LBMA Podcast: Microsoft’s HoloLens, Sense360’s Eli Portnoy

On the show: ShopX gives away 1 million beacons for free; SpaceBillboard; Bud Light’s beer delivery app; Google Translate in real time; Bluebite partners with Lamar to make LaBite; Skin & Bones from the Smithsonian; Is Google buying SoftCard?; and Shazam can beacon now…

Street Fight Daily: Microsoft’s Square Competitor, Moovit Raises $50M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyMicrosoft, PayPal Team Up for Mobile POS for SMBs(eWeek)… Moovit Raises $50M To Scale Its Public Transit App, Goes Up Against CityMapper (TechCrunch)… Facebook Ad Clicks Are Shifting to Mobile, so Why Aren’t Conversions? (AdWeek)…

Grading Street Fight’s 2014 Predictions

At the end of each year, Street Fight invites staffers, friends, and luminaries from the industry to share their predictions for what’s in store for the coming year. Today, we take a look back at some of the predictions for 2014 to see who nailed it and who missed the boat…

Thinknear’s Portnoy on Scoring Accurate Location Data

In the world of location marketing, precision matters. In a presentation at Street Fight’s Local Data Summit in Denver on Tuesday, Thinknear GM Eli Portnoy described how location data is derived and how it can be improved…

Street Fight Daily: Ford Adds Glympse, TribLocal Head Exits

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Ford Adds Support For Glympse, Lets Friends Know When You’ll Arrive (Mashable)… Chicago Tribune Exec Leaving Company (Chicago Tribune)… Their Apps Track You. Will Congress Track Them? (The New York Times)…

Hyperlocal Execs’ 2013 Predictions: Goodman, Tolles, Kucharz, and More…

As 2012 wraps up, it’s clear we’ve had a ton of action and evolution in the world of hyperlocal this year. Looking toward next year, Street Fight asked 12 hyperlocal luminaries to share their predictions for where local is headed…

Following Pivot, ThinkNear Finds Buyer in Telenav

A day after Esri snapped up location-technology firm Geoloqi, Telenav has agreed to dish out $22.5 million to acquire ThinkNear, a hyperlocal advertising startup. The TechStars alum will join Telenav’s two year-old mobile advertising group, and form a new platform called Scout Advertising that will serve both the company’s consumer facing mobile application, Scout, as well as other partners…

6 Location-Based Marketing Strategies for Small Business Owners

Roughly half of all smartphone users are now finding offers and discounts based on their current locations, according to a 2012 report, but only 9% of small businesses are taking advantage of popular location-based networks like Foursquare to promote their brands. Here are six tips from leaders in the location-based marketing field…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Offers for SMBs, LBS Apps Hot

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.

Facebook’s ‘Offers’ News Feed Coupons Launch In Self-Serve Beta For Local U.S. Businesses (TechCrunch)…

Survey: Budget, Time Biggest Obstacles to Mobile Marketing for SMBs (ScreenWerk)…

Competition Among Location-Based Apps Heats Up (Crain’s New York Business)…

Street Fight Brings Popular Summit to San Francisco!

On June 5, hyperlocal’s brightest minds will converge on the Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco for Street Fight Summit West, the first West Coast conference produced by Street Fight. Confirmed speakers and attendees include some of the top thinkers in hyperlocal. Early bird tickets are available at a 50% discount for a limited time…

DNAinfo Expands — As Does NYC’s Rep as Hyperlocal Incubator

With its expansion, DNAinfo joins a new class of hyperlocal companies — led by tech startups like Foursquare — that were spawned in New York City and now are in the process of scaling their products into other markets. New York (and Manhattan in particular) has become a hotbed of hyperlocal activity in recent years…

Using LBS to Help Merchants Manage Inventory

As mobile becomes a more and more important element in the daily deals equation, it’s becoming clear that there are more potential elements to a location-based deal than your classic Groupon — and more ways for merchants to optimize those deals. Location-based deals platform ThinkNear is one such response to the challenge and opportunity presented by mobile…