A ‘Connected’ Closet? As if — or Maybe Not

DigitasLBi Labs, the agency’s tech incubator in Paris, has built an in-store shopping assistant that uses image recognition software and Bluetooth low-energy beacons to match, recommend, and display possible additions to a shopper’s wardrobe. The group developed the “inspiration corridor” in conjunction with Klépierre, a french real estate company that operates malls across the country, and has installed the prototype in a Parisian shopping center…

7 Strategies for Leveraging In-Store Beacons

Indoor beacons are bridging the gap between physical locations and digital experiences, and allowing developers and businesses to interact with consumers based on their proximity to specific locations. But as with any new technology, indoor beacons do have their limitations and marketers need to be strategic in order to get the best use out of them…

Street Fight Daily: Cars.com on the Block, Lyft Raises $150M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyNewspaper Consortium Seeks to Sell Cars.com for $3 Billion (Wall Street Journal)… Lyft Funding Official: Documents Filed for New $150 Million Round (Recode)… TripAdvisor Plans Mbile Travel Guide Features in the Face of Competition From Rivals like Foursquare and Google Now (TheNextWeb)…

Street Fight Daily: Google Kills Offers, Foursquare Reveals Revenues

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGoogle Shuts Down Self Serve Offers Product (Blumenthals)… Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, Rebuffing Sale Offers, Says Revenues Grew 500% in Q1 2014, 600% In 2013 (TechCrunch)… Short-term Profit Taking vs. Long-term Value Creation: The Future of PayPal (LinkedIn)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Confessions, Smartphone Adoption Slows

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyUber Cab Confessions (GQ)… 58% of US Adults Say They Have a Smartphone — And Other Sobering Stats From Pew (Poynter)… How Foursquare Uses Location Data to Target Ads On PCs, Phones (AdAge)…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Rolls Out iBeacon Program, Square Picks Up In-Store

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Apple Starts iBeacon Product Certification Under ‘Made for iPhone’ Program (Apple Insider)… Square is Testing a New App for Ordering Food: Square Pickup (Priceonomics)… Ford to Drop Microsoft From Car Systems (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Same-Day Delivery Stays Hot, China’s Tencent Bets on Local

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Postmates Closes New Financing Round and Passes 10,000 Deliveries a Week (New York Times)… China’s Tencent firms up online-to-offline muscle with review site buy (Reuters)… AP Brings Olympics Coverage to Local News Outlets With Customizable, White-label Microsites (Poynter)…

Street Fight Daily: Baseball Bets on Beacons, Square Ramps Up Salesforce

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Major League Baseball Completes iBeacon Installation at First Two Ballparks (Recode)… Square Cuts More Custom Pricing Deals For Merchants And Ramps Up Sales Hiring (TechCrunch)… On-Demand Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Is Raising Another Big Round Of Funding (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Fashion Retailer Tests iBeacon, Local’s Most Innovative Companies

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Fashion Retailer Tries on Apple’s iBeacon for Size (Street Fight)… The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Local (Fast Coppany)… Uber Car-Hailing App Expands in China’s Congested Market
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Apple’s Next Trick: Making the Retail POS Disappear

The idea is to enable shoppers to conduct roving transactions throughout retail stores by scanning items with their iPhones, paying on the spot via iTunes then going on their way. No checkout aisles, no gum-snapping shopgirl, no 15 items or less. It creates a world where the mobile device is the POS…

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Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Teams With Seamless, Lawsuit Questions Square Story

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Foursquare Can Now Satisfy Your Appetite At Home With Integrated Seamless And GrubHub Ordering (Pando)… Lawsuit Questions Square’s Start-Up Story (New York Times)… PayPal Wants Role in Apple’s Mobile Payments Dreams (Recode)…

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Driving Yelp’s International Growth, Mobile Ads to Hit $18B

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology. Yelp’s Stoppelman Says Mobile Boom to Aid International Growth (Bloomberg)… Mobile Ad Market Spending To Hit $18BN In 2014, Rising To ~$42BN By 2017, Says Gartner (TechCrunch)… Bike-sharing Faces Bankruptcy: Cities Withhold Money as Bixi Struggles (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial CEO to Step Down, Court Rules Against Yelp

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy Stepping Down (Washington Post)… Court Rules That Yelp Must Unmask the Identities of Seven Anonymous Reviewers (Atlantic)… What Does the Closure of O2 Wallet Say About the Future of Mobile Payments? (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber’s Surge Pricing Stays, AOL CEO Speaks About Patch

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Uber CEO: Surge Pricing Is Here to Stay (Wall Street Journal)… AOL CEO Upbeat on Adap.tv Business, Patch Partnership (USA Today)… Yelp seeks Washington clout after rapid rise in Silicon Valley (The Hill)…

Street Fight Daily: Nokia Yanks Maps App, Groupon’s Bowl Game Conundrum

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Nokia Yanks Here Maps From Apple’s App Store (AllThingsD)… When Bowl Tickets Go on Groupon, Colleges Pay the Price (USAToday)… Tribune Closes $2.7B Deal for Local Holdings Stations (Poynter)…

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)….

Street Fight Daily: Apple Expands iBeacon, The Hack That Saved Foursuare

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Apple Launching iBeacons To Guide Store Visitors (Associated Press)… The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead (Wired)… Twitter’s Dorsey Vies With SoftBank’s Son for Japan Shops (Bloomberg)…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare’s Redesigned App, HomeJoy Raises $38M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Foursquare 7.0 Brings Passive Location Technology To All (GigaOm)… Homejoy Raises $38M As It Looks To Expand Beyond Home Cleaning (TechCrunch)… EBay, PayPal Pinpoint Stores For Mobile Shopping (USA Today)…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Pins Location, Macy’s Integrates iBeacon

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyPinterest Does Location: Not Just Pin Boards, but Now Pin Maps (AllThingsD)… Macy’s Is The First Retailer To Use Apple’s iBeacon For In-Store Presence (GigaOm)… Groupon Gets Into Coupons, Challenging RetailMeNot (USA Today)…

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb Rethinks Mobile, Foursquare’s New Partner

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyAirbnb Makes Listing Lodging All Mobile (USA Today)… Verizon Extends NFL Play to Foursquare Ads (AdWeek)… Apple Maps Takes Off: Cue The Antitrust Lawsuit? (ReadWrite)…