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Three Months After IPO, Grubhub is Growing — And Profitable

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Shares of the company rose 4% Thursday morning as the online ordering firm reported solid revenue growth, and a stronger-than-expected jump in profit during its first full quarter as a public company...

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Study: The Problem With Mobile Payments Isn’t Awareness — It’s Utility

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A new study from Thrive Analytics shows that the sluggish growth of mobile wallet initiatives is largely a product — not a marketing — problem. Among the 32% of respondents who used a wallet app, usage was, for the most part, intermittent...

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Street Fight Daily: Amazon’s New Wallet, Linkedin Buys Bizo

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A roundup of today's big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology... Passbook Redux: Amazon Copies Apple’s Underwhelming Digital Wallet (Pando)... LinkedIn Makes Another Deal, Buying Bizo (New York Times)... For Its First Google Glass Effort, EBay Adapts Its RedLaser Product Finder App (TechCrunch)...

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Openings and New Hires at Main Street Hub, Yext, PlaceIQ, and CallFire

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Every two weeks, Search Influence’s Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week's edition, moves and new openings at Porch, The Search Agency, VendAsta, Local Yokel Media, Colony Logic and more...

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LivingSocial Taps eBay Ad Exec to Replace O’Shaughnessy as CEO

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The daily deals site has hired Gautam Thaker to replace co-founder Tim O'Shaughnessy, who announced he would step down earlier this year. Thaker had been general manager of eBay’s advertising business...

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Thinknear Launches Scoring Metric for Location-Based Targeting

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Location-based advertising is more popular than ever, but the mobile ecosystem is littered with inaccurate data. That’s why Thinknear, the mobile advertising wing of Telenav, has unveiled Location Score Tags, a new free tool that measures the quality of the location data used in across a campaign.

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Openings and New Hires at MatchCraft, Gannett, bizHive and Google

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Every two weeks, Search Influence’s Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week's edition, moves and new openings at Euclid Media Twitter, Ping4, LiveIntent, Hibu and more...

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POS Startup Shows Cashiers Pictures of Customers Who Check-in

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Revel Systems, a San Francisco-based company that makes point-of-sale software, will now notify businesses when someone has checked-in to their venue on Yelp or Foursquare. The feature offers a way to help businesses take a more proactive approach to engaging a vocal minority of users who actively share their opinions...

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Google Hooks Up with Aisle411 to Map Stores

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The company will partner with Walgreens to test an in-store service that helps shoppers navigate store aisles. Throughout the shopping experience, shoppers can be introduced to personalized coupons and other promotional offers, as well as rewards that can be accrued just by browsing...

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Openings and New Hires at Facebook, 4INFO and WhitePages

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Every two weeks, Search Influence’s Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week's edition, moves and new openings at Mobee, Turner Broadcasting, hibu, Angie's List, Signpost and more...

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