Tech

How Location-Based Services Are Transforming The Mobile Industry

[credit provider=”BI Intelligence”] The possibilities for location-based services on mobile go beyond consumer-facing apps like FourSquare and Shopkick.With over 770 million GPS-enabled smartphones, location data has begun to permeate the entire mobile space. It’s powering advertisements, and many other services — from weather to travel apps.
How Location-Based Services Are Transforming The Mobile Industry
Markets

Fresh Vegetables Bring Birmingham’s Economy Back To Life

[credit provider=”Flickr/churchstreetmarketplace” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/churchstreetmarketplace/4130120037/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] A crowd of Birmingham residents gathered at a community college parking lot in 2011 to welcome a new sight to the neighbourhood: fresh fruits and vegetables for sale.While the mayor and other local leaders delivered speeches, shoppers browsed tables piled high with collard greens, okra, peaches, green […]
Fresh Vegetables Bring Birmingham’s Economy Back To Life
Tech

BII REPORT: How Location-Based Data Is Making Mobile Advertising Explode

[credit provider=”BI Intelligence”] With 770 million of the 1.2 billion smartphone devices worldwide equipped with GPS, location data has begun to permeate the entire mobile space.Location-enabled mobile ads have generated excitement for their effectiveness and the impressive prices they command. And many mobile ad trading platforms have recently reported triple-digit increases in […]
BII REPORT: How Location-Based Data Is Making Mobile Advertising Explode
Tech

BII REPORT: How Location-Based Services Are Transforming The Mobile Industry

The possibilities for location-based services on mobile go beyond consumer-facing apps like FourSquare and Shopkick.With over 770 million GPS-enabled smartphones, location data has begun to permeate the entire mobile space. It’s powering advertisements, and many other services — from weather to travel apps.
BII REPORT: How Location-Based Services Are Transforming The Mobile Industry
Tech

BII REPORT: How Location-Based Data Is Making Mobile Advertising Explode

[credit provider=”BI Intelligence”] With 770 million of the 1.2 billion smartphone devices worldwide equipped with GPS, location data has begun to permeate the entire mobile space.Location-enabled mobile ads have generated excitement for their effectiveness and the impressive prices they command. And many mobile ad trading platforms have recently reported triple-digit increases in […]
BII REPORT: How Location-Based Data Is Making Mobile Advertising Explode
Tech

Yelp Is Getting Hammered By Facebook’s New Search Announcement

[credit provider=”Business Insider”] Facebook just unveiled a new search function that people can use to search for all kinds of things, including locations and interests.That includes local businesses like restaurants and dentists, Facebook engineer Lars Rasmussen said at the search-product unveiling today at Facebook’s headquarters.
Yelp Is Getting Hammered By Facebook’s New Search Announcement
Strategy

INSTANT MBA: You Should Outsource Tasks That Require Special Skills

[credit provider=”Nathan Hanks//ReachLocal”] Today’s advice comes from our interview with Nathan Hanks, co-founder of the online marketing company ReachLocal:“When you own or operate a local business, you are the CEO, the head of sales, the head of human resources, the CFO—running a local business requires you to wear so many […]
INSTANT MBA: You Should Outsource Tasks That Require Special Skills
Tech

Airbnb Announces Neighborhoods, A Local Guide

[credit provider=”Owen Thomas, Business Insider”] Airbnb has gathered a bunch of tech reporters to Dogpatch Studios, an arts space in a postindustrial part of San Francisco, to unveil a new product: Airbnb Neighborhoods.”We have a challenge,” says Brian Chesky, CEO of the online lodging marketplace. For visitors, location is the […]
Airbnb Announces Neighborhoods, A Local Guide
Tech

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: One Billion Smartphones Shipped By 2016

Mobile Insights is the new daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile strategy news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up here for a free trial of BI Intelligence today.
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: One Billion Smartphones Shipped By 2016
Tech

We Just Tried eBay Now And It Rocks — Here’s How It Works

[credit provider=”Owen Thomas, Business Insider”] Welcome to the future of local shopping—delivered by eBay.eBay Now, an on-demand delivery service, picks up goods from local stores. Its couriers—they call themselves “shoppers”—deliver your purchases to your door in about an hour. You pay a $5 delivery and local sales tax.
We Just Tried eBay Now And It Rocks — Here’s How It Works
Tech

eBay Is Testing A Same-Day Delivery Service, Beating Amazon To The Punch

[credit provider=”Twitter profile”] eBay has quietly launched a test of eBay Now, a same-day shipping service which delivers goods from local stores to consumers. It’s only available in San Francisco.Rocky Agrawal, a product strategist and keen observer of the local market, first reported eBay’s launch on Twitter, and TechCrunch’s Josh Constine […]
eBay Is Testing A Same-Day Delivery Service, Beating Amazon To The Punch
News

Environmentalists Need To Give Up On Big Solutions And Focus On localisation

[credit provider=”Flickr / jive667″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jive667/5682618060/”] Ilargi: The following is a guest post by friend of TAE (and our kind present host) John Isaacs-Young, who is active in Transition Sunshine Coast, a region located about halfway up the eastern coast of Australia. There’s a lot more wrong with Big Green Tech […]
Environmentalists Need To Give Up On Big Solutions And Focus On localisation
Markets

See Why Shoppers Are Mobbing Local Businesses From Coast To Coast

[credit provider=”Cash Mobs” url=”http://cashmobs.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/cleveland-international-cash-mob-day-photos/#wpcom-carousel-698″] On Saturday, shoppers came out in droves for the first ever International Cash Mob day—a social media-driven movement that has rallied consumers to give local businesses a boost.The concept is simple: Participants pledge to spend at least $20 at a given business, which is usually promoted […]
See Why Shoppers Are Mobbing Local Businesses From Coast To Coast
Tech

Google Snaps Up Clever Sense To Help Predict What You Want To Search For

Google has bought startup Clever Sense, which will help the search giant actually recommend stuff to you before you search for it. Clever Sense was designed to recommend restaurants, coffee shops, and night clubs , all based on artificial intelligence and previous data. It was built on an artificial intelligence […]
Google Snaps Up Clever Sense To Help Predict What You Want To Search For
Strategy

Here’s How Successful Small Business Saturday Actually Was

[credit provider=”By cgkinla on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4746331688/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] More than 100 million shoppers turned out to support Small Business Saturday, according to numbers released this week. That’s significantly more than the 83 million that organisers had expected.An exhaustive social media effort — the event’s official Facebook page tallied 2.6 million “Likes” and […]
Here’s How Successful Small Business Saturday Actually Was
Strategy

#SmallBusinessSaturday Blew Up On Social Media, But Did It Actually Get People To Shop?

[credit provider=”By Gary Soup on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/garysoup/4307841729/”] In its second go-around, American Express went all out to hype up its nationwide Small Business Saturday campaign, which encouraged shoppers to spend cash at locally-owned stores during one of retail’s biggest weekends of the year.Its social media outreach blew up — the […]
#SmallBusinessSaturday Blew Up On Social Media, But Did It Actually Get People To Shop?
Strategy

Why Blue Hill Is One Of The Most Expensive Restaurants On The East Coast

[credit provider=”Blue Hill “]              It seems that everyone is finally catching on to what Dan and David Barber, co-owners of Blue Hill, have known for over a decade.Chefs said that locally-sourced ingredients would be the biggest restaurant trend of 2011, according to the National Restaurant Association. There are lots […]
Why Blue Hill Is One Of The Most Expensive Restaurants On The East Coast
Markets

Why It Pays To Be An ‘Indie’ Shopper

Four blocks from my house on the north side of Chicago is an independent toy store that has bailed me out with a last-minute birthday gift more than a few times.The knowledgeable proprietors peddle geodes to German-engineered wind-up trains, bug-collection kits to theatrical costumes.
Why It Pays To Be An ‘Indie’ Shopper
Markets

Want To Help Your Local Economy Without Spending Any Money?

[credit provider=”By Keith Ellison from Minneapolis, USA [Public domain] , via Wikimedia Commons”]We’ve all heard that volunteering is good for your community, but is it good for economy too?Volunteering at your local homeless shelter may not promote job growth, but it just might prevent job loss.
Want To Help Your Local Economy Without Spending Any Money?
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