Street Fight Daily: Google Launches ‘Local Guides,’ Ten Years of Google Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google Takes On Yelp Elites With Its New “Local Guides” Program (TechCrunch)… Ten Years of Google Maps, From Slashdot to Ground Truth (Recode)… How Apple’s iOS 8 Changes The Game For Brands And Retailers (Mobile Marketer)…

Apple’s Big Day: Here’s Everything That Matters for Hyperlocal

As expected, Apple introduced the iPhone 6 (and the iPhone 6 Plus), the Apple Watch and a new payments system called Apple Pay. Here’s a breakdown of the major announcements and what they could mean for local-minded entrepreneurs…

Apple Will Beef Up Privacy in iOS 8 — Here’s What It Means for Local

When Apple unveiled iOS 8 last month, only brief mentions were made of iBeacon, the company’s much-hyped proximity messaging protocol. But early versions of the software released to developers in July suggest that the forthcoming operating system could include changes with implications for stakeholders across the commerce, advertising, and retail technology industries…

Street Fight Daily: Senate Revives Location Data Bill, ZocDoc Enters New Market

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyLocation Privacy Bill Gets Another Push (AdAge)… ZocDoc Tackles a New $600 Billion Market (Fortune)… iOS 8 Includes a New Location-Aware Lock Screen Button (GigaOm)…