Internet of Things

  • Addressing Community Needs With Self-Driving Innovation

    October 17, 2019 As consumers eschew car ownership, public transportation ridership has increased 21 percent over the past two decades. Recent efforts to upgrade transit systems with connected and autonomous vehicles could further ...
  • Intel Acquires Canada’s Smart Edge For $27M To Advance 5G 

    October 16, 2019 5GIntel is acquiring the software business Smart Edge for $27 million from Pivot Technology Solutions based in Toronto, Intel said in a blog post on Wednesday (Oct. 16). The software runs ...
  • Bringing Autonomous Smart Shuttles To the Masses

    October 16, 2019 self-driving, IoT There will be 41.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT)-connected devices around the world by 2025. Consumers and businesses have increasingly employed the technology in a variety of use cases as ...
  • Walmart Takes Part In $71M Funding Of Smart Lock Firm

    October 16, 2019 Walmart helps fund $71M VC raise for smart lock companySmart lock startup Level Home has raised over $71 million in funding from Walmart, Hut 8 Ventures, and home construction and real estate company Lennar. Founded in 2016 by Apple vets ...
  • New Facebook Portal Offers Enhanced Camera Privacy Options

    October 16, 2019 Facebook privacy settings cameraFacebook’s latest Portal has placed a bigger emphasis on privacy as the company looks to reassure users their information is safe in its hands. Launched in 2018, the original Portal featured ...
  • US Expansion Of Trade Blacklist Hurts China’s AI Plans

    October 8, 2019 U.S. Expands China’s Blacklist Ahead Of Trade Talks, Hurts AI PlansThe United States has expanded its blacklist of Chinese companies ahead of trade talks, and the move will potentially hurt China’s artificial intelligence (AI) ambitions, and its desire to become ...
  • Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Sales Limit Projected Profit Falls

    October 8, 2019 SamsungAs Samsung Electronics moves forward with the rollout of its 5G phones and $2,000 foldable handsets amid intensifying competition with Huawei and Apple, strong smartphone sales are raising hopes of a turnaround ...
  • Look Here: Retailers Get Visual With Commerce Innovations

    October 7, 2019 Retailers Get Visual With Commerce InnovationsAs consumers get more visual, so, too, does retail, and that is helping to fuel some significant innovation. Indeed, 3D mapping stands as one of the latest ways that spatially focused ...
  • Goldman Predicts Huge Gains For Telecoms With 5G

    September 30, 2019 Goldman Predicts Huge Gains For Telecoms With 5GAs Goldman Sachs is predicting a huge boom from upcoming 5G mobile technology, it recently upped its 5G smartphone estimates for next year from 50 million to 120 million, according ...
  • IoT’s Impact On Supply Chains And Security

    September 27, 2019 IoT’s Impact On Supply Chains And SecurityThis week, along with Amazon’s announcement about new Echo devices and Alexa’s celebrity voices, came news of Amazon Sidewalk, a new wireless protocol that uses low bandwidth to extend the ...
  • Turning Voice Assistants Into Medical Assistants

    September 26, 2019 doctor with patientHandling patient billing and other paperwork can keep doctors from focusing on patients and drag down optimal care. But, using smart voice assistants in exam rooms to take over bill-related ...
  • 5G Fuels Factory And Enterprise Innovation

    September 25, 2019 5G Fuels Factory And Enterprise InnovationCoal, steam and oil helped to fuel the industrial revolutions we read about in history books. But as time passes and a new decade approaches – one that promises even ...
  • Top News In Payments: SWIFT, Microsoft Team With BNY Mellon On Cloud Trial; Amazon Unveils Voice Interoperability Initiative

    September 25, 2019 Top News In PaymentsToday in the payments news roundup, SWIFT and Microsoft have teamed with Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) to finalize the pilot of the Cloud Connect payments solution. Also, ...
  • Visa Partner Launch Eyes $17T Digital Payments Opportunity For FinTechs

    September 25, 2019 Visa Partner launches to connect SMBsAs the second decade of the 21st century heads into its last quarter, some might say that the world’s digital transformation is mostly complete — or at well on its ...
  • Dr. Alexa? How Voice Assistants Can Cure Patient Billing’s Ills

    September 25, 2019 Fifth generation (5G) networks are slated to be in use around the world by 2020. These networks offer higher data processing, lower latencies and more reliable connectivity, which will support ...
  • Unmanned Drone Delivers Healthcare Supplies To Island In Ireland

    September 18, 2019 Drone Delivers Healthcare Supplies To IslandAn autonomous drone was used to deliver medical supplies to a remote island in Ireland, according to a report by CNBC. The delivery shows the promise of the technology, and how ...
  • How To Make Sure Stores Don’t Die

    September 18, 2019 Among the defining endeavors of our time — at least for the worlds of payment and commerce — has been to bring brick-and-mortar retail stores into the new century. It’s an ongoing ...
  • SoftBank Aims For Two-Year 5G Headstart In Japan

    September 17, 2019 5G, Japan, Softbank, Construction, Timetable, NewsJapan-based SoftBank Corp. said it is two years ahead of schedule on its release for 5G technology in the country, and it hopes the early release will help it to ...
  • How Voice Will Capture The Connected Commerce Frontier 

    September 17, 2019 How Voice Will Capture Connected CommerceA massive sea change has happened in the world of retail – albeit so subtly and swiftly that most consumers probably never even felt it happen. Shopping went from being a ...
  • Connected Consumers And The Future Of Commerce

    September 17, 2019 Connected Consumers And The Future Of CommerceConnected devices are contextualizing commerce for consumers as they go about their daily lives, and bridge millennials provide profound insights into the future of connected commerce. In subscriptions, it seems MoviePass has finally come to its last reel – and, ...
  • Deep Dive: QSRs Find Their Voice

    September 16, 2019 More than one-quarter of all U.S. consumers who own voice-activated devices have used them to order food. These consumers commonly rely on technologies such as Amazon Echo or Google Home to ...
  • New Report: How Consumers Use Connected Devices To Shop And Pay

    September 16, 2019 Voice is connected commerce’s killer app. That is just one of five critical findings highlighted in How We Will Pay 2019, a PYMNTS, Visa collaboration examining how consumers use a wide range of ...
  • How Domino’s Works To Deliver On Customer Loyalty

    September 12, 2019 Rewards programs key to customer loyaltyAn unsatisfying restaurant ordering experience can turn long-term customers into last-time patrons. So how can restaurants know which tech and services will deliver the strongest return on investment (ROI) for ...
  • 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 ...
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