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Street Fight Daily: Mobile Payments on the Rise, Facebook Use Unaffected By Scandal

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Payments on the Rise, Facebook Use Unaffected By Scandal

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Use of Mobile Payments Up 30%… Facebook Hasn’t Felt ‘Any Meaningful Impact’ As Result of Scandal… How NBC Is Giving Partners the Most Comprehensive Understanding of Their Ad Exposures…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Wants Brands on Messenger, Adobe Courts Retailers

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Wants Brands on Messenger, Adobe Courts Retailers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Is Adding More Advertising Objectives for Brands Using Messenger… Adobe Wants to Make Every Online Retailer More Analytical… Publishers Want More Data, Monetization Options from Facebook, Google, and Apple…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Acquires MashLogic, EveryBlock Could Be Sold

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Acquires MashLogic, EveryBlock Could Be Sold

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Groupon Acqui-Hires MashLogic, Will Shutter Britely Plugin This weekend (PandoDaily)… EveryBlock Could Still Be Sold, Says Schiller, After Abrupt Closing of Hyperlocal Pioneer (Poynter)… After Acquiring 15 Groupon Clones, CrowdSavings Finds a Buyer for Itself (AllThingsD)…

NBCU Shutters Pioneering Hyperlocal Network EveryBlock

Tom Grubisich

NBCU Shutters Pioneering Hyperlocal Network EveryBlock

EveryBlock’s original goal was to collect as much local data as possible, sort and filter it, and then present it to its audience. EveryBlock’s president, Brian Addison, who was hired by NBC in mid-2011, changed all that. In announcing the closure, Vivian Schiller, a senior vice president at NBC News, said, “The decision to shut down the site was difficult. But in the end, we didn’t see a strategic fit for EveryBlock within the portfolio.” Read more…