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Foot Traffic Analysis Shows Height of Black Friday Retail Bump

Stephanie Miles

Foot Traffic Analysis Shows Height of Black Friday Retail Bump

The 2017 holiday shopping season is off to a healthy start, with consumer spending on Black Friday reaching a record $5 billion. Data from ShopperTrak shows that traffic at brick-and-mortar stores decreased less than 1% from Black Friday last year, which is actually good news compared to what some analysts had been fearing.

LBMA Podcast: Factual Teams With EQ Works, Digital Element Partners With Skyhook

Asif Khan

LBMA Podcast: Factual Teams With EQ Works, Digital Element Partners With Skyhook

On the show: Bionym pioneers wearable payments; Adsquare raises $4.3M; The NHL is testing virtual Dasherboards; Tip.ly makes tipping a visual thing; Clear Channel offering free content in Singapore; Copresence brings peace to Android and iOS sharing; Boxpark does the pop-up mall. Our resource of the week looks at the impact of Apple Pay on Whole Foods…

Street Fight Daily: Pro.com Raises Another $14M, Uber Talks to Regulators

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Pro.com Raises Another $14M, Uber Talks to Regulators

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyBezos-Backed Pro.com Raises Another $14 Million to Help Renovate Your Home (Businessweek)… Uber Open to ‘Debate’ With European Regulators Over Ride-Sharing Rules (Wall Street Journal)… Bringing Tablets To Restaurant Tables Nationwide Nets E la Carte $35 Million (TechCrunch)…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Shopkick, Zoove

Asif Khan

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Shopkick, Zoove

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan discuss South Africa’s Instagram; Shopkick goes national with Macy’s; Skyhook saves batteries; and PayPal acquires Card.IO. Plus stories from Totsy, Recce, Motribe and Geopon, our resource of the week and special guest Joe Gillespie – CEO of Zoove…

Skyhook’s Morgan: Leveraging the ‘Plumbing’ Behind Hyperlocal

John Hazard

Skyhook’s Morgan: Leveraging the ‘Plumbing’ Behind Hyperlocal

With all of the focus on location-aware devices these days, the companies whose technology powers those locating systems have become even more important. Skyhook uses WiFi access points, cellular phone towers and GPS satellites to locate mobile devices with 10- to 20-meter accuracy. It then plots your position on a map that services like Foursquare and Facebook Places can translate to a place with a name, like the bar you’re in or near.