Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Continues Buying Spree, Walmart Expands Same-Day Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyGoDaddy on an Acquisition Tear: Five Companies Since February (Screenwerk)… Walmart Expands Same-Day Grocery Delivery To Denver (TechCrunch)… Savings.com Launches Favado Mobile App, Aims To Solve Grocery Savings Once And For All (PandoDaily)…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare’s Real-Time Recs, First Data (Re)Launches POS

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyWith Real-Time Recommendations, Foursquare Checks Into Google And Apple’s Turf (ReadWrite)… First Data Quietly Buys Payments Startup Clover; Launches Point Of Sale Platform For Merchants (TechCrunch)… Google Now Cards Invade The New Google Maps (SearchEngineLand)…

Street Fight Daily: Leaf Raises $20 Million, AT&T Starts Selling Location Data

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologySquare Competitor Leaf Scores $20 Million Investment From Payments Giant Heartland (AllThingsD)… AT&T Turns Its Data Into An Adaptive Intelligence Business (ZDNet)… “Showrooming” Is More About Research Than Price Comparison (PandoDaily)…

LBMA Podcast: Microsoft’s Nokia Buy, Gucci and Google Maps, and Moasis

On the show: Nymi uses your heartbeat as a password; OnOurRadar enables on-the-ground reporting in emerging economies; Toopher uses location as authentication; Microsoft acquires Nokia but not the juicy parts; Plus our Mobile Minute with Chuck Martin on the emerging market for shopper segmentation based on device and special guest Ryan Golden of Moasis…

Street Fight Daily: Patch To Close 400 Sites, eBay Launches Retail CRM

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyAOL Won’t Deny The Rumor That Patch’s CEO Is Out After Just Two Months On The Job (Business Insider)… eBay Launches Salesforce-like Platform For Merchants (TheNextWeb)… Google Directs ‘Relevant Ads’ to Maps (CNet)…

Street Fight Daily: Lenders Take Over Hibu, Uber Could See $3.5B Valuation

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyYellow Pages Owner Hibu Handed Over To Lenders (BBC)… Fast Car: Uber Funding Auction Could Reach a $3.5B Valuation (AllThingsD)… Steve Case on LivingSocial: ‘I’m Still A Believer’ (Washington Business Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: eBay To Expand Same-Day Delivery, Print Revenues Weigh on Gannett

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology…. With Amazon in Its Crosshairs, eBay to Launch Same-Day Delivery for eBay.com Purchases by Year’s End (AllThingsD)… Decline In Newspaper Advertising Weighs On Gannett Results (Reuters)… Small Businesses Shirk Advertising (AdAge)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Acquires Locationary, Yelp Snaps Up Reservations Service

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyApple Acquires Local Data Outfit Locationary (AllThingsD)… Yelp To Acquire Restaurant Reservation Service SeatMe To Take On OpenTable (Verge)… Yelp To Acquire Restaurant Reservation Service SeatMe To Take On OpenTable (Verge)…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Shows ‘Check-In’ Ads, LivingSocial Cuts Back

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyFoursquare Starts Showing Ads After You Check In (AdAge)… LivingSocial To Stop Producing Local Events, Cut At Least 30 Jobs (Washington Business Journal)… Revamped Google Maps App Aims to Give Users More Content (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Tribune To Split Publishing, Google Improves Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyTribune to Split Publishing, Broadcast Businesses (Wall Street Journal)… A Better Google Maps App for Apple and Android Devices (New York Times)… Instacart: Crowdsourcing Your Grocery Shopping (Businessweek)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Retires Latitude, Life360 Raises $10M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology….Google Is Retiring Its Latitude Location-Sharing Service (TheNextWeb)… Family App Life360 Raises $10 million Series B Round For Growth, International Expansion (GigaOm)… Belo Is Now Worth More Than Gannett Is Paying (Bloomberg)…

Street Fight Daily: Delivery Hero Raises $30M, Groupon Looks To High-End

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyDelivery Hero Tops Up Series D With $30M As Its Global Take-Out Service Heads For Profit (TechCrunch)… Groupon Makes Bid To Reach High-End Customers (USA Today)… Here’s A Heavy Dose Of Reality For New Mobile Payments Startup Clinkle (ReadWrite)…

The Good and Bad of Local Discovery on Our Summer Road Trip

Greetings from a summer road trip in the Pacific Northwest. Amid games of twenty questions and alphabet animals, we have faced the typical needs of the traveler: shelter, food, gas, and fun. Naturally, we’ve turned to local search, just like the other 31% of leisure travelers (up from 18% in 2010). I’ve written mainly about local search on the homefront and travel is another kind of use case entirely, one that in many ways has been “solved” by existing services — but has it? In our experience, you often have to be creative to get what you need…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Talks ‘Localization,’ Smartphone Adoption Reaches Majority

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Checking Into Foursquare? Yahoo’s CFO Talks About Next Mobile M&A — Including Importance of “Localization.” (AllThingsD)… Pew: 61 Percent In US Now Have Smartphones (MarketingLand)… Yelp Eyes Shopping On Site (SocialTimes)…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Open to Graph Search, Foursquare’s Flaw

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Yelp Open to Partnering With Facebook’s Rival Offering (Reuters)… Foursquare Is Generating Too Much Useless Noise (AdAge)… Nesta Research: Public Interest High, Advertiser Interest Low for Hyperlocal Media (London School of Economics)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Personalizing Maps, Square Aims High

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google’s Plan to Personalize Maps Could End Public Space as We Know It (Slate)… Square Is the Shape of Things to Come, Says Jack Dorsey (Telegraph)… Why Waze Is a Hot Takeover Target (CNN/Money)…

Waze Builds Out Traffic Maps to Add Context in Location

Andy Ellwood, the company’s senior director of business development, will be appearing on a panel at Street Fight Summit West in a couple of weeks in San Francisco to talk about how the future of mapping tech plays into hyperlocal marketing. Street Fight caught up with him recently to talk about how Waze makes money, the vitality of context, and fighting off Google…

Street Fight Daily: Mason Moves On, Aruba Buys In-Door GPS Firm Meridian

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Ex-Groupon CEO Mason Moving to San Francisco to Start New Company (Reuters)… Aruba Buys Meridian Apps, Eyes ‘Indoor GPS’ Services (ZDNet)… How Google Made Maps Human, Savvy, and Monetizable (Fast Company)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Unveils New Hardware, PayPal Offers Cash for Registers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Square Unveils Hardware for iPad Registers (New York Times)… PayPal’s Cash For Registers Tries To Outdo Square And Groupon With Its Own Bid To Rule The Register (TechCrunch)… Facebook, Waze at Odds Over Liquidation (Business Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Breaks Up Mapping Unit, Boston Phoenix Shuttered

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google Breaks Up Mapping and Commerce Unit (AllThingsD)… Boston Phoenix to Close; Portland, Providence Papers Remain Open (Boston.com)… Ok, So Maybe Greed Is Groupon, But The Much Bigger Issue Is The Product (TechCrunch)…