Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Eyes Funding, SEC Presses Groupon

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Foursquare Looks Into A Fourth Round At An Over $700M Valuation, Investors Skeptical (TechCrunch)… SEC Asked Groupon for Financial Disclosures (The Wall Street Journal)… Yelp’s Flaws Become Apple Maps Flaws in iOS 6 (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Exec Exits Over Maps, Village Voice Sues Yelp

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.An Apple Exit Over Maps (Wall Street Journal)… Village Voice Sues Yelp for Using “Best of” (PaidContent)… Could Sandy be Instagram’s Big Citizen Journalism Moment? (Pando Daily)…

SFD: DNAinfo.com Heads to Chicago, Slow Adoption of Mobile Payments

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

Hyperlocal News Site DNAinfo.com Readies November Launch in Chicago (Crain’s Chicago Business)…

Mobile Payments: A Solution in Search of a Problem? (CNET)…

Google’s Woes Show Mobile Isn’t Just a Facebook Problem (Wired)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Apologizes, Foursquare Partners with Open Table

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Apple Apologizes for Misstep on Maps (New York Times)… Foursquare Keeps Moving into Local Search with Open Table Reservations (GigaOm)… Nokia Seals Mapping Deal With Oracle (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Sees Talent Drain, Analyst Slams Zillow

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.As Groupon Struggles, Some of Its Brighter Talent is Walking Out Door (Chicago Sun-Times)… Shares of Zillow Sink After Analyst Says Prospects Stink (GeekWire)… Apple v. Google Will Define the Fourth Wave of Online Mapping (Venture Beat)…

Apple Maps: Taking the Long View

There’s no dancing around the fact that the much-anticipated launch of Apple Maps has turned into a fiasco for the company. Yet there’s little doubt Apple will buff out this particular blemish with time. The interesting part will be seeing exactly how the company chooses to address the gap in expertise that led to the current sub-par product. A big acquisition of talent or technology seems likely…

iOS6: Can Google Beat Apple in its Own Backyard?

Mapping is a game ultimately won on function rather than form. This requires lots of listings data and search algorithms; in other words, things that are non-core to Apple. Relative to Google’s tenure in this area, Apple is only starting to stitch together local vertical content partners like Yelp and TomTom. And it’s already starting to show…

Street Fight Daily: Village Voice Sold, Groupon Cuts Loom

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Village Voice Media Execs Acquire The Company’s Famed Alt Weeklies, Form New Holding Company (TechCrunch)… As Groupon’s New Operations Czar Seeks to Streamline, Job Cuts Loom (Crain’s Chicago Business)… Local Search Cage Match: Google Vs. Apple Maps (And Siri) (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Offers, Groupon Editor Exits

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Facebook Adds Barcodes, New Ad-Buy Rider To Its Offers Coupon Product (TechCrunch)… Groupon Loses Managing Editor to Sun-Times Parent Wrapports (Romenesko)… Trulia Stock Pops on Opening Day (Wired)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Pays Up, Yelp Shines in Apple Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Groupon Promising Merchants “Lowest Cost” Payments Service (And It’s Using an iPhone) (All Things D)… You May Hate Apple Maps, But the Yelp Integration is Something to Love (Venture Beat)… How Better Location Data Could Mean More-targeted Mobile Ads (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Criticism Over Apple Maps, Yahoo Won’t Be Checking-In

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Apple’s Maps Are A Disaster Waiting To Happen (SAI)… Looks Like Yahoo Won’t Be Buying Foursquare (Screenwerk)… Official: Yellow Pages May Be Worthless (Paid Content)…

Street Fight Daily: Tribune Halves TribLocal, Yelp Pushes Into Asia

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.In Wake of Journatic, Tribune Reduces Number of TribLocal Editions (Crain’s Chicago Business)… Yelp Expands into Asia With Singapore Launch (CNet)… UBL Going After Huge Offline Co-op Ad Budgets (Screenwerk)…

Street Fight Daily: Edo Raises $15M, Local Retail Spend Up in 2013

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Card-Linked Local Offers Platform Edo Raises $15M Series C (TechCrunch)… Local Web Retail Ad Spend to Hit $4.2B in ’13 (Net News Check)… Locaid Bolsters Location Service With IP Address Data (GigaOm)…