LBMA Podcast: New LBMA Research, Foursquare & Tinder, Verve & Receptiv

On this week’s edition of the Location-Based Marketing Association podcast: iQiyi, Location Sciences, Foursquare + Tinder, Google Expeditions, Verve buys Receptiv, Kohl’s + Amazon returns, London goes iZettle, and new research from The LBMA.

Raise Report: Nextdoor, Bizzabo, iZettle Lock Down New Funding

Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes funding for Fetch Robotics, PhoneWagon, Chattermill, and Kasisto.

LBMA Podcast: Google’s Chromecast, Ubimo’s Gilad Amitai

Top stories of the week include: Google’s Chromecast gets Ultrasonic; Chicago’s Array of Things makes the city smarter and creepier; ReservationHop takes reservations hostage; Amscreen and Garmin partner at the Tour de France; Muuzii taps SMS for real-time translations; RetailNext and iZettle close financing rounds; Ubisoft shows us the map of the future; TAB unveils spot ratings for billboards thanks to Inrix…

Street Fight Daily: Snapchat Adds Location Filters, Yelp Opens API

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySnapchat Adds Location-Based Photo Filters (VentureBeat)… Yelp Liberates Its API To Box Out Foursquare And Google (TechCrunch)… Clear Channel Brings Outdoor Ads to Life On Smartphones (AdAge)…

Street Fight Daily: Intuit Makes Another Acquisition, Square Rival Raises $50M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyIntuit Buys Lettuce Apps For $30M To Add Inventory And Order Management To Quickbooks (TechCrunch)… Square Rival iZettle Receives Capital Injection From Group of Investors (Wall Street Journal)… Months Before CEO Shakeup, Leaf Investor Took Control of Startup (Xconomy)…

Street Fight Daily: Icahn Calls For PayPal Split, Groupon Boosts Hotel Product

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Could Square be Collateral Damage in Carl Icahn’s War on Ebay? (Quartz)… Groupon Adds 20,000 Properties To Its Hotel Feature (Skift)… Tokyo Launches Cab-Calling Mobile App (Wall Street Journal)…

LBMA Podcast: NeoPost Acquires DMTI, ByteLight’s Series A

On the show: Superpedestrian works to commercialize the Copenhagen Wheel; Square is up against the patent wall; privacy’s voice gets stronger with the Future of Privacy Forum and Chuck Schumer; iZettle let’s you pay the homeless with your credit card; and location-based CPR assistance arrives…

Local Payments for Local Merchants

Mobile payments platforms are quickly emerging as a viable solution for small businesses seeking to conduct transactions without paying the high fees typically associated with a traditional merchant terminal…