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.
Dutch authorities declined to say how the site was seized, if anybody was arrested and what was sold on the site.
Newegg just launched a cheaper, geekier Amazon Prime alternative with free shipping, free returns, and other goodies.
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.
Samsung wants to replicate Apple's famous retail stores, according to an analyst, and will partner with Carphone Warehouse to open its own line.
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.