Imagine Starbucks or Banana Republic recognizing you by your smart device (with your permission, of course) and be able to beam timely messages to your notifications center as you enter the store. “Get a triple grande mocha Frappuccino half-off today only!” “Those jeans you were looking at online yesterday are 40 percent off – men’s section are upstairs.” This is largely speculation at this point, but the technology exists to make it our reality. Such integration is sure to have greater appeal to customers than individual apps for every retailer or restaurant. Get the full story at The Next Web