Pingup Extends Reach With New Bing Integration

Consumers searching for local businesses on Bing will now be able to seamlessly schedule appointments, book services, and place restaurant orders online via Pingup’s local services transaction platform.

Street Fight Daily: Brands Cash in on Mobile Search Ads, Amazon Aims to Put Alexa Everywhere

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Brands See Big YoY Jumps In Revenue on Mobile Search Ads During 2016 Holidays… At CES 2017, Amazon Revs Alexa Everywhere Strategy… Marketing Automation is Powerful, But It Can Limit Internal Visibility for Brands…

LBMA Podcast: Waze’s Brands, EatStreet/PingUp, and McDonald’s.

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Skedaddle, Netclearance, Marriott’s #Mgravityroom, Under Armour, Sears + Uber, Google Trips, Sito Mobile + Blue Bite, and Verizon buys Sensity.

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Eats Up Warehouse Brand Market, Figures on AMP’s Progress

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Prime May Be Cannibalizing Traditional Warehouse Brands’ Customer Pool… Need for Speed: Google Shares Its Progress on AMP… How Millenial Journalists Are Unraveling Local News for their Peers…

Pingup Partners with Yahoo to Expand Online Booking for Local Services

Pingup, which describes itself as a “transaction platform for local services,” announced a new partnership with Yahoo this morning. The move expands Pingup’s publisher network, allowing users searching for local services on Yahoo to book an appointment on-demand through the Pingup platform.

Street Fight Daily: Publisher Reach on Facebook Declines, Grocery May Be Next Boon for Amazon

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Publisher Reach on Facebook is Down 42% Since January… Shipping, Business Supplies, and Grocery Delivery — Not Echo — Most Likely to Be Amazon’s Next Growth Driver… What’s Next for Tronc: Scooping Up Other Newspapers…

Bot Local: Making Appointments Is Getting a Lot More Fun

Pingup is bringing its API-powered live booking capability to “a broader range of leading-edge consumer interfaces and platforms.” This means “Pingup-powered bots” will let consumers book and confirm appointments in real time with “tens of thousands of local businesses across the U.S.”

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb Tests Local Experiences, Patch Turns a Corner

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyAirbnb Quietly Tests Selling Tours and Other ‘Experiences’ (VentureBeat)… Patch, a Network for Hyperlocal News, Turns a Corner (Boston Globe)… PubMatic, xAd Team To Launch Location-Based Programmatic Marketplace For Mobile (MediaPost)…