Five key insights about the internet of everything and shopping

We round up the best comments and tips from our live Q&A on the role of the internet of everything in retail

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Laura Lilienthal, marketing director, EVRYTHNGGaining richer customer data is going to be an enormous benefit to retailers. Being able to integrate the physical (supply chain, stores, products) with the digital (product profiles and interactions, web visits, customer data in CRM) is critical. Continue reading

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Why it’s full speed ahead to being ruled by computers

You might just win a battle over a driving offence, but what happens if a database error points a drone strike at your house?A few years ago, I received a speeding ticket from the Metropolitan police claiming that a speed-camera in London had photographed my car – citing the correct registration number of the vehicle – doing 43mph in a 30mph zone. Most people would, I guess, be distressed by receiving such a communication. Your columnist, however, was perversely delighted – because it offered him the opportunity of not only irritating the cops but also of making an important point about the dangers of being overly dependent on technology

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The internet of things – who wins, who loses?

IoT is helping make privacy and autonomy the preserve of the powerful. As technology’s glare increases, it’s imperative we question who benefits from itRecently I went on a BBC news programme to give “the privacy side” of a technology story. Employees of a software company in Sweden had implanted chips in their wrists that activated the company photocopier

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Smart Window Maker View Raises $150 Million

View, maker of smart windows that can change the tint of the glass with the press of a button on a smartphone, is raising another $150 million in a late-stage Series F round. That brings the Milpitas, Calif.-based startup’s total funding to a whopping $500 million in equity capital. The New Zealand Super […]

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What will the workplace of the future look like? – webchat roundup

Here are the best insights from our online discussion on how next-gen tech will make a difference to our workplaces and working livesDarren Goldie, chief development officer, Havas MediaWe are in the middle of an enormous shift, but collaboration is more than technology-based. Tech will certainly impact outsourcing and multi-geographical workgroups. Continue reading

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