Street Fight Daily: Clinkle Revealed, Ride-Sharing War Intensifies

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyClinkle Revealed: Here’s What the Embattled Startup Is (And Isn’t) Building (Recode)… Ride-Sharing Price War Intensifies With Lyft’s ‘Happy Hour’ Discount (Wall Street Journal)… LivingSocial to Prioritize Growth Over Profitability, New Chief Revenue Officer Says (Washington Post)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple To Sharpen Maps, Consumer Concern Over Mobile Payments

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology….iOS 8 Said to Focus on Mapping, Transit and Augmented Reality (9to5Mac)… Consumers Wary of In-store Mobile Payments (Fixtera)… Microsoft Researchers Launch New Hyperlocal Project With a Twitter Connection (ZDNet)…

Street Fight Daily: RadioShack Shutters Stores, A Rollup in Food Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyRadioShack Plans to Close Up to 1,100 Stores (Wall Street Journal)… With Eye On Growth, Just Eat Buys Meal2Go To Offer EPOS Tech To Its Takeaway Partners (TechCrunch)… NCR Updates Its iPad Cash Register With Loyalty Features (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Confessions, Smartphone Adoption Slows

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyUber Cab Confessions (GQ)… 58% of US Adults Say They Have a Smartphone — And Other Sobering Stats From Pew (Poynter)… How Foursquare Uses Location Data to Target Ads On PCs, Phones (AdAge)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Buys Scheduling Startup, Uber’s Latest Snafu

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Square Acquires BookFresh To Add Booking Services For Merchants (TechCrunch)… Uber Kept New Drivers Off the Road to Encourage Surge Pricing and Increase Fares (Verge)… The Payments Challenge for Mobile Carriers (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Airport Tracks Travelers, Yahoo Looks to Contextual Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They’re Watching You
 (New York Times)… More on Mayer’s Search Plans for Yahoo: The “Three S’s” and Slipping Through a Microsoft Loophole (Recode)… Apple’s IDFA Crackdown Reverberates Through Mobile Ad Ecosystem (AdExchanger)…

As Offline Purchase Data Comes Online, Changes in Store for Local Marketing

If exchange is the purpose of a marketplace, transaction data — information about who bought what from whom, and for how much — is its pulse. With 90% of transactions occurring offline, the growth of connected payments, and the subsequent ability for businesses and consumers to understand who’s buying what in the real-world, has deep implications not only for the local marketplace, but for the wider digital economy as well….

Street Fight Daily: Apple Preps Mobile Payments, Starbucks Readies Order Ahead

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Apple Pushes Deeper Into Mobile Payments (Wall Street Journal)… Starbucks is Getting Ready to Let You Order Coffee Before You Get to the Store (Quartz)… Care.com, The ‘Amazon Of Caregiving Services’ Popped 43% On Its IPO Day (Business Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial CEO to Step Down, Court Rules Against Yelp

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy Stepping Down (Washington Post)… Court Rules That Yelp Must Unmask the Identities of Seven Anonymous Reviewers (Atlantic)… What Does the Closure of O2 Wallet Say About the Future of Mobile Payments? (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber’s Street Fight, The Decline of Alt- Weeklies

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Uber, Taxis Engage in French Street Fight (Wall Street Journal)… How the Village Voice and Other Alt-Weeklies Lost Their Voice in 2013 (Al Jazeera America)… Foursquare Quietly Unlocks Its Own “Local Data Aggregator” Badge (Moz Blog)…

6 Mobile Payment Solutions for Restaurants and Bars

When it comes to mobile payment processing, the restaurant industry is in a league of its own. Mobile platforms that are designed for a wide cross-section of businesses don’t always have the features that restaurants need, like menu integrations and add-on tipping tools. As restaurant owners look for ways to streamline the payment process and improve table turnover rates, an increasing number are utilizing mobile payment solutions built specifically for their industry…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare’s Redesigned App, HomeJoy Raises $38M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Foursquare 7.0 Brings Passive Location Technology To All (GigaOm)… Homejoy Raises $38M As It Looks To Expand Beyond Home Cleaning (TechCrunch)… EBay, PayPal Pinpoint Stores For Mobile Shopping (USA Today)…

Street Fight Daily: Applebee’s Serves Tablets, Digital Wallets Still Lackluster

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Applebee’s To Serve Tablets At Every Table (USA Today)… Many Consumers Aware Of Digital Wallets, Fewer Use Option (Media Post)… Main Street Sees $5.7B In Sales On ‘Small Business Saturday’ (New York Post)…

Street Fight Daily: Intuit Launches App Store, Signpost Raises $10 M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyIntuit Launches An App Store For Business Owners To Find Software (TheNextWeb)… Signpost Raises $10M To Bring Online Marketing Tools To Small Businesses (VentureBeat)… Amazon Expanding Its Own Private Label Offering to Supermarket Goods (AllThingsD)…

Street Fight Daily: eBay Aims at Angie’s List, Isis Expands Nationwide

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyeBay Debuts New Angie’s List Competitor And Local Service Provider Marketplace, eBayHire, In The US (TechCrunch)… Carrier-Backed Isis Mobile Payment System Rolls Out Nationwide (Verge)… Flush with Cash, NextDoor Adding 100 Neighborhoods a Day (Screenwerk)…

5 Mobile Payment Platforms With Integrated Marketing Solutions

When a cashier swipes a customer’s credit card at a mobile point of sale terminal, he’s doing more than just processing a financial transaction. He’s transmitting data about who that customer is, what he’s buying, and when he’s buying it. Although this data has traditionally been closely guarded by legacy POS vendors, an increasing number of providers are opening up their doors and giving merchants a peek inside—using the data they gather through customer transactions to fuel integrated marketing programs for merchants…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Revisits Ad Consortium, Yelp Goes To Washington

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyNewspapers’ Ad Consortium With Yahoo Reboots (Poynter)… Yelp Just Got Its First D.C. Lobbyist (Fast Company)… WhitePages.com Fulfills Its Enterprise Destiny, Launches WhitePages PRO Identity Verification Platform (PandoDaily)…

Street Fight Daily: McDonald’s Tests Mobile Ordering, ‘Showrooming’ Threat Wanes

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology… McDonald’s Testing Mobile Order App for U.S. Stores (Business Insider)… Maybe Showrooming Isn’t Killing Retailers After All (Businessweek)… SMB Twitter Followers Show Devotion (eMarketer)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple’s NFC Alternative, Google Faces ‘Street View’ Lawsuit

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyWith iBeacon, Apple is Going To Dump NFC (GigaOm)… Google Loses Appeal in Street View Privacy Case (Reuters)… Yelp’s Newest Weapon Against Fake Reviews: Lawsuits (BloombergBusinessweek)…

Street Fight Daily: Behind Foursquare’s Founder, Thrillist Expands Local Coverage

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyWill Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get It Right? (Fast Company)… Thrillist Expands, Becomes a Blend of Frommer’s and Foursquare (AdAge)… Seamless and the Online-Takeout Trend Makes Restaurants Queasy (BusinessWeek)…