Street Fight Daily: Amazon Plans Local Marketplace, RadioShack’s Losses Deepen

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyAmazon Plans Local Services Marketplace This Year (Reuters)… RadioShack Draws on Credit Line as Losses Deepen (Wall Street Journal)… Google to Buy Skybox Imaging for $500 Million (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Kills Wallet App, Yelp Integrates Booking Service

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySquare Pulls Failed Wallet App as Troubles Mount (Wall Street Journal)… Yelp Bites Back At OpenTable, TripAdvisor And Google With Free Yelp Reservations Service (TechCrunch)… Apple Reportedly Integrating NFC Technology into iPhone 6 (MacRumors)…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook ‘Moves’ Privacy Policy, Nokia Invests in Connected Car

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyAfter Facebook Deal, Moves App Changes Privacy Policy (Wall Street Journal)… Nokia Joins Musk to Google in Investing in Intelligent Cars (Bloomberg)… Retailers Look to Merge Offline and Online Shopping Experiences in 2014 (eMarketer)…

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Street Fight Daily: Microsoft Invests in Foursquare, Target Turns to Chip and Pin

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Foursquare Teams With Microsoft for Dollars and Data (Wall Street Journal)… Target Vows to Speed Anti-Fraud Technology (New York Times)… Satya Nadella: Our SMB ‘Ringer’ at Microsoft (Local Onliner)…

Street Fight Daily: Square COO Departs, Hyperlocal Investment in 2013

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Square COO Keith Rabois Departs Company (AllThingsD)… Mobile, Local & Search: 5 Sources of Innovation & Investment in 2013 (Search Engine Watch)… Why the Department Store Experience Needs a Serious Upgrade, Too (Venture Beat)…

The Steaks in Square’s Future

Back in June, social/local analyst Rocky Agrawal bet Reuters financial journalist Felix Salmon a steak dinner that Square would be acquired by a company other than PayPal in 2012. At this point, a sale seems pretty unlikely before the end of the year — and I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon. So if someone wants to bet me that Square gets acquired before this time in 2013, I’ll take that bet…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest for Hyperlocal Marketing, Groupon’s Bad Press

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

5 Pinterest Tips for Hyperlocal Marketing (MediaPost)…

What Does All the Bad Press Mean for Groupon? (VentureBeat)…

Banjo Tries To Bolster Its Position As The All-In-One Location App (TechCrunch)…

Local Quotables: Clay Graham, Perry Evans, Claire Hughes Johnson and more…

The best words about and around the hyperlocal industry.

Perry Evans gets tongue in cheek on deals, while Rocky Agrawal soberly analyzes the Groupon-Yelp correlation and Pat Kitano shows the hyperlocal-Facebook correlation. More wise words and wise-cracks: