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Your Bank Should Be More Like Your Waiter And Less Like Your Landlord

The financial services industry in America is locked into a business model of exploitation. For far too long, this has gone largely unchecked and unquestioned, even when advances in technology mean it doesn’t have to be so.<p>Is It All In Our Heads?<p>Technological advancements in everything from …

'FinTech 2.0' Drops Disruption for Collaboration

‘FinTech 2.0’ Drops Disruption for Collaboration<p>The latest crop of Innotribe startups don’t talk about disrupting banks. They want to be built into …

Global fintech investment triples - Accenture

25 June 2015 | 21250 views | 0<p>Global investment in financial technology tripled last year to hit $12.2 billion, with the US market dominating, …

What big companies should know about Google's Ubernetes project

Many businesses are just wrapping their heads around the notion of containers. This technology, popularized by Docker, packages up software …

BitPay CTO: Visa and MasterCard Will 'Leverage' Bitcoin

US-based bitcoin merchant processor BitPay is in direct competition with major credit card providers, and as such, the company expects these market …

Facial recognition: OpenCV on the camera board

I’ve been talking to Pierre Raufast for a little while now about his efforts to get OpenCV ported smoothly to the Raspberry Pi camera board (which is …

A look inside Globalstar’s plan to build an exclusive nationwide Wi-Fi network

Most people who know Globalstar know it for its world phones. Its constellation of satellites whiz through their orbits just above the Earth’s …

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’ll have to sign an NDA to read the specifications. BEEKn first spotted the news. The company also reiterates that you …

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FORTUNE — Welcome a frequent customer with a personal message. Offer an in-store deal on excess boot inventory before summer sandals hit the shelves. Remind tailgating season ticketholders to head to their seats before kick-off.<p>Ever since smartphones became virtually ubiquitous, marketers have …

How marketers can use iBeacon to add relevance to location-based targeting

<b>While location based marketing is not a new strategy, iBeacon, Apple’s recently introduced Bluetooth LE-based technology that extends location-based</b> …

Apple's iBeacon And The Future Of Mobile Shopping

Mobile, mobile, mobile. It’s like the Marcia Brady of the retail industry. Everyone is talking about it and wants to cozy up next to its success, often at the expense of some of the more practical blocking and tackling that needs to be done in order to really capitalize on rising mobile …

Apple iOS 7.1 Launches Major iBeacon Improvement

iBeacon Now Works When the App Is Closed<p>Apple launched iOS 7.1 today and with it a major, game-changing improvement to iBeacon.<p>As of today, once an …

Hexoskin is putting the wearable in wearable computing with a sensor-packed shirt

Tracking your steps will be so 2012 if the sensor-packed athletic tank that the folks at Hexoskin have designed takes off. The company, which was …

This Smartwatch Measures Both Your Vitals And Your Car's

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Like other smartwatches, the Nismo measures the wearer's biometric data, including temperature and heart rate. Unlike …

Soil IQ Makes A Smart Probe For Your Garden

Soil IQ is a company that’s bringing the “Internet of things” trend to urban and rural farming.<p>They’re building a probe that streams soil fertility and weather data back to a paired app. Founded by a Princeton grad and soil scientist who has worked with hundreds of Kenyan farmers to increase crop …

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 Swirl Networks, Inc. is rolling out a system of in-store beacons to notify consumers of specific deals according to where they stand in the store.<p>A little Big Brother? Yes. But it’s happening: Swirl has just closed an …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …