Street Fight Daily: Groupon to Stick with Model, Retailigence Nabs $6.3M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Groupon CFO: No Changes to Business Model (Wall Street Journal)… Local Search Update for Google Maps iOS Could Hurt Yelp (Venture Beat)… Retailigence Bags $6.3M for Online-to-Offline Marketing (Vator News)…

Street Fight Daily: Path Privacy Flaw, Facebook’s Offline Payments

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Privacy Flaw in Path’s iPhone App Shares Location Data (The New York Times)… Facebook Offers Physical Gift Cards for Selected Retail Stores (PC World)… A Local Community Meets to Save Hyperlocal Digital Journalism (Reader)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Maps on iOS, Amazon Pushes Local Services

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.While Apple Regroups, Google Offers a Maps App (The New York Times)… Amazon’s Latest Experiment: Installing Your TV and Other Household Items (GeekWire)… An Apple-Foursquare Hookup Could Mean The End Of Yelp Reviews In iOS (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Urban Airship Acquires Tello, Locu Snags Google Exec

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Urban Airship Acquires Tello, Maker Of PassTools For Apple’s Passbook, Because Not All Brands Need Fully Featured Apps (TechCrunch)… Locu snags Google Now exec Keir Mierle to head engineering  (Pandodaily)… As Mobile Maps Competition Heats Up, Google Fine Tunes Maps API for Android (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Rolls Out Search, Google Preps Maps for Apple

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Goodbye to Daily Deals? Groupon Emphasizes Always-On Deals (AllThingsD)… Google Preps Maps App for Apple Devices (The Wall Street Journal)… Daily Deals Dead? Zulily Says No, Raises $85M from Andreessen (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Local Mobile Spend Jumps, Foursquare Rethinks Ratings

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Mobile Local Ad Spend to Hit $5.8B in 2016 (NetNewsCheck)… Beyond 5 Stars: Foursquare Looks For A Smarter Way To Rate Businesses(Fast Company)… Groupon’s One-Year Anniversary Feels More Like a Funeral. So What’s Next for Daily Deals? (Venture Beat)…

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

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

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)…

Waze Highlights Inconsistencies in Local Data

There are too many different ways to categorize businesses, and none of them represents a unified standard for online search. Such a standard if widely implemented would make all businesses categorized as grocery stores line up neatly with each other and would provide a significant boost in overall relevancy…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Sees Talent Drain, Analyst Slams Zillow

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.As Groupon Struggles, Some of Its Brighter Talent is Walking Out Door (Chicago Sun-Times)… Shares of Zillow Sink After Analyst Says Prospects Stink (GeekWire)… Apple v. Google Will Define the Fourth Wave of Online Mapping (Venture Beat)…

iOS6: Can Google Beat Apple in its Own Backyard?

Mapping is a game ultimately won on function rather than form. This requires lots of listings data and search algorithms; in other words, things that are non-core to Apple. Relative to Google’s tenure in this area, Apple is only starting to stitch together local vertical content partners like Yelp and TomTom. And it’s already starting to show…

Street Fight Daily: Paton Opens Up, LivingSocial To Slow M&A

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.For Paton, Bankruptcy for Journal Register Is ‘Embarrassing’ but Necessary (New York Times)… LivingSocial to Slow Acquisition Pace (Reuters)… Paying the Apple Way: It’s Coming, But Not Likely on New iPhone (Wired)…

How Can Local Search Better Serve Service-Oriented Businesses?

Local search isn’t just about brick and mortar. In fact, a very large number of the local businesses we interact with on a frequent basis are service-area oriented. And yet service-oriented businesses make something of a poor fit in a local search model that is oriented toward my physical location and the proximity of nearby businesses on a map…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Surges, Google Monetizes Third-party Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Yelp Surges as Growth Potential Counters Lockup Expiry (Businessweek)… Google Launches New Ad Formats To Help Developers Monetize Google Maps (TechCrunch)… Square Extends Its Retail Reach, Now Sells Its Card Reader at 1k AT&T Stores, 20k total (The Next Web)…

The Long Tail of Local Search

Far from invisible tools that merely get you to the store or service you want, local search products actually tell a story about the needs local search companies think they are trying to fulfill, demonstrating in some cases a stark contrast between the actual habits of the local consumer and the assumptions of local apps and websites…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Hits Low, Foursquare Helps Ad Sales

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Groupon’s Stock Hits New Low, Slipping More than 5% on the Day (The Next Web)… Foursquare Helps Magazine and Radio Station Sell Ads (AdWeek)… Hyperlocal News Sites Mature as Founders of Baristanet, Dallas South News Move On (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Highlights, Google Loosens

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.‘Find Friends Nearby’: Facebook’s New Mobile Feature For Finding People Around You… (TechCrunch)…Google loosens its limits and pricing on Maps API (Nieman Journalism Lab)… The High Value of Discount Prices (WSJ)… Google’s Maps And Commerce Group Is In A CRAZY Level Of Disarray (SAI)

Street Fight Daily: Offers to Google Maps, Patch Info in AOL Earnings

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

Google Quietly Launches Groupon Now-Like Free Google Offers Across The U.S. (TechCrunch)…

AOL Earnings Reports Tell History of Patch Since 2009 (Poynter)…

Savored Makes Restaurant Reservations Based on Your Location (Mashable)…

Street Fight Daily: 03.01.12

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

LevelUp Now Seeing $1M Per Month In Transactions; Launches API (TechCrunch)…

Facebook Premium: Ads Everywhere, Ads Everywhere, Ads (BetaBeat)…

Foursquare Dumps Google, Goes Open-Source for Maps (ReadWriteWeb)…

As Photography Evolves, Quality Imagery Remains Vital for Local

The elevation of standards in local marketing imagery is creating new opportunities for local professional photographers, above and beyond events like weddings and school pictures…