Street Fight Daily : Apple Buys Mapping Tech, Google Adds ‘Buy Button’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Apple Acquires Coherent Navigation, a GPS Start-Up (New York Times)… Clinkle Implodes As Employees Quit In Protest Of CEO (TechCrunch)… Google’s ‘Buy Buttons’ Will Soon Let You Shop From Your Phone (Verge)…

Street Fight Daily: Marketers Spend On Social, Clinkle Pivots (Again)

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology70% Of Marketers Plan To Boost Social Spending In 2015 (Marketing Land)… Clinkle Pivots From Its Soured Brand To “Treats” For Sharing Discounts (TechCrunch)… How Zomato Plans To Eat Yelp’s Lunch In America (Quartz)…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Adds Offers, Uber Eyes $40B Valuation

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Twitter Introduces Offers: Discounts You Claim in Tweets and Redeem in Stores (Recode)… Uber Said Poised to Raise Funds Showing $40 Billion Value (Bloomberg)… Clinkle Is Bribing College Students With a Vending Machine Full of Cash (ValleyWag)…

Street Fight Daily: Clinkle Finally Launches, Ron Johnson’s New Startup

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyClinkle Finally Launches Its Payments Service (But Not The One Originally Promised) (GigaOm)… Former Apple Exec, J.C. Penney CEO to Launch Delivery Startup (Business Insider)… Macy’s Aims to Become Retail Tech Powerhouse With Latest Moves (Fortune)…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Eyes Small Business, Mobile Search Shifts From Google

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyPinterest Takes on Google and Facebook With Self-Service Ads (Wall Street Journal)… Study: Mobile Search Is Shifting From Google to Mobile Apps Like Yelp (AdAge)… P&G, Pepsi Try Out Foursquare’s New App, Swarm (AdAge)…

Street Fight Daily: Senate Revives Location Data Bill, ZocDoc Enters New Market

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyLocation Privacy Bill Gets Another Push (AdAge)… ZocDoc Tackles a New $600 Billion Market (Fortune)… iOS 8 Includes a New Location-Aware Lock Screen Button (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Eyes Mobile Payments, Microsoft Supports Passbook

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyFacebook Moves Deeper Into Mobile Payments (Financial Times)… Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 Update Supports Apple Passbook Passes (TechCrunch)… A Silicon Valley Disater: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up (Business Insider) …

Street Fight Daily: More Departures Hit Clinkle, Square Accepts Bitcoin

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology
More Exec Departures Hit Payments Startup Clinkle (Recode)… Square’s Online Marketplace Starts Accepting Bitcoin(GigaOm)… Mobile Q&A App Jelly Now Lets You Ask Location-Based Questions Routed To Nearby Users (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Clinkle Revealed, Ride-Sharing War Intensifies

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyClinkle Revealed: Here’s What the Embattled Startup Is (And Isn’t) Building (Recode)… Ride-Sharing Price War Intensifies With Lyft’s ‘Happy Hour’ Discount (Wall Street Journal)… LivingSocial to Prioritize Growth Over Profitability, New Chief Revenue Officer Says (Washington Post)…

Street Fight Daily: Eventbrite Hits $1 Billion, Clinkle’s Clunking Continues

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyEventbrite Tops Billion-Dollar Valuation With New Funding  (Wall Street Journal)… Clinkle’s Still a Hot Mess as Its Big Shot COO Departs (Recode)… Israel’s Wix.com Buys Mobile Commerce Firm Appixia (Reuters)…

Street Fight Daily: Square’s New Reader, Layoffs At Clinkle

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.New Square Reader Offers Better Performance, Thinner Design (PCMag)… 6 Mobile Payment Solutions for Restaurants and Bars (Street Fight)… Uber’s CEO Hints That It Could Branch Out Into Other On-Demand Transport And Delivery Services (TheNextWeb)…

Street Fight Daily: Retailers Embrace Showrooming, Pinterest Pins Main Street

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Retailers Seek Partners in Social Networks (New York Times)… Pinterest Piques Interest On The High Street (Financial Times)… Surprise: Everyone Hates Working for the 22-Year-Old’s Mystery Startup (Gawker)…

New Hires and Openings at Neuhoff Media, Google, Stephens Media, Foursquare and Clinkle

Every two weeks, Search Influence’s Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new hires and jobs at Red Wing Publishing, Ballantine Communications, VendaAsta, Leaf, and Yelp.

Street Fight Daily: Turnover At Clinkle, Disney Nears Personalization At Parks

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology>A Lot Of People Have Already Left Clinkle, A Buzzy Payment App That Still Hasn’t Launched (Business Insider)… Disney World Characters Aren’t Greeting All the Visiting Kids by Name — Yet (AllThingsD)… Can Same-Day Delivery Succeed This Time? (MIT Technology Review)…

Street Fight Daily: eBay Acquires Shutl, Tracking Companies Set New Rules

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyeBay Acquires Shutl, Races Amazon To Your Front Door (ReadWrite)… Tracking Companies Agree to Notify Shoppers, But Retailers Demur (Wall Street Journal)… Why Longtime Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy Just Agreed to Work for Clinkle’s 22-Year-Old CEO (AllThingsD)…

Street Fight Daily: Ebay Buys Braintree, Square’s Next Move

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyEBay Buys Braintree, a Payments Start-Up (New York Times)… Square’s Next Move: Jump On A Platform (ReadWrite)… Clinkle Becomes A Tech Celebrity Magnet, Landing Richard Branson As An Investor (Clinkle)…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Shows ‘Check-In’ Ads, LivingSocial Cuts Back

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyFoursquare Starts Showing Ads After You Check In (AdAge)… LivingSocial To Stop Producing Local Events, Cut At Least 30 Jobs (Washington Business Journal)… Revamped Google Maps App Aims to Give Users More Content (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: TaskRabbit Confirms Layoffs, Charting A Future for Local News

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyTaskRabbit Confirms Layoffs As It Realigns To Focus On Mobile And Enterprise (TechCrunch)… Charting a Locally Owned, For-Profit Future for Community News (Nieman Journalism Lab)… Why Investors Who Got Burned By Groupon Might Still Snap Up An IPO From RetailMeNot (Quartz)…

Street Fight Daily: Clinkle Raises $25M, Square Poaches AdSense ‘Godfather’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologySilicon Valley Luminaries Bet on Clinkle, a Payments Start-Up (TechCrunch)… Square Poaches Facebook’s Lead Ad Engineer Gokul Rajaram (AdAge)… Cramer: Macy’s Hyper-Local Strategy to Drive Sales (CNBC)…