Estimote Wants To Pioneer ‘Nearables’ With New Stickers Beacon Hardware

The Internet of Things gets a lot of hype, but its rollout is slow and it will take a long time for consumers to upgrade existing, non-connected devices that still work fine into something that can co

Can iBeacons Be Used To Help The Visually Impaired Navigate Public Transport?

London-based digital design studio ustwo is working on a project with the Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB) to determine whether iBeacons/Bluetooth Low Energy beacon technology can be used

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

iBeacons Aren’t Just For Retail: Placed Lets You Use Them As iPhone Quick Launchers At Home

There has been a lot of talk about iBeacons since they launched with iOS 7 last fall, but much of the focus has been on how they benefit retailers and add to the in-store shopping experience. They hav

Gillmor Gang: Free Shipping

The Gillmor Gang – Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — talk the usual smack about the complete fantasy known as IM interoperability. You'd think these stalwarts would acknowl

A Look At The iBeacon Store Of The Future With Retail Startup Thirdshelf

At this year’s Dx3 digital business expo, Montreal-based Thirdshelf had a fully functional demonstration retail store with iBeacon proximity based shopper customization in place. The demo store

Shopkick Starts 100-Store iBeacon Trial For American Eagle, Biggest Apparel Rollout Yet

Apple's iBeacon technology, which uses Bluetooth LE to send notifications to users when they're inside a physical store, is making another mainstream advance today: <a target="_blank" href="http://www

Apple Patents Mobile Payments Method With Secure Element For Protecting Account Info

Apple has filed for a new patent related to mobile payments that might provide more insight into how they’re thinking about implementing that kind of tech with the USPTO, AppleInsider notes. The

iBeacons Used To Deliver Location-Based Access To iOS Newsstand Publications

iBeacon, Apple’s hyperlocal trigger tech in iOS 7, is an innovation that holds a lot of promise, and that will probably continue to make waves in the retail industry for a long time to come. One

Coin Debuts Arduino-Based Bluetooth Low Energy Development Kit With iBeacons Potential

San Francisco-based startup Coin may not have launched yet, but it has created a hardware platform that others can use to build their own products in the process of developing its own. Today, Coin ann

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