Street Fight Daily: Top Patch Exec Resigns, Mobile Payments At Starbucks Increase

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyTop Executive At AOL’s Local News Business, Patch, Resigns (BuzzFeed)… Mobile Payment At U.S. Starbucks Locations Crosses 10% (TechCrunch)… I’m Still Waiting for My Phone to Become My Wallet (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Angie’s List Rolls, More Consolidation in Deals

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Angie’s List is Killing It: Revenue, Members, Growth — and Stock Price — All Up…  (VentureBeat)… Tippr Is Acquired by nCrowd in Further Consolidation of the Online Deals Space (AllThingsD)… Groupon Pits Itself Against Location-based Services with App Update (Mobile Commerce Daily)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial a ‘Stronger’ Company, Factual Founder’s Past

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.LivingSocial a ‘Better, Stronger’ Company, Says Grotech’s Don Rainey (Washington Business Journal)… Why The Man Who Already Changed The Internet Forever Is Trying To Do It Again (Business Insider)… 5 Reasons Foursquare Is Losing The Social Local Mobile Revolution (ReadWrite)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Readies SMB Push, Foursquare’s Nascent Asset

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.As Small Businesses Become Tech Savvy, They Could Earn Big Ad Revenue For Facebook (TechCrunch)… Why Foursquare’s Growth Story Is Better Than You Think (Forbes)… Andrew Mason on How to Deal: From Founder to Ex-Groupon CEO (Fast Company)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Delivers Same-Day, Local Search on Mobile

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google Shopping Express Test Partners Include Target And Other Local SF Stores (TechCrunch)… Only 29% Of Consumers Regularly Use Mobile Devices To Find Local Businesses (Search Engine Land)… Retailer Enthusiasm for Mobile Payments Tempered by Power Struggles in Industry (Mobile Commerce Daily)…

Street Fight Daily: Selling Main Street, Mobile Payments Ease Cash Flow

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.The Newsonomics of Selling Main Street (Nieman Lab)… Payments Brighten Cash Flow for Small Business (Wall Street Journal)… The Real Reason Why Google Is Dropping The Tablet vs. Desktop Distinction? It’s The User Context, Stupid! (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Life After Patch, What Really Happened at LivingSocial?

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Life After Patch.com: A Newspaper Editor Returns To Newsprint (The Awl)… What Really Happened at LivingSocial? (Fortune)… The Newsonomics of The Boston Globe Sale (Nieman Journalism Lab)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Acquires Glassmap, Google Targets Coupons

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Groupon Acquires Realtime Location-Aware Service Glassmap To Help You Find Deals (TechCrunch)… Google launches Google Launches Zavers, Targeted Digital Coupons with Real-Time Redemption Data for Retailers (The Next Web)… 21 Things I Learned Running Hyperlocal News Sites (Vouchification)

Street Fight Daily: Apple Vets Waze, Yelp Lawsuit Overturned

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Is Apple Plotting A Route To A Waze Acquisition? Rumours On The Road Point To Yes…  (TechCrunch)… Judge Can’t Order Yelp User to Edit Negative Review (Ars Technica)… eBay Tries Two New Ways to Sell: Drop-Off Points and Home Pick-Up (AllThingsD)…

Street Fight Daily: Google’s Hyperlocal ‘Activity Stream’, A GrubHub IPO?

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google Map Maker Goes Hyper-Local with Activity Stream (CNet)… Sizing Up GrubHub’s IPO Prospects (Crain’s Chicago Business)…Death of the Classified: Publishers Struggle to Ignite Old Ads in New Media (Paid Content)…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Eyes Funding, SEC Presses Groupon

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Foursquare Looks Into A Fourth Round At An Over $700M Valuation, Investors Skeptical (TechCrunch)… SEC Asked Groupon for Financial Disclosures (The Wall Street Journal)… Yelp’s Flaws Become Apple Maps Flaws in iOS 6 (GigaOm)…

Street FIght Daily: Yelp Dismisses Google’s Local Content, Google Expands Wallet

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Yelp Not Worried About Google’s “Struggling” Local Content Play (PandoDaily)… Google Wallet Expands To Mobile Web (TechCrunch)… Coupons Boost Starbucks (The Wall Street Journal)…

SFD: DNAinfo.com Heads to Chicago, Slow Adoption of Mobile Payments

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

Hyperlocal News Site DNAinfo.com Readies November Launch in Chicago (Crain’s Chicago Business)…

Mobile Payments: A Solution in Search of a Problem? (CNET)…

Google’s Woes Show Mobile Isn’t Just a Facebook Problem (Wired)…

Case Study: Seattle Office Caterer Grows Business With Mobile Payments

At Molly’s Salads in Seattle, Washington, founder Stefan Kalb needed an easy way to collect payments from customers without being present in person. His solution? Seconds, a mobile commerce platform that customers can use to pay via text message…

6 Mobile Payments Platforms for Merchants

Only 4% of merchants currently accept mobile payments, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research, however 20% say they intend to adopt this technology within the next 12 months. Given that mobile payments are still in their infancy, and the landscape is still wide open, several players are vying for market dominance. It’s hard to say yet whether one will be a clear winner, or, as with cell phones and credit cards themselves, there will be a handful of leading options.

Case Study: Creating Loyalty Program on the Cheap Using Check-Ins

The game dynamics of location-based services like SCVNGR aren’t just for consumers’ kicks. Fajitas & ‘Ritas proprietor Brad Fredericks in Boston, for one, has paired SCVNGR, as well as its spinoff service, LevelUp, with social advertising company LocalResponse to create a loyalty program that rewards customers for repeat visits. And if anyone’s counting, LevelUp is winning by at least a mile…