Street Fight Daily: Staples Ditches Bricks, Flickr Founder Goes Hyperlocal

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyStaples to Close 225 Stores as Sales Move Online (New York TimesS)… Flickr Co-Founder Seeks Another Hit With New Findery App (Reuters)… Yahoo Rolling Out Indoor Maps (SearchEngineLand)…

Street Fight Daily: Nokia Yanks Maps App, Groupon’s Bowl Game Conundrum

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Nokia Yanks Here Maps From Apple’s App Store (AllThingsD)… When Bowl Tickets Go on Groupon, Colleges Pay the Price (USAToday)… Tribune Closes $2.7B Deal for Local Holdings Stations (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: Turnover At Clinkle, Disney Nears Personalization At Parks

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology>A Lot Of People Have Already Left Clinkle, A Buzzy Payment App That Still Hasn’t Launched (Business Insider)… Disney World Characters Aren’t Greeting All the Visiting Kids by Name — Yet (AllThingsD)… Can Same-Day Delivery Succeed This Time? (MIT Technology Review)…

Street Fight Daily: Indoor Location To Hit $4B, Amex Brings Rewards Into Taxis

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyIndoor Location Market To Reach $4 billion In 2018, Predicts ABI (FierceMobile)… American Express to Let Cardholders Pay NYC Taxi Fares With Membership Rewards Points (AllThingsD)… Lefkofsky: Groupon Is A Winner For Merchants And Subscribers (Crain’s Chicago Business)…

Nokia Finding New Life In Location Services, Connected Car

With its device business offloaded to Microsoft, Nokia has turned its focus to its services business, headlines by its location and commerce platform, HERE. Street Fight caught up recently with Nokia’s VP of connected car, Floris van de Klashorst, to discuss the opportunity the auto market presents the local marketing industry, the challenges facing developers, and the business case for auto and local tech…

Street Fight Daily: Target Focuses On In-Store, Nokia’s Hyperlocal Future

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyTarget Tightens Focus On Mobile As In-Store Shopping Tool (Mobile Commerce Daily)… Sizing Up The Nokia That Remains, HERE Business A Bright Spot That Gains More Platform Freedom (TechCrunch)… Who Needs Foursquare More: Google, Yahoo Or Microsoft? (MarketingLand)…

Street Fight Daily: Microsoft Eyes Foursquare Investment, Nokia Unveils Connected Car

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyMicrosoft Vying With American Express for Stake in Foursquare (Bloomberg)… Nokia Unveils Its Connected Car Platform: Here Auto (GigaOm)… Apple Sued Over ‘Find my iPhone’ In New Patent Campaign Against Location Apps (PaidContent)…

Street Fight Daily: Layoffs at Gannett, OpenTable Buys Rezbook

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology…. More Than 150 Layoffs at Gannett (Gannett Blog)… OpenTable Buys Rezbook, Teams Up With Urbanspoon (San Francisco Business Times)… Wall Street Gives Yelp Five-Star Review as Stock Soars 23 Percent (AllThingsD

Openings & New Hires at Yelp, Groupon, Local.com, Viddy and more

It is indeed hiring season! Who are the eager employers? Nokia, DexOne, Yelp, Hibu, CityGrid, Local.com and Street Fight among them (us). On the move this week include executives at Local Market Launch, Groupon, Acquisio and Viddy, where the son of Michael Ovitz has faced some controversy over his company’s distribution techniques. Plus, find out who’s looking to make the leap. Read on…

Managing Local Presence on Mobile Devices: A Developing Challenge

The continued strong growth of mobile local search combined with the high value of mobile customers indicates a shift in attention is required on the part of local search publishers, in order to make it easier for businesses to manage their listing content on the devices consumers are turning to in ever increasing numbers.

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Launches Display Ads, TribLocal Reporters Sue

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Yelp to Start Offering Mobile Display Ads in Bid for Revenue (AdAge)… TribLocal reporters win $660K in class-action against Tribune Co. (Chicago Tribune)… Don’t Weep for Groupon Ex-CEO Andrew Mason (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb Eyeing Former Square COO, Nokia Opens ‘Here’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Airbnb May Hire Former Square Exec Rabois as COO (Wall Street Journal)… Nokia Opens Up Here platform With an Eye to the Future (GigaOm)… Why Big Brands Fell Out of Love with Check-Ins (Digiday)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Losses, Facebook Offers Pick Up

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.LivingSocial records net loss of $650 million for 2012 (The Washington Post)… Facebook Offers Have Been Claimed By 42M Users (TechCrunch)… Time to Retire the Term ‘HyperLocal’ (Screenwerk)…

Facebook Nearby and the Mobilization of Local

At long last, Facebook has made a serious move in the local space, and Nearby now recommends local businesses based on your friends’ likes and check-ins as well as your proximity to general business listings. I can’t think of a better or a more timely summation of what’s happened in local search during the past year…

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb Buys Localmind, A New Hail for Gotham

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Airbnb Goes Social and Local with Acquisition of Localmind (GigaOm)… Hail to the Big Apple! NYC Temporarily Approves Taxi Apps, but e-Hailing’s Restricted to 1.5 miles (The Next Web)… Franken’s Location Privacy Bill Voted Out Of Judiciary Committee (AdWeek)…

Local Mapping Services and the Public Trust

The towering presence of Google in the mapping world today is testament to its success in product development, but this also indicates something else. People don’t just think of maps as a product to be consumed. It seems that we have begun to consider mapping services as a public trust…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon a Tough Sell, TripAdvisor Changes Hands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.When Does Groupon — Still at More Than 80 Percent Off — Become a Deal for Someone? (AllThingsD)… TripAdvisor Shifts to Malone (The Wall Street Journal)… Verizon Responds to FCC Complaint Over Blocking of Google Wallet, Says Google Needs to Change the App (Droid-Life)…

Street Fight Daily: NYC Gets Local Discovery, Tiger Takes Stake in Groupon

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.New York City Replaces 250 Public Pay Phones with iPad-like Screens (GigaOm)… The World’s Hottest Hedge Fund Manager Thinks Groupon Stock Is A Good Deal (Forbes)… Basing Hotel Choice on Web Reviews May Be Bad Move (LA Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Nokia Maps ‘Here’, Airbnb Launches Local Guides

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Nokia Maps a Course for Its Location Business, Unveils “Here” Cloud Service(AllThingsD)… Airbnb Launches Neighborhoods For Hyper-Local Travel Guides (Forbes)… GrubHub ‘Track Your Grub’ Lets You Keep Tabs on Your Order (PC Mag)…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Tasti D-Lite

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khantalk about the RAMP conference in Chicago; Square goes live with their client list; Oracle takes direction from Nokia; Bob Dylan’s ‘Tempest’ goes geo; plus acquisitions by TripAdvisor and Square + our special guest BJ Emerson, co-author of The Tasti D-Lite way (who is appearing at the Street Fight Summit on October 30th).