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In Boston, The Internet of Things Is Already In Front Of Your Face

If the vast network of sensors that experts say will be a trillion-dollar business sector can seem hard to imagine, consider Beantown.<p>If you want to think about what the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) will look like, walk along Boston’s 400-year-old streets. With its deep elite academic and …

How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models

As the Internet of Things (IoT) spreads, the implications for business model innovation are huge. Filling out well-known frameworks and streamlining established business models won’t be enough. To take advantage of new, cloud-based opportunities, today’s companies will need to fundamentally rethink …

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

NYC's Underground Gets High Tech

Dear New York City Subway Riders,<p>Forget about getting lost in the wrong borough. Forget about accidentally taking the express train when you meant to take the local. Forget about fruitlessly struggling to load Google Maps because you’re lost, but refuse to accept that you have no cell service …

Mobile Marketing and the Magic of Push Notifications (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If <i>Mad Men</i> took place in 2014, the boardroom talk would have been all about push notifications on your smartphone.<p>Mobile marketing is where the magic is these days, but it’s not enough to have notices of sales and discounts landing in a …

How Text Messaging Is Helping Victims Of Violence

Watch Over Me is an ingenious app that turns the smartphone into a emergency alert system. It’s just the latest mobile tool that is helping people reach out for help when they need it.<p>When a young Malaysian woman, Xin-Ci Chin, was attacked by two men as she entered her car in Kuala Lumpur two years …

How to Replace Your Wallet With Your Phone

There's something liberating about walking around without your wallet. No giant clump of leather, plastic or fabric pressing itself against your …

Breakfast Menu Switch Has Food Makers Scrambling

It's no secret that Greek yogurt's popularity is on the rise and consumers are increasingly losing their appetite for cereal. But recent data show the trends are picking up speed and creating major headaches for some of the companies behind America's best-known breakfast brands.<p>General Mills on …

iBeacons in retail stores blowing up app usage, ad engagement

One of the big debates regarding iBeacons, the tech that allows iOS apps to receive location-aware notifications over Bluetooth LE, is whether or not the experience will become intrusive for users. Imagine having your local grocery store’s app installed. Once the store has installed a few beacons, …

Apple iBeacon challengers multiply: A look at five rivals

Fueled by Apple's iBeacon specification, devices for location-based marketing initiatives are popping up in an array of company product portfolios. …

Should focus of India's hotel room shortage be top-end?

India's government says the country is short of more than 100,000 hotel rooms - and that is just for current needs.<p>With foreign tourism alone expected to jump 8% by 2020, demand is becoming evermore pressing.<p>But is the focus on new five-star properties the way forward?<p>Shilpa Kannan reports from …

The 20 Highest-Paying Jobs You Can Do From Home

U.S. businesses will spend half a billion dollars hiring remote freelance workers in 2014.<p>"The growth is a clear indicator of a transition of work online," says Fabio Rosati, CEO of Elance-oDesk.<p>The company's platform — which serves as a broker between companies that need skills and freelancers …