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What Booker’s New Partnership Says About GrubHub’s Future

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Booker has announced a new partnership with Como to use the firm's technology to allow businesses to instantly generate a customized consumer-facing mobile application with full booking capability. The move offers an insight into how back-office software companies could undercut commerce companies like Grubhub...

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Placed Raises $10M to Help Mobile Advertisers Ditch Clicks

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A hedge fund has led a $10 million series B investment in Placed, a location analytics firm that uses Nielsen-like panels to help advertisers measure the effectiveness of advertising in the physical world. The funding highlights the growing demand by stakeholders in the mobile marketing industry to move beyond the click-through-rate by measuring the performance of digital advertising offline...

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JiWire Rebrands as NinthDecimal to Focus on Data Business

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JiWire has rebranded as NinthDecimal as it looks to compete in an increasingly crowded mobile advertising technology sector by highlighting its data business. The move underscores the importance of consumer data in the way advertisers buy audiences online, and subsequent decline of media as the currency of online advertising...

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Watch Out Yelp and Foursquare — Facebook Starts Flexing Its Local Muscles Again

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During a presentation at Internet Week in New York on Thursday, Justin Moore, an engineering manager at Facebook, offered a full-throated pitch for the company’s local data initiatives. Moore, a former Foursquare engineer who joined Facebook in early 2012, says a team in the company’s New York office has spent the past two years turning the 32 billion pieces of location-tagged content, which have been created on the social network, into a sprawling database of places that spans the globe...

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Consumers Are Using Cash Less — And That’s a Good Sign for Digital Marketers

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A report by Javelin Research found that in-store cash sales in the U.S. dropped from $874 billion in 2012 to $788 million last year — a 10% decline. Over the next five years, the report projects that consumers will spend $100 billion less with cash, opting instead to pay using credit and debit cards as well as still-nascent mobile payment systems...

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Conference Notebook: Mobile Commerce Without the Wallet

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During a conversation at the M1 Summit in New York Tuesday, American Express's CEO Kenneth Chenault attributed the recent failure of some of the most-hyped mobile payments products to a lack of focus and an inability for these services to equal the established ease of the credit card. But he remained confident that a fundamental transformation in the payments industry was still underway...

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Study: Rampant Data Fraud Poses a Threat to the Mobile Advertising Industry

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According to a new report, roughly two-thirds of the location data which mobile publishers pass on to advertising exchanges, and eventually to marketers, is inaccurate. The report, released by Thinknear, the mobile advertising wing of Telenav, found that of the 67% of mobile advertising impressions, which include a latitude-longitude data, only a third can accurately predict the location of a user down to 100 meters...

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Report: Mobile Will Account for Half of Social Advertising Revenue by 2017

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Mobile is poised to account for a majority of spending on social media advertising in the U.S. by 2017, eclipsing spending on desktop a year later, according to report from BIA/Kelsey released this morning. The research firm estimates that spending on social advertising in the U.S. will nearly triple over the next five years, swelling from $5.1 billion last year to $15 billion by 2018. In 2017, the firms expects that marketers will spend $6.7 billion — or half of all social media advertising revenues — on mobile ad formats.

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At Groupon, Mobile Doesn’t Mean Local (Yet)

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For the first time last quarter the majority of the company’s transactions came from a mobile device. And yet, the company also hit another, less celebrated, milestone: its local business accounted for less than half of its total billings...

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Webinar: Brands Beginning to Find Value in Local Data

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"If we can understand a person's location and what's going on around them, we have a much better view as to who they are and how we might be able to communicate with them," Brett Leary, VP/Group Director of Digitas said during a Street Fight webinar Thursday...

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