These are the headlines from some of the web sources that I follow.
This beacon platform influenced $14.5 billion in Black Friday sales
inMarket, one of the world’s largest beacon platforms, says its analysis shows its platform influenced $14.5 billion in consumer spending during the Black Friday weekend. The platform noticed 370 percent more beacon detections than the same time last year, showing the rise in beacon engagement from both consumers and retailers in 2016. See Also: Estimote Mirror... Read more » The post This beacon platform influenced $14.5 billion in Black Friday sales appeared first on ReadWrite.
nuTonomy comes home for self-driving car tests in Boston
nuTonomy announced on Monday that it would expand its self-driving tests to Boston, Massachusetts, after trialing the platform in Singapore for the past year. The startup, which originated as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) spinoff, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Boston and Massachusetts Department of Transportation to test its self-driving... Read more » The post nuTonomy comes home for self-driving car tests in Boston appeared first on ReadWrite.
How Helsinki is bringing smart city innovation to its core
There are few capital cities around the world that are not directing finances and energy into connected technology. Every year local neighborhoods, suburbs, and cities incorporate technology into their infrastructure, transport systems, housing and local services. From Jaipur to Seoul, what makes each location unique is how they respond to challenges specific to their location, landscape,... Read more » The post How Helsinki is bringing smart city innovation to its core appeared first on ReadWrite.
Ford will test driverless cars in Europe next year
Ford announced it will plans to start testing its autonomous vehicles on European roads by next year as it ramps up its robot car strategy. According to Digital Trends the U.S. car manufacturing goliath is moving ahead with European testing as it pursues its ambitious strategy to introduce fully autonomous vehicles for ride-hailing by 2021.... Read more » The post Ford will test driverless cars in Europe next year appeared first on ReadWrite.
Amazon wants your company’s data by the truckload… literally
In the race to win clients in the highly competitive cloud computing market, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has taken to transporting client data in high-tech tractor trailers. AWS recently introduced its data-on-wheels platform with the appropriate yuletide moniker of Snowmobile. ZDNet covered the recent launch of the data truck by AWS CEO Andy Jassy. He... Read more » The post Amazon wants your company’s data by the truckload… literally appeared first on ReadWrite.
Ireland might miss out on autonomous car first miles
Ireland, the base of many U.S. technology companies in Europe, might miss attracting the same firms to test autonomous cars on their roads and develop fake cities to run various simulations. While the government has been welcoming to tech companies in the past and able to change its laws to suit them, it seems to... Read more » The post Ireland might miss out on autonomous car first miles appeared first on ReadWrite.