How Is the Internet of Things Changing Retail?

The internet of things (IoT), an interconnected ecosystem of internet-enabled objects—devices, sensors, microprocessors, data hubs, networks, artificial intelligence software and analytics programs—is already being used across the retail industry. Whether it“s monitoring the supply chain, tracking and managing inventory, delivering personalized promotions, or enabling ecommerce from new environments, the retail IoT is ushering in an era in which “smart” things can seamlessly collect, share and analyze real-time data.

Pip Curtis: Looking for startups applying IoT & machine learning to create smarter buildings

RE•WORK are looking for innovative startups creating the next generation of the smart connected home to join the Startup Showcase (presenting and/or exhibiting) at the upcoming Connected Home Summit in Boston on 12-13 May. The Deep Learning Summit takes place at the same time and shares a networking space.

Previous participants include BeON Home, Bigbelly, Arghon, tado, Ecovent, Grid Connect, BLStream, SafeLogic, ONKÖL, Metra Tech, Uncharted Play, Soofa, Obe, Converge, Athom, Sosafresh, Watly.

JSC: NEW >> Special Issue Call for Papers - Future Internet: Architectures and Applications

Journal of Computing and Security (JCS) is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal that is committed to publication of original results in all areas of modern computing as well as information security. We are pleased to invite you to submit your original article(s), which is neither previously published nor under consideration for review or publication elsewhere. The notification of acceptance is sent in at most four months period from the date of submission to expedite the publication process. The published issues are in English and distributed worldwide in open access fashion.

Lynn Walford: Goldman Sachs – Bullish on Connected Cars with Internet of Things

Goldman Sachs is bullish on connected cars with Internet of Things connections to the world. Using current research available, the company predicts new connected car technology in the future. The numbers reveal trends in the future of mobility for intelligent traffic systems, self-driving autonomous cars and automotive mobility services.

Chuck Martin: Negative Options Rule In The Internet Of Things

In addition to so many other transformations, the Internet of Things is going to convert the consumer’s daily world to one of negative options.

Technology will allow marketers to create messaging and advertising well in advance of a consumer realizing they need such information or persuasion.

People most know negative options from the age-old credit card feature that will regularly bill you for something until you consciously and actively tell them to stop.

The Internet of Things is all about the negative option.

Lee Vinsel & Andrew Russell: Hail the maintainers

Capitalism excels at innovation but is failing at maintenance, and for most lives it is maintenance that matters more

Innovation is a dominant ideology of our era, embraced in America by Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and the Washington DC political elite. As the pursuit of innovation has inspired technologists and capitalists, it has also provoked critics who suspect that the peddlers of innovation radically overvalue innovation. What happens after innovation, they argue, is more important.

Dave Stevens: Forget the Smart City, time to think about the smart Smart Citizen

By 2050, it’s expected that nearly 80% of South Africans will be living in urban areas. This massive acceleration in rural-to-urban migration was highlighted recently by Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Andries Nel*.

For South Africa’s cities, this influx brings new opportunities, but also a host of new challenges. To serve increasing numbers of inhabitants, cities will need to become more efficient with their service delivery and more engaging with citizens.

John Hauer: The funny things happening on the way to singularity

People often ask me about the impact of 3D printing on jobs. Will the technology be a job creator or destroyer? The short answer is, it will take more jobs than it makes — and 3D printing is not alone.

Technology will eventually make work obsolete. Our big problems are going to be figuring out how to survive the transition, then figuring out what to do with all that free time.

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