April Nowicki | Street Fight - Part 7

#LDS15 VIDEO: How MasterCard Uses Its Payments Data to Understand Customers

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#LDS15 VIDEO: How MasterCard Uses Its Payments Data to Understand Customers

During a presentation at Street Fight’s Local Data Summit in Denver earlier this month, Cristobal von Walstrom, vice president of location intelligence at MasterCard Advisors, said that the company is adding information to a 10 petabyte database at a rate of 160,000 transactions per hour, which deliver a range of insights about the businesses where those transactions take place…

#LDS15 VIDEO: The Potential — And Pitfalls — Of Beacon Marketing

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#LDS15 VIDEO: The Potential — And Pitfalls — Of Beacon Marketing

It’s not just about the product or service anymore — retailers must support a positive shopper experience across different channels in order to compete. During a panel at Street Fight’s Local Data Summit in Denver, experts discussed the need to address a new consumer journey where consumers move fluently between the digital and physical worlds…

#LDS15 Gil Elbaz: Location Isn’t Just Where You Are

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#LDS15 Gil Elbaz: Location Isn’t Just Where You Are

“Location isn’t just where you are,” Gil Elbaz, chief executive at Factual, said during a fireside chat with Street Fight co-founder Laura Rich at Local Data Summit in Denver Thursday. “It’s also what’s happening, who else is there, events, what are people buying. There’s a lot of information to synthesize.”

#LDS15 Why Payments Data Is the Next Goldmine for Retailers

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#LDS15 Why Payments Data Is the Next Goldmine for Retailers

What we buy often tells a lot about who we are. That’s why payments data – information about what consumers buy, when they buy it, where they are coming from and every other detail imaginable – has become a goldmine for some retailers. But many retailers either don’t collect it, or are not using it to its full potential…

#LDS15 Why Google Will Dominate Local Search for a Decade

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#LDS15 Why Google Will Dominate Local Search for a Decade

During a presentation at Street Fight’s Local Data Summit in Denver Tuesday, David Mihm, director of local search strategy at Moz, argued that a few key innovations will keep the search giant on top. The company’s massive local data set, said Mihm, offers a distinct advantage that will allow the firm to leave competitors further and further behind.

#LDS15 Stefan Weitz: Machines Have Enough Data to Understand the Real World

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#LDS15 Stefan Weitz: Machines Have Enough Data to Understand the Real World

“We now have enough data to allow machines to figure out what the real world is,” Weitz said during a presentation at Street Fight’s Local Data Summit in Denver Thursday. “Technology will not replace us — it will augment our lives; and search, in particular, is about to radically enhance reality.”