apple maps | Street Fight - Part 3

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

Steven Jacobs

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

Damian Rollison

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?

Mike Boland

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

The Editors

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: Groupon Pays Up, Yelp Shines in Apple Maps

The Editors

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)…