With Passbook, iPhone 5 Answers Mobile’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’

More data on a faster device means new opportunities for data-heavy hyperlocal developers, which should open up some new innovations by developers. And while the omission of near-field communications may dash the hopes of some who looked for Apple to push into payments, it does not diminish the potential impact of iOS6, the operating system announced in June, and its key feature — Passbook…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Partners With Starbucks, Hibu Sinks

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Yellow Pages Publisher Sinks as Creditors Circle (The Guardian)… As Starbucks Runs a Deal With LivingSocial, Groupon Stock Touches a New Low (All Things D)… What Restaurants Know (About You) (New York Times)…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Square, RapidBlue

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan discuss the Starbucks/Square tie-up. Meanwhile, RapidBlue wonders if in-store movement the next battleground for location. Plus a special clip of “Fast Shopper, Slow Store” author Gary Schwartz…

Street Fight Daily: Ford Integrates Offers, Web Readership Booming

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Daily Deals Are Coming to Your Car (Wired)… Why Starbucks is betting on Square (GigaOm)… Two Years After the Tipping Point, Papers’ Web Readership is Booming (Paid Content)…

Street Fight Daily: Starbucks Meet Square, Craigslist Holes Up

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Starbucks and Square to Team Up (NYT)… Craigslist Cuts Off Its Search Engine to Spite Its Face (GigaOm)… Why Apple Should Buy Foursquare (TechCrunch)…

Location-Aware Games Are Engaging Consumers — And Marketers

One retail brand already taking advantage of Rovio’s real-world location-based gaming feature Magic Places is Barnes and Noble. Last summer the company announced that you could take your Nook Color into a physical Barnes & Noble store and use the Mighty Eagle for free to clear levels in Angry Birds. This kind of partnership can become a great method for retailers to drive additional foot traffic and sales…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon’s Free-Fall Continues, Svpply to Local

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Free-Falling Groupon Has Its Problems but Bankrupacy Talk Is Bunk (All Things D)… Svpply’s Store Explorer Lets You Window Shop From Your Phone (Fast Company)… Location, Personalization Key Factors in Mobile Advertising Triumph (Mobile Marketer)

Mid-Year Analysis: The 5 Biggest Trends Driving Mobile, Local Media

We’ve just passed the half-year mark and the mobile local space continues to move rapidly. Here are five major trends distilled from a couple of recent trade shows, and from my own examination of action in the space this year…

Street Fight Daily: AmEx CFO to Groupon Board, DNA Info Expands

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

Starbucks CEO Leaves Groupon Board to Make Room for AmEx CFO (PaidContent)…

NYC Hyperlocal News Startup DNA Info Hires Staff, Expands to Outer Boroughs (Washington Post)…

Yelp Gives $1.2M to Settle Unpaid Overtime Suit (GigaOm)…