Street Fight Daily: Facebook Replaces Local TV, Small Retailers Ignore Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Pew Study: When It Comes to Political News, Facebook has Become Local TV for Millennials (Nieman Lab)… SMB Retailers Love Digital Media, But Have Disconnects With Paid Search (MediaPost)… Urbanspoon Folds Into Zomato Following Acquisition (TechCrunch)…

Zomato Lays Groundwork for a Stateside Push — With Yelp in the Crosshairs

Last week, Zomato bought UrbanSpoon in a move that thrust the Indian restaurants-only reviews company into the North American spotlight. We caught up with Deepinder Goyal, the company’s chief executive, to talk about why he thinks food search is shifting to discovery…

Street Fight Daily: Zomato Buys Urbanspoon, Ford Opens Dashboard

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyZomato Food Portal Buys Urbanspoon to Expand in U.S. (Businessweek)… With Applink 3.0, Ford Lets You Choose Your Navigation App (GigaOm)… 75% Of Small & Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) Say Internet Marketing Is Effective (Street Fight)…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Eyes Small Business, More Fuel For Taxi Wars

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyPinterest Expands Self-Serve Promoted Pins Platform To More Businesses (TechCrunch)… More Fuel for Taxi Wars: GetTaxi Raises $25 Million (Financial Times)… The Government’s Upping Its Phone-Tracking Game (Voice of San Diego)…

Street Fight Daily: Food Delivery Merger Stirs Concerns, Apple Beefs Up Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyFood Delivery Merger Stirs Concerns (Wall Street Journal)… Apple Beefing Up Maps With Crowdsourcing, “Ground Truth” Hires (Apple Insider)… UrbanSpoon To Focus On Quality Restaurant Reviews After Selling Rezbook To OpenTable (TechCrunch)…

Restaurant Chain Looks For Location-Specific Trends in Online Reviews

Keeping up with customer reviews and social media chatter can be especially difficult for a national chain. As the director of digital marketing at Houlihan’s, a “polished casual” restaurant chain with 85 locations, Natalie Bass is responsible for making sure the company is being found online and communicating with customers through all the most popular digital channels…

Street Fight Daily: Urbanspoon Launches ‘Guides,’ Groupon Defends

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Urbanspoon Launches Dining Recommendations from Both Users and Celebrity Chefs (Pando Daily)… Groupon Fires Back at Shuttered Waffle Business (ABC News)… Post Paywall, Greenville’s Media Scene Shifts (NetNewsCheck)…

Street Fight Daily: 02.08.12

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

LivingSocial CEO Says 80% Of Businesses Are Willing To Do More Than One Deal (If Asked) (Business Insider)…

Klout Makes Its First Acquisition: Local-Mobile App Blockboard (GigaOm)…

So, Is Advertising on Yelp a Ripoff or Not? (ScreenWerk)…