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iBeacons arrive today in Hudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor stores

Shoppers at Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor stores across Canada and the US are getting an early peek at the future of retail marketing starting today as HBC Department Store Group flips the switch on the Swirl in-store beacon marketing platform. While the systems won't be in place at all stores...

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iBacon Beacon? Hillshire Brands increased sales intent 20x with Beacon Program

Hillshire Brands, distributors of cured meat products, recently partnered with BPN and inMarket to try an experiment with iBeacons. Using beacons and geofencing technology, the company pushed information about Hillshire products and promotions to consumers as they entered a store. They found...

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Apple seeking FCC certification for iBeacon hardware

Apple's iBeacon -- whether it's a future product that will work with HomeKit or just a device for use at the company's own retail outlets -- has an official product number: A1573. The sharp-eyed folks at Securifi, who have just started shipping their Almond+ Gigabit Wi-Fi Router and Smart Home...

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"Dances with iBeacons": Testing Radius Networks RadBeacons

Although I'm not a developer by any stretch of the imagination, I find the concept of iBeacons to be fascinating. The idea of low-power Bluetooth beacons that can coax apps into providing information about something that's near them is very cool, and a while back I wrote about some apps available...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for May 7, 2014

​ It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top...

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TUAW TV Live: iBeacon, uBeacon, we all Beacon

We're back for another fun-filled episode of TUAW TV Live. This week's topic -- for at least a minute or so -- is iBeacon technology. Earlier today TUAW ran a post about WikiBeacon.org, a site that has just popped up recently with the locations of all recently-found iBeacons. Co-host Shawn "Doc...

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WikiBeacon.org just made it easier to find iBeacons

While there has been a lot written about the potential for Apple's iBeacon technology for a number of varied purposes, most smartphone owners have never encountered an iBeacon in the wild. If you'd like to know if there actually is an iBeacon somewhere in your vicinity, or help locate the elusive...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for May 1, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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iPad owners are willing to hold onto tablets longer and other news from March 21, 2014

Here's an interesting report to consider: those who purchase iPads are more willing to hold onto them longer than those who get an iPhone. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners says that iPad replacement cycles tend to be longer than the iPhone. As MacRumors writes: The CIRP report, which...

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Macworld/iWorld 2014 using Passbook, iBeacons to ease registration process

Those of you who are headed -- like us -- to Macworld/iWorld 2014 in San Francisco next week probably got an interesting email today. If you happen to read that email on your iPhone, you'll find a big button that lets you add a pass to Passbook. The email from IDG World Expo...

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Apple's iBeacons goes 'Made for iPhone', and other news for Feb. 26, 2014

Apple has rolled iBeacons into its Made for iPhone (MFi) program. iBeacons are miniature Bluetooth transmitters that talk to Bluetooth 4.0 devices and provide micro-location data. iBeacons have a wide array of use, but currently they are most often found in retail stores and baseball parks. By...

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iBeacons installed at 2 MLB stadiums and other news from Feb. 14, 2014

Batter up, iBeacons! You're up to bat at two Major League Baseball stadiums. Re/code reports that MLB has completed installation of 65 iBeacons at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium and San Diego's Petco Park. By the time Opening Day rolls around in March, more than 20 ballparks will have the technology...

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Daily Update for January 28, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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Dutch theme park taking advantage of iBeacons

During yesterday's Apple earnings call, CFO Peter Oppenheimer brought up the fact that Apple has installed iBeacon technology throughout a number of Apple Stores to provide customers with information on products and their location in the stores. Now iPhoned, a Dutch iPhone-centric website, says...

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Afternoon News Roundup - the January 6 ice-cold edition

With many parts of the US experiencing record-breaking ice-cold temperatures today (the high in Chicago today is minus 15 degrees Fahrenheit for those keeping score at home), here are some afternoon Apple news items to help keep you warm, or at the very least, distract you from the biting...

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