Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Raises Another $35M, eBay’s Strategy for Offline Commerce

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.…. Foursquare Raises a $35 Million Round and Adds DFJ’s Schuler to the Board (AllThingsD)… EBay’s Strategy for Taking On Amazon (New York Times)… Nextdoor Talks Growth, Now Being Used In One In Six Neighborhoods In The US (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: AOL Winds Down Patch, Twitter Tests ‘Nearby’ Feature

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.AOL Chief’s White Whale Finally Slips His Grasp (New York Times)… Twitter Test Shows ‘Nearby’ Tweets (Wall Street Journal)… Amazon Said To Launch Pantry To Take On Costco, Sam’s (USA Today)…

In Search of a Local Twitter, Circle Discovers the Problem of Proximity

After failing as a dating app, Andreessen Horowitz-backed Circle thinks it can find a second life as a localized version of Twitter — helping people message and interact with others in the area. The app allows users to share content with users nearby, using algorithms to surface posts based on proximity on relevancy to each user. A small portion of the content — around 10% — is sourced from Twitter, but the bulk of the posts come from the service’s 1 million active users. Today, the company is rolling out new functionality that allows users to tag content with specific categories, and follow topic feeds…

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)…

Street Fight Daily: NextDoor Raises $60 Million, First Data Acquires Perka

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyNextdoor Raises $60 million In Funding To Bring Neighbors Together (GigaOm)… First Data Acquires Cardless Customer Loyalty Startup Perka (AllThingsD)… Yelp Loss Widens, With Costs Eclipsing Revenue (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Hits 18M SMBs, eBay Tests Local Marketplace

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologySecond Quarter Reveals Facebook’s Big Push for Local(Wall Street Journal)… eBay Is Testing A New Local Service Provider Marketplace In The UK (MarketingLand)… Angie’s List 2nd-Quarter Loss Narrows (Bloomberg Businessweek)…

Nextdoor: Where Privacy Is a Double-Edged Sword

Nextdoor has some issues to sort out in whether and how much neighbors want to be walled in from adjacent, or even non-adjacent, communities. In researching this story, I signed up for the service and discovered firsthand its power of engagement — but found its walls dampened the enthusiasm it had engendered in me, and I wondered if the latter will impact the potential of the former to make good on the company’s $100 million valuation…

Twitter Looks to Monetize Location, But Is It Cart-Before-Horse?

A few days after Twitter acquired local discovery app, Spindle, last week, news surfaced that the microblogging service was developing a long-awaited geo-targeting product for brands. The developments mark the latest episode in an ongoing saga, in which the two largest social networks — Twitter and Facebook — have briefly flirted with local before pulling back to recalibrate. A hyperlocal ad product is welcome news to advertisers, but Twitter needs to sure it does not neglect the users’ side of the equation…

Street Fight Daily: NextDoor Launches NYC Partnership, Plum District Acquires Spotivate

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Neighborhood Social Network Nextdoor Launches NYC Partnership (PandoDaily)… Plum District Has Acquired AngelPad-Backed Spotivate For An Undisclosed Amount (TechCrunch)… Tristan O’Tierney, Square’s Co-Founder And Early iOS Engineer, Leaves For Destinations Unknown (TheNextWeb)…

Street Fight Daily: Discover Pushes Paypal In-Store, Twitter Opens Self-Serve Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Discover Pushes PayPal’s In-Store Service as First Data Holds Out (Wall Street Journal)… Twitter Opens Up Self-Serve Advertising Platform to All Businesses (GigaOm)… Won’t You Be in My Nextdoor Network? (AllThingsD)…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Gets $41M Infusion, Mobile Drives Hyperlocal Demand

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Foursquare Gets $41 Million Investment, Time to Grow (AllThingsD)… Study: Hyperlocal demand driven by mobile devices (Journalism.co.uk)… Our Discussion of Mobile Location Needs to Get Much More Nuanced, Sophisticated (ScreenWerk)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Co-Founder Departs, NextDoor Hits 10K Neighborhoods

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.LivingSocial CTO and Co-Founder Departs Company (AllThingsD)… Nextdoor Hits 10K Neighborhoods, Gets Me To Stop Running At Night (TechCrunch)… Solving the Hyperlocal Puzzle (American Journalism Review)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Surges, Square Avoids Sales Hires

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Groupon Surges on Expected E-Commerce Expansion (Bloomberg)… Square Is Avoiding Hiring Salespeople (Business Insider)… QuickBooks Online For iPad Isn’t A Boring Accounting App – It’s A Simple CRM (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: NextDoor Funding, Yahoo Looks to Local Discovery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Neighborhood Network Nextdoor Raises $21.6 Million (Reuters)… With New Alike Mobile App Acquisition, Yahoo Pushes Into Local Discovery (AllThingsD)… Verve Mobile Raises $14M, Invests In Location-Based Tech (Media Post)…

Street Fight Daily: Nextdoor’s Use Case, GroSocial Acquired

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Nextdoor’s Unexpected Killer Use Case: Crime and Safety (PandoDaily)… Fresh From Its $54M Raise, Infusionsoft Acquires GroSocial, The “Buddy Media For SMBs,” To Expand Into Social Marketing (TechCrunch)… Five Hyper-Local Marketing Trends to Take the Street Fight to the Next Level (AdAge)…

4 Hyperlocal Trends to Watch in 2013

2012’s rush to capture the hyperlocal audience has begun to wane as the reality sets in that while the online SMB market is huge and untapped, it remains hard to get those mom-and-pops to spend money on newfangled marketing methods. Last year’s intense startup activity has revealed four trends going into 2013…

Street Fight Daily: Waze Gets Social, LivingSocial Fallout Continues

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Waze Gets More Social, Helps Users Share Location and Connect (GigaOm)… LivingSocial May Need a Deal of Its Own (The Wall Street Journal)… Zillow Acquires Real Estate Shopping And Collaboration Platform For Brokers And Homebuyers, Buyfolio (TechCrunch)…

EveryBlock President: Economics of Hyperlocal Editorial ‘Broken’

The MSNBC.com-owned hyperlocal network rebooted in 2011, shifted its product’s focus toward a more interactive product centered largely around user-generated content. We caught up with EveryBlock’s president, Brian Addison (who will be appearing as a speaker at the Street Fight Summit), to discuss the role of data, editorial and user-generated content in the future of hyperlocal news…

More Hyperlocal Investment Content Coming to Street Fight

Over the last six months, our Hyperlocal Investment Report newsletter has aimed to guide investors through this new industry, to give context and insight into the market potential of pre-public companies, and to synthesize activity in the public markets as well as in private placement, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and the like. With this issue, we’re moving it from a paid product to delivering this content on our public website for free, to engage in broader discussion around key issues in hyperlocal investing.

Nextdoor CEO on Patch, Facebook, and Building Social for the Real World

In July, dot-com veteran Nirav Tolia announced announced a major round of funding which valued his 22-month-old startup Nextdoor at $100 million. Street Fight caught up with Tolia recently to discuss raising money for hyperlocal projects, developing technology for real-world communities, and the increasingly blurred line between information and social connectivity in the local space…