This Week in Location Based Marketing #115: Food, beverages and office space + Scott Kveton of Urban Airship

Welcome to episode #115 of This Week in Location Based Marketing. On today’s show: The launch of photo polling app Voto, 42Floors – the AirBnB for office rentals, LivingSocial’s painful year, Pepsi’s next generation vending machine and the mobile food market starts to sizzle (sorry!). Plus, Scott Kveton, CEO of Urban Airship and an overview of our resource of the week – a summary of the location based services market in 2012.

Episode 115

Recorded: February, 2013
Hosts: Rob Woodbridge & Asif Khan
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Show highlights:

App pick
Launch of Voto, the photo feedback app (4:25)

Featured Guest
Scott Kveton, CEO of Urban Airship talks Tello acquisition, Passbook and location (10:00)

Top news of the week
1. 42floors closes $12.3M for office space rental marketplace (17:42)
2. Taiwanese carriers launch mobile payments joint venture (21:55)
3. LivingSocial reports $650M net loss (28:10)
4. Intel and Pepsi partner to gamify vending machines (34:20)
5. Focus on food: OLO raises $5M and Opentable acquires FoodSpotting (41:25)

Resource of the Week
Location Based Services in 2012 (50:20)

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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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