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Local Quotables: Stangel, Biggs, Hyslop and More

Isa Jones

Local Quotables: Stangel, Biggs, Hyslop and More

The best words about and around the hyperlocal industry. Luke Stangel thinks augmented reality development could mean huge things for hyperlocal; John Biggs blasts hot new app Highlight for sharing users’ information without permission; Kate Hyslop reinforces the importances of an online presence for local businesses; and more…

Local Quotables: Mason, Sheetz, Evans and more

Isa Jones

Local Quotables: Mason, Sheetz, Evans and more

The best words about and around the hyperlocal industry.

Andrew Mason realizes Groupon has fallen short with its social media presence; Ashley Sheetz from Gamestop explains why she backed out of Facebook’s failing virtual market; Perry Evans discusses the changing relationship between local businesses and consumers; and more.

Local Quotables: Rafer, Duggan, Pincus and more

Isa Jones

Local Quotables: Rafer, Duggan, Pincus and more

The best words about and around the hyperlocal industry.

Lumatic’s Scott Rafer wants to revolutionize mobile map-technology; Kris Duggan of Badgevile critiques Foursquare’s signature “mayor” status as driving away users; Pincus wants to bring “play” into the mainstream; and more:

Local Quotables: Armstrong, Radcliffe, Andrzejewski and more

Isa Jones

Local Quotables: Armstrong, Radcliffe, Andrzejewski and more

Tim Armstrong was back out there defending Patch again this week. Elsewhere, researchers noted the rapidly growing influence of Pinterest, which is gaining on Twitter as a traffic driver. Over at Foodspotting, Alexa Andrzejewski corrects any misconceptions there might be that her company is just “Instagram” for food. Damian Radcliffe says LBS products “haven’t quite lived up to the hype.”

Local Quotables: Dorsey, Josic, Brody & More

Isa Jones

Local Quotables: Dorsey, Josic, Brody & More

This week’s top quotes come from Twitter and Summify as they discuss their new partnership in order to increase delivery of instant, relevant news. This week also features Harvard researchers explaining why some ventures succeed and Boyan Josic of Daily Deal Media asserting the growing success of daily deals companies…

Local Quotables: Hallinan, Mason, Rainert, Bass and more

Isa Jones

Local Quotables: Hallinan, Mason, Rainert, Bass and more

This week’s best quote was from Groupon CEO Andrew Mason, who defended his company from attacks on its business model — saying the issues critics pointed to were simply due to Groupon’s rapid growth. This week’s quotes also feature Foursquare’s plan for a new web presence, a new definition for “hyperlocal,” and the integration of social media into television…

Local Quotables: Hartley, Gardner, Thompson and more

Isa Jones

Local Quotables: Hartley, Gardner, Thompson and more

This week’s quotes focus on advertising, technology and new businesses. Sarah Hartley describes how the end of a site can be good while Scott Thompson, newly-appointed CEO of Yahoo talks about the beginning of a new Yahoo. Pat McDevitt discusses the community’s role in advertising, Jonathan Gardner talks about how advertising will change and more.

Local Quotables: Moyal, Mims, Tolles, Lessin and more…

Isa Jones

Local Quotables: Moyal, Mims, Tolles, Lessin and more…

As the first week of 2012 commences, everyone is speculating about what will happen this year in the hyperlocal industry. Jonathan Moyal sees Lucky Ant helping communities play a bigger role in local business. Jeremy Mims predicts growth for Groupon and Michelle Jones hopes to create an alternative to Yelp. Also, Sam Lessin describes how Facebook’s check-in with timelines is an entirely new kind of LBS and more.

Local Quotables: Crowley, Owens, Gallo, Cheong and more…

The Editors

Local Quotables: Crowley, Owens, Gallo, Cheong and more…

The quote of the week goes to the folks at Starboard Value LP, which owns a 4.5% stake in AOL and holds a seat on the board. In a letter to the company, Starboard went on the attack against AOL’s media business… with a pointed mention of Patch. The Batavian’s Howard Owens predicts Patch won’t survive 2012; journo Jane Stevens gets revolutionary; and Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley weighs in on Siri…

Local Quotables: Rick Waghorn, DJ Patil, Michael Fives, Emily Chang & More…

The Editors

Local Quotables: Rick Waghorn, DJ Patil, Michael Fives, Emily Chang & More…

It’s not easy being a reporter on the daily Groupon deals beat these days. So says fatigued Emily Chang at Bloomberg West. And why did Foursquare win over Gowalla? Because if you can make it in New York, pretty much no one else stands a chance. Or, in the pith provided by one Gowalla investor on why that service lost: “Austin.”

Local Quotables: BJ Emerson, Joe Meyer, Tim O’Shaugnessy and more…

Joycelene Fernandez

Local Quotables: BJ Emerson, Joe Meyer, Tim O’Shaugnessy and more…

In this week’s column, of all people, the VP of technology at Tasti-D-Lite, BJ Emerson, turned a sharp tongue on location-based services at the LocNav conference in San Jose (“they used to call it ‘stalking'”). Jim Brady talked scale; Joe Meyer described the realization that there was a business in local companies; and one small business owner cleverly noted that Twitter and Facebook don’t do a local merchant much good “if people don’t know where you are located.” Read all of this week’s the wise words and wise-cracks around and about the hyperlocal industry.

Local Quotables: Richard Jones, Ellis Hamburger, Bo Fishback and more..

Joycelene Fernandez

Local Quotables: Richard Jones, Ellis Hamburger, Bo Fishback and more..

The best words about and around the hyperlocal industry.

Wise words from the outgoing editor of the Saddleworth News; a first-time Foursquarer questions what it’s all about; Yipit’s Vin raises the Google-Groupon question; and Ben Ilfeld comments on the new indie hyperlocal trade association formed last weekend in Chicago. More: