Street Fight Daily: 10.13.11
A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups.
The next update to Foursquare’s iPhone app includes a new feature called Radar, which pulls suggestions from the app’s Explore feature. Depending on your location, it might suggest a nearby restaurant, or remind you that the coffee shop on your to-do list is nearby. It will also tell you when your friends are meeting nearby. (TechCrunch)
LocalResponse, a local marketing system that pushes targeted ads to users based on their check-ins, has raised $5 million. The money will go toward expanding the sales team and building out an enterprise version of the service for brands and agencies. (GigaOm)
Already, millions of visitors are looking up Yelp reviews on the phone, but that’s only likely to grow with the recent integration of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 4S. (AllThingsD)
Yelp’s 33-year-old co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman takes aim at Google in an interview and suggests that e-mail daily deal services like Groupon often don’t meet their customers’ needs. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Like its high-profile competitors Foursquare and Gowalla, Clingle lets you check-in from various locations as you go about your daily life and share your activities with your friends on social networks. Where it differs from the aforementioned services, however, is that it has several utility features that allow you to use it as more than just an entertainment (The Next Web)