Street Fight Daily: The ‘New’ Foursquare, Apple Eyes Mobile Wallet

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology The Next Age of Foursquare Begins Today (Verge) Foursquare 8.0, a complete redesign of the company’s existing app that has until now been kept secret. The new Foursquare swaps the service’s trademark green for pink , and ditches its famous bouncing-ball logo for a vibrant “F” flag.Read the full article

  • The next age of Foursquare begins today - 5 readers, 1579 Tweets - In mid-May, Foursquare decided to split itself in two. The first half is Swarm, an app that lets you find friends nearby and check in. The second half is the forthcoming Foursquare 8.0, a complete...

  • New Google Maps for Android and iOS Takes a Jab at Foursquare - 2 readers, 1 Tweets - Google has announced a new version of Google Maps for Android and iOS devices, adding a new Explore function that lets you find interesting spots nearby.

  • Half of Smartphone Owners Don't Want Their Locations Tracked - 3 readers, 179 Tweets - Attention retailers: shoppers are not as interested with beacons and in-store tracking as you think they are, according to a new report from digital marketing platform Punchtab. The findings come at an interesting time as marketers are beginning to share new case studies and launch location-based programs.

  • If TaskRabbit Is the Future of Employment, the Employed Are Fucked - 12 readers, 150 Tweets - The employment of the future is here, and it's terrific for everyone except the people doing the work. TaskRabbit, which lets you outsource the things you don't want to do to people who need money, is at the forefront of this chore revolution, and it's already making some lives harder.

  • Squatting guest won't leave California Airbnb host's condo - 6 readers, 18 Tweets - A California landlady is facing a costly legal battle after an Airbnb guest refused to leave her Palm Springs condo — and then nearly acquired the pad through tenants rights.