Big Data Helps Predict Which Brick-and-Mortar Locations Will Thrive and Fail

While the Gap says its decisions are being made based on traffic trends and profits—the brand saw a 7% decline in quarterly comparable sales—data scientists from top technology firms are working feverishly behind the scenes to use big data to predict which store closures could come next. Having a heads up on which retail locations have a high likelihood of closing could benefit those in the commercial real estate sector, as well as retail brands looking to decide on future store locations.

Street Fight Daily: Apple Dances On While Rivals Flail, Smart Checkout Industry Will Boom

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING AND MEDIA… How Apple Thrived in a Season of Tech Scandals… Dstillery and CultureWaves Partner on Observed Behavior-Based Marketing… Smart Checkout Tech Projected to Hit $45 Billion…

Dstillery and CultureWaves Partner on Observed Behavior-Based Marketing

CultureWaves has partnered with Dstillery to launch VOICE, a product that offers behavior-based segmentation for marketers. The new tool will allow marketers to overlay behavioral analysis on mobile device data in order to dig into the reasons for customer behavior.

LBMA Podcast: Dstillery’s DMaps, Estimote, Walmart & VR

On this week’s Location-Based Marketing Assocation podcast: Dstillery’s DMaps, Estimote, Landmrk + Ariana Grande, Walmart goes VR, Accuweather + Foursquare, Frito Lay goes back to school with Alexa.

Openings and New Hires at Cheetah Digital, Dstillery, Infogroup

Every two or three weeks, Street Fight rounds up some of the latest hires and new openings in the hyperlocal marketing, tech, and media industries. This week’s edition includes hires and new openings at Nintex, DoorDash, NinthDecimal, and Drawbridge.

Street Fight Daily: Google Hit With Location-Tracking Lawsuit, What to Know Before Shifting Programmatic to Mobile

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… Google Sued for Allegedly Tracking Phone User Locations Regardless of Privacy Settings… Dstillery Launches Data Visualization Tool Dscover Maps, Fueled by Quality Audience Profiles… What to Know Before Shifting Your Programmatic Budget to Mobile…

Dstillery Launches Data Visualization Tool Dscover Maps, Fueled by Quality Audience Profiles

On Monday, applied data science company Dstillery of New York City launched its Dscover Maps product, which allows advertisers to get a big-picture view of audience data by geography. Dstillery throws out data points that aren’t useful to them—about 60 to 75% of data—leaving only quality information.

LBMA Podcast: Gimbal & Drawbridge, Brightcodes, Wirecard & Garmin

On this week’s Location-Based Marketing association podcast: Phunware + Kontakt.io, Dstillery teams up with Captivate, Gimbal buys Drawbridge, Brightcodes, Wirecard + Garmin, Ericsson Emodo, Sao Paulo’s Yellow Line, Circle K goes Coke, Locomizer patent.

Dstillery and Captivate Partner to Go Beyond Location-Based Targeting

Audience targeting is getting smarter, and reaching new customers ideal for a given brand’s campaign is getting more feasible thanks to a partnership between location-based digital video network Captivate and marketing intelligence firm Dstillery.

Street Fight Daily: How Google Maps Changes Will Affect Businesses, Mobile Retail’s Future

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Maps Is Becoming More Personal and Useful, and Businesses Can Reap the Benefits… Forrester Estimates E-Commerce on Smartphones Will Hit $209 Billion in 2022… Amazon Go Expands to San Francisco and Chicago…

Dstillery VP: Mobile is a ‘Programmatic-First’ Platform

Street Fight recently caught up with Lauren Moores, vice president of analytics at Dstillery, to talk about location data fraud, the role of location in programmatic, potential impact of Apple Pay and emerging attribution models…

Street Fight Daily: Google Plans Uber Competitor, Layoffs at eBay and PayPal

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology Google Is Developing Its Own Uber Competitor (Bloomberg)… Big Layoffs Begin at eBay and PayPal (Recode)… Analyst Gordon Borrell Sees Local Digital Ads Soaring In 2015, But Not For Newspapers (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: Mastercard’s Wearable Future, Apple Eyes Path

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyMasterCard CMO Talks Brand Transition From Credit Cards to Wearables (AdAge)… Source: Apple Set to Acquire Path in an Attempt to Bolster iOS Social Cred (Pando)… Mobile Retail Passes the 50% Point, Tops Desktop (MediaPost)…

Dstillery CEO: ‘Dirty Data’ in Mobile Ads as Serious as Click Fraud

Reports suggest that more than half of the the available mobile inventory that includes location data is incorrect. Tom Phillips, chief executive at Dstillery and an early whistleblower of online advertising fraud, says false location data in the mobile advertising industry poses as great of a threat to marketers as fraudulent traffic on the web…

Street Fight Daily: Lay’s Uber Picnic, Google Buys Jetpac

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyLay’s Is Launching an Urban Picnic, Brought to You by Uber (AdAge)… Google Buys Jetpac To Give Context To Visual Searches (TechCrunch)… Amazon’s Square-Like Payment System Could Be Data Goldmine (AdAge)…

Street Fight Daily: Andrew Mason’s Next Big Thing, Square Bets on Chips

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGroupon Founder’s Next Big Plan: Audio Walking Tours (Businessweek)…Square Bets Big on Next-Gen Credit Card Tech (Wired)… Payments Giant First Data Acquires Gyft in an Effort to Bring Digital Gift Cards to the Masses (Pando)…