President Barack Obama , as part of efforts to make the U.S. workplace more accommodating for employees with families, will on Monday direct federal agencies to step up efforts give workers more leeway in determining their schedules.
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The next time Chicagoans walk into an emporium on the Magnificent Mile, they might get an unexpected greeting from the store via their smartphones.
A growing number of retailers are beginning to use location-aware technology to beam messages and special offers to shoppers who come within range. The software knows where shoppers are in a store and what they've been looking at. It also has a pretty good idea what to sell them.
Apple Inc. and American Eagle Outfitters are some of the companies testing the new way to reach gadget-focused shoppers.
Apple rolled out its iBeacon technology in all of its U.S. stores in December. The location-aware network lets Apple send messages to anyone with an iOS device when they walk close to an iBeacon emitter. The tech giant uses the messages for a range of purposes such as letting customers know when an online order is ready for pickup or trying to se
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