LBMA Podcast: Pinterest Adds Location to Every Place Pin, Niantic Labs Raises $20M

On the show: Pinterest Place Pins to add automatic location data; Niantic Labs raises $20 million from Google, Pokémon, and Nintendo; Australia’s Westfield malls and CommBank team up for beacon play; Drinkeasy SMS craft spirits delivery service; Onomichi map provides “cat’s-eye view;” MoveLoot does the heavy lifting; RetailNext acquires Pikato. Plus, news from Shoe Carnival and SIM Partners; Tostitos Canada; and Gimbal and Phigital.

Street Fight Daily: Target Partners with Techstars, Yahoo Exec Leaves for Square

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Target Teams Up with Techstars to Create a Retail-Focused Startup Accelerator (TechCrunch)… Top Yahoo Exec Jackie Reses Heads to Square as Senior Exec (Recode)… Publishers Straddle the Apple-Google, App-Web Divide (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Starbucks Tests Delivery, Pinterest Adds Location Info to Place Pins

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Starbucks Is Testing Coffee Delivery to Office Workers in the Empire State Building (Adweek)… Pinterest Will Automatically Add Venue Information to Place Pins (TechCrunch)… Postmates Expands API to Power Delivery for More Merchants (Forbes)…

Street Fight Daily: What Dorsey’s Twitter Gig Means For Square, Google to Roll Out ‘Now on Tap’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Jack Dorsey’s Dual CEO Role Raises Questions for Square (New York Times)… Now on Tap, Google’s Mobile Search Trojan Horse, Is Out of the Gate (Recode)… Pinterest Expands Buyable Pins to More Ecommerce Platforms, Reaching Thousands of Merchants (TechCrunch)…

Connecting the Local-Mobile Economy, One Step at a Time

Hyperlocal, mobile, on-demand contextual commerce enabled by buy buttons within mobile apps — that’s the new string of buzzwords making the rounds at industry conferences. The market reality: It’s going to take a while for this string to play out in the connected local economy. A key reason is that even as mobile disrupts search, most marketers and merchants can’t expect to get their own app on a majority of users’ home screens.

Street Fight Daily: Google’s New Ad Targeting Techniques, Uber Launches UberEVENTS

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Targets Intent with Email, YouTube, and Search Matching and App Campaigns (TechCrunch)… UberEVENTS is Launching in New York (Tech.Co)… How Much of Your Audience Is Fake? (Bloomberg)…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Launches Buyable Pins, Bing Now ‘Self-Sustaining’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Airbnb Is Helping Make Android Apps More Like The Web (ReadWrite)… Pinterest Takes E-Commerce To Next Level With Launch Of Buyable Pins On iPads & iPhones (Marketing Land)… Microsoft’s Bing Isn’t Such a Failure After All (Mashable)…

Street Fight Daily: Square Eyes IPO, Thumbtack’s SEO Struggles

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Square Expected To Go Public This Year (Forbes)… Thumbtack, A Startup Backed by Google, Returns to Google’s Graces After SEO Hiccup (Re/code)… Dunkin’ Donuts CMO Discusses the Risky Move to Mobile Loyalty (AdAge)…

LBMA Podcast: ‘Buyable Pins’ From Pinterest, Zopper Raises $20M

On the show: Samsung & Jurassic World offer Best Buy exclusive content; Alibaba tests new QR codes for a nifty idea; Periscope’s map view; Google’s connected fabric Project Jacquard; Geotraq’s patent for Cell-ID module; Facebook Messenger turns off location; Baidu invests in VisionMedia…

Street Fight Daily: New Google Search Ads, Pinterest Adds Buy Button

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Search Ads Get A Lot Sexier With Sharp, Gorgeous Photos (Mashable)… Pinterest Launches the Buy Button (Recode)… Instagram to Open Its Photo Feed to Ads (New York Times)…

#SFSW15: How Pinterest, Twitter and Nextdoor Think About SMBs

A new generation of social media giants are betting big on Main Street. During the morning session of Street Fight Summit West in San Francisco, representatives from Twitter, Pinterest, and Nextdoor discussed programs designed to engage small businesses within local communities for future generations of the web.

Street Fight Daily: Online-to-Offline Retail, Pinterest Unveils Ad Products

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Report: More than Half of Offline Retail Sales Now Influenced by Digital, Mobile (Screenwerk)… Pinterest Unveils Flurry of Ad Products, Names Monetization Exec (AdAge)… Why APIs Will Save Your Business From Getting “Uber-ed” (Fortune)…

Pinterest SMB Chief: 2 of 3 Businesses on Site Have a Physical Store

We recently caught up with Joel Meek to talk about how Pinterest is connecting consumer behavior form online to offline and why he thinks ecommerce is the next big growth area for small businesses on social media…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Opens Up, Best Buy Embraces Apple Pay

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Pinterest Woos Big Brands With Its New API (Recode)… Apple Pay Will Hit Best Buy Stores in 2015 (New York Times)… Kroger Acquires Dunnhumby Data Assets From Tesco, Forges New Venture (AdExchanger)…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest’s $11B Valuation, Google Now Opens Up

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Pinterest Raises $367 Million, Pushing It Past $1 Billion Raised In All (TechCrunch)… An Open Google Now Is About To Make Android Super Smart (Wired)… Google Maps Upends Primary Data Suppliers – YP.CA Is Out (Blumenthal)…

The ‘Five Places’ Method for Manageable Local Marketing

It’s critical for SMBs to focus attention on a few of the most effective marketing activities, and to adopt a strategy that allows them to keep marketing efforts consistent. The “five places” method is a simple way to organize one’s efforts based on an inventory of what matters most…

Street Fight Daily: Pinterest Opens Advertising, Goldman Eyes Groupon’s Korean Site

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology……Pinterest Will Open Promoted Pins To All Advertisers Following Success Of Beta Program (TechCrunch)… Goldman Wants In On Groupon’s Ticketmonster Deal (Crain’s Chicago Business)… Goldman Wants In On Groupon’s Ticketmonster Deal (Crain’s Chicago Business)… In Advertising, It’s About Who Gets Credit for the Sale (New York Times)…

At Pinterest, a New Pitch to Small Businesses

Pinterest has managed to carve out a solid domain in a jam-packed social media landscape. Now, it’s time to build a business — and the local market is poised to play a big role, said Joel Meek, the head of the company’s small business efforts, during a BIA/Kelsey event in San Francisco on Thursday…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Raises $1.2 Biliion, Yahoo’s Mobile Comeback

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Uber Raises $1.2 Billion, Putting Its Value at $40 Billion (New York Times)… Yahoo to Surpass Twitter in U.S. Mobile Ads (AdAge)… Google Gooses Resellers of Its Biz Apps With 10% Incentive (Wall Street Journal)…

Pinterest’s Plan to Win Over Small Businesses

Four year-old scrapbooking site Pinterest has managed to succeed where many other social media — from Path to Google — have failed. In an interview with Street Fight, Joel Meek, who heads up the company’s small business efforts, discusses the role be believes the company can play an local discovery engine, and why its uniquely positioned to help small businesses reach users in the earliest stages of the purchase process…