Street Fight Daily: Twitter Debuts API for Mid-Sized Businesses, Beyond the Basics of Chatbots

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Debuts Cheaper Enterprise APIs for Growing Businesses… Moving Beyond the Gimmicks with Chatbots… Shifts Come to Oath’s Top Ad Tech Brass…

Why DNAinfo’s Shuttering Isn’t a Reflection on the Hyperlocal Digital Opportunity

The shuttering of these sites was a failure of a business, not a failure of opportunity. The opportunity is there. A multi-billion dollar opportunity. It just needs the right model and good execution to grasp it.

DNAinfo and Gothamist Shuttered Suddenly by Ricketts Following Vote to Unionize

The delete button has hit two well-known and established local news sites. The twin closures came a week after the staff at DNAinfo New York voted to be unionized under Writers Guild of America East.

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Tackles Brick-and-Mortar, WhatsApp Tests Chat Tools for Businesses

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Confirms Plans for a 10th Book Store, Demonstrating Commitment to Brick-and-Mortar… WhatsApp Tests Business Chat Tools in Search for Revenue… Joe Ricketts, Local News Publisher and Trump Backer, Acquires Gothamist Websites…

Street Fight Daily: 10.18.11

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

New York state tax administrators have concluded merchants should collect sales tax on the full face value of items purchased with vouchers from Groupon, LivingSocial and other Internet discount deal sites —if the vouchers are for a specific dollar amount. (Forbes)…

New York City’s Gothamist is thriving with an average 2 million unique visitors each month reading its eclectic brand of voice-forward reporting and aggregation geared to the young and well-heeled. Its success has allowed it to spin off sister sites across the country and around the globe. (NetNewsCheck)…