Openings and New Hires at LiveIntent, Affinity Express, and Linkedin

Every two weeks, Search Influence’s 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 Elastic Box, Convergent Mobile, Happenings Media, Sonata and more…

LBMA Podcast: Discovery Navigation, Digital Hacking in Real Life

On the show: Earshot and DoubleDutch raise money; Apple patents a car locator; Lay’s partners with Uber for Uber Picnic; Vemory app launches; Stylebored pays cash for referrals; Omote’s living makeup; Netflix changes room color based on the movie…

Street Fight Daily: Google’s Drone Delivery, Samsung’s New Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyInside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program (Atlantic)… Samsung Navigates Away from Google With Here maps for Galaxy phones (Verge)… Uber and Lyft Have Become Indistinguishable Commodities (New York Times)…

inMarket Aims to Justify the Buzz Around Beacons

Beacons tend to work better in location that shoppers visit frequently, such as grocery stores, said inMarket CEO and cofounder Todd Dipaola. “The key is the timing. The digital ad is being helpful at that perfect moment when I’m deciding what I want to buy.”

Buffalo Rising Holds Own Against Warren Buffett’s Daily

Buffalo, N.Y., is part of the New Urbanism that’s helping to revive many old cities, and Newell Nussbaumer’s Buffalo Rising is chronicling the Queen City’s comeback. Here, Nussbaumer tells Street Fight how he did it…

Street Fight Daily: NFC in New iPhone, 7-Eleven Rolls Out Belly

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology Our Sources Say the Next iPhone Will Include NFC Mobile Payments (Wired)… Loyalty Leader Belly Expands its Footprint by Rolling Out to 2,600 7-Eleven Locations (Pando)… Groupon Sales Reps Can’t Pursue Overtime Pay Class Action (Reuters)…

Why the Mobile Industry Needs to Address Its Data Problem

Earlier this week, the Washington Post published a report detailing the widespread use of surveillance software by governments to track the movements of cellphone users both within and outside their borders. The news highlights yet another example of a dangerous schism developing in a data-driven advertising-technology industry between the reason consumers share data and the way it is eventually used…

6 Ways to Use Location Analytics Data in Retail Design

Hyperlocal vendors are changing the way the in-store shopping experience looks and feels, providing retailers of all sizes with the answers to questions like where customers are going in their stores, which promotions or displays are attracting the most attention, and which departments are being bypassed altogether…

Street Fight Daily: Square Seeks $6B Valuation, Uber’s Dirty Playbook

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyIn Raising Cash, Square Heads for $6B Valuation (CNBC)… This is Uber’s Playbook for Sabotaging Lyft (Verge)… 7-Eleven to Install Belly Digital Loyalty System Across U.S. and Canada (Recode)…

Why Factual’s Gil Elbaz Sees Renewed Promise in Contextual Computing

An early pioneer in data analytics who was instrumental in developing one of Google’s most profitable advertising products, Factual CEO Gil Elbaz believes that one of the technological challenges at the heart of that company’s ascent will come back into the spotlight…

Hyperlocal Chat App Yik Yak Bets Big On Anonymity

Atlanta-based Yik Yak finds itself at the center of one of the quickest growing and most divisive trends in social media: anonymity. The company, which raised $10 million in June, has developed an app that serves as a local chat room where users can post whatever they want anonymously…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Moves Against Click Bait, Location Tracking Widespread

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyFacebook Takes Steps Against ‘Click Bait’ Articles (New York Times)… For Sale: Systems That Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around The Globe (WashingtonPost)… Uber CEO Pounces on DUI Arrest of California Lawmaker (Wall Street Journal)…

How Marketers Can Use Mobile to Shape a Back-to-School Strategy

It’s that time of year again — time to get ready for school. This presents marketers with a huge opportunity to implement a back-to-school strategy, especially when it comes to mobile. According to a new report from Thinknear, 40% of customers spend at least an hour planning for back-to-school shopping on mobile…

The Art of Local Marketing: Becoming Selfie-Aware

The jury is still out on the new Foursquare’s scalability and I’ve grown to like it. But it’s no Yelp killer. For one thing, Yelp has 1000+ local ad sales reps — one of its biggest and most underrated assets. I’ve long been bullish on Yelp for that and other reasons. And in the past month, a few things have shed more light on Yelp’s potential direction…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon’s Local Ambition, The On-Demand Obsession

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyPredicting Amazon’s Secret Plans in Physical Retail (Recode)… On-Demand Beauty Apps Are on the Rise (Wall Street Journal)… Airbnb To Reveal Names Of 124 Hosts To New York’s Attorney General (Fortune)

Case Study: QSR Chain Drives Revenue With Hyperlocal Tools

When it comes to selecting which hyperlocal platforms he’ll adopt at Mixt Greens, co-founder David Silverglide is clear on what he’s looking for: “It needs to be driving incremental revenue. It can’t just be trying to siphon off our existing customer base in a different way, or shifting them to a new platform…”

LBMA Podcast: Amazon’s Local Register, Dealmaker Media’s CEO

On the show: Verve Mobile’s programmatic direct platform; VMBeacon brings mannequins to life; Cucalu confounds; Yahoo buys it’s 31st mobile company, Zofari; Glympse works on your wrist; and Gilbarco-Vedder Root teams with Verifone at the gas pump…

Street Fight Daily: Ebay Considers Paypal Spinoff, Square Launches Analytics

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyEBay Considering PayPal Spinoff (Reuters)… Square Goes After Small Businesses With New Suite of Analytics Tools (Mashable)… Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps (TechCrunch)…

These Local Tech Founders Cashed In — Here’s Where They Are Now

Golden handcuffs hurt less than real ones, but most entrepreneurs flee an acquirer as soon as the oft-required two year stint runs out. Street Fight took a look at some of the local tech entrepreneurs who sold out in recent years to see where they are now…

Happenings Media Makes Lifestyle Content Pay — In Audience and Revenue

Sisters Tina Paparone and Angela Giovine are the founders of Happenings Media, which, in five years, has developed into an impressive network of digital lifestyle magazines. Street Fight recently caught up with Paparone to talk about how the duo bootstrapped their operation into a growing network of 23 magazines across the country…