Street Fight Daily: Apple Positions For Payments, Mobile-Local Ad Revenue Grows

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Don’t Count NFC Out of Apple’s Mobile Payment Plans Just Yet (GigaOm)… Location-Based Mobile Ads Forecast To Hit $10.8B In 2017 (MediaPost)… Shopkick Starts 100-Store iBeacon Trial For American Eagle, Biggest Apparel Rollout Yet (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial CEO to Step Down, Court Rules Against Yelp

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy Stepping Down (Washington Post)… Court Rules That Yelp Must Unmask the Identities of Seven Anonymous Reviewers (Atlantic)… What Does the Closure of O2 Wallet Say About the Future of Mobile Payments? (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Cox Buys Back Stake In AutoTrader, LivingSocial Sells Groupon Stock

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Cox to Buy Back Stake in AutoTrader (Wall Street Journal)… LivingSocial Selling its Groupon Stock (Chicago Tribune)… No Mention of Patch in AOL Chief Executive’s End-of-Year Memo (Romenesko)…

Street Fight Daily: Nokia Yanks Maps App, Groupon’s Bowl Game Conundrum

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Nokia Yanks Here Maps From Apple’s App Store (AllThingsD)… When Bowl Tickets Go on Groupon, Colleges Pay the Price (USAToday)… Tribune Closes $2.7B Deal for Local Holdings Stations (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: Comcast Resurrects Everyblock, OpenTable Buys Quickcue

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.EveryBlock Is Back From The Dead (Chicago Grid)… OpenTable Buys Quickcue to Develop ‘Mobile Waitlist Technology’ (Eater)… Farewell, Cash: Starbucks Gets Ready for Latte Thursday (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial ‘Ashamed and Embarrassed,’ Foursquare Loses Product Head

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology“Ashamed and Embarrassed” LivingSocial Says Ongoing 30-Hour Outage Should End Overnight (AllThingsD)… Foursquare’s Head Of Product Checks Out Of Company (CNet)… No Plastic, No Problem: Square Does Away With Deposit Limits For U.S. Businesses (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Seamless Eyes IPO, LivingSocial In 2014

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologySeamless Eyeing IPO For 2014 (The Deal)… O’Shaughnessy: Ticket Monster Sale ‘Sets 2014 Up To Be Nothing Like 2013’ (Washington Business Journal)… Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman Takes on Critics in Freewheeling Reddit AMA (Mashable)…

As Revenue Lags, Groupon Forks Over $260M to LivingSocial for Korean Deals Site

In Eric Lefkofsky’s largest acquisition since stepping in as chief executive, Groupon has bought Korean Deals site Ticket Monster from LivingSocial for $260 million in cash and stock. The deal, which was announced during the company’s earnings call Thursday, comes as the company posted a wider-than-expected loss in the third quarter due to continued weakness in international markets as well as rapid slowdown in the growth of its goods business…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial’s Traffic Plummets, Starbucks Touts Mobile

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyLivingSocial’s Traffic Is Plummeting (AllThingsD)… Sacramento Press, Community’s Online Newspaper, Is Sold To New Owner (Sacramento Bee)…
Starbucks Touts Mobile Adoption (MediaPost)…

Street Fight Daily: Intuit Acquires Scheduling Software, Facebook’s Mobile Tipping Point

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyNo More No Shows: Intuit Acquires Online Appointment Scheduler Full Slate (VentureBeat)… Facebook’s Mobile Tipping Point: 48% Of Daily Users Are Now Mobile-Only (TechCrunch)… Why The $110 Billion Gift Card Industry Must Die (ReadWrite)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Posts Another Loss, ByteLight Raises $3 Million

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyLivingSocial Posts Another Loss, Valuation Plunges (Washington Post)… Boston’s ByteLight Raises Series A As It Promises To Let Retailers Find You Anywhere (PandoDaily)… VCs Talk Location-Based Services And Why It’s Hard To Invest In Hyperlocal Startups (AdExchanger)…

LivingSocial CEO: Our Business Isn’t ‘Daily Deals,’ It’s Ad Dollars

“We realized with the asset base that we had that we should be able to do other things and leverage it into new areas,” said Tim O’Shaughnessy at Street Fight Summit on Thursday in New York. “How do we take the hundreds of thousands of merchants that we work with, the tens of millions of customers that we have, this big salesforce, and a technology team and figure out new ways to get customers through the doors of merchants.”

Street Fight Daily: Google’s New Small Business Tool, Why Top Amazon Exec Went To Groupon

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyGoogle’s Maps Engine Pro Aims To Help Small Businesses Visualize Location Data As Easily As They Make A Pie Chart (TechCrunch)… Why Amazon Prime’s Top Exec Bolted for a New Job at Groupon (ALlThingsD)… PaperG Brushes Off Competition From Google, Continues To Grow Profitably (PandoDaily)…

Street Fight Daily: Indoor Location To Hit $4B, Amex Brings Rewards Into Taxis

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyIndoor Location Market To Reach $4 billion In 2018, Predicts ABI (FierceMobile)… American Express to Let Cardholders Pay NYC Taxi Fares With Membership Rewards Points (AllThingsD)… Lefkofsky: Groupon Is A Winner For Merchants And Subscribers (Crain’s Chicago Business)…

Street Fight Daily: China’s Yelp Talks IPO, Twitter Hires Retail Chief

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyDianping Sees IPO Larger Than Yelp as Users Tap China Reviews (BusinessWeek)… Twitter Hires Google Exec As Head Of Retail (Bloomberg)… There’s No Such Thing as a “Permanent” Local Data Record (Yext Blog)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Taps Local Inventory, Microsoft Tests Card-Linked Offers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyGoogle Introduces Local (Inventory) Product Listing Ads (Search Engine Land)… Microsoft Forms Alliance With Facebook, LivingSocial And Others To Promote Card-Linked Offers, Starts Test In Seattle (TechCrunch)… Square Doubles In Size In A Year; Now Boasts 600 Employees (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Mulls Ticket Monster Sale, Patch Postmortem In St. Louis

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyDespite Hedging, LivingSocial Is in Discussions to Sell Korean Deals Site Ticket Monster (AllThingsD)… Patch’s Closure In St. Louis (And My Closure After Patch) (Ryan Martin)… Operation Clean Air: Clearing Up Misconceptions of Yelp’s Review Filter (Moz)…

Street Fight Daily: The True Value Of Mobile, Twitter Opens Up

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyHow $10 Million Can Lose You $250 Million (AllThingsD)… Twitter Opens Up With I.P.O. Filing (New York Times)… LivingSocial CFO On Ticket Monster: “There Has Been No Transaction” (Washington Business Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Revel Expands Into Stadiums, Yellow Pages Still Generating Cash

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyRevel Extends Tablet POS Into Stadiums (ZDNet)… Dex Media: Too Soon to Close the Book on Yellow Pages Publisher (Wall Street Journal)… LivingSocial Executives Talk Hiring, Cybersecurity Attack and Profitability (Washington Post)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Expands Beyond Deals, Tech’s Stars Move Offline

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyLivingSocial Expands Deals Beyond Daily E-mails In Effort To Increase Revenue (Washington Post)… Tech’s Rising Stars Push Into the Online-to-Offline Era (AlllThingsD)… Where Hyperlocal Media Should Focus Its Attention (Journalism.Uk)…