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Intel preps new technology to secure credit card transactions

Intel's Data Protection Technology for Transactions works with Apple Pay

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Google's biggest search competitor? Amazon

Google sees as its biggest search competitor, ahead of traditional rivals like Yahoo and Bing.

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Kmart hacked, customers' card numbers exposed

Sears Holding Corp. said the payment systems at its Kmart retail chain had been breached as a result of malware, compromising shoppers' credit and debit card numbers.

amazon boxes eyes brick-and-mortar store in NYC, the largest online retailer in the world, plans to open a brick-and-mortar store near the Empire State building in New York City later this year.

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Apple patent reveals ads and ePaper plans

Apple builds ecosystems, and it does so incrementally. Now it intends transforming your daily newspaper and pumping intelligence into billboard advertising, a patent reveals.

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Facebook's location-based ads can pitch the store you just passed

Facebook is rolling out a new feature that lets businesses target users based on whether they've gone near the physical store that's being advertised.

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Walgreens using social and mobile data analytics to deliver customer insights

Improving healthcare with cloud service

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Alibaba's IPO could be 'open sesame' for global expansion

Alibaba is expected to begin offering shares Friday for $68 a pop on the New York Stock Exchange in one of the biggest IPOs ever.

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Home Depot breach put 56M payment cards at risk

The breach of Home Depot's payment systems may have compromised 56 million payment cards as a result of malware that has since been eliminated, the company said Thursday.

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Apple Pay: What you need to know

While we wait for Apple's iPad launch event in a few weeks, here's what you need to know about Apple Pay.

Senators want FTC probe of Home Depot breach

The FTC should investigate security practices at Home Depot following media reports that the hardware retailer's payment systems were breached, two U.S. senators said Tuesday.

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Apple’s mobile payment rolling out despite problems

If lack of data visibility is crippling Apple, what chance do mere IT mortals have?

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Home Depot confirms breach

Home Depot on Monday confirmed that intruders broke into its payment networks and accessed credit and debit card data of an unspecified number of customers who shopped at its U.S. and Canadian stores.

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Too late: Amazon slashes Fire Phone price by $200

Amazon today slashed the price of its three-month-old Fire Phone to 99 cents, an obvious bid to boost slow sales.

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Payment industry says Apple's EasyPay is great news

Apple next week will put momentum into the mobile payments industry and the industry can't wait, Yoyo CEO Alain Falys tells Computerworld.

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Pressure builds on FAA to release drone rules

With companies like and Google advancing plans to use small, unmanned aerial vehicles for commercial purposes, pressure is mounting on the FAA to release rules governing their use.

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Data shows Home Depot breach could be largest ever

Home Depot may have earned the dubious distinction of being responsible for the biggest compromise ever involving credit and debit card data.

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Home Depot breach could be as big as Target's

In what could turn out to be another huge data breach, Home Depot on Tuesday confirmed that it is investigating a potential compromise of credit card and debit card data belonging to an unspecified number of customers.

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