Consumer touchpoints continue to fragment and atomize, disrupting conventional approaches to media and tech. Drivers of this trend include devices from smart speakers to cars. Accordingly, as we roll into February, the Street Fight editorial team is thinking outside the box — that is, beyond the rectangles that frame our typical screen interfaces.
We will provide deep coverage of emerging technologies including voice search, visual search, augmented reality, and 5G. How are tech providers innovating with these modalities? How are users adopting them? And how are local marketers tackling the opportunity?
A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Angie’s List to Drop Paywall for a Freemium Model (TechCrunch)… It’s Amazon Echo’s World; Alphabet’s Nest Just Lives in It (Recode)… When It Comes to Platforms, Agencies Have Snapchat On Their Minds (Digiday)…
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly finding its way into more and more aspects of our lives — and that’s good news for local marketers. This evolving market is expected to grow to $1.7 trillion by 2020.