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Street Fight Daily: Patch Editors Anticipate Cuts, Foursquare Opens Data

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Patch Editors Anticipate Cuts, Foursquare Opens Data

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Patch Editors Say Staff and Budgets are Being Cut in 2013 (Romenesko)… Foursquare to Make Full Names Public and Share More Check-ins with Businesses (The Verge)… Foursquare to Make Full Names Public and Share More Check-ins with Businesses (The Verge)… Mobile’s Path to Glory (The Wall Street Journal)…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Yoose

Asif Khan

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Yoose

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan look at whether Bing can perform as the underdog, discuss the new Google Maps for iOS, and review the new Point augmented reality app. Plus funding news, resource of the week and special guest Christian Geissendoerfer of Yoose…

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb Buys Localmind, A New Hail for Gotham

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb Buys Localmind, A New Hail for Gotham

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Airbnb Goes Social and Local with Acquisition of Localmind (GigaOm)… Hail to the Big Apple! NYC Temporarily Approves Taxi Apps, but e-Hailing’s Restricted to 1.5 miles (The Next Web)… Franken’s Location Privacy Bill Voted Out Of Judiciary Committee (AdWeek)…

6 Location-Based Marketing Strategies for Small Business Owners

Stephanie Miles

6 Location-Based Marketing Strategies for Small Business Owners

Roughly half of all smartphone users are now finding offers and discounts based on their current locations, according to a 2012 report, but only 9% of small businesses are taking advantage of popular location-based networks like Foursquare to promote their brands. Here are six tips from leaders in the location-based marketing field…

6 Lead-Generation Tools for Small Businesses

Stephanie Miles

6 Lead-Generation Tools for Small Businesses

Hyperlocal platforms aimed at fulfilling consumer service requests are becoming increasingly attractive to these small business owners, since these platforms generally involve a minimal investment of time or money on the part of the local merchant. Rather than paying upfront for advertisements that may or may not generate actual leads, business owners can sit back and wait for leads to come to them…

Storming the ‘Geolocals’ in the Eye of Irene

Rick Robinson

Storming the ‘Geolocals’ in the Eye of Irene

How did some of the clever new geolocation/geosocial applications take advantage of a situation where people suddenly needed to find and purchase things they normally would not? For intel on this I chatted up a couple young guns in the space and found, unsurprisingly, weather is still a money maker…

Street Fight Daily: 08.17.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 08.17.11

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

Mobile location service Localmind lets you use your phone to ask questions of people who are hanging out at a restaurant, bar, park or other venue. With yesterday’s update to the app, Localmind users can now send photos in response to questions, answer questions older than real time and get forwarded all questions for places they are regulars at. (ReadWriteWeb)…

Foursquare has added photos inline with checkins in an update to its iPhone application Tuesday. The new version adds color to the activity stream and refreshes the look and feel of the app. (Mashable)…

Street Fight Daily: 07.14.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 07.14.11

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

When EveryBlock was launched in Chicago in 2007, the site’s mission was to fill people in on everything going on in their individual neighborhoods. Now, with new community features in place and a presence in 16 cities, the MSNBC-owned site is planning to expand out nationally. (American Journalism Review)…

Location-based Q&A platform Localmind has raised $600,000 in angel funding. The service differs slightly from fellow Q&A apps like Opinionaided or Locql, because Localmind’s real-time, location-based platform sits on top of existing check-in services like Foursquare and Gowalla. (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: 05.03.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 05.03.11

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

Add another big player to the list of Groupon competitors: AT&T. The telecom giant Monday began pre-registration to consumers in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth for a service via the company’s yp.com that will send daily deals to consumers. (Mashable)…

New York magazine is about to launch a weekly “deals” e-newsletter and online adjunct, but instead of matching offers play to advertisers, it will aggregate “the best of the best” of other e-commerce sites’ picks. (PaidContent)…

“Location is a serious battleground, and whoever has the best handle on it, both gathering it and using it, is best positioned to reap a lot of money as we build a lot of services based on location,” writes Ryan Kim. (GigaOm)…