Internet of Things

  • Can 5G Power Retail Drone Deliveries?

    September 11, 2019 Can 5G Power Retail Drone Deliveries?The worlds of drones and 5G mobile network technology – two of the most promising trends in digital payments and commerce – are colliding. That’s because Valqari, which describes itself ...
  • Virtual Reality Gains Traction In Retail

    September 11, 2019 virtual realityVirtual reality could have more retailers reach more consumers in the coming few years — in large part by upping the consumer experience. Already, trends are emerging that promise to ...
  • The Future Of Fitness With Connected Devices And IoT

    September 9, 2019 Fitness With Connected Devices And IoTPeloton combines its own hardware, software and subscription model in a bid to win over fitness-minded consumers – an effort that could shed light in the coming few years on the future ...
  • Verizon Outfits 13 NFL Stadiums With 5G

    September 5, 2019 Verizon Outfits 13 NFL Stadiums With 5GVerizon has outfitted 13 NFL stadiums with its 5G wireless service, allowing fans to watch demos of multi-angle instant replays. In March, Verizon and the NFL announced an exclusive partnership to create ...
  • Track-And-Trace As The Catalyst To Supply Chain Efficiencies

    September 5, 2019 Amidst the flourishing supply chain FinTech market, there are now more solutions than ever before tackling an endless list of historically friction-filled points in global trade. Whether it be facilitating ...
  • 5G Set To Round The Bases In South Korean Baseball

    September 4, 2019 Professional baseball, to the annoyance of some real and would-be fans, remains in very large part an analog game, given the reliance on human umpires and adherence to traditions that ...
  • When Micro Supply Chain Frictions Create Major Payment Bottlenecks

    August 29, 2019 shipping portDown supply chains, paper checks indeed remain the dominant way companies pay suppliers, logistics service providers and business partners. While the payment method is far from efficient — paper requires ...
  • Can Google Keep Up In The Jammed AI Voice Race?

    August 28, 2019 AI smart speaker ecosystemSince Google launched its smart speaker artificial intelligence (AI)-backed voice assistant product Google Home in November 2016, the state of the race for voice ecosystem dominance has been relatively consistent ...
  • 5G Faces Growing Resistance To Deployments

    August 26, 2019 Growing Resistance To 5G Network TechnologyEveryone in retail and payments is – or should be – getting ready for 5G mobile network technology. More potential and real 5G use cases keep popping up (more about ...
  • The Cyber Hack From Space

    August 26, 2019 This week marked a historical milestone that many Americans probably missed in the course of trying to follow a news cycle that is always full, to say the least.  This ...
  • Report: YTD India FinTech Investments Top $722M

    August 23, 2019 India-FinTechAlt lending, and, of course, digital payments, were top of mind for investors targeting India FinTechs these past few weeks. We take stock of two quarters and the YTD — ...
  • Privacy Concerns Spark Fresh Moves In Digital World

    August 22, 2019 Privacy Concerns Spark Moves In Digital WorldThe push to offer more online privacy to increasingly concerned consumers continues. This time, it’s a move from Google, but it’s unclear how far these efforts will really go, and whether ...
  • The Future Is Secure For Smart Devices

    August 21, 2019 The Future Is Secure For Smart DevicesAlong with the growing popularity of IoT devices, from fitness wearables to smart fridges, comes increased security and privacy issues. Mounting data breaches and device vulnerabilities have prompted wariness around ...
  • iRobot On Cleaning Up Smart Home Security

    August 16, 2019 With more than 8.6 billion connected devices in use worldwide, the appetite for IoT is only growing, with the technology being put to use beyond consumer products. Cities around the ...
  • More Than Pretty Pictures: Visual Commerce’s Rise Boosts Retail

    August 13, 2019 For fans of retail or marketing history — or just fans of how people communicated in the past — reading old magazine and newspaper advertisement from, say, before the 1960s ...
  • China’s Terminus Technologies Raises $283M For Smart City Development

    August 13, 2019 Terminus Raises $283M For Smart City DevelopmentThe cross-border investment and asset management firm China Everbright Limited is leading a $283 million Series C1 funding round for Terminus Technologies, Deal Street Asia reported on Tuesday (Aug. 13). Artificial ...
  • Deep Dive: Online Gaming Struggles With Subscription Competition

    August 2, 2019 Deep Dive: Online Gaming Struggles With Subscription Competition The video game market was one of the first to move into the subscription economy, even before gaming went online. Companies like GameFly cropped up back in 2002, sending physical ...
  • Samsung Looks To 5G Retail As Revenue Declines

    July 31, 2019 Samsung Looks to 5G Retail as Revenue DeclinesSmartphone shipments for Samsung increased in the second quarter of 2019, the company said in its latest earnings report, thanks to retail sales of its mid-level models. But sales of ...
  • All 2020 iPhone Models To Support 5G Technology

    July 29, 2019 Apple iPhonesApple won’t be the first major vendor offering a 5G smartphone, but all three iPhones scheduled for release in 2020 will accommodate the new cellular network.  Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF ...
  • Innovations In IoT Devices

    July 25, 2019 Innovations In IoT DevicesInternet of Things (IoT) devices continue to grow in popularity, but security and privacy issues continue to make headlines. In security news, fraudsters are tapping into mobile and app-based channels for fraud attacks. And ...
  • Developing A Smart Sprinkler Without Watering Down Security

    July 25, 2019 A connected sprinkler system may seem like an unlikely hack target – but for fraudsters, any networked IoT device can be a gateway to the smart home ecosystem. This means ...
  • Toyota Backs China’s Didi With $600M To Expand Services

    July 25, 2019 In a move to develop new car technologies in China, Toyota Motor Corp. is planning to invest $600 million in ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing.  Toyota will also form a new joint ...
  • Even For Smart Sprinklers, Security Matters

    July 24, 2019 The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow in popularity: A recent International Data Corporation (IDC) study projects there will be 41.6 billion IoT devices by 2025, up from 7 ...
  • New Mobile Healthcare Efforts Point To Wider Payment Trends

    July 23, 2019 Mobile Healthcare Efforts Signal Payment TrendsSlowly but steadily, healthcare is becoming more mobile about payments, and that trend – a very long time in coming – appears to have picked up steam in recent months. ...
  • Apple Rumored To Buy Intel’s Chip Business

    July 23, 2019 Apple-Intel-Chip-businessApple is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire chipmaker Intel Corp’s smartphone-modem chip business. The deal, valued at $1 billion or more, could be reached in the next week, a source ...
  • Can Elon Musk Turn The Human Brain Into A Connected Device?

    July 20, 2019 Can Elon Musk Turn The Human Brain Into A Connected Device?It can never be said that Elon Musk has a problem thinking big. That can be seen from his early days as one of PayPal’s primary architects to the present day, ...
  • Microsoft And AT&T Announce $2B Digital Tie-Up

    July 17, 2019 Microsoft And AT&T Announce $2B Digital Tie-UpAT&T and Microsoft have announced a partnership worth billions that would let the communications giant use Microsoft’s Azure cloud system for its computing purposes, according to a report by Reuters.  At&T ...
  • New US Legislation Aims To Compete With China For 5G Tech

    July 16, 2019 5GA Republican lawmaker has introduced legislation that would boost the “representation and leadership” of U.S. firms when it comes to 5G technology. The bill, from U.S. Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, ...
  • As 5G Looms, Retail Possibilities Become More Clear

    July 9, 2019 Growing Resistance To 5G Network TechnologyRetailers surely have more than enough to worry about these days. For one, the pace of innovation keeps speeding up – and that holds true for all types of retail niches, ...
  • Fleet Payments Explore The Connected Car Opportunity

    July 1, 2019 As financial service conglomerates and innovators move deeper into the B2B payments field, they’re finding a field of opportunity to disrupt clunky manual and legacy processes far beyond the accounts ...
  • Huawei Ban Could Slow China’s 5G Progress

    June 25, 2019 Trump Urges US Telecoms To ‘Step Up’ 5G EffortsDespite its tensions with the United States, China still wants to show the world that it intends to become the first 5G superpower, with the government recently handing out commercial ...
  • Automated Retail’s ‘Fast And Frictionless’ Ambitions

    June 25, 2019 Automation is critical in helping retailers offer a fast and frictionless commerce experience. John Clarke, chief innovation officer and co-founder at Worldnet Payments, explains how automated retail can have a positive ...
  • Santander Shows One Way Forward For 5G And Banks

    June 24, 2019 Santander Explores 5G Use Cases For BanksFinancial institutions are constantly on the hunt for an edge when it comes to mobile banking and other innovations, and that’s playing out with new, emerging 5G mobile network technology. ...
  • Apple Plans Three iPhones For 2020, Two With 5G

    June 17, 2019 Apple is planning on launching three iPhones in 2020, two of which will be 5G compatible, according to a report by CNBC. The 5G support will be with the help of ...
  • How The Z-Wave Alliance Is Balancing IoT Interoperability And Security

    June 17, 2019 States like California and New York are now regulating connected device security to give consumers much-needed protections. But state-by-state piecemeal legislation can be chaotic, says Mitchell Klein, executive director of ...
  • The Case For Federal IoT Regulations

    June 14, 2019 Smart technology is unlocking supply chain efficiencies, providing emergency alerts and much more. But despite intelligence of things (IoT) solutions being put to use in many cases, the field continues ...
  • 5G Isn’t The Only Digital Communication Game In Town

    June 13, 2019 globe wireless technologyThe new 5G mobile network technology is getting its first deployments, but that’s not the only communications game in town. A technology that tracks lost scooters people rent could play ...
  • Retailers Look To Augmented Reality To Lure Local Shoppers

    June 13, 2019 smartphone ARRetail is getting more visual, and that stands to be the case for locally-focused merchants as they compete for attention and consumer dollars with the likes of Amazon and Walmart. ...
  • Bitcoin Daily: ID Verification Rules Coming To Crypto Companies; Spring Labs To Expand Blockchain Verification Network

    June 13, 2019 New rules by the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which will require cryptocurrency businesses to verify the identities of anyone sending or receiving more than $1,000 worth ...
  • Huawei Blacklist Could Impact 5G Standards

    June 10, 2019 The 5G standards body has warned that a ban on Huawei could have “a dramatic impact” on future standardization, while analysts believe it could lead to a split in the ...

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