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Street Fight Daily: Yelp and OpenTable End Partnership, Google’s Plans For Accelerated Mobile Pages

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Yelp and OpenTable End Partnership, Google’s Plans For Accelerated Mobile Pages

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp, OpenTable Part Ways amid Heightened Competition (Reuters)… Inside Google’s Plan to Speed Up the Mobile Web (Poynter)… DoorDash Partners with b8ta for On-Demand Tech Gadget Delivery (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Adds Paid App Search, Ford Eyes On-Demand

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Street Fight Daily: Google Adds Paid App Search, Ford Eyes On-Demand

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google Brings Ads to the Google Play Store (Recode)… Ford Is Experimenting With Its Own Uber-like App — And A Vehicle To Go With It (Washington Post)… Ford Is Experimenting With Its Own Uber-like App — And A Vehicle To Go With It (Washington Post)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Hits 18M SMBs, eBay Tests Local Marketplace

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Street Fight Daily: Facebook Hits 18M SMBs, eBay Tests Local Marketplace

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologySecond Quarter Reveals Facebook’s Big Push for Local(Wall Street Journal)… eBay Is Testing A New Local Service Provider Marketplace In The UK (MarketingLand)… Angie’s List 2nd-Quarter Loss Narrows (Bloomberg Businessweek)…

Does the ‘Arms Race’ Over Mapping Tech Benefit the Local Consumer?

Steven Jacobs

Does the ‘Arms Race’ Over Mapping Tech Benefit the Local Consumer?

As the consumer’s relationship with local information has shifted from search to discovery, so has their relationship with maps. The question for Google and Apple is whether 3D mapping is an innovation built to sustain, or disrupt, the search-based local web that Google envisioned when it launched Maps in 2005…

CityMaps Expands to Boston, Continues Move Toward Customization

Patrick Duprey

CityMaps Expands to Boston, Continues Move Toward Customization

Even before CityMaps expanded from a Web-only beta to mobile in mid-March, developers behind the social maps provider expressed a desire to excel not only in search, but also browsing. With the updated website and version 2.0 of its iOS application released earlier this morning, the company has continued toward that goal, adding featured maps, new Discovery Bar functions and mobile directional navigation…

Selling a City to Tourists Via Hyperlocal

Steven Jacobs

Selling a City to Tourists Via Hyperlocal

There is an emerging opportunity for cities to subsidize hyperlocal marketing efforts through hyperlocal platforms. For example, a city agency could create a neighborhood-based promotion on top of mobile payment play LevelUp in which a visitor who shared that they say, ate lunch at a traditional tourist destination, could win a promotion to receive a free round trip train fare to a peripheral neighborhood if they ate dinner at a restaurant in the neighborhood…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Scheduler, $2.5M Funding for CityMaps

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Street Fight Daily: Groupon Scheduler, $2.5M Funding for CityMaps

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

CityMaps Nabs $2.5M To Render Your City Social, One Block At A Time (TechCrunch)…

Groupon Scheduler Rolls Out in Beta as Part of Larger Tech Ambitions (AllThingsD)…

How Community News is Faring (Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism)…

CityMaps Releases Mobile App, Wants to Be Kayak for Places Info

Steven Jacobs

CityMaps Releases Mobile App, Wants to Be Kayak for Places Info

After spending three months in a web-only beta, social mapping service CityMaps is making its move to mobile. The New York-based company has released its first mobile app on iOS this morning and has announced its expansion to San Francisco and Austin. The service is essentially a Kayak for local information, aggregating local signals from sites like Yelp, Twitter, and Foursquare as well as commerce companies like OpenTable, Fandango, and handful of daily deal sites…