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Topic: iBeacons

Sports arenas marketing with Apple's iBeacon hope to offer relevant info without 'spamming' fans

08/13/2014, 10:08 am

Promoting products to iPhone users using Apple's wireless location-based iBeacon technology is a fine line, as professional sports teams try to provide helpful information to fans to sell more goods without pestering and annoying them.

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Apple's iBeacon continues to spread with new rollouts by Lord & Taylor, others

07/28/2014, 12:07 pm

Businesses continue to embrace consumers wielding Apple's mobile devices, as department store chain Lord & Taylor and German restaurant group Mook have announced new iBeacon-based customer outreach plans, while hoteliers Hilton will allow guests to check in and unlock their rooms with their smartphones.

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Model number for Apple's mystery iBeacon device may hint at upgrade to existing hardware

07/14/2014, 04:07 pm

A new Apple device revealed earlier this week in certification documents filed with the FCC appears to be the first in a new line of iBeacon-specific hardware, but the mysterious product's model number suggests that it may instead be an extension of one of Apple's existing products.

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Apple's first iBeacon hardware revealed in FCC application

07/13/2014, 12:07 am

An FCC filing discovered on Saturday reveals in-depth details on Apple's first dedicated iBeacon-compatible beacon hardware, suggesting the company may soon introduce the micro-location technology to consumer spaces like so-called "smart homes."

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Pharmacy chain Duane Reade to trial Apple's iBeacons in several NYC locations

05/07/2014, 09:05 am

Consumers in the Big Apple will soon find their pharmacy visits more convenient as popular chain Duane Reade announced plans to bring iBeacon-powered microlocation functionality -- such as coupons or product reviews -- to 10 Manhattan outlets in a new pilot program.

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Virgin Atlantic unveils new airport terminal experience powered by Apple's iBeacon

05/02/2014, 10:05 am

Travelers on their way to and from Virgin Atlantic flights in London Heathrow airport are set to receive a new, more personalized experience, as the airline is piloting an iBeacon-powered program designed to ease passage and save time and money.

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New York City bars to use Apple's iBeacons for app-driven 'pub crawl' promotion

04/28/2014, 11:04 am

Companies continue to find new and interesting ways of implementing Apple's iBeacon technology, with one New York City event planning to direct participants on a Lower Manhattan "pub crawl" via location-based notifications sent to their iPhones.

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Beacondo makes it easier to develop new apps that interact with Apple's iBeacons

04/23/2014, 09:04 am

Developers looking for a faster way to prototype iBeacon-enabled apps or everyday users who want to experiment with the microlocation technology can now look to Beacondo, a startup working to make iBeacon integration simpler with a new drag-and-drop system.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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UN uses Apple's iBeacons to create 'virtual minefield' in new awareness exhibit

04/01/2014, 04:04 pm

Visitors to New York's New Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday will be able to get some idea of what it is like to walk through a minefield thanks to a new iBeacon-powered installation sponsored by the United Nations Mine Action Service.

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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.

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Apple's iOS 7.1 brings iPhone 4 speed enhancements, iBeacon improvements

03/11/2014, 12:03 am

Along with the addition of headline features like CarPlay, Apple's latest iOS 7.1 update brought a welcome speed boost for the four-year-old iPhone 4, as well as new iBeacon handling that allows apps to search for signals even when closed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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