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… light up. We think there’s an interesting case for making certain objects connected on their own. Think of it as search for the physical word. It’s a bit abstract, but the premise is very clear: The online world that we’re used to has tons of available information, but the physical world is this place we’re trying to navigate at all times, and your phone doesn’t have any context about it. Beacons are one way to solve that. Annie Melton is Street Fight’s news editor. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. …
Everyone else is doing it, so at Street Fight, we’re going to join in and look at some early poll results. Not for the forthcoming presidential election, but about what’s on the mind of executives at the forefront of hyperlocal technology. We’re currently running a survey on key local technologies and issues facing the industry.
… of “on demand” has became so loud that its meaning has become a bit distorted. “It’s not just about instant gratification,” says Hackett, whose company, Button, created and has incubated the On Demand Economy industry group. “It’s about what you want, when you want it.” (Re/code, in a series last year, decided to call a spade a spade in its “Instant…