LBMA Podcast: Waze’s Brands, EatStreet/PingUp, and McDonald’s.

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Skedaddle, Netclearance, Marriott’s #Mgravityroom, Under Armour, Sears + Uber, Google Trips, Sito Mobile + Blue Bite, and Verizon buys Sensity.

Street Fight Daily: Majority of Consumers Will Pay for Same-Day Delivery, Google Expands Waze

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Most U.S. Digital Buyers Would Pay for Same-Day Delivery — If They Need It… Google Quietly Expands Ride-Sharing Service… Chute Launches Service for Brands to Find and Manage Influencers…

Street Fight Daily: Waze Ride-Share to Hit SF Soon, Facebook Creates Coupon Drawer

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Takes on Uber With New Ride-Share Service… Facebook Has Created the Digital Equivalent of a Coupon Drawer for Users… Jeff Jones Drives Uber as New President…

Street Fight Daily: Product Ads Come to Google Image Search, Weighing Bots’ Promise

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Product Listing Ads Officially Launch in Image Search… MCX, the Big Retailer Answer to Apple Pay, Announces Layoffs and Another Product Delay… Amazon Launches Restaurant Delivery in Manhattan with More Than 350 Eateries

Hexagon Geospatial Aims to Make Maps More Important Than Ever Using Geo-data and Analytics

These days, we rely on maps not only to provide us a route, but also to be relevant in real-time. If a road is closed, we expect our map app to tell us as much. If a place of business we were planning on driving to is no longer open, then our map better have that information.

Street Fight Daily: Lyft Launches Waze Integration, ‘Platform Relationship Specialists’ Emerge

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Waze Integration for Drivers Rolls Out Nationwide in Lyft’s Mobile App (TechCrunch)… The Rise of the Publishing Platform Specialist (Wall Street Journal)… Publishers See Rising Premium on Mobile Advertising (AdExchanger)…

Street Fight Daily: Google to Further Penalize Mobile-Unfriendly Websites, More Layoffs at LivingSocial

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google’s Latest Mobile Search Algorithm Update Makes Having a Mobile-Friendly Site Even More Important (TechCrunch)… LivingSocial Is Laying Off More Than 50 Percent of Its Staff (Recode)… Uber Debuts Family Profiles to Let You Pay for Others’ Rides (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Waze Partners With Lyft, Craigslist Competitor 5miles Now Valued at $300M+

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Waze to Scoop up More Data through New Partnerships (Wall Street Journal)… Mobile App 5miles Raises $30M at a $300M+ Valuation to Rival Craigslist in Classifieds (TechCrunch)… Bootler Brings Comparison Shopping to Food Delivery Services (Chicago Tribune)…

Basket President: App’s Crowdsourced Price Information Empowers Shoppers

“The difference in prices between stores in a five-mile radius can be as much as 50 percent, based on in-store unadvertised specials, advertised specials, and variance in list price,” says Andy Ellwood. His company, Basket, has built “a massive database” that allows the company to display that price information back to consumers.

Street Fight Daily: Gawker Media’s Ecommerce Success, Amazon Will Have Its Own Fleet of Shipping Trucks

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… How Gawker Turned into Groupon (Motherboard)… Amazon Buys Thousands of Truck Trailers as Its Transportation Ambitions Grow (Recode)… Waze’s Growth Chief: Even Driverless Cars Need a Better Route (USA Today)…

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)…

LBMA Podcast: Gimbal’s New Beacon, Tinder for Apple Watch

On the show: AOL/Verizon may be Millenial Media; Shape-changing interfaces; Big Gay Ice Cream uses beacons; Rubicon Global’s quest to be UBER for your trash; Waze’s RideWith ride sharing.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook’s 40M SMBs, Secret Shuts Down

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Says There Are Now 40M Active Small Business Pages (TechCrunch)… A Founder of Secret, the Anonymous Social App, Is Shutting It Down (New York Times)… Retailers Too Focused on ‘Hyped’ Tools (RetailDive)…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Launches Now, Local TV’s Jackpot

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp Ups Its Search Game With “Yelp Now”: Adds Dinner Reservation & Food Ordering Search Filters (Search Engine Land)… Jackpots for Local TV Stations in F.C.C. Auction of Airwaves (New York Times)… Square’s Jack Dorsey Puts It All Together (BuzzFeed)…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Expands Platform, Waze Sells Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp Hooks Up With Startups To Offer A Larger Selection Of E-Commerce Bookings (TechCrunch)… With Turn-by-Turn Directions, Google’s Waze App Wants to Win Mobile Advertising (AdWeek)… How Big Is Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm? Bigger Than Panda Or Penguin (Search Engine Land)…

Street Fight Daily: Beacons Retarget Ads, Mobile Wallets Eye Loyalty

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Now Advertisers Can Use Beacons To Make The Shoes You Were Looking At Inside A Physical Store Follow You Around The Internet (Business Insider)… The Next Step for the Mobile Wallet? Loyalty Programs (Wall Street Journal)… Let’s Stop Laughing At Groupon (Fortune)…

Street Fight Daily: eBay Spins Off PayPal, Waze Crowdsources Places

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology]EBay to Spin Off PayPal With New CEOs for Two Publicly Traded Companies (Recode)… With Places (and Your Help), Waze Mapping Gets Smarter On Android And iOS (GigaOm)… Yelp and Tripadvisor Launch Joint Campaign Against Google (Financial Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Walmart Tests In-Store Pickup, LivingSocial’s Future

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology.Walmart Begins Testing Online Grocery Shopping With Local Store Pickup Option In Denver (TechCrunch)… Despite Its Woes, CMO Barry Judge Sees A Future For LivingSocial (Forbes)… Google’s Newest Secret Weapon For Local Ads (Digiday)…

Street Fight Hosted Three Events in 2013 — Here’s What to Remember

Street Fight hosted three events in 2013, two in New York during the winter (thanks to Hurricane Sandy) and fall, and another in San Francisco in late spring. The programming for the events, and the stories flowing out of them, reflect the continued transformation of the local marketing industry and the emergence of a new, technology-driven local ecosystem. With the year coming to a close, here is a look back at the biggest stories that came out of Street Fight’s Annual Summits…

Geo-Unicorns: Will Local Spawn More Billion-Dollar Startups?

At the Street Fight Summit in New York a couple of months ago, I moderated a panel that looked at the “Billion-Dollar Opportunities in Hyperlocal.” Our thesis in putting the panel together was that the personalization made possible by location-based technologies was still in its early stages of evolution, and that the “geo-web” will be spawning many of the billion-dollar exits that later-stage VCs crave…