DNAinfo and Gothamist Shuttered Suddenly by Ricketts Following Vote to Unionize

The delete button has hit two well-known and established local news sites. The twin closures came a week after the staff at DNAinfo New York voted to be unionized under Writers Guild of America East.

SFD: DNAinfo.com Heads to Chicago, Slow Adoption of Mobile Payments

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Hyperlocal News Site DNAinfo.com Readies November Launch in Chicago (Crain’s Chicago Business)…

Mobile Payments: A Solution in Search of a Problem? (CNET)…

Google’s Woes Show Mobile Isn’t Just a Facebook Problem (Wired)…

Street Fight Daily: CityPockets Closure, Qype Surges in Europe

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.

Closure of CityPockets Provides Window Into Daily Deal Biz Shakeout (GigaOm)…

Qype, The Yelp Of Europe, Claims Top Dog Status With 860,000 Places Reviewed (TechCrunch)…

AT&T Completes YP Sale (BIA/Kelsey)…

Street Fight Daily: AmEx CFO to Groupon Board, DNA Info Expands

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Starbucks CEO Leaves Groupon Board to Make Room for AmEx CFO (PaidContent)…

NYC Hyperlocal News Startup DNA Info Hires Staff, Expands to Outer Boroughs (Washington Post)…

Yelp Gives $1.2M to Settle Unpaid Overtime Suit (GigaOm)…