After decades of dreaming, indoor location’s time has come

The precise information you need, delivered exactly when and where you need it. Personalized engagement and experiences. Easy step-by-step navigation. These are just some of the things you get with in

Knomi App Uses iBeacons And Push To Drive Footfall To Fashion Boutiques

Spare a thought for high end fashion boutiques. The rarefied aura of prestige and privilege they spend so long cultivating to reflect the premium brands they stock means they can't use something as cr

Private Social Networking Service Grou.ps Regroups To Focus On Health And Fitness

White label social networking service Grou.ps is now closed for new signups as the company is changing its strategy from being a general private social networking service to focusing solely on the hea

Croissant Lets You Reserve A Seat At A Co-Working Space Or Coffee Shop Using iBeacons

Three co-founders from local deals startup Perqy -- Dave Idell, Adam Chew and Nisha Garigan -- met up this weekend at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon to present their project, which uses iBeacons

Blinq Tells You If Your Dating Matches Are In The Bar

Shove over Tinder. Swiss startup Blinq has come up with a new twist on the dating app. The startup is incorporating beacon proximity technology into the mix so singles can do more meeting IRL and less

AllUnite Pulls In $3.7M For Its iBeacon Alternative For In-Store Mobile Ads

Danish startup AllUnite, which uses the lure of free Wi-Fi to drive local adverts to people logging on within retail locations such as shopping centers, has closed a €3 million Series A funding roun

Bookatable Tests Foodies’ Appetite For iBeacons In UK, Shopkick Passes 7,500 Beacons

iBeacon, the Bluetooth Low Energy technology that is being used by businesses to push offers and other messages to customers’ smartphones when they are in the physical vicinity of a small pingi

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

iBeacon Hack Makes It More Efficient To Wait Tables

Here at the 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt SF hackathon two-man hack team, Ray Ho and Mark Watson, showed off a simple but promising concept that combines $3-a-pop Bluetooth beacons with restaurant software

Gillmor Gang: Too Soon

The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. This show is dedicated to the memory of Eric Lundquist. @stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @jtaschek, @dbfarber,

MLB’s iBeacon Project Enters Phase Two With Interactive Ballpark Attractions

Major League Baseball was among the first to embrace Apple’s iBeacon technology on a wide scale, installing them in 28 MLB ballparks across the U.S. last year to help iPhone owners check-in to g

In Five Years, iBeacon/Bluetooth Low Energy Device Market To Reach 60 Million Devices

We've been hearing a lot about iBeacon and Bluetooth Low Energy-powered devices in the retail sector, where stores are beginning to roll out support for beacons in order to better communicate with cus

Robin, A Company Enabling Sensor-Powered Smart Offices, Raises $1.4 Million

Imagine walking into a room, having it recognize you, then customize itself to your particular preferences. That's not the future -- it's happening now thanks to an up-and-coming startup called Robin,

Shortwave Shows Off Anonymous Chat As Another Consumer Use Case For iBeacons

Apple’s iBeacons are being trialled and demoed in retail settings all over the place, but they’re slowly becoming more interesting to average users, too. A new app called Shortwave offers

Apple Releases iBeacon Specifications Under Non-Disclosure Agreement

Apple has just released the iBeacon specifications for everyone who is a member of the MFi program, Apple’s program for hardware partners (“Made for iPhone program”, etc.). You&#8217

Europe’s iBeacon Pioneers Sensorberg Raises $1 Million To Improve Retail Customer Experience

Hardware startup Sensorberg just raised $1 million (€750,000) from Berlin Technologie Holding and undisclosed angel investors. Part of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Berlin, Sensorberg is one

inMarket Rolls Out iBeacons To 200 Safeway, Giant Eagle Grocery Stores To Reach Shoppers When It Matters

Today inMarket is beginning a huge rollout of iBeacons to grocery stores including Safeway and Giant Eagle locations in Seattle, San Francisco and Cleveland. The rollout will place the Bluetooth LE be

The Open Secret Of iBeacon: Apple Could Have 250M Potential Units In The Wild By 2014

Yesterday, Apple began a small press push on its new iBeacon technology, pushed an Apple Store app update to support them and turned the feature on in 254 U.S.-based stores in an initial rollout. Acco

High Mobility Launches To Give Cars The Power Of Apple’s iBeacon

With High Mobility‘s hardware installed in a car, a driver could park next to a parking meter, get out of the car and walk away. The car pays for the parking itself using the driver’s smar

MLB’s iBeacon Experiment May Signal A Whole New Ball Game For Location Tracking

There's been plenty of buzz about iBeacons and Bluetooth Low Energy radios -- they're supposed to do wonders for in-venue positioning, and plenty of companies have already expressed interest in deploy
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