A press event in Redmond overnight has given the world its first look at Microsoft’s next iteration of the Windows operating system.
Telstra switched on the first 150 of its free wi-fi hotspots throughout Australia last Wednesday, and expects a total of 1,000 to be operational before Boxing Day.
Grocer and retail stalwart Tesco has partnered with BT to offer free wi-fi in its stores throughout the UK and Ireland.
Apple’s iBeacons have a new challenger on hand, with Samsung unveiling its upcoming Proximity platform.
As of February next year, all new applications and updates to old applications for Apple’s popular range of mobile devices must meet new design standards.
Retailers are starting to wake up to the potential offered by microlocation technology, with stores adopting beacons to integrate online channels into the in-store customer experience.
Facebook will use its expansive collection of user data to power Atlas, a refurbished Microsoft ad service that will let Facebook sell targeted ads on third-party websites.
Localz, a Melbourne based micro location technology startup, has won an incubator investment from British department store chain John Lewis, valued at over AU$180,000.
With the release of a new device, iOS and payment system from Apple, retailers should be aware of how these changes will soon be affecting their ability to service customers.