This Week in Location Based Marketing – Episode 26: Ford appifies the car, Starwood Hotels gives Foursquare the nod and LinkedIn IPO makes startups take notice

Episode 26

recorded May 21, 2011

Welcome to This Week in Location Based Marketing where we rehash the news that matters in the location based marketing world.

Hosts: Rob Woodbridge & Asif Khan

This week:

Show highlights:
1. Ford Sync, allergies and the start of the appification of automobiles
2. Facebook Places gets an update
3. Starwood Hotels works an exclusive with Foursquare – invents the national Mayor
4. Google launches News Near You – and we say it’s about time!
5. Yahoo! launches SmartAds with Mixpo

Funding News
1. LinkedIn goes IPO and dreams start to soar
2. Ambistar buys WantAndFound.com

Tool of the Week
EdRover

Resource of the Week
Comscore MobiLens Research

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About the author

Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of UNTETHER.tv and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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