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Bed Bath and Beyond launches augmented reality for wedding registry app

Bed Bath and Beyond is using a universal scanner featuring augmented reality for its mobile app to enhance its annual wedding registry catalog called the  Howbook. The technology adds interactive product hotspots directly to the pages of the catalog and makes the app capable of scanning UPCs, QR codes and the product hotspots.

IoT, smartphones seen as diminishing checkstands' preeminence

With the Internet of Things and consumer smartphones, the preeminent role of the retail checkout lane may be greatly diminished. Many shoppers carry sophisticated smartphones capable of doing everything expected of a point-of-sale system signaling that the day of the handheld self-checkout device may have finally arrived.

Facebook sets IoT strategy

Facebook  is diving into the Internet of Things via Parse, a mobile infrastructure company it bought in 2013.

IoT update: Samsung targets B2B, FTC expands oversight

While the Federal Trade Commission has launched an investigative arm for consumer privacy protection in the Internet of Things, Samsung Electronics is focusing more on business applications.

Amazon buys provider of IoT services for business

In a move that will expand its capabilities in the Internet of Things for business uses, Amazon has acquired 2lemetry, a startup that has developed a platform to track and manage IP-enabled machines and other connected devices.

How will IoT benefit retailers?

While the term the 'Internet of Things' leaves the average person befuddled, it represents the latest frontier in leveraging data and analytics to better fuel business performance, according to Gib Bassett, CPG and retail industry principal, Oracle Corp., writing in that company's blog.

Amazon pulls plug on Wallet

Amazon is discontinuing its fledgling mobile wallet program. The retailer began informing users via email today that it would shut down Wallet, which was still considered in beta.

Apple Pay grows- except for holiday shopping

While retailers and banks continue to jump on the Apple Pay bandwagon, consumers have not yet caught on – particularly for holiday shopping.

New payment app combines mobile wallet and POS

A new payment platform is promising to combine beacons and Apple Pay. The technology, from startup Pay with Drop is a beacon-driven mobile payments consumer app and POS solution that lets shoppers pay for items via the app from up to 200 feet away, then pick up purchases at a designated location.

Macy's rolls out visual search app

Macy's has unveiled a new app that allows customers to snap photos of outfits they like, upload them, and have the same items or something similar made available immediately for purchase.