This Week in Location Based Marketing – Episode 61: NearBuy brings analytics to the cloud, Digby launches LocalPoint + Scott Kveton of Urban Airship

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

Following The Big Show on the future of retail in New York City we focus on some timely stories from some of the companies that made a splash at the conference. From cloud analytics company NearBuy to geofencing service LocalPoint launched by Digby to Foursquare getting into the menu business and the smartest glasses we’ve ever since. Plus a clip from Urbain Airship’s CEO Scott Kveton.

Episode 61

Recorded: January 22, 2012
Hosts: Rob Woodbridge & Asif Khan

Show highlights:
1. NearBuy Systems launches cloud-based analytics service (8:25
2. Digby Launches LocalPoint (13:00)
3. CBS Outdoor B2B site goes mobile in Canada (16:50)
4. Foursquare adds menu listings (19:40)
5. Lumus lauches the PD-18-2 video screen glasses (23:50)

Product of the Week
Urban Airship: With special guest Scott Kveton * (33:30)

* This is a part of a full episode of UNTETHER found here: How did Urban Airship grow revenue 600% in 1 year

Funding News
1. ePrize buys Cellit* (41:00)
2. PlayMySong raises $350K (44:00)
3. Retailigence gets $2.6M from Motorola (48:00)

* Check out a longer session with David Wachs, founder of Cellit here: Why context and cadence are the most important pieces of your mobile marketing and commerce strategies

Resource of the Week
Web vs. Mobile App – Zmags Survey (50:15)

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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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