Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Co-Founder Steps Down, Foursquare Adds Bios

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

LivingSocial Co-Founder And President Steps Down (Startup Stats)…

Foursquare Adds Bios To Profile Pages, Evolving As A More Self-Contained Social Network (TechCrunch)…

Is Hyperlocal News a Failed Business Model? (NetNewsCheck)…

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: 02.01.12

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

Facebook Set to IPO Today (New York Times)…

Shopkick Scored $110M for Partners in 2011 (GigaOm)…

Top Three Reasons NOT To Do a Local + Online Startup — And What To Do Instead) (Crash Dev)…

Street Fight Daily: 01.25.11

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

Groupon Deals Coming to Tourist Kiosks in Chicago (Crain’s Chicago Business)…

Location-Based Shopping App Shopkick Now 3 Million Users Strong (TechCrunch)…

GuideHop and iStopOver Team Up To Fuse Local Activity and Rental Discovery (TechCrunch)…

The Great Indoors: The Future of Indoor Location & Advertising

The “shopping experience” is something retailers have been perfecting for decades. Product placement and drive aisle concepts are designed to entice consumers and draw them to the best deals that will keep them coming back. But, what if we could take these concepts a step further with location-based marketing?

Street Fight Daily: 11.21.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups... Mobile Deals Set to Lure Shoppers Stuck in Line (NYT)Living Social to Announce Funding (CNBC)Pandora to Roll Out Geo-Targeted Political Ads (Wall Street Journal)

Case Study: Sports Authority Engages Customers With Location-Based Rewards

Sports Authority wants customers to do more than just check-in on location-based apps. Vice President of E-commerce Clay Cowan says the national retailer’s goal is for customers to be actively engaged in the stores they’re visiting. Sports Authority has partnered with Shopkick and Foursquare to reward customers with gift cards and discounts for checking out specific products and using preferred credit cards, like American Express, to pay for purchases…

Street Fight Daily: 07.15.11

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

Over the past six months, daily deal sites such as Groupon, Living Social and Gilt Groupe have attracted more than $1.69 billion in venture capital and other investments. Globally, there are more than 3,000 total daily deal companies, including more than 1,000 in China, more than 900 in Europe, and more than 600 in South America. (Daily Deal Media)…

Groupon has filed new S-1 from for its IPO where it is looking to raise at least $750 million. The daily deals site has added new underwriters Williams, RBC, Loop, Citadel, JPMorgan, Allen & Co, BofA, Citi, Barclays and Deutsche in addition to previous underwriters Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: 05.20.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups.… Main Street Connect, which owns 10 hyperlocal news sites in Connecticut, just picked up CentralMassNews, which owns ten local news sites in central Massachusetts. That means the company will soon have 52 sites — when you include 32 sites that the company says it is launching next month in Westchester County, N.Y. (Paid Content)…

What can Foursquare tell us about how people live? New infographic data from the location-based social network, gives a pretty good picture of life for a certain demographic in New York and San Francisco. (Wall Street Journal)…