A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups.
EBay is buying location-based service and ad network WHERE in a deal that gives it added ability to drive more local and offline commerce. The company said the pick-up will add important talent and technology to eBay and PayPal as those businesses aim to become more local and relevant to users. (GigaOm)
Foursquare has grown to almost 10 million users by connecting them to where they are now, in the present. But the company sees a much brighter future in focusing on the future movements of its users, said Dennis Crowley.(GigaOm)
Whatser, the location-based service that lets users share their favorite locations with friends, is launching a “marketing platform” in which local merchants and brands can “claim” a location that they operate and then communicate with Whatser users. (TechCrunch)
Tackable is a location-based photojournalism platform that is slated to launch across 48 newspapers. Photo assignments are posted on the app by location, and smartphone users in the area can shoot photos with their phones and sending them back to the editor directly. (E&P)
People search site MyLife has acquired local deals site CitizenLocal.com. The new site will be used to power MyLife’s local service and deals platform. (TechCrunch)
This year’s Foursquare Day festivities drew an impressive crowd of users last Saturday. The company logged more than 3 million checkins during that 24-hour period. (Mashable)
Loopt, an early leader in location-based services, has launched Qs, a new feature that allows users to answer questions and see other user’s responses in any physical business location. (VentureBeat)