Local Payments for Local Merchants

Mobile payments platforms are quickly emerging as a viable solution for small businesses seeking to conduct transactions without paying the high fees typically associated with a traditional merchant terminal…

For Daily Deals Sites, It’s Evolve or Die

Today’s daily deal sites are experimenting with every variation and vertical for their offerings — they know that not only is disruption on the horizon, but their own expiration date is as well. And it won’t be a new entrant into the deals space that ends them; instead it will likely be a very familiar brand entering local advertising: Google, PayPal, Square, or one of the other numerous payment services companies…

Street Fight Daily: Journatic CEO, PayPal Data, Geofeedia

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

Pew Study: 18% Of U.S. Smartphone Owners Use Check-In Apps (TechCrunch)…

Journatic CEO: Efficiencies Make Hyperlocal Work (NetNewsCheck)…

PayPal’s Key to Winning Mobile Payments: Data (GigaOm)…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Punchcard, WHERE

In this week’s episode, Facebook writes another check and acq-hires another team; PayPal puts WHERE to use; and Bravo goes around the world in 80 plates. All this plus our weekly M&A and funding roundup, our resource of the week and special guest Simon Liss, CTO of WeLoveMobile…

Will eBay Be the Next Giant in Local?

It’s not just about where users are spatially, or what device they’re on. It’s a function of where they are in the proverbial purchase funnel — the increasingly convoluted path between offline and offline worlds that leads from awareness to purchase. “The boundaries between the physical and digital world have disappeared, says WHERE’s Walt Doyle, “and the purchase funnel has become a purchase pretzel.”

Street Fight Daily: WHERE to PayPal Media Net, Foursquare Venues

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

EBay puts WHERE to work as PayPal Media Network (GigaOm)…

Want to Claim a Foursquare Venue Right Now? That Will Be $10 (Mashable)…

As Groupon Publicly Struggles, LivingSocial Continues to Grow (AllThingsD)…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare’s 20M, Groupon Acquires Ditto.me

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

Foursquare Hits 20M Users — But How Many Are Active? (ReadWriteWeb)…

Groupon Acquires Social Recommendation App Ditto.me (TechCrunch)…

Former Yahoo Exec: 30% of PC Search Is Local (ScreenWerk)…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — PayPal, WirelessWerx

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan discuss Kevin Rose’s flight to Google, PayPal’s response to Square with a triangle, Amex and Twitter saved $1.7 Million at McDonald’s, the state of the local mobile transaction scene, and special guest Patrick Blattner, Chief Product Office at WirelessWerx…

Local Stores Become Showrooms for Online Buying (Part II)

Following up on a recent column about mobile local shopping data (and the dreaded “showrooming” effect), I had the chance to catch up with eBay’s head of local, and Milo founder, Jack Abraham to talk a bit about where the space is headed…

Street Fight Daily: 01.05.12

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

Groupon Merchant Center Now Shows If Customers Love or Hate Your Deals (TechCrunch)…

Groupon’s Drop Below IPO Price Reflects Daily-Deal Risks (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)…

PayPal: Mobile Payments and Location-based Offers Go Hand-in-Hand (GigaOm)…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — LocalMind CEO, PayPal & More

In this episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan discuss PayPal getting into the mobile coupon market, TelNav diving into mobile-browser-based GPS, KLM’s social seating experiment and Lenny Rachitsky of LocalMind…

Street Fight Daily: 12.23.11

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

Vicks Uses Location Data to Micro-target Ads in Regions With High Incidence of Flu (New York Times)…

Daily Deals 2.0: Why Media Companies Will Win (Forbes)…

Facebook Launches Suggested Events Feature Based On Checkins (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: 12.20.11

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

How Siri Could Help Boost Location-Based Services (GigaOm)…

Eeve Creates Location-Based Photo Groups (TechCrunch)…

Localscope for iPhone: A Browser For the Real World (ReadWriteWeb)…

Street Fight Daily: 12.15.11

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

EBay’s PayPal Counts on Its 103 Million Users to Target Groupon (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)…

Examiner.com Will Provide Content For CBS Local Digital Media (PaidContent)…

NBC Maps the 2012 Election Campaign Trail With Foursquare (Mashable)…