TWiLBM #179: With these bionic eyes

Welcome to episode #179. On the show: Top stories featuring Facebook & Moves, Storefront, Google’s contact lense camera, Pulsate’s beacon-based marketing platform, Baidu’s mobile wallet launch in China, Bleamcard, Xaxis, the Museum of History of Polish Jews display, Verizon’s Relevant Mobile Advertising platform and Presence Orb. Our feature of the week is Grand St. – a marketplace for creative technology.

Episode 179

Recorded: April 27, 2014
Hosts: Rob Woodbridge & Asif Khan
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Resource of the week: Grand St. UpTo (54:00)

Top stories of the week

(starts at 4:00)

1. Facebook acquires Moves (see the Moves episode here)
2. Storefront – the AirBnB of retail
3. Google to integrate cameras into contact lens for Type 2 diabetes + help augment vision
4. Pulsate launches beacon-based marketing platform
5. Baidu to launch mobile wallet in China
6. Launch of Bleamcard – Augmented Reality business cards
7. Xaxis connects television advertising to mobile advertising
8. Museum of History of Polish Jews + panGenerator + RFID flashcards = an incredible display
9. Verizon’s Relevant Mobile Advertising – tracking users from mobile to desktop
10. Presence Orb to track everyone – for your own good

1. Storefront gives rise to the rentable shelf (32:15)
2. Verizon’s effort to marry mobile, web and terrestrial (- a little privacy?) (38:15)
3. Google’s next wearable tech trend: Bionic eyes (45:50)

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Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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