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)…