Made for Each Other: Wallets, Loyalty, and Mobile Payments

It’s fair to say the local marketing industry has been a little disappointed by the adoption of mobile payments. The combination of a sluggish hardware upgrade cycle and consumer reluctance appears discouraging. But there are catalysts on the near horizon.

Street Fight Daily: OpenTable Buys Ness, Chicago Cabbies Sue Uber

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.OpenTable Buys Ness, Tests Mobile Payments (TechCrunch)… Chicago Cabbies Sue Over Unregulated Uber, Lyft Services (Bloomberg)… For Yelp, an Expanding Push Into Politics (Hill)…