Street Fight Daily: Labor Ruling Threatens Uber’s Contractor Model, Geofeedia Used to Monitor Protests

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Drivers Ruled Eligible for Jobless Payments in New York State… Geofeedia is Just the Tip of the Iceberg: The Era of Social Surveillance… BuzzFeed’s Head of Commerce Talks About Shop, Part of Media Company’s E-Commerce Efforts…

Raise Report: Fresh Funding for Branch Metrics, Spotcap, Geofeedia

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 IdealSpot, The Bouqs, and JANDI.

LBMA Podcast: Citymapper, Land Rover, Indoo.rs, and Micello

On the show: Order Domino’s from Amazon Echo; Los Angeles GeoHub; Ace Hotel + WeTransfer; Starbreeze’s Starcade virtual reality arcade; Land Rover’s #hibernot Instagram campaign; Screenvision & Mobiquity bring beacons to the movies.

Street Fight Daily: Geofeedia to Expand After $17M Series B, How Patch Succeeds Post-AOL

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Geofeedia Raises $17M to Help Businesses Tap Into Social Location Data (TechCrunch)… Patch Rebounds After Split From AOL (Wall Street Journal)… Why Would Amazon Want To Be the New Barnes & Noble? (New Yorker)…

5 Dashboards for Monitoring Nearby Social Content

Social media has become a go-to channel for small business marketing, but whether a business is successful at achieving its campaign goals depends largely on strategy. Here are five examples of location-based social monitoring dashboards that merchants can try.

6 Hyperlocal Platforms That Transform Social Media Into Data

The sheer volume of messages being posted across social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram can be overwhelming for marketers. Here are six examples of hyperlocal platforms with location-specific features that businesses can use to turn social media postings into actionable data…

LBMA Podcast: Geofeedia’s RJ Taylor, Groupon’s Beacons

On the show: ScreenPop adds messages to your lock screen; Knorr soup beacons to you; ESRI launches ArcGIS Open Data website; Rockbot Anthem; Guidekick; Fans on Foot…

6 Tools for Location-Based Lead Generation

Customers are out there, and now hyperlocal technology is making it easier for businesses to find them. Nearly three-quarters of the small and medium-sized businesses surveyed by Business.com said they participated in lead generation practices, and 50% of these marketers said they plan to increase their lead generation spending in the coming year…

5 Geo-Location Tools for Social Media Posts

As social media usage takes off among SMBs, geo-location is an increasingly relevant topic. When businesses listen primarily to the opinions of consumers in their direct marketing areas, they’re better able to streamline their listening strategies and optimize their social media marketing programs. Here are five tools that businesses can use to geo-target their social media strategies…

LBMA Podcast: SideSwipe’s Gestures, TomTom Opens Up

On the show: FritoLays hands out samples in bus shelters; Pinpoint offers location-based audio game; Geofeedia and Adnear raise; TomTom opens up; Chico’s embraces RFID; Loopd brings beacons to conferences. Plus, what happened to Hailo and why RFID in a world of beacons…

5 Tools For Analyzing Location Data from Social Media

The volume of data available through social media overwhelms marketers of all sizes, including large brands with hundreds of outposts. Whereas it might be possible for a merchant with a single location to manually monitor the tweets, reviews, and photos being posted about his business each day, that kind of personal attention to detail is virtually impossible for larger brands. Here are five examples of platforms that marketers can use to make sense of the location-specific data coming from social media.

7 Reporting Tools for Hyperlocal Journalists

It can be difficult for journalists covering hyperlocal news events to find enough relevant information and quality sources to generate the types of comprehensive articles and reports that readers find useful. Here are seven tools that hyperlocal journalists can use to streamline the process of gathering data and generating the types of multiplatform content that readers embrace…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Foursquare, Project Noah

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan look at the IOC Foursquare campaign, and at whether Fox’s breakout television series Touch can help AT&T’s airgraffity. Plus news from Navizon, Bing, Geofeedia, Exec App and Scoutmob as well as our resource of the week and special guest Yasser Ansari of Project Noah…

Street Fight Daily: Target Taps Shopkick, Groupon Offers Settlement

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

Target Rolls Out Shopkick Integration Nationwide (TechCrunch)…

Groupon Offers Settlement for Gift-Card Lawsuits (Chicago Sun-Times)…

Sonar Offers On-the-Go Messaging to Friend Groups Nearby (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Journatic CEO, PayPal Data, Geofeedia

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

Pew Study: 18% Of U.S. Smartphone Owners Use Check-In Apps (TechCrunch)…

Journatic CEO: Efficiencies Make Hyperlocal Work (NetNewsCheck)…

PayPal’s Key to Winning Mobile Payments: Data (GigaOm)…