Street Fight Daily: Airbnb’s Next Mega-Round, Samsung Debuts Mobile Payments

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Airbnb Is Raising A Monster Round At A $20B Valuation (TechCrunch)… Samsung Actually Stands A Fighting Chance In Mobile Payments (Quartz)… Uber Discloses Data Breach That May Have Affected 50,000 Drivers (GigaOm)…

LBMA Podcast: Samsung Buys LoopPay, Skoda Uses AR for Sales

On the show: Beijing Municipal Administration launching wearable transit passes; Smartstones touch; Branch Out launches digital detox movement; Travel by helicopter with Gotham Air; Urgent.ly trying to be the Uber for tow trucks; Mattel and Google are bringing back the Viewmaster…

Street Fight Daily: Samsung Buys Apple Pay Competitor, Google’s New Food Site

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySamsung Just Bought a Company to Help It Compete With Apple Pay (Time)… Google May Have Foodie Social Site Named ‘Tablescape’ In The Works (Slash Gear)… Uber Is Launching A Food Delivery Service In Spain (Business Insider)…

LBMA Podcast: Samsung’s Mobile Payments, Trippeo CEO

; Adobe’s Target and Campaign services; Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act; Drones for Good; Maponics Communities; Unacast & TCS partner; Merrell moves into virtual reality; American Express + HUSH; Facebook Place Tips; Dallas Mavericks partner with Tixsee + Adarsh Pallian of Trippeo.

Street Fight Daily: Twitter Courts Small Business, Apple Eyes Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyTwitter Seeks To Prove Value For Smaller Advertisers (AdExchanger)… Apple May Be About To Take On Google With Its Own Search Engine (Cult of Mac)… Groupon in Talks to Sell Majority Stake in Ticket Monster (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Samsung’s Apple Pay Competitor, Foursquare Partners With Twitter

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Samsung in Talks to Launch Apple Pay Competitor (Recode)… Twitter And Foursquare Are Partnering To Improve Location In Tweets (Business Insider)… Next for Yext? Digital Presence Service Buys Dutch Startup InnerBalloons (Recode)…

LBMA Podcast: Facebook Challenges Yelp and Foursquare

On the show: Connected Glass by Rebecca Minkoff; The world’s smallest GPS chip; Pay with your face; Coupons.com on your Samsung phone; and SocialRadar acquires Gridskippr. Our special guest is Rob Cameron, Chief Product and Marketing Office at Moneris…

Street Fight Daily: Samsung Teams With PayPal, Amazon Loses Local Commerce Exec

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologySamsung is Teaming With Paypal for Mobile Payments on a Watch (GigaOm)… Amazon Loses Key Payments Product Leader to Microsoft (Recode)… More Than Half of US Consumers Don’t Want to Friend a Brand Online (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Google’s Drone Delivery, Samsung’s New Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyInside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program (Atlantic)… Samsung Navigates Away from Google With Here maps for Galaxy phones (Verge)… Uber and Lyft Have Become Indistinguishable Commodities (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Samsung’s Location-Aware Smartwatch, Hearsay Social Raises $30M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologySamsung’s Galaxy Gear Is Location Aware, Sporting Glympse’s Friend-Finding App (GigaOm)… Hearsay Social Raises $30 Million to Give Bankers an Online Presence (New York Times)… Mobile Close To 20 Percent Of Internet Traffic Globally (MarketingLand)…

Why Are These 5 Apps Tracking Your Location?

Data privacy has become a particularly prickly issue in the mobile marketing space. As brands shift more and more of their marketing budgets to mobile initiatives, many want to emulate the behavioral targeting of a data-rich desktop environment on the cookie-less mobile medium. A number of mobile apps have started collecting user location information despite the fact that it’s not particularly relevant to their function. Here are a few that might surprise you…

Street Fight Daily: Samsung’s ‘Passbook’ App, PayPal Co-Founder’s Payments Play

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Samsung Takes a Page from Apple’s Passbook With New Wallet App (Verge)… PayPal Co-Founder Levchin Launches New Payments Startup, Affirm (AllThingsD)… Apple Patents Situational Awareness And Location Information Sharing For Mobile Devices (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Expands Deals, Visa Teams with Samsung

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Foursquare Opens Up Check-In Deals to More Kinds of Plastic (AllThingsD)… Visa Teams Up With Samsung on Mobile Payments (New York Times)… With ClubLocal and New SaaS Tools, ReachLocal Wants to be the Amazon of Local services (PandoDaily)…

Fragmentation in the Device Landscape and What It Might Mean for Local

We know that the great mobile shift has arrived. This does not mean the end of the laptop era entirely, as any user of processor-intensive software like Photoshop knows. But it does mean that we are using our devices in ways that have become heavily context dependent…

PODCAST: This Week in Location-Based Marketing — Samsung, JetBlue

In this week’s episode, hosts Rob Woodbridge and Asif Khan look at whether Montreal-based DigiCity can do what others have tried before to marginal success; Xtify’s news about location-triggered push notifications; the resource of the week and Jonathan Stephen – head of mobile with JetBlue Airways, swings by to tell us about location is moving the airline industry forward…