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Beacons Trigger Interactive Content at Cannes

Powered by Eventbase, the same company responsible for SXSW's iBeacon-enabled app, the Cannes Lions app leverages iBeacons installed throughout the festival grounds to deliver a variety of customized interactive experiences and real-time information to attendees. New for 2015 are built-in social networking features that harness Apple's iBeacon proximity-aware technology. For example, "Around Me Enhanced" provides a list view of nearby attendees who are also using the app, as well as venues and events. LinkedIn integration shows first degree connections in the area, while attendees can add new relationships through Cannes Connect.

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