Welcome to episode #149. On the show: DoubleDutch closes $10M and regroups; Dying for a Stella? There’s a (new) app for that; WordLogic Reach launches; Millennial Media partners with Placed and Neustar and, boom, value is created; Joingo Places launches (and we wish it would stay just above the stratosphere); Gap lays out their “three screen” strategy and come SO close. Our Mobile Minute with Chuck Martin focuses on the future of retail search. Our special guest is Cree Lawson, founder and CEO of Arrivalist. The resource of the week takes a look at public safety as the killer app for location based services.
Welcome to episode #148. On the show: We get some insight from Asif’s trip to Europe; Facebook uses your data to help carriers market to you better; Zipments proves we are in a bubble by raising $2.25M; ExactTarget moves into location; ESA partners with DMTI; SpeakGeo launches; Intersec gets their Weve on; Bump acquired by Google. Featuring A Mobile Minute with Chuck Martin on B2B companies finally understanding mobile, special guest David Shalaby of TapTrack on the future of NFC, our resource of the week – a Lowe’s case study and app of the week Basewarp.
Welcome to episode #147. On the show: Placecast’s new mobile ad platform; Bing partners with Local Corp; Audi brings public desire and reward to the Mini in London; Estimote powered by iBeacon is just the start of the mote world; Coca-Cola’s Positivity Wall; PayPal taking their hands-free payments to the masses; The Pew report on location based services is revealing; Chuck Martin’s Mobile Minute gives us the Cool vs. Creepy scale for location based marketing.
Welcome to episode #146. On the show: Nymi uses your heartbeat as a password; OnOurRadar enables on-the-ground reporting in emerging economies; Toopher uses location as authentication; Microsoft acquires Nokia but not the juicy parts; Gucci partners with Google Maps for store walkaround in Milan; AirPatrol launches ZoneAware WiFi. Plus our Mobile Minute with Chuck Martin on the emerging market for shopper segmentation based on device; ACE Hardware’s successful in-store basket conversion; and special guest Ryan Golden of Moasis.
Welcome to episode #145. On the show: Foursquare’s proactive recommendations; McDonalds’ NFC Happy Table; Ubimo closes $2m; The PGA Tour partners with Xirrus for outdoor WiFi; JDS Uniphase launches Location Insight Services; 7Eleven invests in Belly with Andreessen Horowitz. Plus our featured app is CO Everywhere, our mobile minute with Chuck Martin looks at the biggest threat to your mobile strategy and our special guest is journalist and author Nora Young.
On the show: Google patents your gaze (and a little latent pre-searching on the side); GoDaddy acquires Locu; Coors Light’s Refresh the Night campaign; Placeable emerges from LocationInsight to normalize location data for enterprises; Coca Cola uses location to help charities with Movement for a Movement campaign; Nuance launches their talking ads in Sweden; Apple acquires Embark; Google chokes on Yahoo!’s dust; Chuck Martin looks at the plight of the QR code; What are the differences between North American and Europe when it comes to location based services?
There is still a long road ahead for Facebook when it comes to really “getting” mobile – let alone turning their users into dollars through mobile. This is a very unique beast, not borne of the web but destined to surpass it in the very very near future. If Facebook is to become a truly “mobile-first” company, they need to take action on these 4 things or risk being lapped by the competition.
Welcome to episode #139. On the show today: Foursquare now showing ads but is anyone watching? Apple buys Locationary and HopStop to bolster their map offering. Google kills Latitude. TomTom chooses DMTI for Canadian location data. Uniqul lets you pay with your face. Our app of the week is QuadStreaker, Chuck Martin is back in our mobile minute to talk augmented reality and our special guest is Brian Wong of Kiip.