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

    … — the Strike Ad’s and Turn’s of the world — ro offer competitive technology to the focused verticals. Of course, these firms have other assets — most notably, their networks — but it undoubtedly chips away at their advantage. Here’s what Bill Michels, SVP of product management & partnership at Factual, told me about their competitive position…

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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

    … larger business software market. The marketplace represents the opening of the company’s year-old software partner program that has produced integrations with the QuickBooks, SumAll and a handful of other providers. The details of who can integrate remain unclear, but a Square spokesperson confirmed that the marketplace will not be open to payment…

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  • Wooing Restuarants, Retail Software Startup LightSpeed Buys Belgian Competitor

    … to renewed payment legislation as a driver of adoption. “There’s a huge upgrade cycle that’s happening with point of sale systems because of government regulation and EMV adoption over the next year or year and half,” he said. Massive credit card breaches in stores such as Target and HomeDepot are driving regulators in the U.S. and abroad to require…

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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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