Another Indian Start-up Hits Turbulence, Grocery Delivery Service Localbanya's

Another Indian Start-up Hits Turbulence, Grocery Delivery Service Localbanya's
The hyperlocal services model has also thrown up challenges as companies have not been able to get local “mom and pop” or kirana stores on board due to existing gaps in technology and integration. The increasing competition in the space has been …

Berkeleyside: The Nimble Hyperlocal News Site is Winning Awards and Attracting
Meanwhile, Berkleyside, the nimble site with a small staff, is gaining recognition, winning awards, and—the gold standard for anything digital—attracting eyeballs to its hyperlocal coverage of Berkeley. … Plenty of other media showed up to cover …
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BBC should help fund hyperlocal news sites, says report
The BBC could also open its archive for hyperlocal publishers to exploit. “The core issues that challenge the prosperity of UK hyperlocal media remain unchanged,” says digital analyst Damian Radcliffe, who unveiled the report at an event discussing the …
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What 2016 Holds For The Indian Entrepreneur
Small ticket investments of US$ I million or less will be on the rise and Pre Series A will be the new normal; Shutdown of E-Commerce & Food TechMany me too-startups in e-com, food, hyperlocal, will see their business die down, as they fail to build …
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Latest Hyperlocal Marketing News

15 startups that appear best placed to enter the -billion valuation club
For example, as soon as a merchant signs up on its platform, ShopClues helps build a dedicated website for them and supports them with branding and marketing tools. Now it is helping them go hyperlocal. This shows up in the way it earns money — about …
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The Most Effective Hyperlocal Marketing Strategy
Hyperlocal Publishers as a Marketing Strategy (Matt Harvey) I've had several discussions recently about Facebook and its effectiveness as a marketing tool for local businesses. It reminded me of this blog from Forrester Research that described …
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Spindle Inc (SPDL) CEO William Edward Clark Acquires 740741 Shares
The Company supplies a Unified Commerce solution that consists of point-of-sale (NASDAQ:SPDL), mobility, operational and marketing services that enables merchants to attract and retain customers through the use of its platforms and systems. Unified …
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Hyperlocal text messaging app Lookup partners with Twitter

Hyperlocal text messaging app Lookup partners with Twitter
Hyperlocal text messaging app Lookup partners with Twitter. Bengaluru-based free chat app Lookup has launched @lookuplite where users can tweet their requests. Maryam Farooqui | Mumbai December 17, 2015 Last Updated at 15:30 IST. Tiny URL Add to …
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Forbes features Lightning as 'future of local print journalism'
After researching the emerging hyperlocal newsweeklies across the country, Greenburg decided to feature Moss and the Lightning as a successful model. The story points out that large metro newspapers and other forms of print media are struggling
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BuzzFeed Calls Friendable One of the 5 Social Apps Set to Take the Lead in 2016
Friendable's motto is "Everything starts with friendship," and that focus is clear from the moment you start. The app's hyper-local focus (they highlight local businesses and locations that would be prime meetup spots) makes it an easy choice for …
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Plan for the year 2016 for Snapdeal is Freecharge
"We have nothing report on the hyperlocal delivery side as of now. Presently our premium deliveries are done through proximity of sellers to Fulfilment Centres. We have also refreshed our process for returns and refund as well as order tracking. We aim …
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2015 will be remembered as one that showcased the ecommerce potential to

2015 will be remembered as one that showcased the ecommerce potential to
What is happening in India in the broader retail segment, whether it is food or grocery, is that we are going to completely leapfrog the offline revolution that has happened in every other market,” said Vishal Gupta, managing director for India at …

Startups like Shop-Clues, BiteClub, others playing Santa to employees; line up
Local services marketing platform Mydala will give out coupons as well as personalised caricatures, courtesy an in-house caricature artist. It also plans group volunteering to boost employee bonding. The staff have been divided into teams on the basis …
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4 rising startups in India
… games that will implement social and payment mechanisms. The company is already looking to next year, hoping to raise its series A round by mid-March. Its founders have their eyes on the hyperlocal market scene in India, looking to small cities and …
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Mobile Brings A-Game To Brick-And-Mortar Retail Holiday Push
… text messages and email campaigns to engage with consumers on a hyperlocal level when they are shopping in real-time. The brick-and-mortar retailers that capitalize on this trend and strategically include mobile engagement in their marketing …
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Augmented reality will make advertising hyper-local

Augmented reality will make advertising hyper-local
WIRED Retail is our annual exploration of the ever-changing world of commerce, featuring leading technologists, entrepreneurs and creatives innovating in sectors as diverse as robotics, virtual reality and the future of home delivery. For all our …

We plan to offer integrated experience to consumers through services on device
Rahul Sharma, founder of Yu Televentures, tells ET that future investments will target segments such as entertainment and health, hyper local and utilities, all of which will be used to build an ecosystem of services to be integrated with its devices …
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Pop-up markets boost artists' profiles, feed the hyperlocal economy
Peggy Czyl hangs up price signs on artwork at SoSu Artist Collective on Monday in Centennial. Fourteen local artists gathered to put on a six-day pop-up shop in the former space of the Thomas Kinkade Gallery in the Streets of Southglenn. (Brent Lewis …
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Friendable Rises to Top 6 Social Media App in Canada

Friendable Rises to Top 6 Social Media App in Canada
The result of these interactions produces hyper-local advertising opportunities, allowing Friendable to act as both a friend finder and concierge using nearby locations to identify activities, events and businesses that may provide the entertainment …
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Nexstar Broadcasting Reaches Impasse in Negotiations with Media General
IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) today disclosed that it has reached an impasse in its negotiations to acquire Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG), following the rejection by Media General's Board of Directors …
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AOL Lays Off Another 100, Two-Thirds In Its Dial-Up/Membership Division
Six months into its acquisition by Verizon for $ 4.4 billion, AOL is doing some trimming of its workforce. TechCrunch has learned, and confirmed, that AOL has laid off around 100 employees, as it looks to eliminate overlap with its new owner and …
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Councils in southern England dragging their heels on housing, says thinktank

Councils in southern England dragging their heels on housing, says thinktank
Further support for local authorities is also recommended, to create “hyper-local housing waiting lists” with the aim of ensuring people in need in the immediate vicinity are prioritised for housing. The analysis of 23,862 decisions on major …
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County Council Raises Budget, But Not Taxes For 2016
“When you talk about making St. Louis County a desirable place to live, and visit I think it calls for multi-modal transportation,” Stenger says. The Show Me Institute calls the project “hyper-local,” and says it's not what St. Louis County voters …
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