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Localz wins Connected Customer award during Retail Recharged

On Tuesday, 20th October 2015, Localz won the Connected Customer award during Retail Recharged. This win is a result of...

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Australian Beacon Tech Startup Making its Mark in the UK

Localz, a beacon technology startup. that was founded in Australia, seems to be on a roll in the UK startup scene...

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John Lewis to extend JLabs start-up incubator scheme to 2015

Speaking at The Drum’s Disruption Day event in London today, John Lewis innovation manager John Vary confirmed the...

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Is Localz the future of mobile business?

As the divide between the online and offline worlds continues to blur, additional applications for this technology seem...

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Localz-A New Edge of Micro-location Services

The micro-location services are bridging the gap between online and offline connectivity. The service is inbounded by...

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John Lewis' Craig Inglis on having a start-up state of mind

Working with start-ups and embracing a culture of innovation can reveal a new approach to problem-solving, writes...

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6 retailers looking for innovation through startups and experimentation

Localz, a business specialising in micro-location technology, was the winning startup of the first JLAB programme.

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DPD Invites Start-Ups To Compete For New Technology

The scheme, similar to one set up by retailer John Lewis last year, is intended to get new technology developers to...

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Supplier Relationship Management Lessons From The Car Industry

Speaking about his recent experience with a new car, Duncan Jones, a principal analyst at Forrester, said ambient...

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Teradata Acquires Mobile Marketing Automation Startup, Appoxee

Deal is the latest in a string of acquisitions for the vendor, and will see new omni-channel capabilities introduced...

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NRF 2015: John Lewis Planning JLAB Heir

Department store chain John Lewis is set to run another start-up incubator in 2015, as the retailer plans to begin...

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Comment: Google's retail boss on the digital trends to know about in 2015

In 2015, consumer expectations will reach new heights when it comes to shopping across channels and devices. To help...

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2014 – The Year in Review

Readers, if you’ve been with us all year you will know what a breathtaking 12 months it’s been in the mobile marketing...

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Retail Technology Year In Review: 2014

Mobile payment breakthroughs, website teething troubles, major retailer mergers and the growing importance of science...

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John Lewis to merge real and virtual worlds in innovation drive

John Lewis is placing digital innovation at the heart of its marketing agenda with a raft of initiatives designed to...

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Wait Is Over For Winner Of John Lewis Competition

John Lewis has bought a stake in a retail technology start-up as part of a plan to work with entrepreneurs who can help...

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Can Retailers Afford to Ignore the Relentless March of Innovation?

The old face of retail is being disrupted by new technologies and digital behaviour. But it will be those who can...

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Gracias a Localz, Muchos Australianos Ya No Tienen Que Hacer Filas

¿Cuántos de nosotros no quisiéramos evitar las filas? La startup australiana Localz quiere ayudar a las personas a...

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Queues? In The Future, We Don’t Need Queues

Localz, a new indoor GPS-led technology from Australia, is spearheading the collection of data about offline shoppers

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The Technology Opportunity For UK Shopping Centres

Department store John Lewis recently invested £100,000 in micro-location technology startup Localz, which guides...

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Mobile Mentor And Iproximity Join Forces On Beacon Technology

Two A/NZ company will unite its technology and services with iProximity's customer solutions for proximity marketing

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Brands target consumers on buses with iBeacons trial

The trial is a partnership between transport company FirstGroup, out of home specialists Exterion Media and NFC...

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Teradata And Localz Partner Up On Proximity Marketing Tech

Marketing and analytics platform combined with Localz's microlocation solutions for beacon, geolocation to help...

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John Lewis to step up store-based omnichannel projects

John Lewis is poised to step up its focus on store-based omnichannel projects next year in a bid to make its customer...

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Asda trials in-store beacons

Asda is trialling beacon technology at a handful of stores in the UK, as it experiments with new formats to keep...

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What British Start-Ups Are Still Missing

This issue includes the new Spectator Money supplement, in which I hope you’ll find a bouquet of stimulating ideas. The...

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How to win a £100,000 pitch from 15,000 kilometres away

The work that the UKTI put in to attracting and supporting early stage businesses such as Localz makes you realise that...

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4 Retailers Using Digital & Mobile to Build Seamless Shopping Experience

The retailer is also fine-tuning plans to pilot new micro-location targeting technology from a start-up called...

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Oculus Rift Opportunities to Unite VR and In-store Experiences

John Lewis has started looking at what virtual reality (VR) technologies such as Oculus Rift could bring to the...

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White Goods Shoppers Sold On Internet Of Things Devices

Shoppers at John Lewis are making the Internet of Things (IoT) a reality in their homes as they look to connected...

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London Start-Up Accelerator Start Tank Welcomes First Five Members

Delivery app and mobile menu-ordering service amongst inaugral UK tech companies chosen to join Braintree and PayPal...

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Paypal Picks London Start Tank Participants

PayPal has selected the five UK tech startups that will move into its London offices for six months as part of a new...

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Localz Wins Twice In One Week

TECHCITYINSIDER100: The first week of October saw location-based technology provider Localz named winner of the...

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JLab winner Localz selected by PayPal for startup programme - Tech World

Localz, the recently-crowned winner of the John Lewis business incubator JLab, received another boost this week as it...

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Winner announced for John Lewis competition, JLab

The John Lewis competition winner, selected from this year’s tech-incubator finalists, was announced as micro-location...

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Localz Pockets USD160,000 To Locate Customers

Localz has pocketed GBP100,000 (USD160,000) to locate customers. The funding comes from UK retailer John Lewis’ tech...

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Micro-Location Startup Wins John Lewis's First Tech Business Incubator

Localz, a startup that uses positioning technologies including Apple’s iBeacons, WiFi and GPS to calculate a shopper’s...

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Localz Closer to Leaving its Mark on Legacy Technology

Micro-location startup Localz has raised £100,000 ($A187,000) after winning European omni-channel retailer John Lewis’...

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John Lewis investit 100.000£ dans l’Internet des Objets

John Lewis est l’une des chaînes de grands magasins au Royaume-Uni et compte plus de 43 entités à travers l’Angleterre,...

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Tech Firm Wins £100,000 John Lewis For Developing Shopping Software

A team of tech entrepreneurs have won a £100,000 investment in an initiative from John Lewis.

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Aussie Microlocation Startup Wins JLAB Investment

Localz, a Melbourne based micro location technology startup, has won an incubator investment from British department...

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Micro-Location Technology Company Localz Named First JLAB Winner

Start up business Localz has won £100,000 in investment and the chance to trial its micro-location technology with John...

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John Lewis crowns Localz as JLAB winner

John Lewis has announced Localz, a start-up business specialising in micro-location technology, as the winner of JLAB,...

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iBeacon startup Localz win John Lewis' prize

The iBeacon startup were selected as the winners of the programme by a panel of experts following intensely fought...

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Beacons to Solve 'Click And Collect' Hassle Thanks to Mobile Payment

What an exciting time for beacon technology and retail. There has always been a lot of promise there, but finally it...

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John Lewis is investing £100,000 in beacon tech firm Localz as the UK retailer puts part of its efforts into the...

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John Lewis invests £100,000 in micro-location startup

Retailer John Lewis is investing £100,000 in technology startup Localz, which specialises in micro-location technology.

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“Localz” wins John Lewis’ technology incubator competition JLab.

Following a 12-week incubation period, the JLab panel has selected a winning company which has also received up to...

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Beacon tech firm Localz wins £100,000 John Lewis investment

John Lewis’s technology incubator scheme JLab has selected micro-location mobile start-up Localz as the winner of its...

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Localz wins JLAB competition to raise $160k from John Lewis

The retailer has invested $160k (£100k) in the startup, which supplies and manages iBeacon-like technologies, and...

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Beacons Firm Localz Wins John Lewis Incubator Prize

The Localz team spent 12 weeks shaping its solution within the JLAB scheme, and as the winning entry secures a £100,000...

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Beacon Technology Start-up Localz is the New JLab Incubator Winner

The ‘micro-location’ technology business wins £100,000 in investment as well as the chance to trial its solution with...

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John Lewis names tech startup Localz as the winner of JLAB

Localz, a micro-location in-store engagement system, was crowned the winner of JLAB, John Lewis's first technology...

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John Lewis crowns iBeacon startup Localz the winner of JLAB

Localz, a startup business specialising in 'micro-location technology', has been crowned the winner of John Lewis's...

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John Lewis Funds ‘Micro-location’ iBeacon Service

John Lewis is set to trial an iBeacon-backed mobile service that will serve promotions and product details to shoppers...

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Location-based tech firm Localz named John Lewis JLAB winner

Department store chain John Lewis has named location-based technology solutions firm Localz the winner of its JLAB...

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Tech Startup Localz Win John Lewis JLAB Incubator Award

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Mobile Location Start-Up Localz Wins John Lewis’s Jlab

Localz, a start-up specialising in micro-location technology, has won John Lewis’ technology incubator competition JLab.

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Micro-location Tech Startup Localz is the Winner of JLabs

John Lewis today announced the winning startup of its first JLabs programme is Localz - a business specialising in...

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John Lewis Invests £100K in JLab Incubator Winner Localz

As winner of the JLabs scheme it will further develop its technology in conjunction with John Lewis to cater for the...

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Analysis: The final pitches at John Lewis’s technology incubator JLab

The winner of John Lewis’s start-up competition will be announced on Sunday. Retail Week went to hear the final...

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JLAB: meet the startups bringing John Lewis into the digital age

Britain's retail sector is one of the largest in the world, and a vital part of the UK economy. But for those retailers...

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Kega Retail Win With Seamless End-To-End Technology

Basket abandonment is one of the biggest problems retailers face in the online shopping journey but winners of Retail...

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John Lewis to seek ‘romance’ in beacon technology before committing

John Lewis wants to see evidence that beacon technology can be used to prompt emotive, "romantic” responses for...

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Is failure the new success story?

There’s been a flurry of announcements from retailers and brands this year about investments in start-ups, accelerators...

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iBeacon Start-Up Chosen by John Lewis for Incubation

IBeacon technology has so much potential and it seems that UK retailer John Lewis knows that all too well.

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John Lewis backs tech startups

Upmarket UK department store chain John Lewis has chosen iBeacon, smart label and in-store digital engagement start-up...

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Analysis: John Lewis’s JLab selects five start-up finalists

John Lewis’s JLab initiative is one of the first start-up accelerators run by a major retailer in a bid to tap into the...

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Aussie Start Up Localz Entry into Prestigious UK Tech Innovation Program

Melbourne-based start up Localz.co, a company that specialises in helping large enterprise businesses integrate with...

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iBeacons, Smart-home and 3D Planning at the JLab incubator finals

John Lewis has picked five start-ups for its technology incubator scheme JLab following a heavy round of pitching at...

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John Lewis picks five start-ups for its business accelerator - Tech World

John Lewis has narrowed down the 163 start-ups that applied to be part of its JLAB business accelerator to five...

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John Lewis launches technology incubator JLab for start-ups

John Lewis is launching a start-up incubator, JLab, in a bid to tap into innovative ideas from smaller technology...

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Localz delivers personalized advertising based on who's in-store

The gap between online and offline interaction is closing with the use of micro-location services. Think of it as...

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