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…

Geoloqi’s Amber Case on Esri Acquisition: ‘Just Made Sense’

On Monday Esri announced its acquisition of Geoloqi, the makers of back-end location technology solutions for developers, bringing the startup’s real-time location and geocoding support to Esri’s sprawling online mapping product. Geoloqi will continue to serve its existing customer-base as a new Portland, Ore.-based research and development arm of Esri…

Street Fight Daily: Journatic Exposed, Living Social Experiments

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyJournatic worker takes ‘This American Life’ inside outsourced journalism (Poynter)… LivingSocial Experiments With Daily Deals, and It’s Like a Virtual Club Med (All Things D)… Mobile Is Where The Growth Is (AVC)… With “Connected Apps,” Foursquare Firms Its Position As The Social Network For Places (TechCrunch)… Making Location Services Slick & Simple (Inc.)… With Google Now, Android Puts Apple’s Siri To Shame(SAI)

Geoloqi CEO: ‘Your Phone Is a Remote Control for Reality’

t Street Fight Summit West on Tuesday afternoon Geoloqi co-founder Amber Case described a world in which smartphone users could get their prescriptions filled automatically upon entering their local pharmacies, or be checked-in automatically upon arriving at hotels: “This is about predicting your future experience based on location, using your own data,” Case said…

Street Fight Daily: SnipSnap, Geoloqi, Yell Becomes ‘Hibu’

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

Geoloqi’s Location Tracking Now Available to Appcelerator Devs (GigaOm)…

For AOL, a Costly Gamble On Local News Draws Trouble (Wall Street Journal)…

Sense Networks Makes Location-based Advertising Relevant (GigaOm)…

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…

Street Fight Daily: The Gap Geo-Fences, Loopt Sells, Gowalla Shutters

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

Gap Campaign Rethinks Old-School Bus Station Ads (TechCrunch)…

Loopt Sale Shows Future of Location Is Commerce (GigaOm)…

Foursquare Nears 20 Million Users And Crowley Talks About His Co-founder’s Recent Departure (Business Insider)…

Geoloqi’s Amber Case Wants to Simplify LBS App-making

Case, who is known in other circles as a “cyborg anthropologist,” talked with Street Fight recently about the big issues affecting location-sharing and GPS technology, where Geoloqi fits into the LBS ecosystem, and why geolocation is all about “utility.”

Street Fight Daily: 02.24.12

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

The Holy Grail of Rich Location Data Made Easy by Geoloqi (ReadWriteWeb)…

The Newsonomics of Hyperlocal’s Next Round: Patch, Digital First, and More (Nieman Lab)…

9 Ways B2Bs Can Excel With Location-Based Social Media (LunaMetrics)…