Here’s How Reserve Plans to Make the Dinner Bill Disappear


We’ve become used to the ability to make restaurant reservations with the click of a mouse or the tap of a screen, but what if the service didn’t stop there? What if it was extended to ensuring that every aspect of your dining experience was just as smooth and simple as making the reservation?

DoorDash Sets Its Sights on GrubHub in the Battle for Local Delivery


Local delivery is a good space to be in right now — just ask DoorDash, an on-demand logistics company offering an ordering and delivery platform for dine-in restaurants without those services. DoorDash recently raised $40 million in venture capital and is expanding to new locations across the country to take on Grubhub and a host of other competitors…

xAd CEO: Forget Mobile — Location is the New Category for Marketers


New York-based xAd has doubled its annual revenue in each of the past two years, expanding to London, China and India. We recently caught up with Dipanshu “D” Sharma, chief executive at xAd, to talk about mobile, data and why location is becoming the new category…

First Data Wants to Turn Its Payment Empire Into a Local Marketing Juggernaut


First Data, the payment processing giant, wants to be more than just a black box on the counter. We caught up with Peter Karpas, global head of SMB product, to talk about moving beyond the payment business, the company’s acquisition strategy, and where the world’s largest payment process fits into the future of small business…

How Programmatic Pioneer RocketFuel Thinks About Location on Mobile


Rocket Fuel has positioned itself as a leader among programmatic ad firms, but it still finds itself embracing relatively new terrain: mobile. Street Fight caught up with Ian Dailey, the company’s senior product marketing manager for mobile, to talk about bringing the efficiencies and advantages of automation to mobile advertising.

How Packaged Goods Companies Use Location to Market on Mobile


The benefits of location data are obvious for retailers with physical storefronts, but can consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands capitalize in similar ways? More and more, the answer is yes, according to SITO’s Adam Meshekow. Some of the largest CPG brands started to ramp up mobile spending last year as they look to influence an increasingly smartphone-wielding shopper…