Why Commercial Banks Are Turning to Proximity Technology

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That location intelligence firms are able to use foot traffic patterns to predict the financial performance of businesses is nothing new. But a new report released shines a light on the ways commercial banks and investment companies are upping the ante by using location data to get the most out of the market.

LBMA Podcast: Sam’s Club, Pizza Hut, and IHG’s Sasha Trifunac

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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: Smart Water + Proxama, Google’s OTTO, InContext + Intel Capital, Tesco, LinkNYC to UK, Sue Bee Honey & InMarket, Bank of America, and Groupon buys Living Social.

LBMA Podcast: Miami Heat Taps AisleLabs, UberRush Delivers for Nordstrom

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On the show: Coors Light brings local music tastes to your ears with help from Shazam; Wells Fargo and BoA welcome ApplePay; PeopleCount launches PlacesCount; Best Buy brings in Slyce; ViaDirect partners with Broadsign; ShopperTrak launches Advanced Analytics offering; and more.

Sponsored Content: With Banks, There’s a Brand Battle on Every Corner

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This month’s Brand Battle, in conjunction with Brandify, compares the local-social engagement strategies of two of the U.S.’ largest banks: Bank of America and Chase. The contest was close on several counts, but Chase emerged as the winner, with social engagement the determining factor in this matchup.

Street Fight Daily: Google Goes After Robocallers in SEO Lawsuit, Apple Acquires Mapsense

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Files Suit Against SEO Firm Accused of Robocalling, Launches Complaint Center for Users (Search Engine Land)… Apple Acquires Mapsense, a Mapping Visualization Startup (Recode)… Amazon’s Prime Now Expands to L.A., Ramps Up for SoCal Grocery Deliveries (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: 01.26.12

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups..

BofA, Rivals Look to Get In on Groupon’s Game (Wall Street Journal)…

Tibbr Has a New Twist on Geolocation (ReadWriteWeb)…

Groupon Criticized For Literally Peddling Snake Oil (Atlantic Wire)…