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Street Fight Daily: Facebook Adds Yext Data, DexOne Emerges from Bankruptcy

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Adds Yext Data, DexOne Emerges from Bankruptcy

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Facebook to Add Yext’s Business Data as It Touts Search Feature (Bloomberg Businessweek)… Dex, SuperMedia Close Merger and Emerge from Chapter 11 As Dex Media (Screenwerk)… Google Calls Reports that Google Now for iOS Srains Batteries “Incorrect” (TheNextWeb)…

Group Commerce to Merge With Nimble Commerce

Steven Jacobs

Group Commerce to Merge With Nimble Commerce

Three months after laying off a quarter of its staff, Group Commerce has agreed to merge with its primary competitor, Nimble Commerce, in an all-stock deal, continuing the consolidation among white-label deal companies. Under the terms of the deal, Nimble Commerce CEO Prashant Nedungadi will lead the new firm, which will retain the Nimble Commerce name…

After Boom and Bust, How Will the Discount Economy Evolve?

Prashant Nedungadi

After Boom and Bust, How Will the Discount Economy Evolve?

The discount industry experienced 2012 as a major turning point. In the past 12 months, the deal provider landscape shook out even more, with the consolidation of many deals sites and the decline of some industry giants. Given the changed landscape, here are a few predictions about where the local offer and voucher space is heading…

Openings & New Hires at eBay, Foursquare, Copilot, Condé Nast, Square, and More…

Kelly Benish

Openings & New Hires at eBay, Foursquare, Copilot, Condé Nast, Square, and More…

Two high-profile exits took place this week — those of Jack Abraham at eBay and Keith Rabois at Square. In both cases, the tales are still unfolding. At Group Commerce, 28% of the staff was cut. Meanwhile, other employers are picking up their pace, advertising openings in sales, product management, design, social media, and management. Learn more about who’s changing jobs and where you can apply for a job now…

What We Mean When We Talk About ‘Hyperlocal’

Laura Rich

What We Mean When We Talk About ‘Hyperlocal’

When we launched Street Fight, we expanded the term “hyperlocal” from its traditional use pertaining only to passionate, driven, highly local publishers who were the first to act on the erosion of local media’s business. We have applied it to include anyone who is disrupting and taking market share from traditional media and offering local businesses new ways to reach consumers…

Street Fight Daily: Group Commerce Layoffs, Mayer Talks Location

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: Group Commerce Layoffs, Mayer Talks Location

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Group Commerce Has Laid Off 28% Of Its Staff (Business Insider)… Is Foursquare on Marissa Mayer’s Silicon Alley Shopping List? (BetaBeat)… Keith Rabois Talks About Sexual Harassment Claim, Becoming a “Distraction” at Square and What’s Next (AllThingsD)…

Online Retailer Uses Daily Deals, Facebook Ads to Grow Business

Stephanie Miles

Online Retailer Uses Daily Deals, Facebook Ads to Grow Business

When Anthony Bronzo was brought on to manage marketing and advertising for Born to Run, a Seattle-based athletic shoe retailer with two physical locations and a popular online store, he was tasked with finding new ways to reach the company’s core customers—active trail runners and CrossFit devotees. In his few short months on the job, Bronzo has managed to reach those customers using a combination of targeted ads on Facebook and Google AdWords, and by running daily deals with companies like Group Commerce and CBS Local…

With $21 Million Banked, Group Commerce Eyes Developing Markets

Steven Jacobs

With $21 Million Banked, Group Commerce Eyes Developing Markets

“In some ways, [the developing world is] even more fertile ground than developed markets where things are set in stone, and traditional ways of doing things have existed for many years,” says the company’s CEO, Jonty Kelt. “However, there are cultural attitudes towards purchasing online and delivery which, might be quite different in China than they are in the U.S. or Europe.”

Why TechStars’ Tisch Won’t Buy Your ‘Daily Deal’ Company

Steven Jacobs

Why TechStars’ Tisch Won’t Buy Your ‘Daily Deal’ Company

Investment interest in daily deal companies has been flat for some time, but the stigma attached to the “daily deal” has turned the classification into a scarlet letter for companies. Some of the negativity around the term is likely a consequence of the irregularities found in Groupon’s accounting. But the underlying shift stems from a simpler strategic shift in industry organization…

Local Quotables: Doctor, Kurzweil, Millard and more

Isa Jones

Local Quotables: Doctor, Kurzweil, Millard and more

The best words about and around the hyperlocal industry.

Ken Doctor thinks New Corp can’t go local with their business model; Jordan Kurzweil thinks the demand for local news is less than people think; Amy Millard says that local businesses have more Facebook interaction than their corporate counterparts; and more.

6 White-Label Deal Platforms for Publishers

Stephanie Miles

6 White-Label Deal Platforms for Publishers

Launching a branded deals program gives publishers an additional stream of revenue in a notoriously difficult advertising market, potentially increasing a media company’s annual advertising revenue anywhere from 15% to 30%. These programs also give community newspapers, hyperlocal blogs, television stations, and radio stations a way to capitalize on the trust and authority they’ve developed with their audiences over the years.

Group Commerce CEO: Monetization of Local Content Is Still Evolving

Steven Jacobs

Group Commerce CEO: Monetization of Local Content Is Still Evolving

Strategy around local appears to be increasingly moving away from the novelty of daily deals, and toward a broader conversation about local commerce. And while there seems to be a notable decrease in the number entrepreneurs pitching pureplay deal startups, existing media brands continue to be interested in creating deals products…

Street Fight Daily: 10.05.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 10.05.11

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

Apple is launching a new location-sharing feature called Find My Friends, that will allow users to easily share their location with other users. The details are still coming in but users will be able to share their location with friends and find out where their friends and family are in real-time. (GigaOm)…

If enough people buy into Groupon’s IPO, it seems, they all may get a discount, writes Tom Johansmeyer. Of course, this isn’t the goal of the daily deal site, but it could be an unintended consequence. (Business Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: 08.23.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 08.23.11

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

Facebook is killing off Places. To be clear, Facebook is not ducking out of the location game itself. In fact, you could say that they’re doubling-down on it. But they are moving away from the game that the “check-in” services have been playing. (TechCrunch)…

Group Commerce, which sells a software platform to let publishers host their own daily deal applications, has acquired geo-location startup Socialight. The Socialight team and technology will be put toward fleshing out Group Commerce’s mobile strategy. (GigaOm)…