Street Fight Daily: Verizon Buys AOL, Facebook Tests Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion (New York Times)… In Hint of Ambition, Facebook Tests Search Engine to Share Links (Wall Street Journal)… After Several Public Google Maps Hacks, Google Forced To Suspend Map Maker To Prevent More Fake Edits (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Eyes SMBs, 7-Eleven Creates Venture Arm

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyTwitter Learns From Facebook by Revamping Its Advertising Fees for Small Business (Wall Street Journal)… Oh Thank Heaven, Even 7-Eleven Has a Venture Capital Arm (Recode)… What Foursquare’s Looming Data Mean to Advertisers  (AdAge)….

Street Fight Daily: Snapchat Adds Location Filters, Yelp Opens API

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySnapchat Adds Location-Based Photo Filters (VentureBeat)… Yelp Liberates Its API To Box Out Foursquare And Google (TechCrunch)… Clear Channel Brings Outdoor Ads to Life On Smartphones (AdAge)…

6 Strategies to Encourage SMBs to Offer Same-Day Delivery

Small businesses account for 54% of all sales in the U.S., and unlike their big box competitors, many SMBs don’t already have existing shipping networks or points of distribution. Here are six strategies for how same-day delivery vendors can successfully encourage local merchants to become a part of their programs…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Raises Another $35M, eBay’s Strategy for Offline Commerce

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.…. Foursquare Raises a $35 Million Round and Adds DFJ’s Schuler to the Board (AllThingsD)… EBay’s Strategy for Taking On Amazon (New York Times)… Nextdoor Talks Growth, Now Being Used In One In Six Neighborhoods In The US (TechCrunch)…

5 On-Demand Fulfillment Platforms For Holiday Shoppers

As the days get shorter and the weather gets cold, shoppers are less likely to venture outside to make purchases from brick-and-mortar stores. But that doesn’t mean community businesses have to admit defeat in their battle for market share against online-only retailers. A number of on-demand fulfillment platforms are providing holiday shoppers with tools to make purchases from local retailers without leaving home…

Street Fight Daily: Samsung’s Location-Aware Smartwatch, Hearsay Social Raises $30M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologySamsung’s Galaxy Gear Is Location Aware, Sporting Glympse’s Friend-Finding App (GigaOm)… Hearsay Social Raises $30 Million to Give Bankers an Online Presence (New York Times)… Mobile Close To 20 Percent Of Internet Traffic Globally (MarketingLand)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Launches POS, Visa Updates Rewards

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Groupon Squares Up To Rivals With Groupon POS, An iPad App And Dashboard For On-Site, Mobile Payments (TechCrunch)… Visa Updates Offers Rewards Scheme With Point-of-Sale Discounts and Personalized Cardholder Alerts (TheNextWeb)… Bringing Social-Network Superpowers to the Real World (Wired)…