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Android might soon add Bump and iBeacon-like feature called Nearby

Android might soon add Bump and iBeacon-like feature called Nearby

By 7 June 2014

Google might soon put that Bump app it bought to use finally, with a new feature called Nearby, it's claimed. Android Police has reported that Nearby will soon roll out to Android device owners in an upcoming Google Play Services update. Nearby will allegedly... >>

Virgin Atlantic follows Google Glass trials with use of Apple iBeacon tech

Virgin Atlantic follows Google Glass trials with use of Apple iBeacon tech

By 6 May 2014

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class passengers flying from London Heathrow will be able to receive notifications and helpful communications sent straight to their iPhones through Apple's iBeacon technology. The airline, which trialled Google Glass with its Upper... >>

Qualcomm announces iBeacon competitor, beaming info when stepping foot in a store

Qualcomm announces iBeacon competitor, beaming info when stepping foot in a store

By 10 December 2013

Qualcomm has taken the wraps off Qualcomm Gimbal, a new proximity beacon that will beam ads, coupons, etc, from the moment a customer sets foot in a retail store. Apple first released a similar technology in September when it included iBeacons within... >>

Macy's adopts iOS 7's iBeacon, serving up promos to your iPhone

Macy's adopts iOS 7's iBeacon, serving up promos to your iPhone

By 21 November 2013

US retail-giant Macy's will become the first to use Apple's iBeacon to push special offers and recommendations to customers' iPhones when they walk through the door. The iBeacon feature was debuted as part of iOS 7 in June. We've explained it in-depth... >>

Apple's iBeacons explained: What it is and why it matters

Apple's iBeacons explained: What it is and why it matters

By 18 September 2013

Apple subtly introduced iBeacon as part of iOS 7 at WWDC 2013, though it mentioned the feature only in a single keynote slide and didn't go into detail at all. But this hasn't stopped companies from taking advantage and launching products and services... >>