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Retailers to Benefit from 5G Wi-Fi

A more personalized experience for customers of retailers and public venue operators is on the way courtesy of a new 5G Wi-Fi SoC (system-on-chip) developed by Broadcom Corp., www.broadcom.com.

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Platform Engages Brick-and-Mortar Shoppers

Considering the fact consumers can’t get enough of their connected devices, it makes sense retail companies would want to leverage mobile technologies to further engage customers in their shopping experience. While the brick-and-mortar-style of commerce seems to be here to stay—at least for the near future—that doesn’t mean that, thanks to connected devices and solutions, it won’t look different than it has in the past.

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Pursuing a Connected Life: MWC 2014

M2M technology is affecting consumers’ daily lives, now more than ever. After prominent events like last week’s MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, it seems there’s no end in sight for innovative new technologies that will make the world around us more data-rich and intelligent. From NFC (near-field communication) solutions and to connected home and health-enabling technologies, here are some of the connected-life announcements from MWC 2014.

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Mobile Wallet Helps You Shop

For those trying to get last-minute holiday shopping done, the mobile wallet and NFC (near-field communication) provide a way to quickly check out and access mobile coupons—but how quick and easy is the technology?

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Securing Mobile Payments

In a world where your mobile phone is as much of a necessity as your wallet, it would only make sense that, eventually, the two would become one. But are mobile payments finally clicking for consumers? A huge market barrier for mobile payments is consumers’ concerns about security, but in many cases a mobile phone can be as secure as a credit card.

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M2M and NFC on a Plane

M2M and NFC (near-field communication) have the potential to shape many aspects of life. It can change the way we spend money, share data, access confidential information, and even travel. More and more people seem to be catching on to the benefits of NFC, both at the consumer and business levels.

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NFC or Not: How Will You Pay?

Perhaps one of biggest market hurdles related to mobile payments is the idea one seems to agree on what a mobile payment actually looks like. While many people often think of NFC (near-field communication)-enabled smartphones when they talk about mobile payment, it is only one of the many technologies that exist today.

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Opening Your Mobile Wallet this Black Friday?

How will you pay for your purchases on Black Friday this year? Could it be with the mobile wallet and NFC (near-field communication)? This technology has long held the promise of allowing consumers to be able to check out quickly and access additional services such as loyalty cards and mobile coupons, all by simply using what is already in your pocket: your smartphone.

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Smart Labels in a Connected World

As everyday objects become connected, businesses and consumers will consume content in new ways. Printed electronics and smart labels, for example, can bring intelligence to everyday objects, and both businesses and consumers can benefit.

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Microsoft Prepares for New Surface and Xbox Offerings

We all know the old saying: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. This week, one tech giant announced it’s doing just that with its new contributions to both the tablet and gaming markets—two significant categories for connected devices.

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Retailers to Benefit from 5G Wi-Fi

Platform Engages Brick-and-Mortar Shoppers

Pursuing a Connected Life: MWC 2014



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