A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…
Broadband Providers Will Soon Need User Permission to Sell User Data (New York Times)
Federal officials approved broad new privacy rules on Thursday that prevent companies like AT&T and Comcast from collecting and giving out digital information about individuals — such as the websites they visited and the apps they used — in a move that creates landmark protections for internet users.
Street Culture: UberMedia’s Transparency and Deliberate Growth Helps Them Win Halloween (Street Fight)
“We do a lot of different things every day, but it’s not like, ‘check check check,’ everything’s done,” says the company’s CEO Gladys Kong. “It’s about not being afraid to try new things. Keep learning. Keep working at it. Have integrity and deliver excellence.”
Gannett and Tronc Shares Tank on Speculation Deal is Off (Poynter)
Shares of both Tronc and Gannett fell precipitously today on speculation that negotiations for a Gannett takeover may have collapsed.
Philly Answer to Tough Critique of Newspapers’ Digital Push: We Need to Do Better and We Will (Street Fight)
Tom Grubisich: A new study that says newspapers’ struggle to bridge the immense gap between the print and digital worlds has been a near-total bust. We spoke about the study with to Jim Friedlich, Executive Director and CEO of the Institute for Journalism in New Media.
LivingSocial’s Lessons for the Experience Economy (Local Onliner)
Peter Krasilovsky: Experiences, not goods, represent the big bang for marketers in 2016-17. Groupon (and Living Social) have a great deal of experience curating experience deals. Living Social “experiences” –often sponsored by brands – have included everything from kayaking adventures to hockey festivals to Scotch tastings. They might be something to double down on.
Amazon Profits Slow as Company Spends on Warehouses, Movies (New York Times)
Amazon profits were in shorter supply in its most recent quarter than Wall Street analysts had pined for, and could vanish entirely over the holidays as the company pours money into building warehouses and making original movie and television productions.
OpenStreetMap Invites Companies to Pay Up to $20,000/Year to Support The ‘Wikipedia for Maps’ (VentureBeat)
OpenStreetMap (OSM), the so-called ‘Wikipedia for maps’ that lets anyone update and edit online maps, is inviting companies to pay up to $20,000 a year to support the project and gain a seat on a newly formed advisory board.
Uber Adds Surge Pricing to UberEATS Food Delivery Service (Business Insider)
“This is an important step to ensure the reliability of our network and continue to offer the same selection and speed UberEats is known for,” product manager Ben Dreier wrote in a blog post. “As always, we’ll be listening to feedback and working on additional improvements in the coming weeks and months.
LBMA Podcast: GasBuddy, OpenTable, and TomTom’s Parking Solution (Street Fight)
This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Australia Post & Posterscope, Snapchat, Reali, Sears, Koupon Media + Verifone, ReviewPush + Yelp, and Panasonic’s smart mirror.