Our friends at Common Craft just released their newest videos: QR codes explained. We gave some feedback on "beta" versions of the video, so Common Craft was kind enough to allow us to share the video with you here.
Scott M. Fulton, III of ReadWriteWeb.com (Aug. 31) told the story of how Salesforce.com's CEO Marc Benioff demonstrated his Facebook friendship with Coca-Cola at a recent conference: by using his iPhone's geolocation feature to connect with a Coca-Cola vending machine.
In May of this year, Apple celebrated the 10th anniversary of its highly successful Apple stores. How successful?
RetailCustomerExperience.com reported (Aug. 26) that an Emphatica survey of over 16,000 consumers found that self-checkout is the most valued technology in their grocery shopping experience.
Bloomberg reported today that AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA plan to invest more than $100 million in a joint venture mobile payment project.
Back in June, Tesco made headlines worldwide, with their innovative virtual store in a Korean subway station. The concept was both futuristic and practical: Allow people to scan QR codes for grocery items, using their smartphones, on their busy commute. And when they get home, Tesco delivers these items directly to their doors.
Intuit has teamed up with Verizon to offer its plug-in card reader -- called GoPayment -- in Verizon's company to company retailing channels, as well as in their 2,000-plus retail locations.
Last month, we blogged about VeriFone’s cardswipe case for the iPad, which allows retailers to take credit card payments anywhere in the store. This case improves on Square's headphone jack accessory.
iQmetrix, in partnership with DigitalPersona, is proud to offer Biometric Authentication in RQ, our cell phone store POS software. Exclusively compatible with DigitalPersona fingerprint scanners, iQmetrix offers clients the ability to maximize security and increase accountability through fingerprint authentication in RQ.
Willson, Herb and I attended the HackVan event at Mozilla Vancouver on Saturday. When we first arrived at 9 a.m. we were greeted by a handful of friendly organizers and given breakfast -- a great start. Other developers started to trickle in; I'd say about 35 to 40 in all. Once everyone was settled, Leila Boujnane (CEO of TinEye.com, and one of the founders of HackDays.ca) gave everyone a quick overview of the day's activities. Each API sponsor had representatives at the event, and they were all given 5 minutes to pitch their API to the room. At about 10 o'clock we were let loose. :)
Will Reese recently wrote an article for Fast Company Design (Aug. 18) calling out retailers' failure (to date) to engage with customers who are using their smartphones in-store.
One day after we blogged about how difficult it's been for competitors to go up against the Apple iPad -- citiing HP's inability to sell its TouchPad to consumers -- HP announces it is killing the TouchPad and putting its webOS mobile operating system on ice.