Street Fight Daily: Groupon CEO on ‘Myths’ About the Company, P&G’s Snapchat Success

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Is Groupon ‘Misunderstood’? It Probably Is Under-Appreciated (Local Onliner)… How P&G Is Tying Snapchat Ads to In-Store Sales (Ad Age)… Newsonomics: Can You Get Readers to Pay a Dollar a Day for Digital News? (Nieman Lab)…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Launches ‘Buy’ Button, AOL’s Armstrong Ready to Fight Ad Blocking

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Makes ‘Buy’ Button Widely Available (New York Times)… Tim Armstrong Says AOL Is in the ‘Best Position’ to Fight Ad Blocking (Adweek)… Sources: Jack Dorsey Expected to Be Named Permanent Twitter CEO (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Jack Dorsey’s New Gig, Uber’s Biggest Market

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Jack Dorsey, New Twitter Interim CEO, Will Remain Square’s CEO (Recode)… Uber is Raising $1B To Crack China, Soon to be its Largest Market Worldwide (TechCrunch)… Twitter Tests Out Location-based Search for Tweets, Photos, and Videos (Twitter)…

At Square, Growth is Good — At Least It Could Be

In an interview with the New York Times, Jack Dorsey said the company has never “been in any talks about an acquisition with anybody for our nearly six years as an idea and over five years as a company.” He also rejected rumors that the firm was under duress financially…

Street Fight Daily: Square Denies IPO Plans, New Competitor for Foursquare

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…At Square, Growth is Good — At Least It Could Be (Street Fight)… Can Another Company Deliver On The Promise Of Foursquare? (GigaOm)… Apple and IBM Release New Retail Apps (Street Fight)…

Street Fight Daily: Stores Slide on Black Friday, Jack Dorsey’s New Legacy

MA roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Bricks-and-Mortar Sales Edge Lower At Start Of Holiday Season; Online Surges (Retuers)… This Man Was Supposed To Become Steve Jobs 2.0 — Here’s What Happened Instead (Business Insider)… New Facebook Rules Will Sting Entrepreneurs (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Adds Booking Service, Lyft Drives Uber Competition

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySquare Continues to Diversify With Launch of Booking Service (Fortune)… Lyft Drives Uber Competition With False-Order Allegations (Bloomberg)… Online Meal Delivery Firm Foodpanda Raises $60 Million (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: AOL Unloads Patch, Handybook Buys Exec

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.…. AOL Unloads Most of Patch Local-News Site (Wall Street Journal)… Handybook Buys Exec in a Deal for the On-Demand World (New York Times)… Jack Dorsey Says The Receipt Is Untapped “Canvas” And “Publishing Medium” (BuzzFeed)…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal Teams With Revel, Drones Deliver Same-Day

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyPayPal Expands “Real World” Presence Via Integration With iPad Point-of-Sale Maker Revel Systems (TechCrunch)… Zookal Starts “World First” Delivery-By-Drone Service In Sydney (PandoDaily)… Report: Google Smartwatch “Heavy Into” Google Now Functionality (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Personalizing Maps, Square Aims High

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google’s Plan to Personalize Maps Could End Public Space as We Know It (Slate)… Square Is the Shape of Things to Come, Says Jack Dorsey (Telegraph)… Why Waze Is a Hot Takeover Target (CNN/Money)…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare’s Plans Leaked, Google Now on iOS

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Leaked Doc Shows Foursquare’s Big Plans for Your Check-in Data (CNet)… Google Brings Virtual Assistant to iOS ‘Now’ (Internet2Go)… Jack Dorsey Talks Square and Wearable Devices (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Bounces Back, Tablets Replace Registers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Groupon’ Stock is Up 40% Since Andrew Mason’s Departure (TheNextWeb)… With Tablets, Businesses Ring Up at More Fanciful Cash Registers (New York Times)… Google Places For Business Gets Its Own iPhone App For Managing Listings (SearchEngineLand)…

The Steaks in Square’s Future

Back in June, social/local analyst Rocky Agrawal bet Reuters financial journalist Felix Salmon a steak dinner that Square would be acquired by a company other than PayPal in 2012. At this point, a sale seems pretty unlikely before the end of the year — and I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon. So if someone wants to bet me that Square gets acquired before this time in 2013, I’ll take that bet…

Why Square Is Succeeding in the Hyperlocal Payments Space

Square’s biggest advantage is its founder, Jack Dorsey. Not because Dorsey’s a genius — he is that, too — but because he’s (understandably) a media darling. For a company that needs visibility, there’s nothing better than having a leader magazines want to profile…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Mobile Ads, Leaky LinkedIn

Facebook Would Like to Sell You a Mobile Ad (All Things D)

LinkedIn’s Leaky Mobile App Has Access to Your Meeting Notes (NYT/Bits Blog)

Foursquare’s Luedorf Says Users Still in Focus, Over Revenue (Street Fight)

Jack Dorsey Backs Away from Twitter (SAI)

Groupon’s Evolution Is Hurting Facebook (But Helping Google) (Forbes)

Launch of Airtime Hobbled by Glitches (WSJ)

Local Quotables: Gary Cowan, Patrick Kitano, Clara Shih and more…

The best words about and around the hyperlocal industry. Don’t dismiss local newspapers’ brand equity with audiences, says Ron Blevins from hyperlocal agency Novus. Datasphere’s Gary Cowan notes that hyperlocal news only exists because of some great software platforms; Jed Kleckner from Delivery.com brings out the environmental benefits of hyperlocal; and the Journal Register’s John […]