It’s not where your friends are, but how close they are that matters. After years of exact coordinate checkins, both Foursquare and Facebook are now focusing on ambient proximity — constantly and automatically
Editors note: This is the free edition of Payments Insider, a newsletter on all things payments produced by BI Intelligence. Click here to subscribe to Payments Insider and receive it in your inbox everyday.
To state the obvious: Modern, smartphone-toting humans spend most of their time indoors. Beacons are a low-cost piece of hardware — small enough to attach to a wall or countertop — that use battery-friendly,
FORTUNE — Despite excitement from the business world, consumers aren’t keen on the latest innovations in retail advertising. A whole new category of technology has sprung up to serve “omnichannel” retailers,
Everybody loves shopping, and shopping online from the comfort of your home has its own perks. But over the past couple of years, the focus has been moving beyond e-commerce and into m-commerce. There
Google is announcing a number of updates today to its AdMob mobile ad platform — the most-requested ones, according to Jonathan Alferness (Google’s direct of product management for mobile ads), are integration