Headlines on the first 5G-ready antenna, Amazon’s in-home delivery, automated adaptive automobile security and more from around the IoT space — including a scorecard of 239 industry players.
Everything is connected — and if it’s not now, it will be. TSYS director of innovation Russell Moore believes that for the Internet of Things (IoT) to grow, a common foundation and infrastructure will be needed, new methods of security must be in place and the user experience needs the edges sanded down. There’s plenty of time for all that, as the IoT is still in its infancy. When today’s infants become tomorrow’s buyers, sellers and remitters, what will the IoT look like? Moore casts his predictions.
Baidu and Xiaomi have announced a strategic partnership to take on two emerging technologies, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.
‘No pain, no gain’ is, of course, a motivating mantra for fitness. In turn, by gaining contactless payment tech, can fitness tracking devices eliminate certain checkout pains? Lindsay Cook, Fitbit’s head of devices, discusses the payment capabilities available on the company’s newly released Ionic smartwatch and how the tech could open opportunities for mobile wallet adoption.
How many meals never get made because that one critical ingredient was missing? Amazon and Allrecipes.com have teamed up to solve that problem with an AmazonFresh integration into its recipe platform, so that snagging that missing ingredient is as easy as a tap and pay (with Amazon, of course). Karen Webster talked to Corbin De Rubertis, VP & GM of Allrecipes parent firm Meredith Shopper Marketing, about the latest development in on-demand grocery, what it means for grocery stores and the opportunity it affords brands who want to reach buyers in a whole new way.
If it ain’t broke — then use IoT to fix it before it breaks. Bell and Howell CEO Ramesh Ratan and VP Don Bullock explain why companies are rushing to embrace IoT to fix machines before they break to keep their businesses running 24/7.
Amazon Pay is coming soon to apps developed for Amazon’s Alexa by third-party developers. That news comes care of Amazon’s re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week. Starting out, Alexa’s payment-embedded skills will fall into the following categories: donations, restaurants and event ticketing.