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iBeacons Make The Jump From Apple Only To The Android World

iBeacons are small, low-power Bluetooth devices, licensed by Apple, that stick to walls or sit on objects and interact with iPhones and iPads. One of their main uses so far has been to help retailers and other merchants establish greater intimacy with customers who are willing to identify …

Digital Asset Planning for Retirement -- A New Task for Financial Advisers

Ever wonder what happens to your favorite boutique’s online website when the owner retires, becomes incapacitated, or dies? Far too often, the answer is nothing. The site ceases to operate but remains a permanent fixture on the internet, a mere reminder of what was once your favorite shopping …

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 makes real a lot of what you may have heard about the potential of this tech, using Thirdshelf’s …

Condé Nast’s Epicurious teams up with inMarket for in-store iBeacon experience

Today, Condé Nast’s Epicurious becomes the latest to take advantage of iBeacons in-store by teaming up with inMarket to beam location-based notifications and offers to shoppers in retail environments. I previously wrote about inMarket, an in-store marketing platform that recently started rolling …

Top-tier firms drive social revolution

The vast majority (80%) of Australian firms have ramped up social media activity since last year, and even more (91%) plan to do so in 2014, …

Protecting your family’s money

by Bina Brown<p>Anna and Paul helped their son Andrew* with $160,000 to buy his first home. They had no idea that, 10 years on, they would face months …

Mark Bouris: 10 tips for sorting out your super - Women's Agenda

Superannuation is a fact of modern life: the government wants you to save some of your earnings for retirement, and it makes available very generous …

House prices surge, but buyers don’t panic: There’s a light at the end of the tunnel

GUEST OBSERVATION<p>If you’ve been following the news this week, you would have seen all the commotion about the latest housing price data to hit the …

3 Expensive Costs of Being Financially Ignorant

<i>“If you think education is expensive… try ignorance.”</i><p>The most expensive money mistakes are the ones you have no idea you’re making. When it comes to …

Stephanie Kimbro on Connecting a Mobile Game to Real World Legal Services

Many of my d.school Estate Plan redesign class groups are thinking about how to gamify estate planning — bringing some elements of game experience, …

Top Four Questions To Ask Before Buying Life Insurance

Considering the purchase of life insurance? Before making the commitment, make sure you know what you want the life insurance to do for you and your loved ones. In a recent study, consumers indicated “covering burial expenses” and “replacing lost wages” were the top reasons for owning life …

20 per cent of people have no savings

One in five people has no savings to fall back on despite signs that the economy is improving, a report has warned.<p>Some 20 per cent of people …

Revisit your financial New Year's Resolutions

It is now almost a quarter of the way through 2014 and you may find that your financial resolutions are starting to fall behind. But, even if you …

Personal Finance

More than half of Aussies worried about finances

Most Discussed<p>There's “no chance in hell” customers with good credit histories can get lower rates under comprehensive credit reporting, says …

$1m savings for retirement may not be enough

A retirement savings nest egg of $1 million probably sounds like a reasonable lump sum. But those likely to retire with $1 million, dreaming of …

101 Questions you must ask before buying that investment

<b>Buying is exciting and scary at the same time, so to ensure you minimise your risks and maximise your profits, Sam Saggers presents this ultimate</b> …