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Openings and New Hires at CivicScience, Urban Airship, Gimbal

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Every two weeks, 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 Manta, Stubhub, PLaced, and Colony Logic...

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Street Fight Daily: Retailers Disable Apple Pay, Yelp Buys German Competitor

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A roundup of today's big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology... Apple Pay Is Disabled by Rite Aid and CVS as a Rival Makes Plans (New York Times)... Yelp Buys Restaurant-Kritik To Expand Its Presence In Germany (TechCrunch)... Why NFC In The iPad Air 2 Is A Big Deal For Small Businesses (GigaOm)...

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Paid Placement Helps GrubHub Pad Its Bottom Line

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Grubhub posted better-than-expected earnings Thursday sending shares up slightly in early trading. The online ordering company, which hit the public markets earlier this year, saw revenue and profit inch up slightly in a seasonally less active third quarter due in part to the adoption of a new auction-based commision model...

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Lord and Taylor Plans to Install Bluetooth Beacons in Stores Nationwide

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Here’s some good news for the beacon community. A month after Macy’s announced an ambitious plan to roll out Shopkick devices to over 4,000 locations nationally, Lord and Taylor appears to be following suit...

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Yelp Cashes In on YP Partnership — If Only for the Moment

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The company posted stronger-than-expected revenues Tuesday, but cautious guidance sent shares tumbling in after-hours trading. The revenue increase appears to have come, in part, from a partnership with YP that the company made earlier this year...

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Angie’s List Reports Wider-Than-Expected Loss, Stock Tanks

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The company reported the addition of 350,376 gross paid memberships during the period, down six percent from the third quarter of 2013. Its stock price fell more than 17% percent on Wednesday, continuing an 18-month drop...

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With Carrier Data, Vistar Media Finds Foothold in Mobile Ad Fray

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Vistar, a digital out-of-home startup, wants to use carrier data to map consumer behavior in the real world. Through a partnership with AirSage, Vistar has developed a system which it says can allow marketers to analyze where nearly 110 million of consumers live, work and shop in an anonymized and privacy-sensitive way...

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Street Fight Daily: Search’s Mobile Problem, Square Eyes Back-Office

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A roundup of today's big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology... First Half Ad Revenue: Search Dominates PC Ads But Not Mobile (Search Engine Land)... Square Testing New Payroll Product as Ambition Grows (Recode)... Gannett Earnings Strong, But Publishing Revenues Continue A Steep Slide (Poynter)...

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Six Months After Spin-Off, Gimbal Continues to Grow

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It's been a busy few months for Gimbal, the beacon company formerly owned by Qualcomm. After being spun off from the tech giant in May, the company went on a hiring spree, bringing its team to more than 30 employees. Then earlier this month, the company entered into its first big partnership with push notification company Urban Airship...

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Placed Brings Location Analytics to Programmatic

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Placed has made its move into programmatic. The location analytics firm has announced a new partnership with Adelphic that will bring the company’s attribution and targeting data to the demand-side platform’s client base...

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