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San Francisco curbs sidewalk-hogging delivery robots

Regulations limiting the number of delivery robots permitted on sidewalks have been passed, as activists push back against the rise of delivery automation startups. When...

Ocado’s robots offer ‘safe pair of hands’ for packing shopping

Online retailer Ocado has developed a robotic system capable of packing bags with all the care and dexterity of a human.  UK-based online grocery retailer...

Internet of Banking & Payments: where every device is a payment...

With the impending arrival of the second payment services directive in January, the pressure is on financial institutions to ensure they’re ready for...

Chilean winery PengWine adds IoT marketing to the blend

Premium wine boutique PengWine is looking to establish itself in Asia, using the IOT to deliver marketing innovation that grabs the attention of tipplers. The...

Crunchfish aims to make mobile payments swimmingly easy

Crunchfish is on a mission to make mobile payments as simple as holding a mobile phone next to a card reader.  The trouble with mobile...

Fintech app Glance Pay heralded as ‘the next PayPal’

Canadian startup Glance Pay, launched last year, looks well placed to bring fresh impetus to the fintech market, with its innovative new mobile payment...

Walmart testing autonomous shelf-scanning robots

Following a successful initial trial, multinational retailer Walmart is rolling out its autonomous robots to perform shelf-scanning duties at a further 50 stores. The scale...

SAP Hybris eyes shopping experience of the future

Software giant SAP has extended its SAP Hybris Marketing Cloud technologies with a view to greater relevance for the IoT and a possible 'shopping...

Alibaba showcases vision of ‘retail store of the future’

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba shows off a new, IoT-enabled  furniture store in Hangzhou and announces a new $15 billion R&D program.  When it comes to...

Pour the electronic milk, turn off the IoT margarine

Smart packaging has moved out of the conceptual prototyping stage and connected products small enough to fit in our refrigerators are starting to become...

Ocado launches Alexa app for voice-activated online shopping

Online grocery retailer Ocado has announced it will be the first supermarket in the UK to launch an app for the voice-controlled personal assistant,...

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...