LBMA Podcast: Google Wallet Rollout, Gyroscope Innovations

On the show: Drones in LA scraping cell signals; Johnnie Walker’s smart label from Thinfilm; Beam Wallet brings beacon-based payments to the UAE; Heather Shaw’s Circuitry of Life; AT&T sells you your privacy…

Street Fight Daily: Google Buys Softcard, GrubHub President To Exit

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google Strikes Mobile Payments Deal With Big Wireless Carriers, Buys Softcard Technology (Recode)… GrubHub’s No. 2 Heading For The Exit (Crain’s Chicago Business)… Thumbtack Adds Big Name Design And Engineering Execs To Oversee Big Growth (TechCrunch)…

LBMA Podcast: Snapchat for Business, Iconeme CEO

On the show: Panasonic reinvents the retail shelf; the Locr platform; Moovit closes $50m to help public transportation; Deehubs makes us all vandals; Softcard deflating?; Uber Cargo launches in Hong Kong; RetailNext and StepsAway; Path Talk pretty; Je Suis Charlie app…

Street Fight Daily: Google Eyes Softcard, Lyft Seeks Mega-Funding

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyGoogle Is In Talks With Mobile Payments Company Softcard (TechCrunch)… Lyft Seeking New Mega-Funding to Battle Uber (Recode)… Are Facebook And Yelp Losing The Support Of Small Businesses? (Pando)…

Mobile Payments Still Facing the Same Big Obstacles

This year has been a turning point in mobile payments, as Square, Paypal, along with Apple and others like SoftCard (formerly ISIS) have all made strides in their digital payment offerings. But three years after starting a now-defunct mobile payments company, I’ve identified three big reasons why we will not be paying with our phone in everyday retail stores for a long time to come…