• 5 Things You Need to Know About Selling to Local Consumers [SLIDESHARE]

    Toward the end of last year, american shoppers reached a remarkable milestone: consumers spent more in retail stores on products, which they had researched on the Internet, than those they had not. According to eMarketer, Web-influenced offline sales now account for the largest category of retail spending in the american economy…

    5 Things You Need to Know About Selling to Local Consumers [SLIDESHARE]
  • Yelp VP Mike Ghaffary: We Are Now a Household Name

    Mike Ghaffary, vice president of business and corporate development, spearheaded the acquisition of Eat24 and has led the Yelp Platform from the start. We caught up with Ghaffary to talk about what the acquisitions means for its Platform initiative, concerns among investors about slowing growth and what makes local, local.

    Yelp VP Mike Ghaffary: We Are Now a Household Name
  • 5 Strategies for SMBs Looking to Leverage Wearable Tech

    Although global companies are on the front lines of the wearables movement, taking advantage of things like Apple Watch for mobile payments and Google Glass for customer service, SMBs are taking a more reserved approach. Here are five strategies for SMBs that are interested in utilizing wearable technology…

    5 Strategies for SMBs Looking to Leverage Wearable Tech
  • Street Fight Daily: Airbnb’s Next Mega-Round, Samsung Debuts Mobile Payments

    A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Airbnb Is Raising A Monster Round At A $20B Valuation (TechCrunch)… Samsung Actually Stands A Fighting Chance In Mobile Payments (Quartz)… Uber Discloses Data Breach That May Have Affected 50,000 Drivers (GigaOm)…

    Street Fight Daily: Airbnb’s Next Mega-Round, Samsung Debuts Mobile Payments

THE LOCAL DATA REVOLUTION

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Bing’s Stefan Weitz Thinks Search Is About to Change Dramatically

The company’s director of search believes an explosion of passive data will reshape the search business, creating new ways for consumers to find local information and forcing the industry to rethink one of the most successful business models from the Internet-era…

NEXT GENERATION OF LOCAL SEARCH

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Factual CEO: Machine Learning Could Upend Local Search

We sat down with Gil Elbaz, the chief executive at Factual who made his name building the technology behind AdSense, to talk about the future of search, what role Yelp may play in it, and why he thinks we machine learning will create a game changing product in the next 18 months…

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