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

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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

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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

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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

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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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HP reveals new NFC mouse

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NFC Mouse from HP to be launched in November Acclaimed hardware and software corporation Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced plans to develop the world’s first NFC-enabled mouse. The company has shown interest in NFC and other interactive technology and has been working on introducing these into new products. The new, wireless mouse will be a first for the company, which claims the device will be compatible with any NFC-enabled device, whether it be a smart phone, tablet, or PC. The NFC mouse is expected to go on sale in November of…

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Mobile commerce division to receive a boost at HP

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Plans have now begun in creating this new branch of the company. A memo from within HP has been leaked and heavily suggests that the company has already begun the process of building a new mobile commerce division. Similar efforts by this organization have failed in the past. HP had attempted to dip into device efforts such as tablets, but they never managed to make any meaningful impact on the market. By reorganizing, this may provide the company with a new grasp on the marketplace. However, as of yet, it…

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HP turns to QR codes to help in the fight against counterfeit

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Hewlett-Packard, a major, multi-national technology company based in the U.S., has been entrenched in an anti-counterfeit campaign for the past four years. The company has been plagued by reports of fraudulent product appearing all over the world, most of which serves no other purpose than to put a dent in the company’s otherwise pristine reputation. To date, HP has recovered more than 20 million counterfeit products. Many of the falsified products take the form of ink cartridges for HP’s line of printers. To combat this counterfeit, the company is turning…

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HP developing mobile wireless payment devices

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Anonymous employees at Hewlett-Packard Co. have announced that it is currently developing wireless payment devices to allow consumers to buy products using mobile technology. The intention of the company is to use near field communication (NFC) technology to develop tablets and phones that will let consumers receive discount coupons, pay for products and services, and collect loyalty points through a simple tap of the device on a specially equipped cash register within a shop. The first of these gadgets could become available as early as the end of 2011. In…

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