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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.

Zebra unveils wall-mounted Wi-Fi access point that provides in-room mobile broadband for hotels

Business travelers who want to work in their hotel rooms are often frustrated by the poor quality of the Wi-Fi connection, even when they have to pay extra for it.To provide better Wi-Fi connectivity in hotel rooms, Zebra Technologies has made available a wall-mounted access point that can provide mobile broadband speeds in each room.

Security firm Identiv awarded 4 mobility patents

Identiv, a Fremont, California-based security firm, has been awarded four patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for near-field communications, mobile and security inventions.

ARM acquires Bluetooth tech firms to improve battery life of IoT devices

Chip maker ARM is trying to improve the battery life of IoT devices that use Bluetooth to communicate data, with the acquisitions of Wicentric and Sunrise Micro Devices.

Apple Watch security worries hit enterprise

Security and privacy have been major topics of discussion in the world of wearables--think Google Glass--and the Apple Watch isn't immune to these concerns.

Bluetooth connection between smartwatches, smartphones puts enterprise data at risk

The rapid growth of wearable devices and their imminent entry into the workplace poses challenges for IT departments, not the least of which are security issues.

Apple to include NFC chip in iPhone 6 for mobile payments push

Apple will equip the iPhone 6, expected to be announced on Sept. 9, with a near field communications (NFC) chip to enable mobile payments, reports  Wired, citing sources familiar with the device.

Surging demand for wireless connectivity fuels chipset shipments, says ABI

The increasing demand for wireless connectivity is fueling shipments of wireless chipsets, which ABI Research forecasts will reach nine billion units in 2019.

News Scan: Making it rain; Virgin Mobile to offer Galaxy S5; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for May 12, including the a mobile game that "makes it rain," the Samsung S5's expected Virgin Mobile release date, the expected rise in IoT health-related devices, the explosion in Bluetooth chipset shipments and the future of in-vehicle apps.

Enterprises turn to M2M to gain a competitive advantage

Enterprises are fueling the growth of machine-to-machine (M2M) connections as they strive to gain an advantage over competitors, improve business agility and lower operational costs, judges Godfrey Chua with Infonetics Research.