Daily News: Clear Channel at #PlaceConf, Singapore YP to Drop Print, AdWords Mobile Change

Here is today’s roundup of news related to local marketing and advertising, local media, technology, local commerce, consumer behavior and more. Clear Channel Using Location Data to Make Billboards into a Hybrid Medium (August 11, 2017) LSA Insider: “An unexpected result of the development of mobile-location analytics is its impact on some traditional media channels.”…

SoundCloud saved by emergency funding as CEO steps aside

SoundCloud has just closed the necessary funding round to keep the struggling music service afloat. CEO Alex Ljung will step aside though remain chairman as former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor replaces him. Mike Weissman will become COO as SoundCloud co-founder and CTO Eric Wahlforss stays as chief product officer. New York investment bank Raine Group…

Singapore YP to Drop Print in 2018

Global Yellow Pages Ltd., which publishes print and digital directories in Singapore, is getting out of the print business, restructuting its digital business and will focus most of its resources on its real estate operation. This is a striking move away from the company’s core product. According to the Straights Times, GYP began investing in…