Radio Ink’s Tech Summit Recap

Radio Ink's "Radio Tech Summit" runs through today at Microsoft's Executive Conference Center in Mountain View, California. Media UK's James Cridland was the kick-off keynoter and asserted that "radio is not dead...but it must compete on content not platform." Cridland,…

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EADP: Social Media Is ‘Tweet’

Sebastien Provencher introduced the EADP audience in Mallorca, Spain, to the concept of conversational commerce. Praized Media's latest product, Needium, mines local Tweets to uncover intent whether it is intentional or unintentional. Provencher offered the example of a series of…

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MerchantCircle Adds Request for Quote

MerchantCircle last week quietly added free Request for Quote services for its large base of 1.6 million local merchants, immediately sending out more than 180,000 quotes. The quotes are based on category and locale. Logistically, consumers who ask for quotes…

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Shopkick Continues to Kick Apps With v2.0

We've written a bunch about Shopkick and its strategy to monetize location-based services and check-ins -- an area where there's still lots of question marks. Its biggest claim to fame is automatic check-ins that make it more mainstream friendly. For…

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Yelp: Bienvenido a Espana!

Yelp expanded its international presence this week with the launch of Yelp Spain. Now the Spanish can read and share reviews about local businesses on a community site  in their native language. Though available throughout Spain, Yelp will initially focus its community…

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Behold the Chromebook: Nothing But Net

There were lots of announcements made this week at Google's I/O developer conference in San Francisco, but the thing that stood out most for me was the unveiling of the Chromebook. Running on Chrome OS, it represents a computing paradigm…

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