Waze Highlights Inconsistencies in Local Data

There are too many different ways to categorize businesses, and none of them represents a unified standard for online search. Such a standard if widely implemented would make all businesses categorized as grocery stores line up neatly with each other and would provide a significant boost in overall relevancy…

iPhone 5: What Passbook and Maps Could Mean for Hyperlocal

Apple is set to announce the iPhone 5 during a press event in San Francisco later today, and with it, a set of features that could deeply impact the hyperlocal ecosystem. Maps and Passbook have the potential to become core, high-growth platforms within the hyperlocal industry, and the deeper integration of Siri could move the needle in local search…

Street Fight Daily: ‘Daily Deals’ Profit, Yelp Surges

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Report: Most Daily Deals Now Profitable for SMBs, but Not Restaurants (Screenwerk)… Yelp Rises on Speculation of Smaller iPad (Bloomberg)… Community-Powered Traffic Navigation App Waze Hits 20 Million Users, Doubles Up in 6 Months (The Next Web)…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Localizes Trends, 10M Placecast Users

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

Twitter Launches Tailored Trends Based on Location, Who You Follow (TechCrunch)…

Waze And Others Contributing to Apple’s iOS 6 Maps’ Crowd Sourced Traffic Data (TechCrunch)…

Missing the Point on Paywalls (CJR)…