Why Zuckerberg Needs Local News Providers to ‘Bring the World Closer Together’

For all their limitations, local news providers are now better positioned than Facebook’s moderators or artificial intelligence to help the people of their communities come closer together. If news providers join this mission, the community will respond by giving them the trust it so often withholds.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s Local News Play, Uber’s Latest Lawsuit

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Publishing For Local News Outlets Could Arrive ‘in The Coming Months’ (Columbia Journalism Review)… Lawsuit Claims Uber Co-founders Stole Idea for Ride-Sharing App (Fortune)… Zuckerberg To SMBs: Facebook Pages Are Still The Best Way To Reach Consumers (Fortune)…

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…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Bags Glancee, Klout Going Local

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

What Facebook May Do With New Acquisition Glancee (ReadWriteWeb)…

In Letter to Stockholders, Groupon CEO Explains Strategy (The Next Web)…

Foursquare Gets Its Own Searchable Timeline With New History Page (TechCrunch)…

Facebook Connect Network Could Dramatically Extend Local Ads’ Reach

Where Facebook starts to get spooky powerful is in its capability to deliver local ads to a Facebook Connect network that will be personalized and reflect the actions, comments, likes and dislikes of your friends. This will tap into a recognizable social graph as Facebook seeks to do – and it could turn into an extremely lucrative, higher CPC line of business for Mark Zuckerberg and his team…

Street Fight Daily: 04.12.11

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

Patch’s local news module widget is hardly a new idea, but it’s one that few local newspaper companies have made work, despite the economy of its potential costs and benefits. Will Patch leapfrog newspaper sites with this old-is-new innovation? (Newsonomics)…

Twitter’s Local Trends feature has now expanded to 70 more places. This seems likely to foreshadow a future when advertisers will be able to purchase trending topics on a local level. (ReadWriteWeb)…

Four unsolicited lessons that Groupon’s Andrew Mason should take from what Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg just did in China. (Forbes)…