Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, which uses radio waves as a communication vehicle for information about products, has been around for years, and has found some applications in retail. But in the future this technology, linked to the Internet, could play a transformational role in the retail industry and elsewhere. That future vision, supported by retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, Tesco, Metro AG, CVS and Home Depot, along with a slew of CPG manufacturers and technology ...

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