#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…

With Disparate Data, Factual Founder Sees Opportunity

In a fireside chat with Marketing Evolution CEO Rex Briggs at Street Fight Summit West Tuesday, Gil Elbaz, chief executive at Factual, the location data company, said there’s a massive opportunity for startups to help digest and analyze the massive amount of data coming from mobile devices. The challenge, says Elbaz, is folding additional information into location data to help better understand the context of the user…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys FeeFighters, Howard Owens on Paywalls

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

Groupon Acquires FeeFighters, the BillShrink for Business Services (TechCrunch)…

Paywalls Create Opportunities for Local News Entrepreneurs (howardowens.com)…

You Say ‘SoLoMo,’ I Say, ‘I Hate My Life’ (TechCrunch)…

Managing the Data Infrastructure Behind Hyperlocal

As more and more location-based apps and services pop up, one of the major issues that developers at these companies face is the need for accurate, updated, geo-coded information about all of the businesses out there. Data provider Factual is kind of a clearinghouse for the data sets that these developers need…