Why One Investor Thinks Foursquare Has a Future in Ad Tech

Add this to the interesting-but-never-going-to-happen suggestion box for Foursquare: ditch the consumer business altogether. Nihal Mehta, a New York-based entrepreneur-turned-investor, thinks that Foursquare might find a bigger business by bailing on its local search ambition to put its algorithm to work as an attribution product for mobile advertising…

Native Advertising Could Spell Trouble for Foursquare With Brands

Given that Foursquare’s user base isn’t going to get as big as Facebook’s or Twitter’s (which is not necessarily a bad thing) and considering the pressure to justify its valuation, putting too much faith in a native ad model could potentially spell trouble for the company…

New LocalResponse Products Give Brands Instant Access

Social advertising platform LocalResponse launched a host of products today that are designed to help brands and other marketers to respond to consumer intent in real-time. The company released an analytics and action platform for marketers, PRO Dashboard, and took two advertising products out of beta, Direct Response and Intent Retargeting…