With its Bluetooth-based iBeacons turned on in all its U.S. stores, Apple is both attempting to improve customer experience and demonstrate its new location-based notification service. While retail is a natural fit for iBeacons, the teachnology has potential well beyond the store or mall. Here are ten other industries and spaces where iBeacons could deliver killer value.
Watch Steven Sinofsky's last big appearance as the head of Windows
Windows chief Steven Sinofsky has left Microsoft after 23 years. Windows 8 was his crowning achievement: it introduced a touch-ready interface to Windows and has positioned Microsoft to take on the iPad and other tablets. Here is Sinofsky introducing Windows 8 to the world a couple weeks ago.
BlackBerry has a lot of hurdles to cross to stage a comeback but one in particular might be especially tough to overcome: the operators. My experience getting started with the Z10 shows AT&T, at least, doesn't seem to find the Z10 a priority.