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Street Fight Daily: Apple Building New iBeacon Device, Square Eyes Another Acquisition

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Street Fight Daily: Apple Building New iBeacon Device, Square Eyes Another Acquisition

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyApple is Building a New iBeacon-powered Device, FCC filing reveals (VentureBeat)… Curated Food Delivery Startup Caviar In Talks To Be Acquired By Square For $100 Million (TechCrunch)… Pew: Only 2 Alt-Weeklies Saw Circulation Gains in 2013 (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber’s Street Fight, The Decline of Alt- Weeklies

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Street Fight Daily: Uber’s Street Fight, The Decline of Alt- Weeklies

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Uber, Taxis Engage in French Street Fight (Wall Street Journal)… How the Village Voice and Other Alt-Weeklies Lost Their Voice in 2013 (Al Jazeera America)… Foursquare Quietly Unlocks Its Own “Local Data Aggregator” Badge (Moz Blog)…

Street Fight Daily: SMB Spend Still Offline, Factual and TripAdvisor Hook Up

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Street Fight Daily: SMB Spend Still Offline, Factual and TripAdvisor Hook Up

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Small Business Web Ad Dollars: Still Way Too Small (AllThingsD)… Factual and TripAdvisor to Scratch Each Other’s Backs With Global Restaurant Data Partnership (PandoDaily)… Uncovering the Buffett Equation for Newspaper Survivability (Ebyline)…

Alt-Weeklies Struggling — Can They Leverage SMB Relationships to Connect Online?

Patrick Kitano

Alt-Weeklies Struggling — Can They Leverage SMB Relationships to Connect Online?

While alt-weeklies really used to own the market for irreverent commentary and events listings in cities around the country, the introduction of online competition over the past decade has really degraded their snarky monopolies. Tiffany Shackelford, executive director at the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN), spoke to Street Fight recently about how alt-weeklies need to evolve their strategic thinking…

Street Fight Daily: Google Breaks Up Mapping Unit, Boston Phoenix Shuttered

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Google Breaks Up Mapping Unit, Boston Phoenix Shuttered

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google Breaks Up Mapping and Commerce Unit (AllThingsD)… Boston Phoenix to Close; Portland, Providence Papers Remain Open (Boston.com)… Ok, So Maybe Greed Is Groupon, But The Much Bigger Issue Is The Product (TechCrunch)…