IoT in Retail

IoT in Retail

MIT researchers develop drone inventory system, RFly

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed a drone-enabled system, RFly, capable of flying around crowded warehouses to monitor inventory.   First introduced back...

Ford, Domino’s Pizza to trial self-driving delivery service in US

Ford Motor Company and Domino's Pizza are to trial self-driving vehicles as a way to deliver orders to customers in Michigan, America. As of September...

Ecommerce giant Alibaba opens ‘China’s smartest warehouse’

Cainiao, the logistics arm of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, has announced the official launch of operations at its new smart warehouse in Huiyang, Guongdong...

IBM leads consortium promoting blockchain in food supply chains

Technology company IBM is leading a consortium to explore how blockchain can benefit the global food supply chain. IBM will be joined by food companies...

Flytrex launches drone delivery trial in Iceland

On-demand drone delivery service Flytrex has been granted permission to carry out missions in Reykjavik, Iceland. The flights will be delivering products from local e-commerce platform AHA. Iceland's...

Kar-Tel partners with Cisco Jasper to deliver IoT in Kazakhstan

Telecoms operator Beeline Kazakhstan, also known as Kar-Tel, has partnered with Cisco Jasper in order to deliver IoT services. The telco, part of the Dutch...

UK students develop drone traffic management system

One of the biggest challenges facing commercial drone applications such as delivery is the lack of a traffic management system to monitor their movements....

Start-up of the month: Waylay – connecting IoT to business processes

Internet of Business spends five minutes with Waylay co-founder and CEO, Piet Vandaele, discussing the need for an "orchestration" platform that enables the integration...

MIT start-up mPath reads consumer emotions and impulses

The MIT Media Lab has been the birthplace of many forward-looking technologies. Start-up mPath is taking one of them forward and developing wearables that...

Wearables: Look for compelling use cases, not empty wrists

IoB Insiders - Rob Bamforth, analyst at Quocirca, discusses the challenges facing the wearables market, and why he believes devices with a strong use-case story...

Salesforce: The connected customer is changing manufacturing

In a contributed article for Internet of Business, Gavin Mee, senior vice president and head of UK at Salesforce, explains why the voice of the...

Ocado trials driverless CargoPod for last-mile grocery deliveries

Online grocery retailer Ocado has announced that its Ocado Technology unit has conducted a “very successful” driverless deliveries trial on the streets of the...