This Week in Location Based Marketing – Episode 60: Groupon cozies with DT, Shazam owns the SuperBowl and GM opens up OnStar + Roamler

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

This episode is packed with stories about Groupon partnering with Deutsche Telekom, location on the Kindle Fire (by HopStop and Skyhook), Shazam’ing the SuperBowl and GM opening up the OnStar API. All this plus Wiggert De Haan, Founder of Roamler.

Episode 60

Recorded: January 15, 2012
Hosts: Rob Woodbridge & Asif Khan

Show highlights:
1. Groupon to partner with Deutsche Telekom in Europe (4:40)
2. HopStop + Skyhook brings location to Kindle Fire (10:42)
3. Shazam goes long at the SuperBowl (15:15)
4. Foursquare brings “Explore” to the web (19:36)
5. GM opens up OnStar API (see my interview with Steve Schwinke: OnStar: Why the future of the automobile starts on the dashboard – with Steve Schwinke, Director of Advanced Technology (22:53)

Product of the Week
Roamler: With special guest Wiggert de Haan (30:45)

Funding News
1. GetGlue closes $12M (39:30)
2. TaskRabbit buys SkillSlate (42:35)
3. Netswiping lands $25.5M (45:47)

Resource of the Week
The Impulse Economy (book) by Gary Schwartz (50:39)

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About the author

Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of 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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