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Openings and New Hires at Placeable, SIM Partners, UBL and Surefire Social

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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, new jobs and hires at Balihoo, Colony Logic, Hibu, PlaceIQ and more...

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Signpost Adds Payment Integration as Small Business CRM Market Grows

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Signpost, a New York-based startup that got its start selling deals software to small business, wants to expand deeper into maybe the most important sources of data in the front-office: payments. The company has rolled out a new product that can programmatically pull customer information from a phone call or credit card swipe, and then send text messages or emails to those people with offers or requests for reviews...

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Apple’s Big Day: Here’s Everything That Matters for Hyperlocal

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As expected, Apple introduced the iPhone 6 (and the iPhone 6 Plus), the Apple Watch and a new payments system called Apple Pay. Here’s a breakdown of the major announcements and what they could mean for local-minded entrepreneurs...

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Ecommerce Retailer Indochino Ventures into Brick-and-Mortar

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Indochino, a Vancouver-based apparel brand that made its name selling custom suits online, opens its first permanent retail showroom in New York today in a move that builds on a series of pop-up shops that the apparel maker has hosted in cities across the country for the past few years. It's just the latest in a series of ecommerce firms to invest in brick-and-mortar retail...

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Apple Made Its Move into Payments — Here’s What’s Next

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Apple announced its long-awaited payments product on Tuesday, opening the door for a range of new innovations in local tech. Here are four locally focused companies that have already started working on products to dovetail with the platform...

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Apple’s Big Day: What It Means for Local Tech

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It’s that time again. After plenty of buzz, Apple is set to release several new products amidst the usual pomp and circumstance. Here’s a look at how all of Apple’ expected announcements might impact the way local is done...

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Forrester: Attribution Still Holding Back Spending in Mobile Advertising

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A new report from 4INFO, Acxiom and Forrester says that a lack of confidence among marketers in the ability to measure effectiveness and return on investment might be holding back the growth of cross-channel advertising...

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LBMA Podcast: Google’s Local Ads, 7Eleven Rolls Out Belly

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On the show: Sprooki rolls out beacons in Singapore malls; Philipp Schmitt’s location-based light painting project; Runkeeper partners with KIIP; PitneyBowes’ location start-up incubator in India; QR codes to help Alzheimer sufferers from getting lost. Special guest is Peter Cahill, founder of Life Line Response...

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YP Hooks Up With Goodzer to Add Services Data to Search

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YP has announced a new partnership with Goodzer that will populate the company’s local search product with information about service provider offerings from the startup. It’s the latest in a series of moves by the yellow pages carve-out to rejuvenate its local search product and draw users away from Yelp and Google, as pressure continues to mount on the listings model...

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Street Fight Daily: Apple Partnering With Amex, Square Feeling Squeezed

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A roundup of today's big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology... Apple Partnering With American Express On New iPhone Payments System (Recode)... Square Feeling Squeezed From All Sides (New York Times)... As Relaunch Hype Subsides, Will Foursquare Survive? (VentureBeat)...

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