Hyperlocal M&A Heats Up — Here’s What 4 Big Acquirers Are Looking For

Just six weeks into the year, we’ve already seen a spike in hyperlocal industry acquisitions (not to mention well-founded rumors). Here’s a quick look at four major players who may be in the hunt for locally focused acquisitions and what each might be looking for…

Yahoo Shouldn’t Be So Quick to Turn Away From Local

Local offers Yahoo one of the few great markets where no obvious winner has emerged. Yes, Google owns Maps, Android and local search. Meanwhile Apple is moving to lock up the mobile local search segment (including voice recognition with Siri). But neither has really owns local content yet…

Advice for Mayer: Make Yahoo the Local King of the ‘Internet of Things’

Local and mobile are two areas where Yahoo could shore up its business and, over time, dramatically improve its results. And if it plays the game well, it might be able to shift from a portal to a more dynamic provider of useful things for a hungry, mobile, social Web populace…

Street Fight Daily: DMN Buys Pegasus News, Zaarly Launches ‘Anywhere’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.The Dallas Morning News Buys Hyperlocal Online News Provider Pegasus News (Dallas News)… When DIY plans meet reality: Zaarly unveils “Anywhere” API (GigaOm)… LivingSocial CEO: Why We’re No Groupon (CNBC)…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Nabs Google’s Mayer, LivingSocial E-Commerce

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.A Yahoo Search Calls Up a Chief From Google (NYT)… LivingSocial to Start Selling Merchandise, With Weekly Offerings Tied to Social Experiences (The Washington Post)… Yelp’s Jeremy Stoppelman: A Profile (SF Gate)…

Google+ Takes a Big Step Toward Hyperlocal Integration

I would say this to Marissa Meyer and the Google team: The more tightly you can integrate Google Plus with other social networks, they greater the chances are that could both make your own users happy and bring in others. People go where their friends are, and Google Plus can make it easier to tap into latent local knowledge via social graphs while simultaneously augmenting frequency of Google Plus usage…

Twitter Local: @MarissaMayer, @LisaWilliams, @PerryEvans, @RobCurley and more…

This week on Twitter, Rob Curley notes that “innovative” doesn’t always drive readership; Closely’s Perry Evans calls Zagat “an aggregation model and methodology,” and Grapphic’s Michael Fives rolls his eyes at TechCrunch, AOL and HuffPo: It’s “like watching a bunch of spoiled children misbehave.” Read more from the hyperlocal twitterverse.

Street Fight Daily: 09.15.11

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

Groupon is planning to put its initial public offering back on track even as markets remain rocky. After postponing presentations to potential investors early this month, the online coupon giant is now aiming to go public in late October or early November, according to people briefed on the matter. (New York Times/Dealbook)…

Foursquare’s magical tool that will allow developers to build apps that can remind you to buy milk when you walk past the grocery store or notify you when a friend is in the area is being publicly released. (BetaBeat)…

Google Relocates Marissa Mayer; ‘Local’ Has Arrived

Marissa, search will surely miss ya… We’re not a breaking news kinda place, but this bears mentioning (thanks Bloomberg). Longtime Google search product lead and sometimes media darling Marissa Mayer is making an internal move to manage location and local services, where Google hopes for big new dollars. We believe this is the first major […]