A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups.
Gannett’s MomsLikeMe hyperlocal parenting network will cease operating on Friday and its 100-plus town-specific sites will go dark and the content will be deleted. (PaidContent)
AmazonLocal posted more than 300% revenue growth in September. It has expanded to 40 markets and brought in $4 million of gross revenue in September. (Business Insider)
AOL’s new MapQuest social network, mqVibe, will sport tight Facebook integration, and it will combine reviews and popularity votes on neighborhoods and businesses into a “vibe score.” AOL really is going to take a shot at Google Places and Yelp. (ReadWriteWeb)
Daily Deal Media has launched a new online marketplace that allows companies to buy and sell Daily Deal-related websites, domain names, scripts and white label platforms. (Press Release)
TaskRabbit, the website that allows people to outsource errands and other jobs to local freelancers, has appointed Eric Grosse as its new CEO. Grosse replaces TaskRabbit founder Leah Busque in the chief executive position. (GigaOm)
In British towns with no newspaper, online upstarts try filling the gap. (PaidContent)