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Estimote uses their new mesh network of BLE beacons to decorate a yuletide tree

Everyone knows the holiday season means three things: family, friends and interconnected low-energy Bluetooth devices connected using a simple mesh network. Estimote, a beacon company, has given us th

Beacon, the all-you-can-fly travel startup, closes shop

Another tech startup seeking to transform aviation has closed its doors. Beacon sought to bring an all-you-can-fly option to business and leisure travelers starting on the East coast. The company’s

Wayfindr Is Building An Open Standard For Indoor Navigation By Beacon

A project to probe the viability of using low power Bluetooth Beacon technology as an aid for indoor navigation -- with a special focus on helping blind and visually impaired people get around indepen

Subscription Flight Service Beacon Lands $7.5M In Series A Funding

Beacon, a subscription flight service founded by former Surf Air CEO Wade Eyerly (and two other Surf Air Co-founders), announced that the company has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. The rou

Estimote Launches Indoor Location Service Using iBeacon Tech

Estimote, maker of hardware beacon devices and a platform for managing software that uses beacon connections, such as Apple’s iBeacon system, has just launched its Indoor Location features. The

Beacon Is Crowdfunding Journalism In Ferguson, Missouri

Now this is a startup crowdfunding campaign that I can get behind. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.beaconreader.com">Beacon</a>, a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/02/12/beacon-y-combi

From Window Shopping To Retail Clicks: Mannequins With Beacon Tech Trialled In UK

Mannequins that send details of the clothes they're displaying to nearby shoppers' phones are being trialled in three UK bricks-and-mortar stores.

Y Combinator-Backed Beacon Offers A New Approach To Crowdfunding Journalism

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.beaconreader.com/">Beacon</a>, part of the current batch of startups incubated by Y Combinator, gives readers another way to support (and get access to) high qualit

Swirl, A Beacon-Fueled Marketing System, Raises $8M So Retailers Can Track Shoppers

With the goal of closing the gap between retailers and shoppers, the SaaS startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.swirl.com/">Swirl Networks, Inc.</a> is rolling out a system of in-store beacons t

Griffin’s Beacon Lets You Channel Surf From Your Android Device

A <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/11/03/motorola-unveils-the-xoom-2-and-xoom-2-media-edition/">handful</a> of new Android tablets can take control of your television thanks to their built-in

Beacon Is Baaaaack!

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/facebooklogo.png" alt="Facebook" class="shot" /> Tom Kincaid, a top platform developer and blogger <a href="http://forum.developers.fa

Facebook says sorry, will let you opt out of Beacon data sharing program

All our whining, for once, accomplished something. Facebook’s controversial Beacon feature can now be completely turned off by going into your privacy settings. (Beacon would announce on your ne