Street Fight Daily: 09.30.11
A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups.
AOL appears to be preparing us for some kind of neighborhood-based social network built around MapQuest. It has registered a bunch of domains this year that all point to a page that says something called “mqVibe” is coming soon. (ReadWriteWeb)
Facebook Deals official last day was Sunday, but sources say the company’s withdrawal is not a bad omen for the industry. All of the companies in the space, including newbie Google, are rapidly creating mobile solutions that will recognize when people are close to a deal and allow them to redeem it immediately. (AllThingsD)
Intel has made no secret of its interest to be a more central player in the mobile space and now it’s showing us the money, too. The company has announced that it is buying Israel-based mapping and location-based services company Telmap. (PaidContent)
RiverheadLocal is one of the hyperlocal success stories being featured at this week’s Block by Block summit in Chicago. The Long Island site has grown in less than two years to draw nearly 20,000 unique visitors a month. (Poynter)
Dave Ambrose, founder of Scoop St. and now mobile head at Travelzoo talks about what it takes to succeed in the daily deals industry, and how mobile is changing the way deals companies do business. (Business Insider)
Naveen Selvadurai, co-founder of Foursquare talks in a video interview about the limitations and joys of creating apps for the mobile platforms and his recent appearances in fashion magazines like Details. (GigaOm)