Street Fight Daily: PayPal Nears Deal For Braintree, Intuit Overhauls SMB Product

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyPayPal Nears Deal for Braintree Payments (Wall Street Journal)… Intuit Overhauls QuickBooks Online as Competition for Small Businesses Ramps Up (AllThingsD)… < strong>eBay Unveils Click & Collect Service So Small Merchants Can Offer In-Store Collections (TheNextWeb)…

Dongle Domination: 40% of SMBs Use Mobile Card Readers

A new report from BIA/Kelsey finds that 40% of small and medium-sized businesses already accept payments with a mobile credit card reader, and another 16% of the businesses plan to add capability within the next year. The numbers come amid an across-the-board increase in small business engagement with the digital tools, with social media and mobile advertising also taking a larger chunk of business owners time and money…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal Guns For Square, Groupon’s Lefkofsky Speaks

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.PayPal Debuts iPad App, Furthering Rivalry With Square (AllThingsD)… Eric Lefkofsky’s First Interview As Groupon’s CEO (Fast Company)… Study: 55 Percent Of Mobile-Search Driven Conversions Happen In One Hour Or Less (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Intuit’s New Direction, Fousquare’s New Business App

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Intuit’s New Payments Directions In NFC, Passbook And Facebook Revealed In 20+ New Products (TechCrunch)… Foursquare’s New App Is Open for Business (AllThingsD)… Belly Bites is Free Sampling for Local Merchants Done Right (PandoDaily)…

Street Fights of 2012: The Battle Over SMB CRM

After two years of watching siloed firms like Groupon explode, 2012 saw a shift in how companies approached the hyperlocal market. Business-to-business plays, particularly in the marketing space, emerged as a more efficient alternative to the early pioneers…

Street Fight Daily: Apple vs. Google, Intuit vs. Square

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

Apple and Google Expand Their Battle to Mobile Maps (WSJ)…

Intuit Merges Its Square Competitor GoPayment With QuickBooks Point Of Sale
(TechCrunch)…
Why London’s Police Just Set a Horrifying Precedent on Mobile Privacy (ReadWriteWeb)…

What Intuit’s Demandforce Buy Says About the Future of Hyperlocal Marketing

The acquisition means that hyperlocal marketing has arrived in terms of market and investor recognition — and that hyperlocal marketing is something that will likely be baked deep into existing SMB products such as QuickBooks. Consider this move to be the precursor of a comprehensive SMB dashboard incorporating cash flows, balance sheets, text and tweets…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Picksie, AisleBuyer

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan discuss some big acquisitions in the space, starting with Facebook’s purchase of Tagtile and Instagram, and Intuit’s acquisition of AisleBuyer. Retail’s revival is happening through location and mobile with PointInside’s nSide, Picksie’s ticket purchasing and Jetshop’s pop-up stores in Stockholm + AisleBuyer’s founder, Andrew Paradise…