Vertical integration in local on-demand is underway.
Grubhub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB), the nation’s leading online and mobile food ordering company, and Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the leader in connecting people with great local businesses, today announced a long-term partnership designed to capitalize on each company’s unique assets and propel online takeout and delivery. As part of the agreement, Grubhub will acquire Yelp’s Eat24 business and Yelp will integrate online ordering from all Grubhub restaurants onto its extensive local goods and services platform.
Source: Grubhub, Inc. – Grubhub and Yelp Announce Long-term Partnership to Connect Consumers with the Best Food Ordering Options
Connecting devices is just the first act in an Internet of Things production. The magic happens when analytics transform data into business intelligence. CIOs need to play a role.
Source: Making IoT magic | CIO
Google’s recent developer event revealed details about how the search giant is thinking about the future. Columnist Chris Marentis shares tips on how local businesses can learn how to be found in the environment that’s taking shape.
Source: The future of voice-related SEO for local business
A panel of investors, educators and analysts will discuss how to convert hours to dollars.
Source: Innovation Salon: Turning Hours To Dollars: The On-Demand Economy | Hoodline
BigML’s goal is to create a machine learning service extremely easy to use and seamless to integrate.
Source: BigML.com is Machine Learning for everyone
MItch’s Quick Take: While everyone may struggle with aspects of machine learning, this platform takes a templated approach to developing a data model, preparing and training the machine learning algorithms that can be applied to specific types of predictive and analytic tasks, makes machine learning approximately the same learning lift as the first spreadsheet scripting tool one may have learned 20 years ago. Even small businesses and regional agencies could use BigML.com today and start to optimize processes and campaigns.
The ride-hailing company said the investment by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund was part of the most recent financing round and that it continued to value the company at $62.5 billion.
Source: Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion – The New York Times
The Open Source Initiative (OSI), the steward of the Open Source Definition (OSD), announced today it has created a machine readable publication of OSI approved licenses. According to the organizat…
Source: New API helps open-source developers ‘become license-aware’
Uber is bringing its penchant for upsetting entrenched operators to a new target: the Washington bureaucrats who oversee timeworn rules on expenses. The taxi-booking group is smarting over guidelines that let government workers recoup transport
Source: Uber takes aim at Washington bureaucrats – FT.com