Local Quotables: Rick Waghorn, DJ Patil, Michael Fives, Emily Chang & More…
It’s not easy being a reporter on the daily
Groupon deals beat these days. So says fatigued Emily Chang at Bloomberg West. And why did Foursquare win over Gowalla? Because if you can make it in New York, pretty much no one else stands a chance. Or, in the pith provided by one Gowalla investor on why that service lost: “Austin.” Other words this week on the “RT” as an endorsement or not; skepticism over Verizon’s block of Google Wallet; thoughts on the content walled garden; and more:
Gowalla investor, December 6, 2011
TechCrunch: Austin. [on why Gowalla lost the check-in battle to Foursquare]
Emily Chang, Bloomberg West, December 8, 2011
Twitter: We’ve reported on Groupon so much my fingers automatically type “groupon” when I’m trying to type “group.” Sad.
Michael Fives, Meetup, December 7, 2011
Street Fight: There’s a ton of mostly unstructured hyperlocal data floating around out there that is immensely valuable to businesses, advertisers, developers, and pretty much anyone who’s building a business in the hyperlocal space.
Lauren Sperber, Patch, December 7, 2011
Street Fight: We’ll see less of this closed, walled-garden approach to content and more distribution of content because it drives traffic back to the original content site.