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…

Street Fight Daily: Starbucks Meet Square, Craigslist Holes Up

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Starbucks and Square to Team Up (NYT)… Craigslist Cuts Off Its Search Engine to Spite Its Face (GigaOm)… Why Apple Should Buy Foursquare (TechCrunch)…

Startups Compete to Connect Neighbors — But Beware the ‘Empty Room’

A number of new hyperlocal apps have popped up recently to facilitate neighbors’ conversations with one other, but I see three major hurdles to the adoption of these localized services. Local networks require critical mass, they require ringleaders, and they require neighbors who are willing to share online with people near enough to stalk them…

Street Fight Daily: NextDoor Raises $18.6M, YP Freshens Site

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.NextDoor, the Social Network for Neighborhoods, Raises $18.6M (GigaOm)… YP.com Freshens Up Homepage, Creates Higher Expectations for the Inside (Screenwerk)… Reinventing the Billboard (Inc.)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Maps, Groupon’s Lefkofsky Steps Back

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.… Amazon Buys 3D Mapping Startup UpNext (GigaOm)… Groupon Chairman Lefkofsky Steps Back From Company (WSJ)… Google+ Local Officially Replaces Places Apps in Mobile (Screenwerk)…

Street Fight Daily: Patch Numbers Up, TBD Loses Final Employee

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

Patch Sets Records for Traffic and Revenue (FishbowlNY)…

TBD Loses Its Last Employee (Washington City Paper)…

PlaceIQ, Skyhook Using Location for Brand-Audience Targeting (ScreenWerk)…

Street Fight Daily: 10.27.11

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

“Deals don’t mean dollars. That was a point of consensus at the inaugural Street Fight Summit,” writes Jeremy Caplan. “A key question threaded throughout the conference was how best to turn local consumers into reliable revenue streams. The most valuable insights for independent publishers in attendance centered around new opportunities for better serving local businesses.” (Poynter)…

When hyperlocal news sites can’t compete on CPMs, where else can they find revenue? The St. Louis Beacon, a nonprofit online publication for regional news, sought to tie revenue strategies to its mission, business manager Shawn McGinness said. (PaidContent)…