Lowest Prices anywhere on MacBooks and the all new Mac Pro: Apple Price Guides updated Apr 22nd (use exclusive coupons, tax-free options to save hundreds)

Topic: iBeacons

TI brings Apple's iBeacon to Bluetooth products for industrial, automotive & embedded applications

04/16/2014, 09:04 am

Silicon firm Texas Instruments on Wednesday announced plans to support Apple's iBeacon microlocation technology across a large swath of TI's Bluetooth product line, including chips for embedded and automotive applications.

5 comments

Apple's iBeacon tech to be featured at Coachella music and arts festival

04/09/2014, 03:04 am

According to an app update for the upcoming Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the gathering will have on-site iBeacons that push notifications and other information to users as they walk the grounds at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. this weekend next.

3 comments

New 'mApp' platform helps museums leverage Apple's iBeacons for interactive exhibits

04/08/2014, 02:04 pm

Museum visits may become far more immersive in the future thanks to Dutch microlocation startup LabWerk's new mApp platform, a deployment and management system that allows museums to quickly and easily roll out iBeacon-based interactive exhibits.

6 comments

Apple's iBeacon used to push seat upgrades in nosebleeds at sporting events

03/21/2014, 09:03 am

Some U.S. sports arenas have begun pushing ticket upgrades to fans in the cheap seats through Apple's iBeacon technology for iPhone, offering users the ability to upgrade their seats quickly and easily.

17 comments

Apple starts iBeacon product certification under 'Made for iPhone' program

02/25/2014, 06:02 pm

In a push for wider iBeacon adoption, Apple on Tuesday released specification requirements under the "Made for iPhone" program for third-party manufacturers looking to build products incorporating the Bluetooth LE-based technology.

12 comments

MLB rolls out iBeacons in first two of over 20 parks ahead of 2014 season

02/14/2014, 05:02 pm

Major League Baseball on Friday announced the successful deployment of Apple iBeacon-compatible hardware in Dodger Stadium and Petco Park, with further installations planned for completion at more than 20 ballparks before the 2014 stateside season opener in March.

2 comments

NFL brings iOS-compatible beacon tech to New York for Super Bowl

02/01/2014, 04:02 am

It was reported on Friday that the NFL has rolled out a micro-location beacon network in New York's Times Square and MetLife Stadium, with the transmitters set to serve up personalized ads to football fans during the Super Bowl.

32 comments

MLB to reportedly have thousands of iBeacons ready for game day

01/30/2014, 08:01 pm

According to a report on Thursday, Major League Baseball will start rolling out thousands of iBeacons in 20 ballparks across the U.S. next week, the goal being system readiness by opening day in March.

38 comments

Automatic Link 'smart driving assistant' adds iBeacon functionality in software update

01/28/2014, 08:01 pm

Automatic has added iBeacon support to its Automatic Link "smart driving assistant," opening up the possibility for remote payments, granular car location tracking and, of course, enhanced targeted ads.

5 comments

Coca-Cola mulls deployment of Apple's iBeacon at World Cup and beyond

01/17/2014, 09:01 pm

Global beverage behemoth Coca-Cola is actively investigating a rollout of Apple's iBeacon technology as a part of its marketing campaign for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, for which the company is a major sponsor.

86 comments

PassMarket beats Apple to the punch with iBeacon-based mobile payments

01/13/2014, 09:01 pm

By leveraging Apple's iBeacon microlocation technology, iMobile3's new PassMarket Beacon Edition will allow customers at participating retailers to check out without swiping a credit card or handing over cash.

25 comments

US grocery chains rolling Apple's iBeacon tech out to dozens of stores

01/06/2014, 05:01 pm

Starting Monday, dozens of grocery stores in three major cities across the U.S. saw the rollout of Apple's iBeacon technology, allowing customers to receive location-specific data, such as relevant coupons, while they shop.

35 comments

Apple's iBeacon tech to be highlighted in CES scavenger hunt

01/02/2014, 06:01 pm

The Consumer Electronics Association on Thursday announced it will be holding a special iBeacon-based scavenger hunt during the 2014 International CES expo, introducing attendees and exhibitors to Apple's new location-aware technology.

11 comments

Apple begins using iBeacons at all its 254 US retail stores

12/06/2013, 08:12 am

Apple on Friday will launch its iBeacon wireless short-range technology at all 254 retail stores the company owns across the U.S., helping customers to shop for new items, or pick up an order they've already placed.

18 comments

Startup pushes Newsstand publication samples to iOS devices through Apple's iBeacons

12/04/2013, 08:12 am

Publishers can now promote their magazine apps for iOS by making them available to view for free at specific locations, thanks to a new use for Apple's wireless iBeacon technology created by a digital publishing startup company.

29 comments

Macy's begins pilot test of Apple's iBeacon in flagship New York, San Francisco stores

11/20/2013, 01:11 pm

One of America's oldest retailers is among the first to deploy Apple's iBeacons as Macy's has begun a pilot program with the state-of-the-art Bluetooth-based microlocation system.

80 comments

MLB stadiums to deploy Apple's iBeacons for fan convenience, interactivity

09/27/2013, 09:09 am

In a bid to make the ballpark experience more engaging for fans, Major League Baseball plans to roll out Apple's new iBeacons technology to deliver targeted information and offers based on a fan's location within the park, according to a new report.

32 comments

New Apple TV 'tap-to-setup' may be first public deployment of iBeacons

09/25/2013, 05:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday detailed a new process for configuring a third generation Apple TV by tapping it with an iOS 7 device, a procedure that may be the first public deployment of the company's new iBeacons communications standard.

19 comments