How Big Is the Promise of Local AR (And When Can We Expect It)?

Real execution will require an extensive value chain. And that’s why location data will be increasingly valuable in an AR-driven world. Specifically, location data will be a key element in displaying the right business or product information graphically.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Suffers Data Collection Setback Abroad, Pitfalls of Location Tech for Brands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Gets Slap on the Wrist from 2 European Privacy Regulators… Brands: Prioritizing Location-Based KPIs Can Have Its Drawbacks… Uber Won’t Be Forced to Stop Developing Self-Driving Cars During Its Lawsuit with Alphabet…

Street Fight Daily: Google AMP Yields Mixed Reviews, Voice Search Far From Mass Adoption

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Publishers Give Mixed Reviews So Far to Google AMP… Voice Search Remains Far From Mass Adoption…

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Launches ‘Buy’ Button, AOL’s Armstrong Ready to Fight Ad Blocking

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Makes ‘Buy’ Button Widely Available (New York Times)… Tim Armstrong Says AOL Is in the ‘Best Position’ to Fight Ad Blocking (Adweek)… Sources: Jack Dorsey Expected to Be Named Permanent Twitter CEO (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Hits The Hill, Google Kills Another Local App

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Yelp Lobbying on Patent, Copyright Reform (The Hill)… Google to Discontinue Schemer, the Goal-Sharing Service That Time Forgot (VentureBeat)… AP New Year’s Eve Photos Appear on Digital Billboards (Poynter)…

How Big Data and Augmented Reality Are Transforming Hyperlocal

Behind the most innovative hyperlocal technology companies is likely a Hadoop cluster — an open-source distributive data framework, which allows companies to collect and analyze data at scale. Street Fight recently caught up with Cloudera’s VP of technology solutions Omer Trajman and solutions architect Patrick Angeles to discuss how “big data” is continuing to change the game in hyperlocal…

AP’s Meltwater Suit Illustrates Risks for Hyperlocal Aggregators

A new lawsuit filed by the Associated Press is a chilling reminder that hyperlocal publishers need to use discretion if they aggregate content created by other sites and publishers. When in doubt, hyperlocals should check with their counsel before using content of others…

Newspapers + GeoMesh of Providers = Interesting

In the olden days (1991) I earned a stipend-like salary working for a Gannett newspaper outside Philadelphia. I did a number of things there, some of them poorly (i.e. quickly copyediting stories on tax rate hike debates) and some well (writing headlines; teaching desktop publishing).

But one of the most fascinating jobs I got to do was man the Associated Press wire. On the old glowing-green terminals they had us looking into in the smokey and nearly windowless newsroom, the AP feed would pour in like a precursor to The Matrix’s cascading code imagery…