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Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial CEO to Step Down, Court Rules Against Yelp

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial CEO to Step Down, Court Rules Against Yelp

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy Stepping Down (Washington Post)… Court Rules That Yelp Must Unmask the Identities of Seven Anonymous Reviewers (Atlantic)… What Does the Closure of O2 Wallet Say About the Future of Mobile Payments? (GigaOm)…

LivingSocial CEO: Our Business Isn’t ‘Daily Deals,’ It’s Ad Dollars

Noah Davis

LivingSocial CEO: Our Business Isn’t ‘Daily Deals,’ It’s Ad Dollars

“We realized with the asset base that we had that we should be able to do other things and leverage it into new areas,” said Tim O’Shaughnessy at Street Fight Summit on Thursday in New York. “How do we take the hundreds of thousands of merchants that we work with, the tens of millions of customers that we have, this big salesforce, and a technology team and figure out new ways to get customers through the doors of merchants.”

Street Fight Daily: Ebay’s Same-Day Delivery, Google Localizes Political Spend

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Ebay’s Same-Day Delivery, Google Localizes Political Spend

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.EBay Debuts Same-day Delivery Service from Local Retailers, ‘eBay Now’ (Venture Beat)… Google Takes Political Online Ads Local, Allows Campaigns To Target Congressional Districts (TechCrunch)… LivingSocial’s Tim O’Shaughnessy on the Power of Decisions (Entrepreneur)…

Local Quotables: BJ Emerson, Joe Meyer, Tim O’Shaugnessy and more…

Joycelene Fernandez

Local Quotables: BJ Emerson, Joe Meyer, Tim O’Shaugnessy and more…

In this week’s column, of all people, the VP of technology at Tasti-D-Lite, BJ Emerson, turned a sharp tongue on location-based services at the LocNav conference in San Jose (“they used to call it ‘stalking'”). Jim Brady talked scale; Joe Meyer described the realization that there was a business in local companies; and one small business owner cleverly noted that Twitter and Facebook don’t do a local merchant much good “if people don’t know where you are located.” Read all of this week’s the wise words and wise-cracks around and about the hyperlocal industry.