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Mobile Commerce & iBeacon Developments

I’ve been writing a lot about iBeacon and it’s impact on Mobile Commerce and it’s other applications, because I think it has tremendous potential to combine the virtual online world with the physical world in amazing new ways. And when you add in the giant technology advance that Apple Watch will bring, the mind boggles at …

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How is Apple Pay Doing ?

Early last month I wrote at article titled Why will Apple Pay make Mobile Payments a Reality ? , predicting that Apple Pay would have a huge impact on the mobile payments market.  So…..  ? How’s Apple Pay Doing ? Does MCX’s CurrentC have a chance to compete ? What …

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Big iBeacon Developments in Q1 2014

A lot continues to development with iBeacon local positioning tech since my iBeacon articles in November and January.  Here are the highlights: Apple may be considering iBeacon for use in mobile payments. More retailers rolling out iBeacon trials. More rumors of Apple developing mobile payment tech. Starwood Hotels pilots using …

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iBeacon developments coming fast and furious

There have been lots of new developments in the area of Apple’s iBeacon tech over the last few weeks since I published my last post on iBeacon tech news. Some highlights: iBeacon publishing – Cool idea !!! Apple deploys iBeacon in stores.  That’s HUGE !!! Qualcomm launches an iBeacon like …

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iBeacon test at Macy’s with shopkick app

iBeacon transmitter from shopkick Macy’s began testing Apple iBeacon technology using iBeacon transmitters and a third party shopping app called shopkick.   Apple introduced iBeacon with iOS 7.  The iBeacon tech uses small transmitters that send data over short ranges using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) which is part of Bluetooth 4.0.  This tech can enable …

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