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This is the third column in a three-part series on the impact and dynamics of On Demand Local Services. The first two columns are here and here.
February 9, 2015
Greg Weinger is product line manager for mobile engagement at Urban Airship
Marketers may have heard about some of the well-publicized …iOS
If you run a company with multiple locations and have yet to utilize location based mobile advertising, your businesses are likely missing out on a …Location
Columnist Wesley Young discusses the importance of truly local data in search marketing …Search
Having gone “thermonuclear war” on Google after it discovered that it was following Apple into smartphones, Apple may be about to turn the tables on its Mountain View rivals — by entering the search engine business.
Apple is currently looking to hire an engineering project manager for something …Google
A new buzzword has emerged in the tech lexicon: “1099 economy.” Referring to the growing ranks of single proprietors and contractors, this trend is …Economics
Freaky fact: The Post Office by my house used to be the Peoples Temple, where cult leader Jim Jones recruited the followers that would ultimately …Groupon
A number of minivans with what appears to be camera equipment and a LiDAR sensor mounted to the roof that have appeared around California in recent …San Francisco
If you haven’t yet heard of venture-builders — also called tech studios, startup factories, or venture production studios — let me introduce them to you: They’re organizations that build companies using their own ideas and resources.
Unlike incubators and accelerators, venture builders don’t …Entrepreneurship
Gordon Borrell, among the best known of digital advertising analysts, was predicting two years ago that the newspaper business would stabilize, with …News Industry
Uber faces an ever-growing cast of adversaries that includes dubious regulators, litigious drivers, hostile members of the press, and some …Google
The strong initial success of Apple Pay, combined with the news that eBay will spin off PayPal, has led to expectations that PayPal could be a major …PayPal
The U.S. is back in the driver’s seat of the global economy after 15 years of watching China and emerging markets take the lead.
The world’s biggest …
Several factors drive the online shopping habits of Hispanic consumers, including bilingualism and acculturation. Marketers have to consider the …
Crowdfunding is gradually creeping into every walk of life. The latest evidence? LexShares is a new platform that lets you invest in US litigation.
Accredited investors around the world can use the site to browse lawsuits that require funding, and then put a minimum stake of $2,500 into any that …Investing
There were about 2.2 million pay phones in the U.S. as of 2000 and now there are under 500,000, according to the American Public Communications Council. The decline in pay phone usage is largely attributed to the ubiquity of mobile phones. The city of New York plans to replace its pay phones with up …New York
Where the people go, marketers follow.
An increasing number of people are consuming online video — Youtube is the second …
The Internet is moving to a shopping center near you.
In Fort Wayne, Ind., a vacated Target store is about to be home to rows of computer servers, network routers and Ethernet cables courtesy of a local data-center operator. In Jackson, Miss., a former McRae’s department store will get the same …Dow Jones
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A controversial new film claims everything we know about the universe is wrong, claiming new discoveries may show the bible …
A few months ago I wrote a post called, A Simple Explanation Of The Internet Of Things where I tried to provide some clarity around what this new connected world means for all of us. In the article I mentioned some of the driving forces behind this.
“Broadband Internet is become more widely …Internet
What's stopping you from creating the first killer Kinect 2.0 hack? Well, now that Microsoft's released the do-all sensor's SDK to the public for free you don't have many more excuses. The software development kit is available without any fees and what's more, you can now put any finished apps up …
With Google's SERPs regularly testing new features, the team at Mediative decided it was time to figure out how the "Golden Triangle" has changed …Google
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term used to describe an environment in which billions of objects, such as mechanical devices, refrigerators, washers, air conditioners and even industrial production machines, can sense, predict, communicate and share information with each other automatically. …Internet
xAd announced a $50 million raise for its mobile geomarketing platform today, but the company says it doesn’t even need the money; it’s building its business on profit alone.
The funding may be yet another sign that growth funds are looking to get in on the future of mobile advertising.
Yext, a local …Advertising
Just over a year ago, “internet glue” service IFTTT, which lets you define triggers to automate actions associated with your online accounts and services, rolled out a new set of Twitter triggers that complied with Twitter’s new rules for developers. Today, the company is expanding on that earlier …Twitter
It's finally here: Apple Pay arrived on Monday as part of iOS 8.1, which turns the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus into mobile payment machines. Just install the update, add a credit card to Passbook, and you're good to start buying stuff with your iPhone.
At least that's the theory, but is it really …Payments
Google has confirmed to Search Engine Land that it updated its Penguin filter on Friday. Penguin targets sites deemed to be spammy, especially those …
Those who are wondering how to learn more about their customers' use of mobile or how to apply online learnings to mobility might have a very simple …
Let’s be honest: it’s hard to find competitive advantages these days. You’ve got access to LinkedIn, an incredibly potent professional tool, which is great – until you realize that all of your competitors have access to that same platform.
I’ve always identified with Columbo, the fictional TV …LinkedIn