LBMA Podcast: Facebook, Factual, Uber and Adtile

Welcome to This Week in Location Based Marketing, a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Adelaide Zoo, MCX, Nesa Solutions, Tywst, Posterscope + Lamar, Verve, Broadsign + TINT, Digerati Magazine.

Street Fight Daily: Uber Partners with Factual, YouTube Lends Hand to SMBs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Why Uber, Apple, and Facebook All Want Data From This Startup… YouTube Starts Producing Free Video Ads for Small Businesses… AirBnB Secures $1 Billion From U.S. Banks to Fund Growth…

Openings and New Hires at Empyr, Matchcraft, xAd and CBS Local

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at Ninth Decimal, Factual, and Promoboxx.

Raise Report: Netsertive, EatStreet, Factual Secure New Funding

Every two weeks we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. In this edition, new investments include rounds for Netsertive, EatStreet, and Factual.

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Will Show Ads to ‘Casual Viewers,’ Location Startup Factual Raises $35M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Twitter Aims to Show Advertising to Much Wider Audience (New York Times)… Startup Factual Knows Your Commute, and Much More (Wall Street Journal)… Billy Penn and Knight Foundation Want to Build ‘Yelp for Mobile News’ (Poynter)…

Online Reviews Providing Insights That Help Brands Compete

The evidence is in. Reviews on social media have a material impact on the capital investments made by nationwide brands. The key is strength in numbers: A national brand will be more likely to have the critical mass of reviews required in order to move beyond anecdotal evidence and glean statistically significant results.

Why We Still Search for ‘Starbucks’ on Google Maps

With calendar integration, a generalized understanding of me generated from analyzing my geographic movements over time, and (perhaps) biosensor feedback from wearables, a mobile app may be able to predict my actual need, and suggest places that may be closer, higher rated, or otherwise more convenient than the Starbucks I now search for.

Street Fight Daily: Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends, Google and Apple Adjust Mobile Payments Strategies

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… KPCB’s Mary Meeker Points to Slowing Growth in Internet Trends Preso (Re/code)…
Google and Apple Adjust Strategies on Mobile Payments (New York Times)… Google Confirms That a ‘Buy’ Button Is Coming to Search Results (Business Insider)…

Verizon Now Owns an Ad Tech Company — Here’s What It Means for Local

We caught up with a handful of ad tech executives to breakdown the news and evaluate the potential impact of the a Verizon-AOL tie-up on the mobile, and particularly, local ad tech sector.

3 Trends Marketers Need to Know About Location-based Advertising

Location-based advertising has exploded in recent years as brick-and-mortar brands shift digital and traditional budgets to mobile. The result has fueled the growth of one of the quickest moving sectors in an already chaotic ad tech industry…

#LDS15 Gil Elbaz: Location Isn’t Just Where You Are

“Location isn’t just where you are,” Gil Elbaz, chief executive at Factual, said during a fireside chat with Street Fight co-founder Laura Rich at Local Data Summit in Denver Thursday. “It’s also what’s happening, who else is there, events, what are people buying. There’s a lot of information to synthesize.”

Factual CEO: Machine Learning Could Upend Local Search

We sat down with Gil Elbaz, the chief executive at Factual who made his name building the technology behind AdSense, to talk about the future of search, what role Yelp may play in it, and why he thinks we machine learning will create a game changing product in the next 18 months…

Street Fight Daily: Google Eyes Hotel Search, China’s New Ridesharing Monopoly

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google’s Quiet Moves to Dominate Hotel Metasearch (Skift)… China Has A New Taxi App Monopolist – And It Isn’t Uber (Fortune)… How Do We Think about Location Once Location Is Everywhere? (Screenwerk)…

LBMA Podcast: Factual Partners With Metadata, Thinknear Discusses Location Score Index

On the show: Indoo.rs partners with KLM; Capital Radio + Outdoor Plus bring music to billboards in real time; Alibaba tests drone delivery; Wheely’s Cafe sells modern coffee carts; Sportsman Tracker is funded; Yahoo! + Flickr = Wetter; TripAdvisor buys ZeTrip; and PayPal invests in Pulsate….

LBMA Podcast: Factual’s Dashboards, Foursquare/Twitter

On the show: State Farm helps identify cars; StreetPong while you wait to cross; Real-time trading platforms from Lamar and Posterscope; get into orbit with PocketQube; Scandic brings the hotel room to you…

With New Dashboards, Factual Puts a Face on Its Data

Factual is making a bigger push into the media business. The data company has released a new self-service tool to allow agencies, publishers and demand-side platforms to segment and build audiences using the company’s location analytics toolset…

LBMA Podcast: Factual Teams With EQ Works, Digital Element Partners With Skyhook

On the show: Bionym pioneers wearable payments; Adsquare raises $4.3M; The NHL is testing virtual Dasherboards; Tip.ly makes tipping a visual thing; Clear Channel offering free content in Singapore; Copresence brings peace to Android and iOS sharing; Boxpark does the pop-up mall. Our resource of the week looks at the impact of Apple Pay on Whole Foods…

LBMA Podcast: Live From SM2 With Nestle, Mobiquity and Factual

On the show: We are LIVE from SM2 in New York City so this is a unique episode for us. We cover the top two stories of the week which are Shopkick selling to SK Telecom and PayPal’s partnership with Samsung for wearable payments. We also have four live guests…

Why Factual’s Gil Elbaz Sees Renewed Promise in Contextual Computing

An early pioneer in data analytics who was instrumental in developing one of Google’s most profitable advertising products, Factual CEO Gil Elbaz believes that one of the technological challenges at the heart of that company’s ascent will come back into the spotlight…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Moves Against Click Bait, Location Tracking Widespread

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyFacebook Takes Steps Against ‘Click Bait’ Articles (New York Times)… For Sale: Systems That Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around The Globe (WashingtonPost)… Uber CEO Pounces on DUI Arrest of California Lawmaker (Wall Street Journal)…