Street Fight Daily: Fake Yelp Reviews Rise, Yahoo Gives Maps A Facelift

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyA Whopping 20% Of Yelp Reviews Are Fake (MarketWatch)… Surprise: Yahoo Maps Gets A Facelift, New Features (SearchEngineLand)… Hyperlocal Power: Urban Compass Raises $20M At A $150M Valuation; Adds Advance Publications And Marc Benioff As Investors (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Maps to Get Overhaul, PlaceIQ Raises $6.75M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Google Maps To Get A Major Design Overhaul (SearchEngineLand)… PlaceIQ Raises $6.75 Million To Serve You Ads Based On Your Location (PlaceIQ)… Yelp and the Wisdom of “The Lonely Crowd” (The New Yorker)…

Street Fight Daily: Abraham Leaves eBay, Opentable Acquires Foodspotting

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.eBay Loses Head of Local Jack Abraham (Fortune)… OpenTable to Acquire Foodspotting for $10 Million (The New York Times)… Why the Future of Local-Mobile Advertising Is Not What You May Think (Screenwerk)…

Street Fight Daily: VeriFone Kills Square Competitor, FTC Probe Nears End

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.VeriFone Gives Up Competing Head-on with Square (GigaOm)… Deal Near on Google Antitrust Probe? (Politico)… With $8M In Seed Funding From Founders Fund, Goldman Sachs; Urban Compass Wants To Build A Hyper-Local, Human-Powered Database (TechCrunch)…