Amazon

Amazon Advances its RaaS Play with Starbucks

After piloting its “Just Walk Out” retail tech at Amazon Go and a handful of airport-based convenience chains, Amazon is breaking out the big guns: Starbucks. We examine its latest move.

metaverse

The Metaverse Meets Your Local Grocer

London-based Dent Reality wants to bring AR-guided store navigation from concept to reality. It raised $3.4 million to power in-store AR navigation last week and we explore the dynamics & drivers.

Pro Features

Localogy Quick Takes: Google Scores Small Win in the U.K.

Google continues to get itself in hot water, along with other tech giants increasingly seated in front of legislative bodies. This time, proceedings took place with the U.K. Supreme Court in a data protection case that we break down in the latest Quick Takes.

Mapping

Snap Layers In More Local Discovery

Among the many interlinking pieces at Snap, mapping is an ongoing initiative. We examine the latest updates to Snap Map including local discovery “layers.”

Apple

Apple Launches SMB Device Management Program

Apple Business Essentials is the latest program to cater to businesses with less than 500 employees. Its main selling point is device management and IT support capabilities that are usually endemic to larger enterprises. We examine.

Funding

Video Vault: Defining the M&A Environment

What’s the state of the current M&A and investing environments? To break this down, a panel of investors and M&A advisors at Localogy 2021 batted around the topic. We have video and summarized takeaways.

Pro Features

Yelp Boosts Local Discovery with UX Update

Yelp announced a new interface that could boost restaurant discovery. Specifically, it’s a feed-based format that puts restaurant dishes front and center. This flips the script from a reviews and listings-forward UX to a food-forward one.