MapQuest Tries Its Hand at Social Discovery With mqVibe

The newish social mapping project debuted by MapQuest last October has been trying to create a neighborhood-centric “discovery” engine. The service launched in 50,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. and uses social media information about an area to generate a score for these neighborhoods.

Yext Infographic: 64% of Foursquare Listings Have Missing or Incorrect Info

The graphic draws from data collected through Yext’s diagnostic tool, and shows that upwards of 40% of business listings on major hyperlocal services and directories include incorrect information. Foursquare is most consistently incorrect or incomplete, with 64% of the listings in the service including an error or missing key information (like a phone number), followed closely by AOL-owned MapQuest and Citysearch at 57%…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook/Foursquare?, MapQuest’s mqVibe

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

Will Facebook Buy Foursquare Next? (ZDNet)…

Groupon Accounting Problems Put Spotlight on Board (Reuters)…

Consumer Trust in Online, Mobile Ads Grows (NetNewsCheck)…

Street Fight Daily: 10.12.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

Gannett’s MomsLikeMe hyperlocal parenting network will cease operating on Friday and its 100-plus town-specific sites will go dark and the content will be deleted. (PaidContent)…

AmazonLocal posted more than 300% revenue growth in September. It has expanded to 40 markets and brought in $4 million of gross revenue in September. (Business Insider)…