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Foursquare buys Placed from Snap to create location-measurement powerhouse

Exactly two years ago Snap bought location analytics and attribution company Placed for $125 – $135 million. Placed was an early pioneer of location-based attribution for digital and traditional advertising. Last night, Foursquare announced it had acquired Placed from Snap for an undisclosed sum, but less than $150 million. Foursquare simultaneously announced a new $150 million …

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Foursquare can now measure impact of TV ads on offline store visits

Marketers spend in excess of $70 billion on traditional or “linear” TV advertising in the US annually. But what’s is the ROI of a TV commercial? Marketers have been trying to answer that question for years. Now they can. Mobile location data enables marketers to measure the offline impact of both digital and traditional media. In …

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Facebook Local is the social network’s stab at Yelp, Foursquare

Facebook’s year-old Events app hasn’t turned into the Google Calendar competitor it was primed to become. So the social network is relaunching it and redirecting its aim at local search platforms like Yelp and Foursquare. On Friday, Facebook debuted Facebook Local, a refurbished version of its Events app that aims to help people find nearby …

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