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Report: Mobile Context and Location Services Market to Reach $43.3 Billion by 2019

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The mobile context and location services market is set to reach $43.3 billion by 2019, according to a new report. That’s up from an estimated $12.2 billion in 2014. The report also found that by 2019, more than two-thirds of revenues will be driven through highly targeted and contextually aware ad-supported apps...

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Study: Facebook Is Most Effective Social Media Site for Small Business

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A new study from G/O Digital, the digital marketing wing of Gannett, finds that consumers tend to use Facebook for product research more than any other social media outlet. The study found that 68% of respondents prefer checking reviews of Facebook, compared to 11% on Twitter and 12% on Pinterest.

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Hyperlocal Companies Among 500 Startups’ Latest Batch

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Silicon Valley seed fund 500 Startups has announced a new round of startups it will be helping navigate through the tough road to sustainable profitability — and they include a number of brand new companies in local commerce, marketing, and tech. Here are a few interesting hyperlocally focused companies from the latest batch...

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Daily Voice Expands Into Roger Ailes’ Territory

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The Daily Voice has expanded to Putnam County in the Lower Hudson Valley, creating the regional corporate network's 42nd site in the affluent suburban New York-Connecticut market. Tucker said Putnam Daily Voice' was launched "with zero expansion" of staff, which includes eight reporters covering a number of communities in the New York-Connecticut suburbs...

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10 Years in, Yelp Turns a Profit

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Yelp is now in the black. The company beat analysts' expectations, reporting better-than-expected revenues Wednesday with strong top-line growth and a million dollars in profit for the first time in its history...

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Study: Consumers Increasingly Receptive to Mobile Ads

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A new study released by xAd and Telmetrics finds that consumer engagement with mobile ads has increased dramatically over the past few years. Nearly 50% of mobile shoppers said that they found mobile ads informative/helpful — up from 22% in 2013. In addition, nearly half of respondents who clicked on mobile ads said they went on to take secondary actions (like viewing a website or searching for additional information)...

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Apple Will Beef Up Privacy in iOS 8 — Here’s What It Means for Local

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When Apple unveiled iOS 8 last month, only brief mentions were made of iBeacon, the company’s much-hyped proximity messaging protocol. But early versions of the software released to developers in July suggest that the forthcoming operating system could include changes with implications for stakeholders across the commerce, advertising, and retail technology industries...

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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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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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