Connected jacket from Levi’s and Google gets ride-share alerts

Connected Jacket - Levi's and Project Jacquard

This latest smart clothing release from Project Jacquard has additional functionality. Google and Levi’s launched a connected jacket last fall with limited usage options at the start, as was reported by QR Code Press. However, this Project Jacquard based smart clothing has received a considerable upgrade. The connected jean jacket was designed primarily with cyclists in mind, keeping their gadgets accessible. The idea behind the connected jacket is to make it possible for people who can’t fiddle with their phone to still access it. A brush or tap of the…

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2016 Uber security hack leads to key staff firings

Uber security - driver car GPS

A massive data breach that affected 57 million customers was not disclosed to those individuals last year. A massive Uber security breach that occurred in 2016 allowed hackers to get their hands on the personal information of 57 million customers. The handling of the event was poor enough that some of the company’s key security department personnel – including its head – have been fired. So far, Uber hasn’t released many details regarding the original handling of the data breach. The company’s press release on the topic did mention that…

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Uber app nearly booted from iPhones following privacy concerns

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Apple came close to removing the ride sharing application from the App Store when it learned about secret tracking. The already controversial Uber app was recently nearly removed from Apple’s App Store. The iPhone maker discovered that the ride sharing company was continuing to track devices even after the mobile application was deleted. According to Uber, it was secretly tracking former users in order to avoid the risk of fraud. A new report showed that the Uber app secretly tagged devices and that this tracking tag remained even when the…

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Uber app to monitor drivers for unsafe driving habits

Uber security - driver car GPS

The mobile application will detect sudden stops as well as when high speeds are reached. The mobile Uber app is going to do more than just helping people to get from point A to point B. The application will use smartphone sensors to check up on the driver’s safe road use. This is meant to discourage drivers from speeding or from road habits that lead to frequently slamming on the brakes. The ride sharing company announced widespread testing of these new mobile app features. The company is testing the Uber…

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Could using a portable phone charger bring you the lowest Uber fares?

Uber app portable phone charger

The rideshare company revealed customers with dying smartphone batteries are more likely to accept surge pricing. While Uber has been quite open about the fact that it uses surge pricing at times of top demand, such as New Year’s Eve, it could be that a portable phone charger might one day make the difference in whether or not a customer will be paying more. The Uber mobile app is able to detect when a user’s smartphone battery life is low and how that impacts willingness to pay. Uber has revealed…

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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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Mobile commerce investments to continue growing in 2015

Mobile Payments

Mobile payments sector continues to experience strong growth, especially in terms of investments The past year represented a major tipping point for the mobile commerce sector. More people than ever before began to use their mobile devices to shop online and purchase products in physical stores. More retailers began to accept mobile transactions and investments being made into the mobile commerce space grew significantly. This year, much of the momentum that was generated for this sector in 2014 is likely to carry on, leading the mobile commerce space to greater…

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WeDeliver launches new mobile commerce platform

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Delivery service provider has launched a new mobile shopping site and commerce platform WeDeliver, an online deliver service, has launched a new mobile shopping site ahead of the holiday season. The company specializes in providing same-day delivery services for local merchants, operating primarily in Chicago, Illinois. Delivery services are becoming particularly popular among retailers because of the growing prominence of online shopping and mobile commerce. A growing number of people are beginning to use their mobile devices to do their shopping and retailers are having to find ways to deliver…

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Mobile app brings Uber to Canadian “cottage country”

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The smartphone application is meant to help cottagers to be able to avoid drinking and boating. The popular mobile app from Uber that helps participants in the increasingly popular ride sharing program has now expanded to an entirely new area and vehicle as it helps to provide Canadian cottagers who were traveling away from the cities for the May long weekend with a way to be able to enjoy drinking alcohol while avoiding getting into a boat after doing so. In essence, the Uber application has given people in the…

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Mobile app market shows popularity in surprising areas

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Although mobile app development may be for specific regions they can still rank highly where they are not served. The mobile app market can be a confusing place, and this trend has taken a new step up as applications have started showing up as having high ranks even in areas that they do not serve. This situation has been observed in on-demand ridesharing, black car, and taxi services. These applications, from companies such as Uber and Lyft, have been seeing extremely rapid growth in countries and cities around the world.…

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