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

Four Reasons Why Google Is Bringing Google+ Back to Life (Recode)
In a short post on Tuesday, Google trumpeted the return of a “fully redesigned” Google+. It centers on two things: Communities, a three-year-old feature for interest-based groups, and Collections, an interest-based sharing feature akin to Pinterest.

Angie’s List Turns Down IAC’s Second Offer to Buy It — This Time for $512 Million (Business Insider)
Angie’s List, the local reviews site, was approached earlier this month with an offer from IAC (the parent company of HomeAdvisor, OkCupid, The Daily Beast, Vimeo, and more) to buy it at $8.75 per share, or $512 million. The Angie’s List board of directors has now formally and unanimously decided to turn down the offer.

All Politics Is Data for 2016 and Beyond (Street Fight)
The saying used to be that “all politics is local.” A more appropriate term for the 2016 election cycle


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Source: Street Fight