Field Notes

  • Report: More Than Half of Mobile Location Data is Inaccurate

    … Report: More Than Half of Mobile Location Data is Inaccurate May 14, 2015 by Steven Jacobs Leave a Comment Filed Under: Field Notes Its been a banner year for the mobile advertising, but the industry still faces structural issues that could inhibit growth. To wit: the growing importance of programmatic buying, where marketers buy media via…

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  • With New Dashboards, Factual Puts A Face On Its Data

    … Factual is making a bigger push into the media business. The data company has released a new self-service tool to allow agencies, publishers and demand-side platforms to segment and build audiences using the company’s location analytics toolset. Last year, the firm entered the mobile ad fray with two new products. A geo-fencing API called…

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  • At Square, Growth is Good — At Least It Could Be

    … In the market for a billion dollar startup? You can cross Square off of your holiday shopping list. In an interview published Wednesday, Jack Dorsey, chief executive at the payments firm, told the New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo that the company has never “been in any talks about an acquisition with anybody for our nearly six years as an idea…

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  • Apple and IBM Release New Retail Apps

    … Last summer, Apple and IBM announced a partnership to develop hundreds of new business applications exclusively for iOS devices. The fruits of the partnership, which were released this morning, include a handful of productivity and sales applications that could compete with a thriving category of startups selling software to brick-and-mortar…

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  • Wix Buys Its Way Into Online Ordering

    … Wix, the Isreali-based website builder, has quietly pushed into the wider small business technology market since going public last year. The company snapped up a mobile app builder in May, added a booking system for hotels a month later, and launched Wix Hive, which allows users to store data from various applications on their site…

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  • In New App Marketplace, Signs of the Square’s Future

    … Once notoriously closed, Square appears to be opening up. The company launched Square App Marketplace yesterday to allow third-parties to develop applications that integrate directly into its point-of-sale product. The move marks an important step in the company’s evolution as it shifts focus from consumer-facing payments to an arguably much…

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  • Wooing Restuarants, Retail Software Startup LightSpeed Buys Belgian Competitor

    … market is that it’s increasingly being folded into other front- and back-office functionality. Many of the new entrants have developed marketing products and more traditional back-office functionality such as payroll to help drive value for their services. Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Square — the most well-capitalized of the upstarts…

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  • YP Hooks Up With Goodzer to Add Product Data to Search

    … YP has announced a new partnership with Goodzer that will populate the company’s local search product with inventory and pricing information from the startup. It’s the latest in a series of moves by the yellow pages carve-out to rejuvenate its local search product and draw users away from Yelp and Google, as pressure continues to mount…

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