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Street Fight Daily: YP Buys Sense Networks, Taskrabbit Delivers Cold Medicine

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: YP Buys Sense Networks, Taskrabbit Delivers Cold Medicine

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.YP, a Mobile Search Firm, Buys Sense Networks (New York Times)… Walgreens Taps TaskRabbit to Deliver Cold Medicine to Shut-Ins (Mashable)… Facebook WiFi Comes to Some Netgear Routers, Allowing Small Businesses to Offer Free WiFi access (The Next Web)…

Street Fight Daily: HopStop Channels Waze, Should Groupon Buy Foursquare?

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: HopStop Channels Waze, Should Groupon Buy Foursquare?

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.HopStop Live Brings Real-Time Crowdsourced Transit Information to the iPhone (Verge)… Check In, Flame Out: How To Save Foursquare (TechCrunch)… Patent filing Suggests Apple is Working on ‘Street View’ mMapping Technology (Apple Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Upgrades Places, PlaceIQ Tracks In-Store Visits

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Google Upgrades Places, PlaceIQ Tracks In-Store Visits

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google Upgrades Its Google Places Dashboard With Google+ Local Integration (Search Engine Land)… SMG to Track How Mobile Ads Lead to In-store Visits (AdAge)… Local.com Launches Premium National-Local Ad Network (Screenwerk)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Co-Founder Departs, NextDoor Hits 10K Neighborhoods

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Co-Founder Departs, NextDoor Hits 10K Neighborhoods

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.LivingSocial CTO and Co-Founder Departs Company (AllThingsD)… Nextdoor Hits 10K Neighborhoods, Gets Me To Stop Running At Night (TechCrunch)… Solving the Hyperlocal Puzzle (American Journalism Review)…

Google’s Local Offerings Have Gotten Too Complicated

Damian Rollison

Google’s Local Offerings Have Gotten Too Complicated

The extended Google+ Local rollout has been more troublesome than most. Usually when Google has experimented with social services in the past, such as Google Buzz and Google Wave, it has done so in a tangential way that does not threaten core functionality. With Google+, the gamble is to make social the center of all search activity, and yet the full realization of a social context for Google’s local search tools has yet to appear…

Street Fight Daily: Google Downplays Zagat Scores, Concerns Over Privacy

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Google Downplays Zagat Scores, Concerns Over Privacy

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google Starts To Downplay Zagat Scores; It Should Ditch Them Altogether (Search Engine Land)… New Government Report Calls for Rules on Mobile Tracking (AdWeek)… Dennis Crowley: Foursquare Considered Selling, Is The Best Local Search Tool On The Planet (TechCrunch)…