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Street Fight Daily: Reddit Targets Locations, Facebook’s Billion Mobile Users

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Reddit Targets Locations, Facebook’s Billion Mobile Users

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.. Reddit Introduces Location-Targeted Promoted Posts (Wall Street Journal)… Facebook Posts Earnings Beat as Mobile Soars Past One Billion Monthly Users (Recode)… Uber Drives for Asian Expansion (Financial Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Cash Crunch at LivingSocial, Startups Tackle Local

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Cash Crunch at LivingSocial, Startups Tackle Local

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.LivingSocial May Be Running Dangerously Low on Cash and Time. Will Amazon Come to the Rescue? (Pando Daily)… Startups Tackle the Local Neighborhood as the Next Frontier  (GigaOm)… Google Updates iPad App to Make Search More Local (Mashable)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Buys Wildfire, DNA Info’s Billionaire Boss

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Google Buys Wildfire, DNA Info’s Billionaire Boss

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google Buys Wildfire: Social/Loyalty Anchor? (Local Onliner)… Inside Billionaire Joe Ricketts Dreams of a Media Empire (Capital New York)… Craigslist Now Wants Your Postings Under ‘Exclusive’ Terms: Padmapper Fallout Continues (TechCrunch)…

Brady: If Print Is 85% of Your Revenue, You’re Terrible at Selling Digital

Noah Davis

Brady: If Print Is 85% of Your Revenue, You’re Terrible at Selling Digital

Six months ago, online news guru Jim Brady (formerly of TBD and washingtonpost.com) took over as editor-in-chief at Digital First Media with the mandate of focusing the newsrooms of the company’s papers on a, well, “digital first” model. Street Fight recently caught up with Brady, to talk about what it takes to win hearts and minds of veteran journalists, and why the business side comes first…

Digital First Taps Nimble Commerce to Power National eCommerce

Steven Jacobs

Digital First Taps Nimble Commerce to Power National eCommerce

Digital First Media, which oversees the Denver-based MediaNews as well as the New York-based Journal Register Company, has inked a deal with Nimble Commerce to power an ecommerce initiative across the company’s 150 plus local sites. The deal will replace the media group’s largely fragmented ecommerce efforts with a single platform capable of launching daily deal and flash sales campaigns seamlessly across its media properties…

Street Fight Daily: 09.09.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 09.09.11

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

Zagat gives Google the best local content in one fell swoop, as well as relationships with thousands of local advertisers, writes Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry. “Now Google can plug the best local content into its many products and have the best local search product. … This is important because local is the next big online advertising opportunity. Daily deals are just the tip of the iceberg.” (Business Insider)…

“Local is going to be big; I think everyone realizes that,” says Sameet Sinha, a senior analyst at B. Riley. “But in this sort of capital markets environment, long-term projects aren’t given much leeway, especially a project like Patch that is much more people intensive than tech intensive.” It’s just “not something that should have been undertaken by a company the size of AOL.” (PEHub)…