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Street Fight Daily: 09.30.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 09.30.11

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

AOL appears to be preparing us for some kind of neighborhood-based social network built around MapQuest. It has registered a bunch of domains this year that all point to a page that says something called “mqVibe” is coming soon. (ReadWriteWeb)…

Facebook Deals official last day was Sunday, but sources say the company’s withdrawal is not a bad omen for the industry. All of the companies in the space, including newbie Google, are rapidly creating mobile solutions that will recognize when people are close to a deal and allow them to redeem it immediately. (AllThingsD)…

Why Facebook Killed ‘Deals’

Doug Stephens

Why Facebook Killed ‘Deals’

Mark Zuckerberg has said that Facebook operates on the premise that “everything is more fun when it’s social.” In his mind, things like music, photos, events and even simple thoughts, were inherently more enjoyable when shared with others. It’s precisely for this reason that I believe the company killed its Deals service…

Case Study: A Deal Company’s Power Is in the Size of Its Mailing List

Stephanie Miles

Case Study: A Deal Company’s Power Is in the Size of Its Mailing List

Savvy Cellar Wines owner Brent Harrison has an email subscriber list with more than 3,500 addresses, a Facebook page with more than 2,200 fans, and a Twitter feed with more than 500 followers. Still, the Mountain View, California, entrepreneur says getting the word out about his small business is the No. 1 reason he runs daily deals on a regular basis…

Daily Deals by the Numbers

Rick Robinson

Daily Deals by the Numbers

If you’re confused about the whos and whats of the daily deals filling your inbox, clarity has arrived in the form of a quick primer from the folks at Online MBA. They’ve put together a lovely, old-timey visualization illustrating what four of the big guys dealing the deals are actually offering.

Street Fight Daily: 04.27.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 04.27.11

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

Consumer-reviews website Yelp is declining to seek another round of financing and instead has its sights set on going public, the start-up’s chief executive officer, Jeremy Stoppelman, said in an interview. (WSJ)…

Facebook Deals isn’t a Groupon-killer, writes Yipit co-founder Vinicius Vacanti. That’s because, among other reasons, Facebook doesn’t have a sales force and small businesses won’t self-serve. (Yipit Blog)…

Parsing the data on daily deals customers, Nielsen found that visitors to Groupon and Living Social are nearly two-thirds female and that they are more likely than the average U.S. Internet user to be affluent. (NielsenWire)…