Hyperlocal M&A Heats Up — Here’s What 4 Big Acquirers Are Looking For

Just six weeks into the year, we’ve already seen a spike in hyperlocal industry acquisitions (not to mention well-founded rumors). Here’s a quick look at four major players who may be in the hunt for locally focused acquisitions and what each might be looking for…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Acquires Glassmap, Google Targets Coupons

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Groupon Acquires Realtime Location-Aware Service Glassmap To Help You Find Deals (TechCrunch)… Google launches Google Launches Zavers, Targeted Digital Coupons with Real-Time Redemption Data for Retailers (The Next Web)… 21 Things I Learned Running Hyperlocal News Sites (Vouchification)

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Takes On Yelp, Glassmap White Labels

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Foursquare Takes On Yelp With New Homepage Search Box (Search Engine Land)… Location-Based Mobile Startup Glassmap Goes White Label: Lets Business Target Customers With Personalized Offers (TechCrunch)… Amid Layoff Rumors, PayPal’s Mok Oh Out as Chief Scientist (Xconomy)…

4 Keys to Launching a Location-based Service

What makes launching a location-based app so difficult? In addition to the run-of-the-mill issues that face consumer startups as a whole, location-based services are plagued by the fact that they’re inherently local products, meaning that success has to be geographically relevant. 10,000 users spread across the country are not nearly as valuable as 1,000 users in a single neighborhood…

Street Fight Daily: Glassmap and Privacy, Judging Highlight

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

Why Highlight Wasn’t A Breakout Success At SXSW (TechCrunch)

Glassmap’s Founders Get Clear About Online Privacy (GigaOm)

Retailers Strike Back in Mobile Wars With … People (Ad Age)

Street Fight Daily: 03.07.12

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

Co-Founder Naveen Selvadurai ‘Tried To Fight’ Departure From Foursquare (Business Insider)…

South by Serendipity (GigaOm)…

INTRO Wants To Be The LinkedIn Of The Ambient Location Apps (TechCrunch)…

Do Consumers Really Want to Passively Share Their Location?

New location-sharing app Glassmap wants to transform how we view and utilize location — in a way that will likely raise privacy questions among consumers. One step beyond Foursquare’s “check-in,” the app allows users to passively broadcast their location to friends all the time…

Street Fight Daily: 02.17.12

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

Yelp Expects Its IPO to Price at $12 to $14 Per Share (New York Times)…

Glassmap and Highlight Take on the Next Frontier of Location Sharing: Doing It All the Time (AllThingsD)…

Mason: Groupon To Begin Offering Deal Personalization Abroad Later This Quarter (TechCrunch)…