5 Marketplaces for Buying, Selling and Sharing With Neighbors

Startups are looking for new ways to reinvigorate the function of traditional newspaper classified listings. Positioned as an alternative to Craigslist, hyperlocal marketplaces that facilitate the buying, selling, and sharing of goods between neighbors are filling an untapped niche and bringing together people in local communities…

6 Strategies for Building a Local Online Marketplace

Local marketplaces are notoriously difficult to build, and yet the rewards are significant for publishers who are successful. When done right, local marketplaces can create additional streams of revenue, and they can serve as page-view generators for the hyperlocal news sites they’re associated with. We spoke with several folks who have built marketplace products for local to get some insight…

How Digital Merchant Marketplaces Are Enabling Hyperlocal Commerce

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…

Street Fight Daily: Pandora’s Local Push, Foursquare’s Future

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

Pandora Courts Local Advertisers, by Offering Well-Defined Listeners (New York Times)…

Facebook Buys Customer Loyalty App Tagtile, Continues Focus on Mobile (GigaOm)…

Foursquare May Not Be Toast Yet, But It’s Browning At The Edges (Business Insider)…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Grabio, Xtify

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan discuss Grabio’s location-based classifieds, Radio Shack’s targeting of old phone users, and LivingSocial dropping Instant but moving into take-out food. Also: The Relevance Resolution and special guest Josh Rochlin, CEO of Xtify…

Storming the ‘Geolocals’ in the Eye of Irene

How did some of the clever new geolocation/geosocial applications take advantage of a situation where people suddenly needed to find and purchase things they normally would not? For intel on this I chatted up a couple young guns in the space and found, unsurprisingly, weather is still a money maker…

Grab Deals from Nearby Neighbors with Grabio

Grabio pushes ahead into the hot geo-location marketplace sector, prepping its second version with more automation and user conveniences. The question is: can Grabio grab mindshare with so many others targeting the same users.