How Digital Merchant Marketplaces Are Enabling Hyperlocal Commerce

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When we think about online marketplaces, the giants in the field (eBay, Amazon and Craigslist) immediately come to mind. But a new crop of location-based marketplaces is now empowering consumers and small businesses alike to buy and sell products and services from one another in their own backyard…

Goshi Goes Live

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This week saw the debut of Goshi (formerly MapDing), a hyperlocal mobile marketplace incubated by the Chicago-based Exelerate. What’s interesting is that startups are gunning hard for Craigslist turf.

Goshi Adds Images and ‘Meetups’ to Create P2P Hyper-Mobile Commerce

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MapDing pivots and rebrands as Goshi, which will try to drive hyper-mobile commerce mainstream by connecting buyers and sellers the old-fashioned way: with face to face transactions of goods bought over the air. Will it work?

Street Fight Daily: 07.26.11

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

Goshi, a marketplace that aims to disrupt Craigslist by adding a local and mobile component to buying and selling items in your community, debuted its service in Chicago yesterday. Basically, Goshi’s iPhone app allows you to take a photo of an item you want to sell, describe the item, put a price on it and then post it to the marketplace. (TechCrunch)…

Expect plenty of consolidation in the daily deal industry over next year or two. But that isn’t the only change coming to the business. By this time next year, you may be finding the best daily deals via search and social networks rather than email blasts — and you could be redeeming the deals with a swipe of your credit card. (Paid Content)…