Turf Talk

    • Mobile 1.0 Had Its Own Uber: Recalling the Birth of the Future

      When mobile devices first arrived, they promised to unlock entirely new consumer behaviors around products and services — with the most successful experiences still rooted in core human desires to connect and interact, as on the desktop. And it was all going to happen soon (at least that was my premise in 2000 as head of the spanking new AOL Mobile products and content group).

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  • Pingup and EatStreet Set the Table for Simple Digital Food Ordering

    … Pingup and EatStreet Set the Table for Simple Digital Food Ordering September 27, 2016 by Rick Robinson Leave a Comment Filed Under: Turf Talk Ordering dinner is getting a little bit easier. Two powerhouses in the chain that links that Chicken Phad Thai to the plate on your table are partnering to simplify the process of actually getting…

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  • App Connects Travelers With Revelers, Parties Ensue

    … So you’re finally taking that big trip to Athens, Greece — the one you’ve talked about ever since daydreaming over pictures in a fifth-grade history book. You’ve got mental sketches of the incredible sights waiting to be colored in by reality: The Acropolis! The Parthenon! Zeus’s Temple! Beers with Mary! Wait, what? Well, maybe not necessarily…

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  • Can Augmented VR Turn Window Shoppers Into Buyers?

    … For starters, nobody wants to wear the headgear — those myriad virtual reality headsets that open a second life for our senses. Heck, people wouldn’t even wear the slender Google Glass to achieve an augmentation of their reality. As for the gamers and experiential entertainment enthusiasts, they’ll likely suffer the headsets just fine — during…

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  • Local Loyalty: Klosebuy Plans to Bring Powerful Marketing to Main Street

    … I’ve never really taken advantage of loyalty programs — at least not those that require me to do more than verbally communicate a number, like I do at my grocery store. Cards, coupons and their ilk (even when digitized) seem to slip into a clutter of potential savings that I have never seemed to tidy. But that’s me, and that was then. New…

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  • TRAY Cooks Up Ways to Make Restaurant Checkout More Mobile and Social

    … Dauman Jr. (COO). Their growing 12-person startup is seeking to reinvent service businesses for both customers and proprietors by bringing a different experience to the table. With backgrounds from MIT to Google & Twitter, the team has been working three years to deliver a cloud-based “self-service checkout made easy” by providing a suite…

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  • Your Local Broadcast: Centric Finds the Cameras in Your Neighborhood

    … you might not usually see, we’re targeting you. Talk about the current feeds driving the app and future potentials The app hast two main feeds: one a “local” feed that’s searchable by radius and [another] global which is all the latest clips from everywhere on the platform, and can be searched by text. Users can upload their own content…

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  • Picking the Locksmiths: Bizyhood Unlocks the ‘Ghosts in the Data’ Problem

    … What would you do if you wanted to game Google into thinking you’ve got a vast network of local shops servicing area customers based on their search queries? No need to ask as some sharpies have already figured it out, according to a recent New York Times report. It seems the answer is to become a ghost — or thousands of them. Google acknowledges…

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  • Will an ‘Internet of People’ Threaten the On-Demand Heavies and Give Power to SMBs?

    … (or people offering services) to talk directly to one another and pay for services using the likes of Bitcoin. Imagine an on-demand service that requires no proprietary app to engage — food delivery for instance. Just tap into the Fermat’s own app which opens a field of options including white-label tools created by Fermat’s network of developers, each…

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  • Inevitably, There’s a ‘Bot of Bots’ Pointing Up Local Services

    … If Facebook’s bot-centric announcements this week served as the call to arms to anyone hoping for a more automated future, one response came from a couple guys in New York arming up in a rather meta way. Brothers Pablo and Omar Pera launched — what else? — a “bot of bots” called Bot Hunter. “We thought what a better way to discover new bots…

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  • TableHero Serves Up Restaurants, But Can it Be the OS of Local?

    … digital presence management aspects to their pages, as does Google. I think the key difference is that we’re essentially empowering restaurants to leverage their own websites, their own space to tell their story, to talk to customers. Google and Yelp, at the end of the day, will always be democratized platforms; end users can always go to those…

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  • Augmenting the Local Shopping Reality

    … “an essential and rewarding part of the shopping experience.” “In the long term we aim to make the product even more useful to shoppers and retailers, by understanding the personal needs, requirements and data of each shopper, and relaying useful real time information to the retailer(s).” Dann is currently in product expansion talks with mainly UK…

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  • Bot Local: Making Appointments Is Getting a Lot More Fun

    …. No Turing-busters yet, despite big plans and interesting work from the likes of Facebook, Kik, Slack and others. But that may be missing the point. Perhaps the bot evolution is less about becoming Scarlett Johansson’s smoky-voiced persona in Her, and more about getting you what you need or want right in the moment you have time to request…

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  • /Local: ‘Slashing’ the Local Web Into Tiny Nearby Slices

    … more open approach. I talked to Bachman about it recently and what follows is his positioning. For clarity we’ll use “the Local Web” to refer to “Localweb.is” in most cases. So what exactly is Localweb.is intended to be? What problem is it solving? The Local Web is a platform for place. It’s not intended to solve one problem, it is designed…

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  • After School, Generation Z, and the Localization of Anonymous Expression

    … Yak and others opened a free-for-all for geo-connected youths to publicly shame (or, on occasion, praise) one another. Under the cloak of anonymity and the domain of local many lives were harmed, and worse. School’s Out Then came After School, the app that launched in 2014 by Michael Callahan and Cory Levy with a built-in locals-only filter…

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