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New England-based GoLocal Expands With New Site in Portland, Oregon

Tom Grubisich

New England-based GoLocal Expands With New Site in Portland, Oregon

Portland will be GoLocal’s third entry into a mid-sized market with a struggling legacy newspaper. Josh Fenton co-founded the first GoLocal in Providence, Rhode Island’s capital, four years ago, and expanded to Worcester in Central Massachusetts two years later. The two sites currently generate 7.5 million pageviews per month…

7 Key Lessons From AOL’s Struggles With Patch

Josh Fenton

7 Key Lessons From AOL’s Struggles With Patch

Why did a well-heeled usurper to newspapers find itself imploding last week? Ultimately, Patch could still reinvent itself — but if it does not there are plenty of lessons to be learned and applied to all of us working to produce the next model of local journalism. Here are seven…

#SFSNYC: Making Hyperlocal Media Work

Emily Gordon

#SFSNYC: Making Hyperlocal Media Work

Amid a body-strewn battlefield on which even the smartest media companies have fallen, some founders of post-2009 start-ups, Leela de Kretser, publisher of DNAinfo (New York and Chicago); Zohar Yardeni, CEO of Daily Voice (suburban and rural New York state and Massachusetts); and Josh Fenton, cofounder of GoLocal24 (throughout New England); discussed ways to beat the curse during a panel discussion at the Street Fight Summit in New York City…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Talks with Foursquare, Facebook Guns for Yelp

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Apple Talks with Foursquare, Facebook Guns for Yelp

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Apple in Talks With Foursquare About Data-Sharing Deal (The Wall Street Journal)… Facebook Pushes Into Crowded Territory — Again — With Local Discovery Update (AllThingsD)… Swipely Hits Its Stride Combining Payments, Analytics and Loyalty (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys FeeFighters, Howard Owens on Paywalls

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys FeeFighters, Howard Owens on Paywalls

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

Groupon Acquires FeeFighters, the BillShrink for Business Services (TechCrunch)…

Paywalls Create Opportunities for Local News Entrepreneurs (howardowens.com)…

You Say ‘SoLoMo,’ I Say, ‘I Hate My Life’ (TechCrunch)…