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Ford may use mobile technology to make you safer behind the wheel

Ford may use mobile technology to make you safer behind the wheel

The automaker’s Wearables Lab may one day alert vehicles when drivers are becoming sleepy. Automaker, Ford, has now launched a new Automotive Wearables Experience Lab, which is located in Dearborn, Michigan and which has been designed to provide a place where mobile technology such as smartwatches can be used for improving the safety and ease of driving. Ford is far from the only car company that has stepped into testing wearable technology. Other auto manufacturers that are experimenting … Read entire article »

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Mobile shopping is a favorite activity of 14 percent of commuters

Mobile shopping is a favorite activity of 14 percent of commuters

That said, 76 percent of smartphone users would consider shopping on their devices during the commute. A recent Ipsos poll that was commissioned by PayPal has determined that more than one in every 10 commuters have already engaged in mobile shopping during their commute; an activity that has been nicknamed “commuter commerce.” The survey found that there are a wide range of reasons commuters are using their mobile devices. What the Ipsos research showed was that 67 percent … Read entire article »

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Mobile marketing in China to see large transformation through JD.com, Tencent partnership

Mobile marketing in China to see large transformation through JD.com, Tencent partnership

The two giants are going to look for new ways to use their big data resources for brand recognition building. Giants Tencent Holdings Limited and JD.com Ltd have now joined into a partnership that they have jointly announced as one that is meant to help to change the way mobile marketing occurs in China when it comes to the e-commerce ecosystem. The goal of the deal between the two companies is to offer innovative new smartphone advertising … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce is a vital component of the travel shopping experience

Mobile commerce is a vital component of the travel shopping experience

A recent study has shown that consumers are increasingly using multiple devices to plan and book trips. A report was recently released by a firm called Criteo, which illustrated the importance of the role of mobile commerce at both the start and finish of a shopper’s planning and booking of upcoming travel. The report was entitled the Criteo “State of Mobile Commerce” and it was focused on the third quarter of this year. Significant insight was provided through … Read entire article »

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The best gadgets for a road trip include mobile tech to a tire pressure gauge

The best gadgets for a road trip include mobile tech to a tire pressure gauge

While many people think about devices to give them directions or keep them busy, safety is important, too. Road trip and summer vacation season is officially here and the list of top gadgets to bring with you when you hit the road has now been released, including everything from a tire pressure gauge to a GPS, and even a backup battery charger. The most important gadgets aren’t just the ones that we use, but also include the … Read entire article »

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Mobile technology is a considerable draw for many US hotel guests

Mobile technology is a considerable draw for many US hotel guests

According to a YouGov poll, 39 percent of American travelers prefer to stay at smartphone friendly accommodations. A new YouGov survey that was commissioned by Iris Software Systems has now determined that mobile technology plays an important role in the hotel industry’s ability to appeal to American consumers. The research found that 9 out of every 10 Americans are currently interested in mobile tech at hotels. If the mobile technology can help to enhance their stay, then 9 … Read entire article »

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QR codes give Newport visitors a historical tour

QR codes give Newport visitors a historical tour

The university and cathedral city in South East Wales is using quick response codes to educate tourists. A new program has now introduced QR codes throughout the city of Newport, Wales, in order to help to provide visitors to the city with more information about the history of some of the most important points on its map. The quick response codes have been designed to provide smartphone carrying visitors with an informational tour. The tour using QR codes … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality enhances training and marketing at Virgin Atlantic

Augmented reality enhances training and marketing at Virgin Atlantic

The airline has discovered that people find that the use of AR technology is appealing and generates a positive response. The new 787 Dreamliner at Virgin Atlantic, called Birthday Girl, is considered to be one of the most advanced and high tech experiences in aviation due to a number of its features, including an augmented reality tour. The plane has been designed to bring together an elegant design and the latest in AR technology. Visitors to a specific … Read entire article »

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QR codes are central to Memory Lane Heritage Village attempt to spike tourism

QR codes are central to Memory Lane Heritage Village attempt to spike tourism

The museum located in coastal Nova Scotia is using some of the latest technology to take visitors back in time. The coastal community of Lake Charlotte in Nova Scotia, Canada, is home to the Memory Lane Heritage Village, which is a museum that is focused on depicting coastal living in the province in the 1940s and 1950s, but that is now using QR codes and mobile devices to appeal to today’s tourist. The museum is giving itself … Read entire article »

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Mobile app from Marriott broadens check-in tech

Mobile app from Marriott broadens check-in tech

Smartphone using guests at the hotel’s locations can skip the front desk for many features they want to use. Though the mobile app from the Marriott is currently considered to be quite cutting edge in the hotel industry at the moment, many in the travel environment now believe that this type of technology will become the standard within the next few years. The smartphone application makes it possible to skip the front desk in order to check-in … Read entire article »

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Wearables trial at Westin Hotels & Resorts could improve sleep for guests

Wearables trial at Westin Hotels & Resorts could improve sleep for guests

The goal is to help to make sure that people staying at the company’s locations will be better rested at night. The latest phase of the Westin Hotels & Resorts Well-Being Movement – a year-long effort to improve the stay of its guests – has now been unveiled, showing that it will be testing wearables in order to help customers to be able to obtain a better night of sleep while staying at one of their … Read entire article »

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The travel industry will be revolutionized by wearable technology

The travel industry will be revolutionized by wearable technology

According to a recently released report, this market is about to change around the world from wearables. According to the World Travel Market (WTM) Global Trends Report 2014, one of the primary trends that will be turning the industry on its head throughout coming years will be wearable technology. Another major part of the transformation of the travel industry is expected to be big data. This report’s forecasts have stated that wearable technology will have reached the point … Read entire article »

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