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Crestron launches PinPoint mobile app to help employees organize meetings

Crestron on Monday launched its PinPoint mobile beacon productivity app that helps employees reduce time scheduling and attending meetings by enabling to schedule, set up, execute and complete meetings using their smartphones.

With new Chrome for Android feature, Google 'gets physical' with the Web

Google is adding native Bluetooth beacon support for its latest Chrome for Android update as part of its Physical Web initiative, the company said in a blog post.

Spotlight: BLE beacon deployments set to take off next year

Bluetooth Low Energy beacons are finally set to hit the mainstream in 2016, with retailers in particularly gearing up for major deployments next year, according to ABI Research.

Aruba updates mobile engagement product, adds beacon analytics feature

Aruba Networks unveiled on Wednesday an update to its mobile engagement suite, which enables enterprise to manage their beacons regardless of the Wi-Fi networks they use. In addition, Aruba is adding big data analytics to enable enterprises to gather and measure data on user engagement with the beacons.

Target deploys beacons in 50 stores nationwide

Retail giant Target is turning to beacons to boost its customer experience. The chain began piloting beacons Wednesday in 50 of its stores so that shoppers may receive coupons for items on their mobile devices based on their in-store location.

Twitter invests in beacon start-up Swirl

Twitter and a set of other investors have taken positions in Boston-based beacon start-up Swirl, a sign that the maturing technology is starting to get mainstream acceptance.

Wearables, NoSQL and sensors top PwC top trends forecast

Analysts at PwC have identified "the three digital technology trends in 2015 that have extraordinary potential to raise companies' Digital IQs this year."

'The beacons are coming, the beacons are coming'... to the enterprise

Beacons are all the rage for large indoor and outdoor venues. But they are also making their way into the enterprise, according to Baseline Magazine article by contributor Mike Elgan.

Seattle Seahawks try out beacons at CenturyLink Field

IT pros from the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners and the NFL say that app personalization is the next evolution in mobile apps. 

News Scan: Android users not sweet on Lollipop; Banks beef up mobile banking; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Monday, Jan. 12, including Android users slow adoption to Lollipop, banks increasing mobile banking budgets by 52 percent this year, Apple's App Store received big user attention in the first week of January, airports expanding beacon deployments this year and low mobile device demand accounting for Gartner's revision of the IT spending forecast for 2015.