Spray on antenna? Roger that.
The startup Chamtech introduced a spray-on antenna that conveniently helps boost the reception signal. The company states that it can turn almost anything into a makeshift antenna – a wall, clothing or even a tree.
Why it matters
The spray is energy efficient and handy. While natural antennas need an external power source, the spray makes one obsolete. In a world where we are more and more connected to digital devices and what they can offer, can this invention remove reception ‘black spots’? Does this mean we can connect no matter where we are?
Pepsi Loot is a new location-based mobile app that claims to be the first to have a loyalty program associated with it. People who have the app (available for iPhone and iPod Touch) can check into to any of Pepsi’s 200,000 QSR locations that serve Pepsi, called “Pop Spots”. Users earn rewards when they check in, like a free song download after three stops. The app also presents a CRM opportunity for restaurants, who can target users based on their location, and send mobile offers like free Pepsi with food purchases.
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