Street Fight Daily: 08.16.11
A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups.
Foursquare has launched a new feature that allows users to create distinct lists of the places they’ve checked into or plan to visit in the future. This new functionality brings Foursquare more into the realm of user-generated recommendations long-dominated by review sites such as Yelp. (GigaOm)
Miguel Ferrer, General Manager of AOL Latino says Patch Latino is set to be introduced this fall and is already hiring journalists in selected markets. “We are not yet commenting on the exact locations of the Patch Latino sites, but yes, they will be in Southern California.” (Portada)
Daily deal contender BuyWithMe has acquired its fifth company this year, purchasing Scoop St., a company focused on offering discounts exclusively for New York City. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Scoop St.’s Co-founder David Ambrose said the sale was an all-cash offer, adding that its investors, who pumped $1.2 million into the start-up, saw a “good return.” (AllThingsD)
Foursquare has just gained its highest-profile user yet: President Barack Obama. “The White House is now on Foursquare, a location-based social networking website, which is the latest way for you to engage with the administration,” The White House said on its blog. (Mashable)
Journal Register Company has announced today the appointment of Jim Brady as Editor-in-Chief. Brady, who joined Journal Register Company in March to lead Project Thunderdome — the Digital Transformation of the company’s newsrooms on all platforms — will orchestrate Journal Register Company’s daily news coverage and will directly oversee all newsgathering operations. (Press Release)
Foursquare has more users and more money than any of the other discovery-based startups, so there’s a good bet its new lists feature will kill a few startups. Here are a few that come to mind. (Business Insider)