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)
WhitePages is jumping into the local discovery space with a new app called Localicious that tries to improve the process by breaking down searches by very specific neighborhoods. It’s an interesting take, though it will face plenty of competition from Yelp, Foursquare, WHERE and others. (GigaOm)
There are now more than 500,000 businesses on Foursquare. Here are a handful of successful Foursquare campaigns that can inspire your own marketing initiatives. (Mashable)
Cincinnati’s neighborhood sentimentality and diversity, has made the city a proving ground for various hyperlocal efforts, including Gannett’s Porkappolis location-based mobile app. (NetNewsCheck)
New Orleans is rich news territory for start-up hyperlocal Uptown Messenger. The site’s chief, Robert Morris, talks about the thrills and the pitfalls of running his neighborhood hyperlocal. (Block by Block)