The LED lighting system uses lighting fixtures that form a dense network that acts as a positioning grid and lets retailers send location-based data to shoppers via an app, according to Philips.
The legal fraternity has made it first foray into the use of Bitcoins as payments for services rendered.
Payments made with smartphones and tablets rose 55 percent over last year, and Android activity is gaining, say processors of the transactions.
An Amazon Prime subscription could cost you $20 to $40 more per year sometime soon.
The company has not confirmed a compromise but is notifying customers as a precaution.
The company would compete against Google, PayPal, Square and others if it enters this zone.
R'Pin and chip' smartcards may be next, not NFC smartphones, but liability questions remain.
A survey shows Internet shopping can be more eco-friendly if its procedures are accompanied by smart delivery logistics.
Many countries are still grappling with the issues of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin, which is just the best-known of the virtual cash.