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Apple Will Beef Up Privacy in iOS 8 — Here’s What It Means for Local

Steven Jacobs

Apple Will Beef Up Privacy in iOS 8 — Here’s What It Means for Local

When Apple unveiled iOS 8 last month, only brief mentions were made of iBeacon, the company’s much-hyped proximity messaging protocol. But early versions of the software released to developers in July suggest that the forthcoming operating system could include changes with implications for stakeholders across the commerce, advertising, and retail technology industries…

Street Fight Daily: Square Partners With Whole Foods, Bitcoin Enters the Store

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Square Partners With Whole Foods, Bitcoin Enters the Store

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Square Lands Payments Deal With Whole Foods (Wall Street Journal)… Revel Systems Adds Native Bitcoin Transactions To Its POS Offering (TechCrunch)… Groupon Shares Drop as Executive Plans Departure (Chicago Tribune)…

CityMaps Expands to Boston, Continues Move Toward Customization

Patrick Duprey

CityMaps Expands to Boston, Continues Move Toward Customization

Even before CityMaps expanded from a Web-only beta to mobile in mid-March, developers behind the social maps provider expressed a desire to excel not only in search, but also browsing. With the updated website and version 2.0 of its iOS application released earlier this morning, the company has continued toward that goal, adding featured maps, new Discovery Bar functions and mobile directional navigation…