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Big Data Hits Real Life

July 14, 2013By Erica Berenstein

Brick-and-mortar stores are looking for a chance to catch up with their online competitors by using software that allows them to watch customers as they shop, and gather data about their behavior.

Category: Retail, Video

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6 Responses to “Cell Phone Tracking Customers in Retail Stores”

  1. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    As I mentioned in a previous comment, this tracking gets more scary if a single tracking company (i.e., the company doing the data collection) has tracking contracts with multiple stores, malls and / or other locations.

    Then your movements can be tracked across many venues via your cell phone, and sold to any marketing company, or anyone else for that matter, that wants to buy them….

  2. Greg0658 says:

    what really scares me – is when an addressable cable box in a room of your home is programmed into

    • Bob is still unemployed   says:

      Do you mean the current trend towards placing cameras in set-top boxes with facial recognition (probably tied into Facebook’s facial recognition database), and selling that collected data to companies for ‘targeted advertising’?

      • Greg0658 says:

        no – sending program content geared towards your 1 kids mindset .. BUT them cams is another issue … oh since we’re chattin – what do you think of set top boxes calling the police if a really bad argument gets going? Yah Nah? (maybe we can get u employed)

      • Bob is still unemployed   says:

        I have seen reports of Microsoft’s Kinect being able to read emotions and heart rate. Add in the ability to detect body movements (e.g., punches flying) and is just a small jump to 911 if an argument gets too heated. ;)

      • Bob is still unemployed   says:

        [thinking] Maybe I should write an app…..