Street Fight Daily: Yahoo Reportedly Eyes Local, Apple CEO Fuels Rumors

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

Buy AOL? A More Likely Scenario for Yahoo’s Mayer Is a Big Local Search Acquisition to Spur Growth.

(Kara Swisher: Would Yahoo buy Foursquare? Or Or perhaps, finally, Yelp? It could happen, given that local search has become a renewed area of focus at the company, according to a number of insiders I have talked to in recent days at the Silicon Valley Internet giant.

Placemeter CEO: How ‘Computer Vision’ Is Making Our Cities Smarter

Thanks to rapid developments in “computer vision,” a technology that uses machine learning to identify patterns in video streams, a small team of technologists at Brooklyn-based startup Placemeter have built a system that uses over 500 personal and private video cameras sited throughout Manhattan to measure everything from the crowd in Times Square to the line outside of Shake Shack.

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