One small firm is looking to be a bigger player in the ride-hailing market.
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Customers of Wayfair Inc. no longer have to guess how items will look in their own personal spaces. The online home furnishings and decor retailer has launched WayfairView, itsnew augmented reality (AR) smartphone application. Developed by Wayfair Next, the company’s in-house research and development team, the app, using Google technology, allows shoppers to visualizefurniture and décor in their homes at full-scale before they make a purchase. Consumers will be able to shop with WayfairView on the upcoming Tango-enabled Lenovo PHAB2 Prosmartphone, available September 2016.
Google is trying to help retailers track in-store visits and sales by connecting real-time data from beacons and converting them into messages and advertising on smartphones while consumers peruse thestore or after they have left.
The Internet of Things means different things to different people. This is understandable, since there are aspects that impact people individually based on where they are and what they may be doing.For example, home automation may impact a family while various forms of connectivity in a car are most visible to the person who drives a lot.