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Street Fight Daily: 06.02.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 06.02.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups.Hyperlocal network Main Street Connect has rolled out 32 community-based news sites in Westchester County, N.Y., in its biggest launch to date. The move comes a few weeks after MSC added CentralMassNews, which owns ten local news sites in central Massachusetts, to its network. (Paid Content)… Groupon, as everyone knows by now, is growing like crazy. How crazy? CEO Andrew Mason revealed at the D9 technology conference that he now employs 8,000 people, which is up from 1,500 a year ago. Approximately half of these employees are in sales. (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: 05.11.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 05.11.11

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

Groupon has just launched Groupon Now, the company’s much-anticipated time-based deals app that wants to redefine how society eats and shops. The simple application within Groupon’s mobile apps gives a user the ability to find local deals in realtime. (Mashable)…

Google has announced the opening up and general availability of the Google Places API. The service gives developers access to Google’s database of restaurants, bars, hotels and various other points of interest. (ReadWriteWeb)…