Openings & New Hires at Patch, MapQuest, Local.com, and More

At JiWire, another departure; Patch brings on a few new department heads; UBL and Delivery.com continue to add to their teams. Plus, longtime Borrell Associates executive Peter Conti makes the jump to Local Media Association, and JT Batson becomes chief revenue officer at Cumulus Media. Looking for a new gig? Openings at Local.com, Patch, Microsoft, Google and more…

Who’s Coming and Going at Groupon, Delivery.com, LocalVox, YP & more

Big changes at Delivery.com with several new members of the management team; a new head of marketing at LocalVox; Groupon brings on an executive to focus on accounting from the C-level; and lots of jobs on offer in sales, marketing and business development at Foursquare, Patch, LocalVox, Factual, Apple and more.

Delivery.com CEO: Hyperlocal Marketing Helps SMBs Compete

Street Fight’s recently published white paper “The Local Merchant” put a spotlight on the motivations of small and medium-sized business owners — and the hyperlocal companies that are marketing to them. The 48-page examination of this $38 billion customer base was underwritten in part by Delivery.com. Here, Delivery.com CEO Jed Kleckner offers a first-hand look at his company’s experience interfacing with local merchants…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Sued, ExxonMobil Taps Shopkick

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

Groupon Hit With First Shareholder Suit Over Accounting (PaidContent)…

Urban Airship Brings Location, Context Targeting To Mobile Notifications (TechCrunch)…

ExxonMobil Taps Shopkick To Lure Drivers (MediaPost)…

Street Fight Publishes First Research Report, ‘The Local Merchant’

More and more hyperlocal businesses are trying to perfect a pitch that will convince local merchants that their product is the best vehicle for getting a targeted message out to potential customers. But what are local merchants really looking for in a digital advertising platform?

The Environmental Upside of Hyperlocal E-Commerce

Operators of hyperlocal e-commerce platforms provide small businesses an online distribution channel so consumers can shop locally and reduce the carbon footprint of what they consume…

Street Fight Daily: 11.04.11

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

The Deal Is On! Groupon Gets $700 Million IPO (PaidContent)
Groupon this week has confirmed itself as the biggest daily deals site of them all, not just in terms of users but value, as it raised $700 million in its IPO — the biggest in tech since Google — valuing the company at around $12.8 billion…

Yahoo Livestand and Local News Aggregation (Nieman Lab)
Ken Doctor: Local should be a green field for the tablet news aggregators. While the big national and global news sites have established powerful app platforms, most local news publishers are way behind the curve, and falling farther behind every day…