More everyday products are becoming connected devices, including refrigerators, washing machines and even mirrors. As each household item evolves, companies are eager to transform them into channels for shopping.
The rush to stake out central roles in the emerging Internet of Things is picking up speed, with IBM and Visa announcing a partnership for adding secure payments technology to everyday objects, including vehicles.
ModoPayments is fresh off a string of new customer implementations with COIN, its payment "hub" approach for merchants and banks, and it's already looking ahead to bigger prospects with the emerging Internet of Things (IoT).
Driverless cars have become a big deal in technology and automotive circles, as what seemed to be science fiction just a few years ago gets closer to applied science. But once cars drive themselves, what will passengers do?