Street Fight Daily: Patch Layoffs Coming, ‘Pay-Per-Gaze’ Advertising

Patch Layoffs Coming Today (AllThingsD)… Journatic Made ‘Very Poor Decisions’ About Content, Say Aggrego Founders (Poynter)… Is Millennial Stuck in the ‘Middle Seat’ Even with JumpTap? (i2G)…

Street Fight Daily: Millennial Media Buys Jumptap, Gannett Merges Agency Business

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyMillennial Media Snaps Up Jumptap For $193 Million (AdExchanger)… Gannett Dives Deeper Into Agency Business With ‘G/O Digital’ (AdAge)… To Square Up To Foursquare, Yelp Now Lets Users Post Reviews Directly From Its Mobile App (TechCrunch)…

10 Months After Furor, Hyperlocal News Service Journatic Presses On

In the spring of 2012, Journatic, the for-hire community news shop, was a hot property in the hyperlocal industry. But less than three months later, following a report on “This American Life” about Journatic’s practices, Tribune and several other publishers suspended all work by the local news company. Tribune has resumed some use of Journatic’s work since, and I recently went to the company’s new VP of media services, Hanke Gratteau, to find out more about how the service was faring…

#SFSNYC: Making Data Work for Hyperlocal Media

In the wake of the Journatic scandal, the role of automation in hyperlocal publishing remains uncertain. Leaders from top hyperlocal media companies addressed the issue during a panel at Street Fight Summit on Wednesday. They discussed how use of data is affecting media today and the way it can make scale possible tomorrow…

Street Fight Daily: Ford Adds Glympse, TribLocal Head Exits

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Ford Adds Support For Glympse, Lets Friends Know When You’ll Arrive (Mashable)… Chicago Tribune Exec Leaving Company (Chicago Tribune)… Their Apps Track You. Will Congress Track Them? (The New York Times)…

Street Fights of 2012: Making Sense of Content Economics

Hyperlocal media continued to wrestle with the economics of content, as some of the most promising concepts of years past were put to the test in 2012. The Journatic scandal revealed the ethical quicksand that can accompany innovation. Meanwhile, the iterations at Patch reaffirmed that original local journalism produced by professional journalists is difficult to scale…

Street Fight Daily: Tribune Resumes Journatic, Facebook Talks SMBs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Tribune Resumes Limited Usage of Journatic (Chicago Tribune)… Facebook’s Dan Levy Touts Small Business Growth: Advertisers Have Nearly Doubled Since January, Promoted 2.5M Posts (TechCrunch)… BIA/Kelsey: Deals Still Aim for $5.5B by 2016 (NetNewsCheck)…

EveryBlock President: Economics of Hyperlocal Editorial ‘Broken’

The MSNBC.com-owned hyperlocal network rebooted in 2011, shifted its product’s focus toward a more interactive product centered largely around user-generated content. We caught up with EveryBlock’s president, Brian Addison (who will be appearing as a speaker at the Street Fight Summit), to discuss the role of data, editorial and user-generated content in the future of hyperlocal news…

Street Fight Daily: Tribune Halves TribLocal, Yelp Pushes Into Asia

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.In Wake of Journatic, Tribune Reduces Number of TribLocal Editions (Crain’s Chicago Business)… Yelp Expands into Asia With Singapore Launch (CNet)… UBL Going After Huge Offline Co-op Ad Budgets (Screenwerk)…

Street Fight Daily: Starbucks Meet Square, Craigslist Holes Up

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Starbucks and Square to Team Up (NYT)… Craigslist Cuts Off Its Search Engine to Spite Its Face (GigaOm)… Why Apple Should Buy Foursquare (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s Local Opp, LivingSocial’s $93 M Loss

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.
Facebook’s Massive, Still-Untapped Local Opportunity (Screenwerk)… Losses are Mounting for LivingSocial (GigaOm)… Report: Daily Press removes Journatic bylines, but Stories Remain (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: TaskRabbit Scores $13M, Tribune Keeps Journatic

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.TaskRabbit Takes Another $13M, With Founders Fund Leading the Round (All Things D)… Media Companies have Trouble Finding the Sweet Spot in Hyperlocal Journalism (Chicago Tribune)… The Hard Truths of Hyperlocal Journalism Reveal Themselves in Journatic Trouble (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: Ebay Sees Mobile Surge, Bing Adds Foursquare

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.EBay’s John Donahoe Seeing a “Staggering Surge” in Mobile Shopping (All Things D)… LocalResponse Teams Up With ShopLocal For In-Store Mobile Ads (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: More Journatic Drama, New Hyperlocal Co-op

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Chicago Tribune Discovers Plagiarism, Suspends Work with Journatic (Poynter)… Banyan Project Planning Its First Community-owned News Co-op (Nieman Lab)… The Most Obvious Mobile Ad Unit and What the New York Times Got Wrong (Both Sides of the Table)…

Journatic Takes Double Hit: Editor Quits and Tribune Suspends Service

Community news provider Journatic has been rocked by the back-to-back resignation of its new chief editor and the decision of the Chicago Tribune to indefinitely suspend the service as operator of its 90 TribLocal publications…

Ex-Patch EIC: Journatic Illustrates Cost/Quality Issue in Hyperlocal

If I were to prescribe Journatic a fix for this recent ailment (beyond, you know, not faking bylines anymore), it would be to show a real investment in journalism, in all senses of that word. We get that you’re “-atic” — cost savvy and operationally slick. How bout showing everyone you can also be “Journo”, and slow down and do some meaningful work? It might be money well spent…

Street Fight Daily: ‘Daily Deals’ Profit, Yelp Surges

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Report: Most Daily Deals Now Profitable for SMBs, but Not Restaurants (Screenwerk)… Yelp Rises on Speculation of Smaller iPad (Bloomberg)… Community-Powered Traffic Navigation App Waze Hits 20 Million Users, Doubles Up in 6 Months (The Next Web)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Retail, Journatic Fallout Continues

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Groupon Opens Concept Store in Singapore (CNet)… The Uncomfortable Truth Behind the Journatic Byline Scandal (GigaOm)… Rumor: Twitter To Acquire Sense Networks To Better Target Local Ads (TechCrunch)

Street Fight Daily: Journatic Exposed, Living Social Experiments

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyJournatic worker takes ‘This American Life’ inside outsourced journalism (Poynter)… LivingSocial Experiments With Daily Deals, and It’s Like a Virtual Club Med (All Things D)… Mobile Is Where The Growth Is (AVC)… With “Connected Apps,” Foursquare Firms Its Position As The Social Network For Places (TechCrunch)… Making Location Services Slick & Simple (Inc.)… With Google Now, Android Puts Apple’s Siri To Shame(SAI)

Does the New TribLocal Deserve Time Out Chicago’s Trash Talk?

I’ve looked at what Journatic has produced at TribLocal — it’s only editing the print version of the Chicago Tribune-owned suburban hyperlocal network so far — and it’s not worthless garbage…