UK iBeacon Startup Linktagger joins Uber Paypal and HP at Europe’s biggest Hackathon

UK Based Internet of Things startup Linktagger have been chosen as API providers to the largest Hackathon in Europe along side companies such as Uber, Paypal, HP and Alcatel. Linktagger will provide teams of hackers across Europe with access to its Physical Web platform. Connecting physical objects to the Internet using unique URL’s, hackers can deploy iBeacon and NFC tags as physical gateways to online content, services and create real world automation. Linktagger founder Liam Winder said “Its fantastic to be chosen to represent UK tech startups in the Hack4Europe…

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Smartwatch partnership formed between HP and Michael Bastian

Moto 360 smartwatches

It appears as though Hewlett-Packard is working to design wearable technology with a round shape. Recent reports have shown that Hewlett-Packard is working with fashion designer Michael Bastion in order to come up with a smartwatch that has a round design that is somewhat comparable to the Moto 360. This wearable technology will enter HP into this market and will be sold exclusively on Gilt.com. The smartwatch will likely become available for sale on the website this fall. As one of the struggles that wearable technology devices have faced, as…

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Mobile payments and banking partnership formed between HP and Accumulate

HP mobile payments

The companies are bringing their experience and technology together to target several new markets. HP has now announced that it is taking greater steps into the mobile payments and banking industry, through its latest partnership which includes a global agreement with Accumulate. This partnership is meant to considerably broaden the potential and capabilities of both companies. The new strategy follows the successful implementation that HP has already made of the IKO mobile payments and banking scheme in Poland which involves the participation of PKO Bank Polski. The company is now…

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NFC technology introduced new security vulnerabilities

nfc technology Mobile Security

NFC technology may not be as secure as believed For the past few years, NFC technology has served as a foundation for mobile commerce. The technology enabled mobile devices to share digital information without having to be connected to one another with a cable. The technology also allows smartphones and tablets to send information to NFC-enabled terminals, which are often used to facilitate mobile payments. Mobile commerce has relied heavily on NFC technology over the years, but mobile commerce has begun to move away from NFC due to its threats…

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Famed augmented reality platform receives an update from HP

Augmented Reality Marketing

HP makes update to augmented reality platform Acclaimed technology firm Hewlett Packard has been showing some strong interest in the field of augmented reality recently. In 2011, HP acquired Autonomy, a specialist in the field of augmented reality. The acquisition itself was somewhat controversial as HP discontinued some of Autonomy’s well liked products. Through the acquisition, HP has gained access to the Aurasma augmented reality platform, which has opened up a new focus for the technology company as it works to make updates to the widely used platform. Aurasma v2.0…

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