Friday, December 2, 2016

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    • Airport Adds 3,000 Beacons For Indoor Traveler NavigationIoT Journal

      Tom Jobim International Airpot, managed by airport concessionaire RIOgaleão and formed by Odebrecht TransPort, Changi Airports International and Infraero, has adopted Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to offer Internet of Things services to its passengers and visitors. The solution, created by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE) company, involved the installation of 3,000 beacons and the development of a smartphone app by Accenture. The technology is based on Aruba's Meridian Mobile App Platform, with three language options—Portuguese, English and Spanish—and provides a variety of information to make the airport passenger experience easier and more enjoyable. "It is the first airport in Latin America to launch the application with indoor navigation," ... ...Read the whole story

    • Facebook Hopes AI Can Catch Offensive Content Reuters

      Facebook is developing AI that can automatically flag offensive material in live video streams, Reuters reports. “The social media company has been embroiled in a number of content moderation controversies this year, from facing international outcry after removing an iconic Vietnam War photo due to nudity, to allowing the spread of fake news on its site,” it notes that “Facebook has historically relied mostly on users to report offensive posts.” ...Read the whole story

    • Lenovo Moto Puts Smartwatches On HoldThe Verge

      Don’t expect any new smartwatches from Lenovo Moto in the near future. “The company had earlier said it would not be releasing a new smartwatch in 2016, but it is now saying that it doesn’t plan to put out a new device timed to the arrival of Google’s newest wearable platform, either,” The Verge reports. ...Read the whole story

    • The Key To Email Success Is

      Marketers are left asking "What's the recipe for success?" Well, it comes down to understanding one key ingredient: mobile. We talk about mobile a lot, and that is because it's important. For any marketer who emails their customers and prospects, mobile has become the biggest ingredient to engaging and winning over audiences. ...Read the whole story

    Rise In Mobile Shows Marketers Why They Must Rethink Ad Targeting

    Consumer holiday shopping trends revealed this week point to an increase in purchases through mobile channels, specifically smartphones. Mobile devices -- smartphones and tablets -- surpassed desktop in terms of visits to Web sites, contributing up ...More

    • A Blip In The World Of Wearables

      There may be trouble in wearables land. Based on a number of recent reports, the appetite for smart or connected things that are worn may be softening a bit, at least at the moment. The latest ...More