Is Apple’s Encroachment on Local Finally Ready for Prime Time?

“I see [Apple’s] messaging platform as the third leg of mobile (joining the web and apps) that we need in place for the transition to non-traditional interfaces like voice,” Mike Blumenthal tells David Mihm. “Apple is building out a stable of ‘body’ computers with the Watch and now the AirPods that can provide an interface to the web.”

LBMA Podcast: Apple’s Big Event, TalkLocal Rebrands

On the show: Into the Storm’s augmented reality street sign; Unicef’s Digital Drum Project; Budweiser brings beer to your Facebook friends; WhatsApp and Skype add location sharing; Twitter brings buying to your stream; iScent thinks we want to smell our emails; T-Mobile becomes the UnCarrier….

Apple’s Big Day: Here’s Everything That Matters for Hyperlocal

As expected, Apple introduced the iPhone 6 (and the iPhone 6 Plus), the Apple Watch and a new payments system called Apple Pay. Here’s a breakdown of the major announcements and what they could mean for local-minded entrepreneurs…

Apple’s Big Day: What It Means for Local Tech

It’s that time again. After plenty of buzz, Apple is set to release several new products amidst the usual pomp and circumstance. Here’s a look at how all of Apple’ expected announcements might impact the way local is done…

Street Fight Daily: xAd Raises $50 Million, iWatch to Include Payments

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyLocation Is Everything, As Mobile Ad Startup xAd Raises $50M Led By IVP (TechCrunch)… Apple Watch to Allow Mobile Payments (Wall Street Journal)… Interpublic Invests in Mobile Measurement Company Placed (MediaPost)…