Bing’s Stefan Weitz Thinks Search Is About to Change Dramatically

The company’s director of search believes an explosion of passive data will reshape the search business, creating new ways for consumers to find local information and forcing the industry to rethink one of the most successful business models from the Internet-era…

Street Fight Daily: Google Plans ‘Android Pay,’ Drones Hit Ad Tech

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google Will Launch Android Pay At I/O In May (Ars Technica)… Drones Overhead In L.A.’s Valley Are Tracking Mobile Devices’ Locations (VentureBeat)… Bigcommerce, Square Partnership Offers Omnichannel To SMBs (ZDNet)…

Street Fight Daily: Bing’s New Ordering Service, Google Revives Wallet

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyBing Now Lets You Order Food And Book Hotels Directly From Search Results (The Next Web)… To Revive Wallet, Google Tries to Wrangle Unruly Partners (Wall Street Journal)… Uber Valued At $41 Billion As Revenue Growth Powers Expanded Funding Round (MarketWatch)…

Openings and New Hires at Bing, Inside Sales, Access Communications

Every two weeks, 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 Location3, Where2GetIt, Ketchum, Review Trackers, At Home, and more…

The Year in Local Search: A Timeline of the Top Stories of 2014

The holiday season is a time to contemplate the year gone by, so we’ve rounded up some of the top news stories in local search over the past 12 months. It was a year marked by Foursquare’s rebranding, Google’s new SMB interface, and upgrades from the likes of Apple, Yelp, Yahoo, YP, MapQuest, and Bing…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Dumps Bing, Consolidation in Ad Tech

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Dumps Bing, Will Introduce Its Own Search Tool (TechCrunch)… 2014 Was an M&A Bonanza for the Ad Tech World (Wall Street Journal)… Tech’s Push To “Disrupt” Workers Is A Legal & Social Timebomb (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Comcast Expands Everyblock, Bing Books With TripAdvisor

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Comcast Expands Reach Of Hyperlocal Info Service (Multichannel)… Bing Rolls Out International Hotel Booking Feature & Updates Mobile Search Results (Search Engine Land)… Patent Fulfilled: Apple’s new iOS 8 Location-Based Passbook (Patently Apple)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Launches Grubhub Competitor, On-Demand and Google

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Amazon Has Launched A GrubHub Rival For Food Takeout & Delivery (TechCrunch)… Apple Mass Transit System For Maps Detailed In New Patent (Apple Insider)… Uber Saw a Small Dip in Growth During Its Bad Press Week (Recode)…

LBMA Podcast: Mobiquity’s ‘Smart’ Malls, Bing Improves Mobile Targeting

Top stories of the week include: Tinder match-making for dogs; The Traces launches an app; Shazam releases their Resonate platform; The Ninja Sphere for your connected home; Westpac adds augmented reality to banking; Track Toronto tracks the lyrics of the city; Drop closes a small round; Timex has a new non-smartphone connected watch…

Street Fight Daily: A Race for Food Delivery, Bing Refines Local Targeting

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyPostmates is Giving GrubHub Seamless a Run For Its Money (SFGate)… Bing Ads Refines Local Targeting Features (SearchEngineLand)… Apple’s New Push To Randomize MAC Addresses: What’s The Impact On Ad Tech? (AdExchanger)… ….

Street Fight Daily: Oracle Eyes Micros, Yelp Adds Messaging

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyOracle Said to Near Deal to Buy Micros Systems (Bloomberg)… Yelp Gives Customers The Ability To Send Messages To Businesses (MarketingLand)… Microsoft Shuttering Bing Ads Express (SearchEngineLand)…

At Microsoft, a Renewed Push for Small Business

Over the past year, Microsoft has managed to grow Bing’s market share — albeit, marginally — while investing in expanding its advertising presence among small business. Part of the effort is to use its search business as a springboard to bring advertising to a host of other platforms, many of which have never before been a home to ads…

Street Fight Daily: Nokia’s New Chief, New York’s ‘Smart’ Bar Crawl

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Nokia Announces New Strategy and Chief Executive (New York Times)… New York City Bars to Use Apple’s iBeacons for App-Driven ‘Pub Crawl’ Promotion (AppleInsider)… The Decline of Newspapers Hits a Stunning Milestone (Slate)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Expands iBeacon, The Hack That Saved Foursuare

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Apple Launching iBeacons To Guide Store Visitors (Associated Press)… The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead (Wired)… Twitter’s Dorsey Vies With SoftBank’s Son for Japan Shops (Bloomberg)…

Street Fight Daily: Intuit’s Next Steps, Bing Integrates TripAdvisor Tools

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyIntuit CEO Talks Plan To Grow Company (ZDNet)… Bing Integrates TripAdvisor Tools, Content Into Search Results (SearchEngineLand)… How Life360 Overcame Creepiness To Replace The Most Common Text Message You Send (PandoDaily)…

Finding the Balance Between Relevance and Reach in SMB Content

It’s simple enough to say that creating great content or a great platform should be enough to bring users to your door; but if they have no idea you exist, getting the word out effectively is both a matter of reaching your intended user base and staying within the confines of an algorithmically defined concept of quality content. For small and medium-sized businesses, the challenge is to be present and available to customers and potential customers in multiple online venues in a way that conserves effort while remaining effective…

Street Fight Daily: Intuit Acquires Scheduling Software, Facebook’s Mobile Tipping Point

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyNo More No Shows: Intuit Acquires Online Appointment Scheduler Full Slate (VentureBeat)… Facebook’s Mobile Tipping Point: 48% Of Daily Users Are Now Mobile-Only (TechCrunch)… Why The $110 Billion Gift Card Industry Must Die (ReadWrite)…

Who’s The Future Of Local Search? The Consumer.

As more and more consumers look to buy, as well as find and discover local businesses, online, the industry has evolved. During a panel at Street Fight Summit in New York Thursday, panelists from Yelp, Bing, and Yext gathered to discuss the evolving role of commerce in the local search industries, and strategies for the industry to adapt…

LBMA Podcast: Placecast’s New Mobile Ad Platform, Bing Partners With Local Corp

On the show: Audi brings public desire and reward to the Mini in London, Estimote powered by iBeacon is just the start of the mote world, Coca-Cola’s Positivity Wall, and PayPal takes their hands-free payments to the masses. Plus Chuck Martin’s Mobile Minute gives us the Cool vs. Creepy scale for location based marketing…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys Booking App, Bing Adds Local Inventory

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyGroupon Buys European Last-Minute Hotel Booking App Blink To Boost Its Travel Business (TheNextWeb)… Bing To Include Local Product Inventory In Search Results (SearchEngineLand)… Foursquare Touts 40M Users In Bid For Renewed Relevancy (CNet)…