LBMA Vidcast: Square Adds DoorDash and Postmates

On this week’s Location-Based Marketing Association podcast: AppNexus rebrands to Xandr Invest with AT&T data, Cerebro Platform hyperlocal DOOH, Welcome travel itinerary app, McDonald’s McNugget experience in the UK, Square adds DoorDash & Postmates, iOS 13 to be much more location-sharing friendly.

Outsourced or In-House Delivery? We Did the Math

Local delivery is rapidly becoming a must-have for all kinds of businesses—people have become accustomed to online ordering and speedy delivery. According to a Go People survey, 65% of retailers will offer same-day delivery by the end of 2019, and according to Technomic, food delivery volume will grow by 12% year-over-year from 2019 to 2023. The question isn’t whether your business should offer delivery, but how.

DoorDash Will Put an End to Old-School Delivery—And Smaller Rivals

What does the big money for DoorDash mean for the crowded on-demand delivery space? The market is growing as a whole, but there isn’t all that much growth share to go around. DoorDash CEO and founder Tony Xu has said as much.  “If you look at where the U.S. is, there’s two players gaining share. It’s DoorDash and Uber. And DoorDash is growing 65% faster,” Xu said in a conversation with Recode editor-at-large and co-founder Kara Swisher earlier this year.

In Test of On-Demand Economy’s Durability, Postmates Files to Go Public

There’s nothing more hyperlocal than the on-demand class of startups, which feed off the everyday use cases spurred by a mobile-first world: whipping one’s phone out to order food from a local restaurant (Postmates, GrubHub, DoorDash), hail a ride (Uber and Lyft), or cut out a trip to the grocery store (Instacart, Shipt). Postmates’ founding ingenuity was to apply the convenience of ride-sharing to product delivery. Eight years later, it’s a food-delivery powerhouse, and its value may strike nearly $2 billion.

LBMA Vidcast: Postmates Locks Down $100M, Walgreens Hooks Up With Microsoft

On this week’s Location-Based Marketing Association podcast: Coty’s AR smart mirror for hair, JDA + InContext for in-store ops, Postmates gets $100M, Safegraph launches IP-to-Place, Germany says no to Amazon Dash, Walgreens partners with Microsoft.

Raise Report: HYP3R, Postmates, Singular Secure Fresh Funding

Every two or three weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes funding for GitLab, Tamr, Wove, and Leena AI.

LBMA Podcast: Postmates & DoorDash, Foursquare, Uber

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan & Aubriana Lopez. On the show this week: Mercedes Benz, Landmark + Sony Music, China’s BingoBox, Gordon’s Gin teams up with Weve, Foursquare’s new API, Uber expands bike sharing.

Street Fight Daily: Mobile to Take the Lead in U.S. Ad Spend, GDPR Spooks Location Firms

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Mobile Ad Spending to Surpass TV in 2018… The GDPR Is Spooking Location-Targeting Companies… Amazon’s Other Jeff Steps Into the Spotlight…

Street Fight Daily: Mixed Numbers on Future of M-Commerce, Uber Expands Its Vision

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Fewer Surveyed Consumers Indicate Buying on Mobile Phones in 2017 than in 2016… Uber CEO Outlines Expanded Mobility Plans… Walmart Joins Forces With Postmates to Combat Amazon…

LBMA Podcast: Red Roof Inns, Ford, Postmates, WeChat

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan, Rob Woodbridge & Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Waivecare, Amazon’s new patent, Bosch & Continental invests in HERE. Juniper Research on QR Codes

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Fights Companies Soliciting Reviews, Snap Reckons with Post-IPO Disaster

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp Increasingly Cracking Down on ‘Review Solicitation’… Snapchat Is Having a Crisis of Confidence. So Are Investors… Postmates Launches Grocery Service, Scheduled Deliveries, and Revamped App…

Street Fight Daily: Google’s E-Commerce Influence Declines, Uber Under FBI Investigation

Google’s E-Commerce Influence In Steady Decline (MediaPost)… Uber Faces FBI Probe Over Program Targeting Lyft (WSJ)… Postmates Expands Unlimited, a Prime-Style Subscription Service, to 250k Merchants (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Postmates Sheds Employees, What Oath CEO Learned from Leading Patch

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Postmates Laid Off All Its Cities Managers This Week… What Oath CEO Tim Armstrong Learned from Patch’s Struggles… Amazon Pumps Resources into Alexa to Maintain Dominance as Competition Heats Up…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Explores Offline-to-Online, Foursquare Partners with InfoScout

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Can Brands Create Facebook Custom Audiences Based On Brick-and-Mortar Visits?… Foursquare Partners with InfoScout to Offer Fuller Picture of Customer Journey… Postmates Relies on Streaming Data to Deliver Positive Experiences on Demand…

5 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Merchants Can Utilize On-Demand Services

Businesses that sell physical goods are discovering that they can cut costs and increase services for their customers by forming partnerships with on-demand apps rather than competing on their own. Here are five examples of ways that brick-and-mortar businesses can start utilizing on-demand services.

Why Back-end Tech Is Key for Food Delivery Startups

Outside of college campuses, local food delivery startups generally have larger neighborhoods to cover and customers with more niche needs. This may be why some of the biggest names in local delivery don’t seem as different at first glance, because their focus is on the back-end.

Street Fight Daily: Social Platforms Bring Pubs Limited Cash, GM Enables In-Car Data with New SDK

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Deals with Facebook and Snapchat Are Popular, But They’re Not Big Money-Makers… GM’s New SDK for In-Car Infotainment Apps Offers Access to Nearly 400 Data Points… For Retail, the Next Big Tech-Driven Shakeup is Organizational…

Street Fight Daily: DoorDash and Postmates Test Robot Delivery, Lighting Tech Helps Retailers Sharpen Location Data

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Postmates and DoorDash Test Delivery by Robot with Starship Technologies… Retailers Leverage Lighting Communication System to Sharpen Location Data… As Alexa Becomes Ubiquitous, Amazon Must Craft a Consistent User Experience…

Street Fight: Amazon’s First Physical Grocery Store, Beacon Companies Pivot Toward Attribution

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon’s New Grocery Store Is Missing One of the Most Important Things About Its Business… Beacon Companies Pivot Toward Attribution As Acquirers Come A-Knocking… Mobile Ad Growth Propels Glispa, a Mobile Marketing / AdTech Company, to New Heights…

Street Fight Daily: Postmates Secures Funding Amid Stiff Competition, Gannett Abandons Tronc Bid

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Postmates Navigates Tough Funding Terrain for Delivery as It Competes with Amazon and Uber… Uber Drivers Are More Likely to Cancel on Men with ‘Black-Sounding’ Names.. As The Verge Turns Five, Its Redesign Embodies Distribution Age Dynamics…