LBMA Vidcast: NYY Turn to Postmates, Uncle Ben’s Goes Google Lens

On this week’s Location-Based Marketing Association podcast: New York Yankees using Postmates, Uncle Ben’s goes Google Lens with Innit, Toy R’ Us back with Candytopia, Heineken teams with Grab in SE Asia, Walgreens delivers with Wing drones, Starbucks  Japan let’s you pay with a pen.

Toys ‘R’ Us Foot Traffic Analysis Reveals Challenges in Smaller Markets

The results of a new foot traffic analysis conducted by the location data firm Factual reveal that Toys “R” Us’ demise, while partly attributable to Amazon’s strength, could just as easily be blamed on stiff competition from within the brick-and-mortar retail market.

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Payments on the Rise, Facebook Use Unaffected By Scandal

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Use of Mobile Payments Up 30%… Facebook Hasn’t Felt ‘Any Meaningful Impact’ As Result of Scandal… How NBC Is Giving Partners the Most Comprehensive Understanding of Their Ad Exposures…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Launches Local Hotspots, Media Companies Shift to YouTube

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Launches Express WiFi App for Its Local Business-Operated Hotspots… Why Media Companies Are Shifting Their Attention to YouTube… Why Publishers Are Eliminating Programmatic Silos…

Mobile Strategies That Retail Brands Are Using to Fuel Holiday Sales

This holiday season, retailers with physical locations are working feverishly to compete against e-commerce giants like Amazon. Technologies that capture historical, location-based data from devices have become the next great hope for these brands, even as the physical and online shopping worlds continue to merge.

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Expands Into Grocery, Waze and Dunkin’ Donuts Partner on Order-Ahead

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon to Launch Grocery Pickup Stores in Seattle… Dunkin’ Donuts Links Order-Ahead, Loyalty to Waze App… There’s a Disconnect in Connecting Marketing Tech Tools…

Openings and New Hires at Cuebiq, Unacast, Toys ‘R’ Us, and Propel

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at Yext, inMarket, Placed and Tiger Pistol.