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.

Street Culture: Taking Estimote’s ‘No Barriers’ Culture Literally

The company’s mission is to build a new operating system for the physical world, and to get there the team needs zero bullshit. Culture is far too important to leave to chance, says John Cieslik-Bridgen, Estimote’s VP of culture. But it’s also important to allow natural evolution.

Street Fight Daily: Inside the Self-Driving Uber Experience, Billy Penn’s Sister Site Launches

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Starts Self-Driving Car Pickups in Pittsburgh: Here’s a Peek Into the Experience… The Incline, Billy Penn’s New Sister Site, Launches in Pittsburgh… Amazon’s Echo Is Finally Being Released in the UK and Germany…

Raise Report: Moz, Estimote, FiveStars Find Fresh Capital

Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes new cash infusions for HopSkipDrive, Olo, CityMapper, and Boxed.

LBMA Podcast: Proxfinity, Estimote, Carrefour and Basket

On the show: Real holograms thanks to Kino-Mo; Samsung’s TipTalk lets you talk into your finger; Down with walkie-talkies thanks to Theatro; Microsoft’s Skip means no lineups at Gerrity Supermarkets; PlaceIQ trumps that with $25M; Microsoft is acquiring InMobi; InMarket puts beacons in every RiteAid store. Our App selection is Basket from Andy Ellwood.

Street Fight Daily: DoorDash’s Unicorn Hopes Fall Short, Rite Aid’s Massive Beacon Program

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… DoorDash Struggles in Quest for $1 Billion Valuation (Wall Street Journal)… Rite Aid Preps One of the Largest Beacon Activations (GeoMarketing)… The Goldman Sachs Note Behind the Theory that Apple has Figured Out How ‘to Starve Google’s Core Business Into Irrelevance’ (Business Insider)…

Beacons to Shine a Light on Consumers’ Murky Path to Purchase

Retail activity this holiday season promises to be more omnichannel than ever, courtesy of the ever-present smartphone. That raises the stakes for retailers in terms of their preparedness and complicates their attribution metrics. With online-to-offline shopping dynamics in focus, this may be the long-awaited breakout year for beacon technology.

#SFSNYC VIDEO: Smartphones Will Make the Connected Store a Reality

Implementing technology in retail environments as means of “saving” brick-and-mortar stores has been a consistent theme in recent years. But consumers have sent a clear message that the connected store can’t be about technology for technology’s sake. Smartphones’ increasingly central role in the shopping process, from research to purchase, makes them the logical link between connected shoppers and connected stores.

11 Luminaries You Don’t Want to Miss at Street Fight Summit New York 2015

The annual Street Fight Summit New York kicks off next week on October 20th with a star-studded lineup of speakers. Here are just 11 of the many experts you won’t want to miss. Buy your tickets today!

LBMA Podcast: Didi Kuaidi’s Massive Funding Round, Estimote’s Nearables, New Research from Zebra

On the show: Didi Kuaidi raises $3B, rebrands, and invests in Lyft; CartoDB raises $23m; Toshiba moves into wearables; “Drive Smart” in New York and get rewarded; Refugees Welcome helps find homes for refugees; new research from Zebra. Plus, news from Estimote, BP, Auntie Anne’s and Postmates, Marriott, and Proxama and Ubiquitous.

Street Fight Daily: Shopify Seizes on Facebook Updates, 56% of Millennials Expect Same-Day Shipping

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Shopify Opens Door for More Shopping on Facebook (Marketing Land)… If You Don’t Offer Same-Day Shipping, You’re Pissing Off 56 Percent of Millennials (Recode)… The Web-Tracking Tipping Point (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Postmates’ Walgreens Partnership, Twitter and Square’s Election Collab

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… You Can Now Get Your Prescriptions Delivered to You Within an Hour from Walgreens (Business Insider)… Twitter Courts U.S. Presidential Campaigns with New Donations Service (Wall Street Journal)… Why Ad Blocking Is Good News for Almost Everyone (Ad Age)…

Street Fight Daily: Yahoo’s ReachLocal Partnership, Amazon Wants to Deliver From Farmers Markets

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yahoo Follows Google in Building Out Local Search Marketing Reseller Program (Search Engine Land)… Amazon Is Testing Farmers Market Produce Delivery (Los Angeles Times)… Google Reportedly Kills Plan to Let Retailers Send Notifications in Maps (The Verge)…

LBMA Podcast: Urban Airship and Beacons, MapQuest Commutes

On the show: Urban Airship and Gimbal cozy up to beacons; MoPub and Juice Mobile team up; Estimote maps the indoors; AirPatrol secures two patents; xAd teams with Captivate Networks; and special guest is SchneiderMike from Skyhook Wireless…

How Y Combinator Grad Estimote Plans to Turn Beacons Into a Big Business

When Estimote graduated from Y Combinator in July of 2013, the startup was riding one of the hottest trends in tech: beacons. By the end of the year, the company had raised $3.1 million to turn its fist-sized adhesive proximity beacons into an “operating system for the physical world.”

Street Fight Daily: Ebay Considers Paypal Spinoff, Square Launches Analytics

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyEBay Considering PayPal Spinoff (Reuters)… Square Goes After Small Businesses With New Suite of Analytics Tools (Mashable)… Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Patch Co-Founder Exits AOL, Tracking Tech Gains Traction

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Patch Co-Founder Leaving AOL to Join a Startup (Wall Street Journal)… Tracking Technology Sheds Light on Shopper Habits (Wall Street Journal)… ApartmentList’s Big Bet On Mobile (PandoDaily)….

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: McDonald’s Tests Mobile Ordering, ‘Showrooming’ Threat Wanes

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology… McDonald’s Testing Mobile Order App for U.S. Stores (Business Insider)… Maybe Showrooming Isn’t Killing Retailers After All (Businessweek)… SMB Twitter Followers Show Devotion (eMarketer)…