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Street Fight Daily: 04.22.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 04.22.11

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

Google Offers, the company’s long-awaited response to Groupon, has gone live with a signup for beta program in Portland, Oregon. The service promises “50% off or more at places you’ll love.” (Mashable)…

According to a survey conducted last month by Harris Interactive, 10 percent of the American adult population or approximately 23 million people purchased deals from sites like Groupon and LivingSocial last year. (Daily Deal Media)…

Groupon has hired Margo Georgiadis, a vice president of global sales operations at Google, to be its new chief operating officer. (NYT/Dealbook)…

Street Fight Daily: 04.20.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 04.20.11

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

The activity in Foursquare gives local merchants special insight behind the check-in in order to improve customer relationships, such as understanding who these people are, how often they visit, where else do they go, do they come in with certain friends,” says CEO Dennis Crowley. (Fast Company)…

A new report from Borrell Associates has found that online employment want ads have become a $5 billion business, representing nearly 15% of all online advertising. (NetNewsCheck)…

Curbed, the online real estate news blog, and Eater, a sister publication which focuses on the “latest restaurant openings, chef squabbles, and industry gossip,” opened for business yesterday in Seattle. The city has long been a center of hyperlocal news experimentation. (GeekWire)…