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Turning Simple Things into Smart Home Things with Energenie

<b>Peter Donnell</b> / 1 year ago<p>Energenie<p>Building a smart home is now easier than ever before. With a plethora of consumer products that you can buy at …

Listen to internet-connected elevators talk about how their day’s going

The future is here and it’s simultaneously beautiful and mundane.<p>There are so many truly amazing aspects of modern life that we take for granted—think about the pocket supercomputer you’re probably reading this on right now, and explaining that to someone in the 1970s—because they’ve become so …

Internet of Things

Coming soon: The internet of clothes

The internet of clothes might soon be a reality, if a deal announced today (Apr. 18) between Avery Dennison, a major manufacturer of apparel and footwear care-labels, and Evrythng, a London internet of things startup, succeeds. The partnership will result in 10 billion items of clothing getting …

Internet of Things

How Will Consumers Benefit From Connected Cars?

After Internet of Things (IoT), Connected Cars is the most used buzzword in the industry. From automobile manufacturers to software vendors to telecom operators to consumer electronic companies, everyone is excited about the connected vehicle phenomenon. With the power of 20 modern PCs, …

Who’s afraid of the IoT?

It’s heeeere! The Internet of Things, I mean. I just spent several days at the Connected Conference in Paris, which focused on IoT hardware. They built a whole home full of connected devices, showcased the War for the WAN and underscored that the IoT is — as always — not quite what we imagined, and …

Fixing business models by design

We live in a time of new business models, exponential technologies and digital native customers. Businesses are being challenged and looking for innovation. Some designers who design products and services today are the creators of new organisations and businesses tomorrow. Let me share some of the …

How Connected Cars Will Transform Our Lives at Home

Let me put this bluntly: Smart homes are pretty dumb. Or at least historically, connected devices for the everyman’s house have seemed gimmicky at …

Smart Homes

Kia's 'Drive Wise' brand promises self-driving tech by 2020, fully autonomous cars by 2030

If there were a theme to this year’s automotive-related CES news, “autonomous driving technology” would certainly headline.<p>Not to be left out, Kia …

Automatic smart driving monitor now connects your car to over 20 apps

Two years ago, the Automatic smart driving monitor launched as a sort of "fitbit for cars," connecting on-board diagnostic (OBD) technology to the Web to present driving data in a way that almost anyone can understand. Today, Automatic launches its Automatic App Gallery, a sort of app store for …

Logistics Is Sexy

Convincing people that the development of the logistics industry is a scintillating topic is difficult. Bring up supply chain management, cold-chain storage, or international freight shipments and you will probably get a blank stare. But logistics don’t just go round the world—it also makes the …

Transform your car into the 4G LTE connected car of the future with Vinli's little black box

Vinli wants to transform the car you own today into the 4G Web-connected, Wi-Fi hotspotting, mpg-boosting, teen driver-monitoring car of the future. Just plug its little black box into the diagnostics port.<p>Onboard vehicle diagnostic (OBD-II) readers have been around since the early nineties, but …

10 Ways Cars Are More Connected Now

BB is Watching<p>The connected car is the next step in the march toward perpetual connectivity in the Internet of Things. With smart thermostats, smart light bulbs, smart refrigerators, and smart phones, it was just a matter of time before the car caught up. Here are 10 ways modern cars are more …

How Brands Are Using Data to Drive Personalized Context In-Store

With consumers' changing expectations for real-time feedback, retailers are using digital touch points to improve the physical shopping …

First Apple Store designed by Jony Ive shows future retail direction

A new Apple store designed by Jony Ive just opened up in Brussels. It’s noticeably different aesthetic and a glimpse of the future of Apple’s retail hubs around the world.<p>Belgian Site ANV attended the launch to provide a glimpse of the new design direction.<p>The Brussels store features a lot more …

First Data Buys Spree Commerce To Move Into Open Source Payments Technology

Another move by a large company to up its stakes in the world of open source technologies: Payments giant First Data Corporation has acquired Spree Commerce, an open source storefront platform originally based on Ruby on Rails.<p>Terms of the deal have not been disclosed — we are trying to find out — …

Kill Bill

Make way CIOs, CMOs: Here comes the CMTO

<b>Mumbai:</b> Till even five years back, senior executives who headed their respective marketing and technology divisions, especially in large …

Indonesia’s Snapcart Turns The Humble Receipt Into Big Data For Brands And Retailers

Smartphones could give retailers and brands unprecedented insight into consumer spending and behavior just by allowing you to photograph your receipt.<p>That’s the premise of a new technology startup that launched in Indonesia today. Snapcart is backed by Ardent Capital — the VC firm behind Southeast …

Facebook is leading the way in social commerce

Facebook is the top social commerce platform, driving more than two-thirds of mobile e-commerce traffic and boosting social media's quickly growing share of e-commerce web traffic.<p>Facebook accounts for 50% of total social referrals and 64% of total social revenue. The site's social commerce …

Social Media

Think SoLoMo or SoCoLoMo - Social Commerce, Local & Mobile - For Digital Success

In an evolving digital work place, it is critical for leaders to think of their products, services and leadership in terms of SoCoLoMo. This is a …

Social Media

There's a new way to pay with a selfie

"Selfie pay", announced on Thursday, uses facial recognition through smartphone cameras to verify the identity of someone buying something over their phone.<p>If you're buying something on your smartphone, MasterCard makes sure it's really you and not a fraud by looking at a quick snap taken on your …

Employment

Google Puts Executive Behind 'Buy Button' in Charge of Express Delivery Service

The embattled, would-be Amazon rival gets another chief.<p>Google has appointed Brian Elliott, a lead on business development of its Shopping unit since 2013, as the general manager of Google Express. It marks the third recent executive shuffle for the same-day delivery service, which has struggled to …

Can Facebook Turn Its Users Into Shoppers?

Evangelists have long touted the potential of bringing social media and commerce together, particularly when it comes to Facebook and its nearly one-and-a-half billion active monthly users. Now, according to reports, Facebook members will be able to make purchases through e-commerce shops within …

Social Media

Amazon will now deliver to your local Post Office

As Amazon prepares for another bumper Christmas, the internet giant has been doing all it can to ensure its logistics are in order. Just over a week ago, it debuted free same-day delivery for Prime members, striking a blow against high street retailers, but today it's revealed its biggest delivery …