Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys Breadcrumb, Judging Journatic, Warren Buffett

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

Groupon Acquires Breadcrumb to Make Redeeming Deals on the iPad Easier (AllThingsD)…

On Journatic, and Making It in Hyperlocalville (Columbia Journalism Review)…

Why Clay Shirky Is Right and Warren Buffett Is Wrong About the Future of Local Newspapers (GigaOm)…

How Hyperlocals Can Burn In Their Brand

How important is branding to hyperlocals? I put the question to a handful of editors, publishers and other leaders of hyperlocals that are successful or are headed in that direction. What’s interesting, and reassuring, is that they were are in basic agreement: branding is important, it has to be earned, and audiences wield the iron that burns in the brand…

Street Fight Daily: Journatic CEO, PayPal Data, Geofeedia

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

Pew Study: 18% Of U.S. Smartphone Owners Use Check-In Apps (TechCrunch)…

Journatic CEO: Efficiencies Make Hyperlocal Work (NetNewsCheck)…

PayPal’s Key to Winning Mobile Payments: Data (GigaOm)…

Journatic’s ‘Darth Vader’ Takes Lightsaber to TribLocal

Brian Timpone, the founder and CEO of Journatic, is a destroyer. And that’s a good thing because community journalism needs entrepreneurs who will clean out the stubbornly resistant vestiges of 20th century “best practices.” Too much of community journalism is built on an outdated model where one reporter is the Ptolemaic center of the news-gathering universe….

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Top-line Up, Journatic CEO Defends

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

LivingSocial Top-line Accelerates, Up 15% in Q1 (Yipit Blog)…

Should Apple Buy Both Square and Foursquare? (GigaOm)…

A Hyperlocal News Manifesto (BoingBoing)…

Street Fight Daily: Journatic Gives a Preview, Chalkboard Shutters

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

The Burbs Get a First Look at Journatic (Chicago Reader)…

Singapore-based Location Ad Service Chalkboard Closes (The Next Web)…

Groupon Plans for World Domination Include More ‘Hyperlocal’ Offers (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon’s Deals, Groupon Told to ‘Grow Up’

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

Amazon Starts Bringing the Art of Recommendations to Daily Deals (AllThingsD)…

Groupon Must Avoid Taking ‘Stupid Risks,’ CEO Says (Wall Street Journal)…

Google Releases Playbook for ‘Winning With Mobile’ (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: LBS in Demand, Groupon Shakes Up Board

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

Report: Location-Based Mobile Services Have Huge Untapped Potential Worldwide (TheNextWeb)…

Groupon Is Said to Seek New Directors After Restatement (Bloomberg)…

Facebook Mobile Ad Revs To Reach $490 Mil In 2017 (MediaPost)…

Tribune Hands Off TribLocal to Data-Rich Journatic

Old-media Tribune Company’s decision to invest in new-media startup Journatic, and let the fast growing content production company take over operations – but not ownership – of its TribLocal hyperlocal network, isn’t just about cost-cutting. Journatic has the resources and — just as important — the vision to use data to drive editorial content, all the way down to the neighborhood level…