Street Fight Daily: PayPal Nabs Uber Deal, Facebook Revises SMB Count

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyPayPal Nabs Uber Partnership in Pursuit of Mobile Marketplaces (Bloomberg Businessweek)… Facebook Expands Its Definition Of Small Business Pages, Says It Now Has 25M Of Them (TechCrunch)… Digital First Media Will Add Paywalls At Most Of Its Daily Newspapers (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal Teams With Revel, Drones Deliver Same-Day

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyPayPal Expands “Real World” Presence Via Integration With iPad Point-of-Sale Maker Revel Systems (TechCrunch)… Zookal Starts “World First” Delivery-By-Drone Service In Sydney (PandoDaily)… Report: Google Smartwatch “Heavy Into” Google Now Functionality (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal’s (New) Way To Pay, AmEx Links To TripAdvisor

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyPayPal, Aiming For Retail Ubiquity, Adds One More Way To Pay (ReadWrite)… Encouraging the Reviewers, Honestly (New York Times)… Google Moving Staff From Search To Its Payments Business In A New Push For Google Wallet (Business Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: Ebay Buys Braintree, Square’s Next Move

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyEBay Buys Braintree, a Payments Start-Up (New York Times)… Square’s Next Move: Jump On A Platform (ReadWrite)… Clinkle Becomes A Tech Celebrity Magnet, Landing Richard Branson As An Investor (Clinkle)…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal Nears Deal For Braintree, Intuit Overhauls SMB Product

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyPayPal Nears Deal for Braintree Payments (Wall Street Journal)… Intuit Overhauls QuickBooks Online as Competition for Small Businesses Ramps Up (AllThingsD)… < strong>eBay Unveils Click & Collect Service So Small Merchants Can Offer In-Store Collections (TheNextWeb)…

LBMA Podcast: Placecast’s New Mobile Ad Platform, Bing Partners With Local Corp

On the show: Audi brings public desire and reward to the Mini in London, Estimote powered by iBeacon is just the start of the mote world, Coca-Cola’s Positivity Wall, and PayPal takes their hands-free payments to the masses. Plus Chuck Martin’s Mobile Minute gives us the Cool vs. Creepy scale for location based marketing…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal Tracks You In-Store, Twitter Buys MoPub

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyNow PayPal Aims To Track You In Real Life (AllThingsD)… Twitter Plans to Sell Ads for Other Companies With MoPub Acquisition (New York Times)… Foursquare Now Lets You Search for Individual Menu Items (Mashable)…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal Redesigns App, Braintree’s on the Block

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyPayPal Refreshes Mobile App to Woo Shoppers and Fight Off Rivals (New York Times)… Braintree Is On The Block, Had Acquisition Talks With Square (TechCrunch)… Last-Minute Deal App HotelTonight Raises $45 Million (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare/Yahoo Data Talks, PayPal Tests Face Verification

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology… Yahoo, Foursquare in Talks Over Data Partnership (Buzzfeed)…

PayPal Testing Face-Verification System for Mobile Payments (Mashable)…

LocationInsight Becomes Placeable as It Aims to Eradicate Dirty Location Data (Pando Daily)…

Dongle Domination: 40% of SMBs Use Mobile Card Readers

A new report from BIA/Kelsey finds that 40% of small and medium-sized businesses already accept payments with a mobile credit card reader, and another 16% of the businesses plan to add capability within the next year. The numbers come amid an across-the-board increase in small business engagement with the digital tools, with social media and mobile advertising also taking a larger chunk of business owners time and money…

Powering the Payment Stream

For years, local search has fed consumers to a technological black hole. The systems on which local businesses rely to manage day-to-day operations have remained offline, relegated to legacy tools or silo-ed in digital products not built for the web. But that’s changing. Thanks to a number of new companies that are reimagining the way consumers shop and reprovisioning the systems that business owners use to monitor and transact the exchange of goods locally, that “source code” is coming online, filling a critical gap in the local commerce stack…

Street Fight Daily: Clinkle Raises $25M, Square Poaches AdSense ‘Godfather’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologySilicon Valley Luminaries Bet on Clinkle, a Payments Start-Up (TechCrunch)… Square Poaches Facebook’s Lead Ad Engineer Gokul Rajaram (AdAge)… Cramer: Macy’s Hyper-Local Strategy to Drive Sales (CNBC)…

With the Point-of-Sale, Simple and Open Breeds Success

During a panel at the Street Fight Summit West moderated by Mark Canon of IBID Strategic Consulting on Tuesday, Patrick Gauthier, Head of Product Strategy, Retail Services, PayPal; Square’s strategic partnerships chief Chuck Kimble, and Clover CEO Leonard Speiser took a deep dive into the delicate dynamics of bringing local businesses’ payments into the cloud…

Street Fight Daily: Patch Sees Social Growth, Consumers Warm to Mobile Wallets

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.29% of Consumers Would Choose a Smartphone Over a Wallet When Going Out (MobileCommerceDaily)… Growing Consumer Interest for In-Store Delivery of Mobile Coupons, Says Study (i2G)…

Moving Upstream, PayPal and Square Make a Play for the Local Merchant’s POS

There’s a not-too-quiet rivalry brewing between Square and PayPal over offline payments, and this week saw the unofficial opening of an important new theatre: the SMB point of sale (POS). It’s perhaps the stickiest problem for both companies to solve in order to make payments work, and their respective announcements demonstrate a strategic skism similar to what we’ve seen in desktop computers and mobile phones..

Street Fight Daily: Google Unveils New Maps, PayPal Takes Aim at Square

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Eight Years Later, Google Reinvents Its Maps for a Data Rich Web (GigaOm)… PayPal Takes Aim at Square With Free Mobile Payment Processing (CNet)… Google Announces 3 New Location Services for Android (Mashable)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Unveils New Hardware, PayPal Offers Cash for Registers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Square Unveils Hardware for iPad Registers (New York Times)… PayPal’s Cash For Registers Tries To Outdo Square And Groupon With Its Own Bid To Rule The Register (TechCrunch)… Facebook, Waze at Odds Over Liquidation (Business Insider)…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Brings Local Trends to Mobile, Square Poaches PayPal Exec

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Twitter Updates Its Apps with New Trends Locations (TheNextWeb)… Square Hires An Exec From PayPal To Form Payments Partnerships With Retailers (TechCrunch)… Brownstoner Founder Jonathan Butler’s Venture-ing into Queens (Daily News)…

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)…

Openings & New Hires at Angie’s List, Topix, Google, Signpost and more…

One hyperlocal publisher expands (Topix) while another contracts (The Daily Voice). Angie’s List moves on from its CFO, JiWire hires a former Yahoo exec, and the head of The Local Search Association decamps (after 25 years) to head up The Association of Directory Publishers. Plus, gigs at PayPal, comScore, AOL, LinkedIn, Newsle, Amazon and more…