Why Voice Search Is the Future

Voice presents tremendous opportunities for location marketers to build their businesses, too. Companies such as Domino’s Pizza and Starbucks are tapping into voice to drive commerce, but the best way to capitalize on voice is to let consumers define your approach.

5 Ways Brands Are Using Voice-Controlled Systems for Consumer Marketing

For brand marketers, voice-based personal assistants represent a major opportunity in a largely-untapped space. Consumers are forming intimate relationships with these new technologies, providing major brands with the opportunity to interact with and learn about consumers in a way that hasn’t been possible before.

Street Fight Daily: Inside the Self-Driving Uber Experience, Billy Penn’s Sister Site Launches

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Starts Self-Driving Car Pickups in Pittsburgh: Here’s a Peek Into the Experience… The Incline, Billy Penn’s New Sister Site, Launches in Pittsburgh… Amazon’s Echo Is Finally Being Released in the UK and Germany…

Street Fight Daily: 80% of News Site Traffic from Facebook/Google, Walmart Expands 2-Day Shipping

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Revamps Alexa Skills to Stay On Top of Smart Home Market… Online News Sites Get 80% of Traffic from Facebook and Google… How Uber and Lyft Have Changed the Game for All Travel Brands…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Phasing Out Surge in Favor of Upfront Pricing, Apple’s Reply to Echo

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Switches Out Surge for Price Transparency… Why We Might Not See An Echo-Like Device From Apple… Google Takes Steps to ‘Democratize Programmatic’ for Buyers…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Working on Major Siri Update, Facebook to Boost Branded Content

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Apple is Working on an AI System that Tops Google’s and Everyone Else’s… Facebook Set to Foster Popularity of Branded Content… The Facebook Papers Part 4: What’s a Publisher to Do?…

Street Fight Daily: AmazonFresh to See Major Expansion, Tribune Rejects Second Gannett Offer

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon to Launch Fresh Grocery Delivery Service in New Markets Including U.K. and Boston… Tribune Rejects Gannett’s Second Offer, Talks May Be Ahead… Why Buy Buttons on Pinterest and Instagram Still Haven’t Taken Off for Retailers…

Street Fight Daily: Google Debuts Assistant, Investors Losing Interest in Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Meet Google Assistant: A New Search Platform, Rather Than A Gadget or an App… Swirl Looks to Close the Digital Divide Between E-Commerce and Physical Stores

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Crushing Retail Competitors, McDonald’s Leads in QSR Foot Traffic

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google’s Answer to Amazon Echo is Named Chirp and is Coming Soon… Apple Pay Spreads Into a New Market… This Chart Shows How Amazon is Crushing Retail Competitors…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Pay Coming to Mobile Web, DoorDash Moves Into Yelp Territory

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Apple Pay Moving to the Mobile Web, Could Give Big Boost to Mcommerce (Marketing Land)… DoorDash Takes On Yelp, Offers ‘Objective’ Restaurant Quality Scores (VentureBeat)… Microsoft Tells Possible Yahoo Buyers It Would Consider Backing Bids With Big Bucks (Recode)…

LBMA Podcast: Citymapper, Land Rover, Indoo.rs, and Micello

On the show: Order Domino’s from Amazon Echo; Los Angeles GeoHub; Ace Hotel + WeTransfer; Starbreeze’s Starcade virtual reality arcade; Land Rover’s #hibernot Instagram campaign; Screenvision & Mobiquity bring beacons to the movies.