Street Fight Daily: Square Offers Flat Rate, Food Network Goes Local

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

Square Offers Flat-Rate Plan for Small Businesses (New York Times)…

Food Network Goes Local, Builds Its Own Meal Finder App (GigaOm)…

Instagram 3.0 Bets Big On Geolocation With Photo Maps (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Gilt City Names New Head, Facebook Courts SMBs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Sarah Chubb, Former President Of Conde Nast Digital, Is Now President Of Gilt City (SAI)… Facebook Courts Small Business Dollars With Easy Social Ad Campaign Creation (TechCrunch)…  Reid Hoffman: Groupon Made Multiple Missteps While Going Public (PandoDaily)…

Street Fight Daily: Patch Numbers Up, TBD Loses Final Employee

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

Patch Sets Records for Traffic and Revenue (FishbowlNY)…

TBD Loses Its Last Employee (Washington City Paper)…

PlaceIQ, Skyhook Using Location for Brand-Audience Targeting (ScreenWerk)…

Street Fight Daily: 10.28.11

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

Google is collaborating with discount luxury network Gilt City as it looks to expand its Google Offers deals service. The partnership comes as the search giant has been adding a number of new coupon features and retailers to its mobile payments product, Google Wallet. (PaidContent)…

The Guardian is testing a new hyperlocal service called “n0tice,” which is an attempt to create a publishing platform based on location — and it uses the metaphor of a community noticeboard to get there. (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: 10.04.11

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

In the top 30 US markets, no company that reports purchase counts outperformed Groupon in August. In fact, in only 5 markets is the second largest competitor even generating 50% of the gross revenue Groupon generates. (Yipit Blog)…

It was only about six months ago that investor excitement for a Groupon IPO was so high that its expected valuation was $25 billion. Now, institutional investors are wary. A fund manager suggests that Groupon might have to reduce its IPO valuation to between $3 billion and $5 billion in order to get it out the door. (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: 08.10.11

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

SinglePlatform has raised another $3.25 million to launch new products. “If you want to monetize local, you will need to go through SinglePlatform one day, because they’ll own the best, trusted relationship with the merchant,” a confident venture capitalist says. (Business Insider)…

One year after the launch of TBD, the local news project barely exists. Journal Register’s Steve Buttry quietly lifts a glass to his TBD colleagues and shares some lessons for other digital pioneers from his TBD experience. (SteveButtry.com)…

Street Fight Daily: 04.26.11

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

Facebook is planning to introduce a new service called Deals, an effort to tap into the consumer frenzy over online discounts. With Deals, the social networking giant is entering a crowded market led by overnight sensations like Groupon and LivingSocial. (NYT/Bits)…

Mobile advertising inventory still goes largely unfilled because the relevance and targeting isn’t that good. PlaceIQ sifts through tons of data about locations to give marketers a mini-zipcode-like profile of each block. (TechCrunch)…

Even experts acknowledge a serious lack of hard data about the commercial power of location-based services. “There are none of the data and feedback mechanisms that businesses need in order to know that location-based services are a good idea.” (BBC News)…

Street Fight Daily: 04.19.11

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

Groupon is buying Pelago, maker of local discovery app Whrrl, in a bid to improve its ability to bring together consumers and local discount offers. This could also mean a broader direction for Groupon as it looks to expand beyond daily deals to more mobile and personalized discounts. (GigaOm)…

LocalResponse is a “social advertising platform” that lets small businesses sift through the stream of public check-in and review data to see who their most loyal customers are, and send them coupons and messages on Twitter. (NYT/Bits)…

Foursquare has added a feature that will bring some context to your historical check-ins. Now, when users look back at their check-ins, they won’t see only their pictures, but also pictures taken by friends who were also checked in at the event. (ReadWriteWeb)…