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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...

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...

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...