PayPal unveiled another cornerstone in its vision for the future of brick-and-mortar shopping Monday with the Beacon, a low-energy Bluetooth communicator that allows customers to automatically check-in at a store, receive deals and information via notifications, and pay for products without swiping a card or pulling out their smartphone.
Speaking at TechCrunch's Disrupt 2013 conference in San Francisco, PayPal's Vice President of Global Product Hill Ferguson briefly demoed the add-on hardware device, calling it one of the shortest demo in Disrupt history.
"That's no an accident. We designed it that way," he added. The Beacon … Read more