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The best words about and around the hyperlocal industry.

Wise words from the outgoing editor of the Saddleworth News; a first-time Foursquarer questions what it’s all about; Yipit’s Vin raises the Google-Groupon question; and Ben Ilfeld comments on the new indie hyperlocal trade association formed last weekend in Chicago. More:

Street Fight Daily: 09.14.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman claims that a 54% traffic growth this year has led the service to 63 million monthly unique visits. 21 million reviews grace the site and the app, and 1 million are being added every 30 days. He also calls Google’s acquisition of Zagat “a funny move. (The Next Web)…

Groupon’s Chinese joint venture Gaopeng is not doing so well. It has apparently closed 10 offices and fired at as many as 400 employees over the past three months. (ReadWriteWeb)…

Goshi Adds Images and ‘Meetups’ to Create P2P Hyper-Mobile Commerce

MapDing pivots and rebrands as Goshi, which will try to drive hyper-mobile commerce mainstream by connecting buyers and sellers the old-fashioned way: with face to face transactions of goods bought over the air. Will it work?

Street Fight Daily: 07.13.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

Zaarly, which just launched an app for Android, connects buyers and sellers in a localized market place, reverse Craigslist-style, by allowing users to post what they’re looking for (beer, a massage, or an iPad), how much they’re willing to pay for said good or service, and how soon they need it. (TechCrunch)…

AT&T Interactive has announced the formal launch of in-app local ads on its mobile ad network. The rollout will allow developers to target ads based on a user’s location and potentially earn more revenue from higher ad rates. (MediaPost)…

Announcing Street Fight’s First Annual Hyperlocal Industry Summit

Street Fight is proud to announce our first annual industry summit, which will bring together leading minds from across the hyperlocal industry on October 25th-26th in New York City. Participants will include top executives from Patch, Topix, Fwix, Yipit, Gilt City and many more. Buy your ticket before July 31 and save $200!

Street Fight Daily: 06.15.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups.

According to a Rice University study, most businesses don’t feel any loyalty toward a particular daily deal site, and over the next few years daily deal sites will likely “have to settle for lower shares of revenues from businesses compared to their current levels, and it will be harder and more expensive for them to find viable candidates to fill their pipelines of daily deals.” (PaidContent)…

Groupon Inc. Vice Chairman Ted Leonsis’ venture firm is an investor in rival LivingSocial and has ties to its board, a relationship that could pose a conflict, according to corporate-governance experts. (Bloomberg)…

Twitter Local: @Tolles, @JimBradySP, @Vacanti, and more

All the tweets that fit… listening in on the hyperlocal Twitterverse.

This week, Groupon’s CEO poked fun at the “quiet period” the company is in now that it has filed for an initial public offering; SCVNGR’s Seth Priebatsch hates First Data – just fyi. Jim Brady of Journal Register thinks the Newspaper Association of America is getting “absurd” in its analyses. And more.

AirRun’s ‘Runners’ Perform Your Tasks

The field of radius-based, phone-centric, hyperlocal services is getting more crowded. I won’t venture to list all the players for fear of leaving some out — “pop,” there’s another one. A few, however, are drawing particular attention in the race to gain enough scale and nomadic-market penetration to deliver on the promise that when a user wants something, someone will be there to deliver it…

Street Fight Daily: 05.19.11

Google Places has announced a new feature that lets you import the places you’ve checked-in to on Foursquare into Google to rate and review. (ReadWriteWeb)…

Zaarly is looking to be a sort of Craigslist for local mobile users, helping buyers find a quick way to obtain what they’re looking for from neighbors and local merchants. (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: 05.13.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups.Group Commerce has raised an additional $10 million in funding to help quickly ramp up a platform that enables publishers and media partners to get into the daily deals market. (AllThingsD)…

FreeMonee is neither daily deal service nor mobile coupling app, but instead a self-proclaimed “cash-gift network.” Essentially, your bank will recruit you to shop with a local retailer, and in exchange for your patronage, you’ll get free cash to spend as you’d like. (Mashable)…

Keeping Tabbs: A DIY Deals Platform With No Rev Split

In an effort to find a better profit balance for local merchants who are trying to draw in potential consumers, George Tung’s company Tabblr has created a platform that small businesses can use to initiate and manage their own daily deals.