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Skanska to improve indoor mobile coverage

schedule 03 March 2015

WORLD Development and construction company Skanska is set to test and build indoor mobile infrastructure for both 3G and LTE, exploring different use cases, from consumer mobile voice and data to new Internet of Things applications, across different types of buildings.

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Google to build “adaptable” greenhouse-like headquarters

schedule 27 February 2015
Agata Kłapeć

UNITED STATES Technology giant Google is set to radically redevelop its four Mountain View office sites. The company has just submitted its bold plans which assume the creation of “lightweight block-like structures which can be moved around easily” with large canopies covering each site and “controlling the climate inside yet letting in light and air” to the Mountain View City Council.

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Carrefour trials smartwatch shopping lists

schedule 06 February 2015
Agata Kłapeć

FRANCE Supermarket chain Carrefour is testing its mobile app's new functionality which will allow customers to effortlessly transfer their shopping lists and loyalty cards from smartphone to smartwatch and shop in-store only with the wearable device.

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DHL tests hands-free warehouse order-picking

schedule 02 February 2015
Agata Kłapeć

NETHERLANDS Logistics giant DHL has carried out a pilot project testing smart glasses and augmented reality in a warehouse in the Netherlands. The trial showed that the augmented reality-enabled warehouse picking solution increased the efficiency of the picking process by 25 pct.

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3D modelling in augmented reality becomes real

schedule 02 February 2015
Agata Kłapeć

UNITED KINGDOM London-based startup Gravity has developed a set of tools that allow for sketching in the immersive augmented reality.

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Inditex continues to implement its garment-tracking system

schedule 29 January 2015
Agata Kłapeć

WORLD Spanish retail giant Inditex continues to roll out a RFID-supported inventory monitoring tool across its Zara stores worldwide. By 2016, the fashion retailer aims to deploy the solution in all Zara stores (1,985 outlets as of October 31st, 2014) and implement it across the rest of its brands thereafter.

Algorithmic fitting tool to help fashion retailers

schedule 29 January 2015
Agata Kłapeć

UNITED STATES The US technology startup Fashion Metric has developed a SaaS solution that precisely calculates a customer's full set of body measurements in seconds for ordering custom-made clothing or selecting the best ready-to-wear size online.

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Smartwatch-supported groceries underway

schedule 22 January 2015
Agata Kłapeć

UNITED KINGDOM Organic foods retailer Whole Foods Market has teamed up with the multinational technology provider Rehabstudio to develop a shopping system that allows for doing highly-personalized in-store groceries with a help of wearables such as smartwatches.

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OK Glass, shop at Tesco

schedule 15 January 2015
Agata Kłapeć

UNITED KINGDOM Tesco’s in-house technology hub has developed and launched a shopping app that allows Google Glass users to browse products, view nutritional information, and scan product’s barcodes to add items to their shopping basket hands-free.

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Neiman Marcus develops shoppable in-store tables

schedule 12 January 2015
Agata Kłapeć

UNITED STATES The US high-end department store chain Neiman Marcus has deployed interactive in-store tables that allow customers to browse and filter the retailer’s inventory available in-store and online, as well as to create wish lists and email links with reference for immediate purchase or for later review.

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DIY retailer tests robotic sales assistants

schedule 09 January 2015
Agata Kłapeć

UNITED STATES Home improvement retailer Orchard Supply Hardware, which is owned by the US-based DIY retail giant Lowe’s, has introduced in-store mobile robots to help customers shop quicker and navigate stores more efficiently.

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Gap teams up with Zalando to enlarge digital presence

schedule 15 December 2014
Agata Kłapeć

WORLD US-based fashion retailer Gap has joined forced with the pan-European e-commerce platform Zalando to gain better access to the European markets.

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Rope-free elevators to revolutionize construction industry?

schedule 03 December 2014
Eurobuild CEE

WORLD German steel supplier ThyssenKrupp has developed a rope-free elevator system. The company used linear motors in elevator cabins and horizontal shaft-changing cabin systems to transform conventional elevator transportation model into metro-like system.

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Mobile app helps hotel guests to read goodnight stories from far, far away

schedule 10 December 2014
Agata Kłapeć

WORLD Marriott-operated hotel chain Residence Inn has teamed up with education media publisher Cricket Media to help business travelers stay connected with their children.

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Spanish hotel chain tests 3D holographic videoconferences

schedule 10 December 2014
Agata Kłapeć

EUROPE Spanish hotelier NH Hotel Group has launched an innovative videoconferencing system that enables 3D holographic projections and real-time collaborative communication solutions.

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Amazon deploys army of high-speed mobile warehouse robots

schedule 03 December 2014
Agata Kłapeć

UNITED STATES With the pre-Christmas season in full swing, Amazon has come up with yet another idea on how to speed up and save on the fulfillment process. The US giant rolled out a fleet of 15,000 robots that will replace human “pickers” across its ten newly-opened high-tech US distribution hubs.

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Marriott installs wireless chargers in hotel lobbies

schedule 01 December 2014
Agata Kłapeć

UNITED STATES Marriott has rolled out a network of lobby wireless charging stations at some of its US hotels to help guests endure battery lives of their mobile devices without using power cords.

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Skanska tests 3D concrete printing

schedule 27 November 2014
Agata Kłapeć

UNITED KINGDOM Swedish construction and development giant Skanska has teamed up with a British university to develop the use of 3D printing in the construction industry. The partnership aims to develop the world’s first commercial concrete printing robot that would revolutionize the construction process and supply chain.

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US retailers use touch-screen mirrors to better personalize shopping

schedule 21 November 2014
Agata Kłapeć

WORLD US high-end department store chain Nordstrom and US fashion designer and retailer Rebecca Minkoff have decided to deploy in its stores Internet-connected and RFID-supported mirrors developed by EBay.

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Marriott and MIT work on guest-connecting LinkedIn-powered solution

schedule 01 September 2014
Agata Kłapeć

WORLD Hotel giant Marriott has joined forces with the researchers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop Six Degrees, an app-based social and business networking system that allows hotel guests to find and meet their future business partners as well as old work and university mates staying at the Marriott hotels.

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