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Chicago, L.A. install Bluetooth beacons in transit areas

The Chicago Transit Authority is launching a pilot project that involves the use of beacon technology for transit authorities, consumers and brands, including the potential for coupon offers for travelers within range of a store,  Mobile Marketer  reports.

Open Garden's off-network FireChat app catches on during Hong Kong protests

Pro-democracy protests are making FireChat a household name among dissidents in Hong Kong, many of whom have been downloading and using the network-free communications app from San Francisco-based Open Garden.

Sprint's Phone Connect 3 cuts the landline cord but keeps the phones

Sprint is providing transitional technology to people who want to cut the cord and use their mobile phone number as their only personal number but still like the convenience of having a call ring in on their landline phones.

CEVA extending IoT presence by paying $19M for RivieraWaves

Recognizing the rapidly growing interest in wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT), CEVA has agreed to pay some $19 million to acquire privately held RivieraWaves, a four-year-old company specializing in silicon and software intellectual property (IP) related to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Qualcomm says it will rely on its core strengths in connected car market

Qualcomm is playing to its strengths in the connected car market rather than attempting to compete with established chipmakers that provide engine management and safety systems, according to the U.S.-based company's director of marketing.

ABI: Nearly 9B wireless connectivity chipsets to ship during 2019

Annual wireless connectivity chipset shipments across Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, and ZigBee show no sign of slowing down and will reach almost 9 billion annual shipments in 2019.

Berg Insight: Mobile location-based advertising will be worth €10.7B in 2018

The mobile location-based advertising and marketing (LBA) market will grow from €1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) in 2013 to €10.7 billion in 2018, latest figures say.

Apple's iOS 7 taking cellular out of networking

Cellular? You "don't need no stinking" cellular if you have Open Garden's recently released FireChat app, which is driving interest in a heretofore little-known connectivity feature that Apple included in iOS 7.

ABI: NFC lags QR codes and SMS in 34B mobile ticketing market

Over 34 billion tickets will be delivered to mobile devices over the next five years, according to latest forecasts by ABI Research.

The 7 app developer moments that mattered in 2013

They came, they saw, they downloaded. Well, some of them downloaded. Consumer interest in apps continued to climb in 2013, but for the developers who created them, the year was filled with a variety of platform changes, concerns over how user data is handled, an emphasis on analytics and more than a few surprising mergers and acquisitions. Thus, FierceDeveloper is taking a look back on the year that was to put some of the biggest stories in perspective.