Why Redbeacon Founder Ethan Anderson Returned to Local

A little over a year after selling Redbeacon to Home Depot, the company’s founder is back on the scene with a new startup, MyTime. Street Fight recently caught up with Anderson to talk about life after Redbeacon, building a local marketplace, and finding a seam in a cluttered hyperlocal space…

6 Platforms For Booking Local Services

Platforms that allow consumers to book appointments with service-based professionals (like plumbers, electricians, and mechanics) are disrupting the way local services have traditionally been scheduled. Here are six platforms working to change the way local, service-based businesses schedule appointments with consumers…

Street Fight Daily: Square Puts ‘Business in a Box,’ Google Opens Glass

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Square’s ‘Business in a Box’ Offers a Digital Register for $300 (Wall Street Journal)… Google Will Offer Its Glasses to Select Few (New York Times)… Patch Reportedly Cuts Editors in Lead Up to Pivot (Business Insider)…

6 Lead-Generation Tools for Small Businesses

Hyperlocal platforms aimed at fulfilling consumer service requests are becoming increasingly attractive to these small business owners, since these platforms generally involve a minimal investment of time or money on the part of the local merchant. Rather than paying upfront for advertisements that may or may not generate actual leads, business owners can sit back and wait for leads to come to them…

Street Fight Daily: 01.23.12

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

Mason: Groupon Has 10,000 Employees, 70% Outside of U.S. (TechCrunch)…

CBS Local Deal Opens Door for Pureplay (NetNewsCheck)…

Why 2012 Is the Year of Mobile Advertising (Mashable)…