It’s Official: The Newspaper Industry Has Given Up on Newspapers

In the past couple of weeks, three of the major legacy media companies announced they were splitting their companies into separate-but-unequal broadcast and print ventures. The decisions by Gannett, E.W. Scripps and Tribune to divide their once “synergistic business models” into separate and very distinct businesses indicate that we are now at the beginning of the end-of-the-end for this industry…

Street Fight Daily: Shopkick Rebuilds App, LocalVox Raises $7.4M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Shopkick Totally Recreates Its Shopping App. Gamification Out, Design and Content In (Pando Daily)… LocalVox Raises $7.4M for One-Stop Shop for Local Marketing (GigaOm)… Buy Reviews on Yelp, Get Black Mark (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: 01.27.12

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

Shoply Aims To Socialize Ecommerce (TechCrunch)…

Nielsen Adds Hyperlocal Metrics (Mediapost)…

Security Concerns Surround Mobile Payments and Coupons (ReadWriteWeb)…