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Street Fight Daily: IBM and Salesforce Share AI Tech, Consumers Still Tepid About Connected Home

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: IBM and Salesforce Share AI Tech, Consumers Still Tepid About Connected Home

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… IBM and Salesforce Will Start Sharing Their AI Technology… Most Consumers Not Turned On By Connected Home, Study Finds… Mobile World Congress 2017: Main Enterprise Themes…

Street Fight Daily: Google Home Enables Retail Purchases, IBM and Visa Partner for IoT Payments

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Google Home Enables Retail Purchases, IBM and Visa Partner for IoT Payments

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Home Can Now Buy You Stuff from Over 50 U.S. Retailers… Visa, IBM Team for Consumer Payments through IoT Devices… Facebook Isn’t Going After LinkedIn, It’s Chasing a Much Bigger Jobs Market…

Street Fight Daily: Instagram Adds Tags for Shopping, Twitter Boosts Chatbot Game for Brands

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Instagram Adds Tags for Shopping, Twitter Boosts Chatbot Game for Brands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Instagram Tests Product Tagging Feature to See If It Can Drive Purchases… Twitter Offers Brands Customer Service Chatbots to Use in Direct Messages… IBM Acquires Dialogue-Based Shopper Platform…

Weather Company’s Webster Touts the Power of Forecast Data in Local Marketing

Annie Melton

Weather Company’s Webster Touts the Power of Forecast Data in Local Marketing

“We’re starting to have conversations about how we can take data and predict consumer behavior based on weather conditions,” says the Weather Company’s EMEA chief Ross Webster. “We’re not just looking at the weather as absolute … It’s much more about the different layers of weather data.”

Street Fight Daily: Google’s New Tool for SMBs, Facebook Opens Up to Branded Content

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Google’s New Tool for SMBs, Facebook Opens Up to Branded Content

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… One Year After ‘Mobilegeddon,’ Google Plans to Release a New Tool for Small Businesses (Business Insider)… Facebook Opens the Door to Branded Content from Top Publishers (Digiday)… Daily Mail Parent in Talks with Private Equity for Yahoo Bid (Reuters)…

Mobile-mentum Continues into Cyber Monday

Noah Elkin

Mobile-mentum Continues into Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday was one for the record books. U.S. shoppers spent nearly $3 billion through digital channels, making it the single largest online sales day in history, according to Adobe, and continuing a string of firsts this holiday season. Mobile continued to display strong momentum from the holiday weekend in driving website traffic and sales.

Holiday Weekend a Big Win for Mobile

Noah Elkin

Holiday Weekend a Big Win for Mobile

If U.S. consumers proved reluctant to spend their Thanksgiving holiday in stores, they demonstrated few qualms about shopping online. Digital commerce was up significantly from 2014 levels. The momentum continued into Black Friday, which also saw brick-and-mortar spending reach its highest totals since 2012. The biggest winner over the holiday weekend was mobile: Its share of website traffic and online sales reached record highs.

LBMA Podcast: Lowe’s Is Opening a Hardware Store in Space, eeGeo Launches Global 3D Mapping Platform

Asif Khan

LBMA Podcast: Lowe’s Is Opening a Hardware Store in Space, eeGeo Launches Global 3D Mapping Platform

On the show: Lowe’s is opening a hardware store in space; eeGeo launches global 3D mapping platform; MLB used Snapchat Geofilters for World Series; Taggalo blends beacons with facial recognition; Sochat, which allows you to text anyone nearby, just raised $2 million. Plus, news from Sears; IBM + Weather Channel; Thinknear; and Facebook.

Apple and IBM Release New Retail Apps

Steven Jacobs

Apple and IBM Release New Retail Apps

Last summer, Apple and IBM announced a partnership to develop hundreds of new business applications exclusively for iOS devices. The fruits of the partnership, which were released this morning, include a handful of productivity and sales applications that could compete with a thriving category of startups selling software to brick-and-mortar retailers…

In ‘Smart Cities,’ A Sea Change for the Web

Steven Jacobs

In ‘Smart Cities,’ A Sea Change for the Web

Over the past decade, a new vision of the future has emerged, in which mobility, and ubiquitous connectivity is actually drawing us back into the physical world. To accommodate the world’s rapid urbanization, a growing sector of tech companies are working to create new ways to make our cities smarter. Anthony Townsend, a senior research scientist at New York University, spoke to Street Fight recently about about the Smart City movement and the changing relationship the physical and digital worlds…

Street Fight Daily: How Ford Uses Location Data, Radius Raises $13 M

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: How Ford Uses Location Data, Radius Raises $13 M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.How Chrysler, Ford, GM, Others Use Auto Location Data (AdAge)… Palantir Co-Founder Chases New Data Source: Small Businesses (Wall Street Journal)… In an Economics Experiment, Uber Cuts Prices in 16 Cities (Businessweek)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Expands iBeacon, The Hack That Saved Foursuare

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Apple Expands iBeacon, The Hack That Saved Foursuare

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Apple Launching iBeacons To Guide Store Visitors (Associated Press)… The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead (Wired)… Twitter’s Dorsey Vies With SoftBank’s Son for Japan Shops (Bloomberg)…