This Week in Location Based Marketing #91: The BIG data episode

Welcome to episode #91 of This Week in Location Based Marketing. On today’s show: There’s some new old kids taking on Isis, Virgin America rocks the vote, Swirl launches, JiWire’s location Graph + a bevy of funding activity, our resource of the week and special guest John Gentry of Computer Sciences Corporation.

Episode 91

Recorded: August 19, 2012
Hosts: Rob Woodbridge & Asif Khan

 


Show highlights:
1. JiWire maps the location graph (5:15)
2. HUGE retailers (as in WalMart, 7/11) team up for MCX Payment Network to take on Google Wallet and ISIS (11:45)
3. AmazonLocal works with YellowPages.com to get more local feet on the street (18:50)
4. Virgin America Rocks The Vote (26:48)
5. New retail startup SWIRL launches (32:20)

Featured Guest
John Gentry of Computer Sciences Corporation (39:00)

Funding / M&A News
1. SpaceCurve closes $3.5M for big data (49:25)
2. LocationInsight raises $5M (52:00)

Resource of the Week
Jumptap Show the Benefits of Third-Party Data Targeting (55:15)

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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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