Street Fight Daily: Amazon Tests Local Commerce, GrubHub Raises Pricing

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyReport: Amazon to Expand Into Real-World Payments With New Amazon Local Commerce Business(Fierce Wireless)… GrubHub IPO Pricing Tops Estimate(Bloomberg)… Online Services Go Offline in China(Wall Street Journal)…

Location-Aware Games Are Engaging Consumers — And Marketers

One retail brand already taking advantage of Rovio’s real-world location-based gaming feature Magic Places is Barnes and Noble. Last summer the company announced that you could take your Nook Color into a physical Barnes & Noble store and use the Mighty Eagle for free to clear levels in Angry Birds. This kind of partnership can become a great method for retailers to drive additional foot traffic and sales…