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Street Fight Daily: Groupon Retail, Journatic Fallout Continues

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Retail, Journatic Fallout Continues

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.

Groupon Opens Concept Store in Singapore (CNet)
E-commerce just dropped the letter “E” with Groupon setting up its world’s first retail concept store in the heart of Singapore. The shop has three computer terminals, as well as a handful of Apple iPads, for customers to browse, buy and print deals on the spot.

The Uncomfortable Truth Behind the Journatic Byline Scandal (GigaOm)
Mathew Ingram: The uncomfortable reality is that the Tribune and other newspapers started using Journatic because it was a lot cheaper than generating that kind of content with staff reporters, and newspapers have been scrambling to cut costs as their print-advertising revenue continues to free fall. Local bloggers — who have a much more personal connection to their audience — can fill some of the gap, but that is likely to be more of a labor of love than a commercial enterprise.

Rumor: Twitter to Acquire Sense Networks To Better Target Local Ads (TechCrunch)
A good source tells TechCrunch that Twitter is set to make its sixth acquisition of 2012 with NY-based Sense Networks. Sense Networks was founded in 2003 and in 2006 launched MacroSense, which the company says “turns massive amounts of mobile location data into actionable, predictive behavioral data.”

Local News Crisis: Publishers and Editors Must Get Back to Basic (The Guardian)
Bob Satchwell: “Local newspaper owners big or small must also get back to basics. They are in the news business and they have to focus on that if they want to stay in businesses that can, and will, produce revenue.”

Placed Makes Your App Smarter by Contextualizing Location Data (Mashable)
Placed is a new service that analyzes location data and contextualizes it, giving developers useful information to improve their apps and our mobile experience. Developers who use Placed get a location analytics report which gives them insights on everything from what time of day users are actively using their app to which businesses they frequent when their app is running.

Dwolla Introduces Places, So You Can Find and Recommend Locations for Its Peer to Peer Payments (The Next Web)
Placed is a new service that analyzes location data and contextualizes it, giving developers useful information to improve their apps and our mobile experience. Developers who use Placed get a location analytics report which gives them insights on everything from what time of day users are actively using their app to which businesses they frequent when their app is running.

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