Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s New Retail Features, Local Mobile Ad Spend to Reach $6.5 Billion by 2019

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Woos Retailers and Shoppers Alike with New Features (Gigaom)… Mobile Spend by Local Advertisers Forecast to Hit $6.5B by 2019 (MediaPost)… Security, Data Breaches Slow Down Mobile Payments Adoption (eMarketer)…

Village Voice Brings on a New Top Editor

Two months after the Village Voice’s editor and deputy editor walked out, Voice Media Group has tapped Tom Finkel, the editor of the Riverfront Times in St. Louis, to take the helm at the struggling alt-weekly.

Street Fight Daily: PayPal Guns For Square, Groupon’s Lefkofsky Speaks

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.PayPal Debuts iPad App, Furthering Rivalry With Square (AllThingsD)… Eric Lefkofsky’s First Interview As Groupon’s CEO (Fast Company)… Study: 55 Percent Of Mobile-Search Driven Conversions Happen In One Hour Or Less (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb Eyeing Former Square COO, Nokia Opens ‘Here’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Airbnb May Hire Former Square Exec Rabois as COO (Wall Street Journal)… Nokia Opens Up Here platform With an Eye to the Future (GigaOm)… Why Big Brands Fell Out of Love with Check-Ins (Digiday)…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Settles ‘Best of’ Suit, Groupon Fights for Survival

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Village Voice, Yelp Settle ‘Best Of’ Trademark Suit (PC Mag)… Groupon Fights for Its Life as Daily Deals Fade (Reuters)… Learning From a Failed IPO (Venture Beat)…

Street Fight Daily: Village Voice Sold, Groupon Cuts Loom

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Village Voice Media Execs Acquire The Company’s Famed Alt Weeklies, Form New Holding Company (TechCrunch)… As Groupon’s New Operations Czar Seeks to Streamline, Job Cuts Loom (Crain’s Chicago Business)… Local Search Cage Match: Google Vs. Apple Maps (And Siri) (Search Engine Land)…