Street Fight Daily: Angie’s List Acquired by HomeAdvisor, News Orgs Experiment with Amazon Echo

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Angie’s List Acquired by IAC’s HomeAdvisor in Deal Valued at More than $500 Million… NPR, the AP, and Local Newspapers Are Experimenting with Amazon Echo… Google is Testing a Job-Search Feature that Could Rival LinkedIn — And Facebook…

WNYC’s Schachter: Many Hyperlocal Startups Don’t Focus on ‘Things That Matter’

“The amount of coverage of restaurant openings that you see in the hyperlocal space is disproportionate to the significance of restaurant openings to the world as a whole,” says the WNYC news VP. “That is probably a little uncharitable, but not too much.”

Street Fight Daily: Groupon CEO on Hot Seat, Apple Maps Manager Out

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Is Andrew Mason on the Bubble as CEO of Groupon? (AllThingsD)… What Kinds of Local Stories Drive Engagement? The Results of an NPR Facebook Experiment (Nieman Lab)… Apple Fires a Manager Over Its Misfire on Maps (New York Times/Bits)…

Street Fight Daily: 02.13.12

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

Groupon Adds ‘Thumbs Up’ Feedback on Deals (Bloomberg)…

Foursquare and NFC: How the Two Can Help Each Other (GigaOm)…

How NPR Drove Traffic to a Local Station by Geotargeting Stories on Facebook (Nieman Lab)…

Public Radio Gears Up for Hyperlocal News Innovation

Federal, private and individual donors are all supporting myriad local and hyperlocal reporting experiments based at radio stations. The results of these initiatives have been mixed. Better and more replicable models are needed for cross-platform storytelling, participatory reporting that brings in a broader range of perspectives, and narrative forms that more closely reflect the shifting media consumption and sharing habits of younger users…

Inside National Public Radio’s Play for Local Online

I’ve been writing about large media brands and their hyperlocal efforts for the past few weeks, looking at Gannett, Tribune and PBS for example. Balancing things out with another not-exactly-for-profit property, I recently asked NPR’s digital services GM, Robert Kempf, to talk about his organization’s forays into hyperlocal…

Street Fight Daily: 04.14.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups.… NPR has been quietly laying the groundwork for a nationwide online advertising network that could massively increase underwriting dollars at member stations. The network will allow NPR to place locally targeted sponsorship buys inside audio streams. (Fast Company)… Web advertising in the U.S. resumed double-digit growth in 2010, outpacing traditional media and surpassing newspaper ad revenue for the first time, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau. (Wall Street Journal)… Like every other major Web company, Microsoft is testing the waters of the daily deals industry, teaming up with business directory Lokaldelen to target the Swedish market. (Daily Deal Media)…