes Felix Salmon. “The first and most important reason is that local newspapers are, and always have been, the first best source of local ad-sales talent. … On the other side of the editorial divide, local newspapers are also the first best source of local news, and are generally much more respected and trusted in local communities than any cookie-cutter Patch site is likely to become.” (Reuters)…