Street Fight Daily: 01.09.12

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

Microsoft Finally Dumps Deal Provider Now Owned by Google (AllThingsD)…

Groupon’s New Year’s Resolution? To Make Money on Yours! (AllThingsD)…

Politicians’ Spending on Digital Ads Skyrockets (Mashable)…

Street Fight Daily: 04.11.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups… It makes sense for Groupon to move beyond vouchers, given indications that just 20% of customers using Groupons return to a retailer for a second, nondiscounted visit. That’s a steep price to pay when selling a service for 75% off or more after commission. (Forbes)… Although location-based services are still in the early stages, they appear to be having an influence that is similar to the one that social media has had. (WebProNews)… Google said it has added check-in deals nationally to its location-based service. Companies participating in the service at launch include American Eagle Outfitters, Quizno’s, Macy’s and RadioShack. (DM News)…