Street Fight Daily: Comcast Expands Everyblock, Bing Books With TripAdvisor

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Comcast Expands Reach Of Hyperlocal Info Service (Multichannel)… Bing Rolls Out International Hotel Booking Feature & Updates Mobile Search Results (Search Engine Land)… Patent Fulfilled: Apple’s new iOS 8 Location-Based Passbook (Patently Apple)…

VIDEO: Hyperlocal Media 2.0 — Events and Email?

The sale of AOL’s local media network, Patch, earlier this year marked something of an end to a lot of the optimism that once surrounded hyperlocal media. As local media veteran Jim Brady says, the category entered the “huddle for warmth” phase of its lifecycle. But a more optimistic tone has begun to return to the industry…

Revived EveryBlock Looking to Work With Community News Sites

EveryBlock is back in business under its new operator, Comcast. Re-launched in Chicago last January and in Philadelphia in August, it will be expanding to five more cities this year. Here, Comcast Local Media Director Paul Wright defends the old EveryBlock, and details new features of the resurrected data aggregator…

Street Fight Daily: California’s ‘Yelp Law,’ Apple Pay and Brands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyCalifornia Protects the Right to Yelp Without Penalty (Washington Post)… What Apple Pay Means for Marketers (AdAge)… Guardian Space & Guardian Membership, Playing the Physical/Digital Continuum (Nieman Journalism Lab)…

Street Fight Daily: Comcast Reviving Everyblock, DeliveryHero Raises $350M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyComcast Bets on Hyperlocal by Reviving EveryBlock (Washington Post)… Delivery Hero, Hungry For Growth, Orders Up Another $350M In Funding (TechCrunch)… Nokia Plans to Unfurl New Mobile Map App (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb Eyes Hotel Tonight, Square Rethinks The Reciept

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyAirbnb Takes on Hotels With Last-Minute Booking (Verge)… Square Turns the Lowly Receipt Into a Giant Opportunity (Wired)… Let’s Face Facts: Mobile Wallets Are Doomed (ReadWrite)…

Street Fight Daily: Stripe’s Big Round, Rabois Resigns From Yelp’s Board

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Stripe Bolsters its Mobile Payments Cred With $80M Funding Round (GigaOm)… Icahn Says He Is Prepared for eBay Proxy Fight (Wall Street Journal)… Keith Rabois Resigns From Yelp’s Board (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Comcast Resurrects Everyblock, iOS in the Car

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Hyperlocal Website EveryBlock to be Resurrected (Chicago Tribune)… Developer activates Apple’s upcoming iOS in the Car system, shows different interface (9to5Mac)… After Rebranding, YP Names Allison Checchi CMO (Adage)…

Street Fight Daily: Patch’s Biggest Blunder, NYC Embraces Mobile Payment

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Patch’s Biggest Blunder: Ignoring Cities (Forbes)… City Releases Bid for Pay-by-Phone Parking Meters (Politiker)… The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014 (Reuters)

Street Fight Daily: Comcast Resurrects Everyblock, OpenTable Buys Quickcue

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.EveryBlock Is Back From The Dead (Chicago Grid)… OpenTable Buys Quickcue to Develop ‘Mobile Waitlist Technology’ (Eater)… Farewell, Cash: Starbucks Gets Ready for Latte Thursday (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal’s (New) Way To Pay, AmEx Links To TripAdvisor

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyPayPal, Aiming For Retail Ubiquity, Adds One More Way To Pay (ReadWrite)… Encouraging the Reviewers, Honestly (New York Times)… Google Moving Staff From Search To Its Payments Business In A New Push For Google Wallet (Business Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: OpenTable Tests Payments, New Life for EveryBlock

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyOpenTable Begins Testing Mobile Payments (New York Times)… Five Months After Everyblock Shuts Down, A Media Company Revives The Product (PBS Media Shift)…
Groupon’s Restaurant Reservation Service Goes Mobile (Mashable)…

Street Fight Daily: Location Gains in Mobile, TD Bank Gets Hyperlocal

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Real-Time Location Data Gets a Bigger Slice of Mobile Targeting (eMarketer)… TD Bank Breaks Social Marketing Mold and Invests in Google+ Local Content (AdAge)… The Next Big Thing in Local: Kids (PandoDaily)…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Flock

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan bring you stories about live music discovery app Timbre, Ford’s new location apps in SYNC, rumors about a Facebook “friend finder,” and a deep dive into the abrupt closure of Everyblock by NBCU…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Acquires MashLogic, EveryBlock Could Be Sold

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Groupon Acqui-Hires MashLogic, Will Shutter Britely Plugin This weekend (PandoDaily)… EveryBlock Could Still Be Sold, Says Schiller, After Abrupt Closing of Hyperlocal Pioneer (Poynter)… After Acquiring 15 Groupon Clones, CrowdSavings Finds a Buyer for Itself (AllThingsD)…

Street Fight Daily: eBay’s Resurgence, Redbeacon Founder’s New Venture

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.eBay is Back! (Fortune)… Redbeacon Founder Launches MyTime, A Booking And Ecommerce Platform For Local Services And Open Appointments (TechCrunch)… Why Credit Card Companies Need Some Madison Avenue Style (ReadWrite)…

EveryBlock Was Experiment in Data Journalism That Fell Short

When it was launched in 2007 by digital wunderkind Adrian Holovaty, EveryBlock was hailed as one sure part of hyperlocal’s future. As a result of Holovaty’s coding, the site was able to tease out for publication petabytes of government-collected data that otherwise might not ever see the light of day. EveryBlock was a pioneer in collecting, sorting, and filtering data. But it hadn’t progressed to turning its digital buckets of information into knowledge. Its vaunted coding, which located every overturned garbage can, couldn’t do that…

NBCU Shutters Pioneering Hyperlocal Network EveryBlock

EveryBlock’s original goal was to collect as much local data as possible, sort and filter it, and then present it to its audience. EveryBlock’s president, Brian Addison, who was hired by NBC in mid-2011, changed all that. In announcing the closure, Vivian Schiller, a senior vice president at NBC News, said, “The decision to shut down the site was difficult. But in the end, we didn’t see a strategic fit for EveryBlock within the portfolio.” Read more…

Humanizing ‘Dry’ Data Is Only Part of the Challenge for Community News

I’m utterly convinced that data will be the salvation of community news sites, both in delivering more audience-engaging content and doing so cost-effectively. But the big problem in community journalism is not data that’s dry and creepy. It’s data that’s incomplete, badly formatted, sloppily collected or – most serious of all – withheld…

#SFSNYC: Making Data Work for Hyperlocal Media

In the wake of the Journatic scandal, the role of automation in hyperlocal publishing remains uncertain. Leaders from top hyperlocal media companies addressed the issue during a panel at Street Fight Summit on Wednesday. They discussed how use of data is affecting media today and the way it can make scale possible tomorrow…