Street Fight Daily: Local News Publishers Form Ad Company, Google Still Betting on Beacons

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… 4 of the Biggest Media Publishers in the U.S. Form an Advertising Company (Business Insider)… Google May Have Found a Way to Make the Real-World Web Work (Wired)… Apple Pursues New Search Features for a Crowded App Store (Bloomberg)…

Street Fight Daily: Google/Facebook vs. Publishers, Will Alibaba Buy Yahoo Stake?

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… In Battle with Google and Facebook, More Publishers Join Forces (Digiday)… Alibaba Raises More Cash, Yahoo Stake In Sight? (Forbes)… Most Mobile Marketers Are Using Location, But How Do You Do It Right? (Marketing Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Launches Grubhub Competitor, On-Demand and Google

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Amazon Has Launched A GrubHub Rival For Food Takeout & Delivery (TechCrunch)… Apple Mass Transit System For Maps Detailed In New Patent (Apple Insider)… Uber Saw a Small Dip in Growth During Its Bad Press Week (Recode)…

5 Local Marketplaces for Housecleaners

Marketplaces aimed at providing consumers with easy ways to quickly find and book local housecleaners and home services providers are heating up, with frontrunners like Handy and Homejoy enjoying major investments from well-known venture firms like Revolution (led by AOL co-founder Steve Case and Groupon chairman Ted Leonisis), Google Ventures, and Redpoint Ventures. Here are […]

Street Fight Daily: The ‘New’ Foursquare, Apple Eyes Mobile Wallet

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyThe Next Age of Foursquare Begins Today (Verge)… Apple’s Mobile Wallet Talks Heat Up (Information)… New Google Maps for Android and iOS Takes a Jab at Foursquare (Mashable)…

Street Fight Daily: TaskRabbit Pivots, Bill Gurley On Uber

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyTaskRabbit Pivots, Launches On-demand Service for Cleaning, Handiwork, Moving, & Errands (VentureBeat)… How to Miss By a Mile: An Alternative Look at Uber’s Potential Market Size (Above the Crowd)… Birchbox Is Opening Its First Retail Store, And Here’s What It Looks Like (BusinessInsider)…

Street Fight Daily: Digital First’s Thunderdome Implodes, Mobile Payments Heats Up (Again)

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyThe Newsonomics of Digital First Media’s Thunderdome Implosion (And Coming Sale) (Nieman Journalism Lab)… Tech Titans Are Vying to Be Your Pocketbook (New York Times)… TaskRabbit For Business Service Portal Quietly Disappears (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: YP Buys Sense Networks, Taskrabbit Delivers Cold Medicine

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.YP, a Mobile Search Firm, Buys Sense Networks (New York Times)… Walgreens Taps TaskRabbit to Deliver Cold Medicine to Shut-Ins (Mashable)… Facebook WiFi Comes to Some Netgear Routers, Allowing Small Businesses to Offer Free WiFi access (The Next Web)…

Street Fight Daily: TaskRabbit Confirms Layoffs, Charting A Future for Local News

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyTaskRabbit Confirms Layoffs As It Realigns To Focus On Mobile And Enterprise (TechCrunch)… Charting a Locally Owned, For-Profit Future for Community News (Nieman Journalism Lab)… Why Investors Who Got Burned By Groupon Might Still Snap Up An IPO From RetailMeNot (Quartz)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Upgrades Places, PlaceIQ Tracks In-Store Visits

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google Upgrades Its Google Places Dashboard With Google+ Local Integration (Search Engine Land)… SMG to Track How Mobile Ads Lead to In-store Visits (AdAge)… Local.com Launches Premium National-Local Ad Network (Screenwerk)…

5 Platforms Retailers Can Use for Same-Day Delivery

Brick-and-mortar retailers that offer same-day delivery options give customers the best of both worlds — letting them support local businesses, without having to get off the couch to do so. Here are five start-ups that local businesses can use for expedited delivery…

Street Fight Daily: PayPal Expands In-Store, Hyperlocal Media Defended

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.PayPal Adds New Retailers For In-Store Payments Product; Tests Order-Ahead Pickup At Jamba Juice (TechCrunch)… Hyperlocal is Deserving of Its Hype (The Guardian)… Scoutmob Finds Surprise Success with Etsy Competitor Shoppe (PandoDaily)…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Responds, Apple Exposes Passbook

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Foursquare Responds To Facebook Nearby By Tapping Facebook’s Friend Graph (Search Engine Land)… Apple files for Patent Passbook’s Digital Coupon Feature, Hints at NFC (The New York Times)… How Google Maps May Have Actually Helped Apple (GigaOm)…

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…

Hyperlocal Media and Collaborative Consumption Services

The “shared economy” being ushered in by startups like Airbnb, Getaround and Toolspinner is creating new marketplaces where locals can rent their homes, cars, and tools to neighbors. This new trend enables the efficient sharing of resources and goods that are used on occasion as an alternative to outright ownership…

Street Fight Daily: 01.10.12

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

Local Services Marketplace Thumbtack Raises $4.5 Million (TechCrunch)…

Patch Dispatches Little Green Truck to Primary States (Capital New York)…

TaskRabbit Acquires Service Provider Directory SkillSlate (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: 12.14.11

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

TaskRabbit Picks Up $17.8M — And a Vote of Confidence for the Do-It-For-Me Economy (Betabeat)…

How Fast Is Local Ad Market Growing? Depends How You Define ‘Local’ (PaidContent)…

Digital Giants Closing in on Local Media (Reflections of a Newsosaur)…

Street Fight Daily: 12.01.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups... New Foursquare Button Lets You Collect and Use Reviews Later (Mashable)
As Stock Tumbles, Groupon Q4 Off to a Stellar Start (Yipit Blog)
Zaarly, TaskRabbit and the Rise of the Convenience Economy (BetaBeat)

Street Fight Daily: 11.11.11

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

Forget Check-In, New App Lets You Arrive (Mashable)
Arrived, which launched on Thursday, automatically checks you into locations based on your phone’s GPS data and tells friends that you’re there. The idea is to automatically notify friends when you’re in a place where it might make sense to connect in person…

Groupon’s Getting Personal … Announcing Deal Types and Places (Groupon Blog)
“With Deal Types and Places, we personalize the Groupon experience by making it easier than ever to discover the best deals (Types) in the spots you want them (Places), every day of the week. And for businesses, we’re helping you reach shoppers who are most likely to become lifelong customers.”

Street Fight Daily: 10.12.11

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

Gannett’s MomsLikeMe hyperlocal parenting network will cease operating on Friday and its 100-plus town-specific sites will go dark and the content will be deleted. (PaidContent)…

AmazonLocal posted more than 300% revenue growth in September. It has expanded to 40 markets and brought in $4 million of gross revenue in September. (Business Insider)…