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Apple gets serious about online ordering push

Apple's head of retail is apparently serious about pushing customers to order online: There are no new MacBooks available for pickup at the company's brick-and-mortar stores.

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Oracle bolsters Retail Cloud with new services

Oracle has added several new services to the retail-focused technologies it gained through its $5.3 billion acquisition of Micros last year.

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Apple stores: For show or sales?

Apple's decision to cater to Watch buyers with reservation-only sales and in-store appointments worried one retail analyst, who wondered whether it signals a sea change in how the company leverages its nearly 450 outlets.

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Apple Watch calls time on Apple retail?

A “significant change in mindset” is coming to Apple retail, where customers will be asked to buy online.

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Move over, Apple Pay; CurrentC due by mid-2015

The mobile payments space is about to get more crowded with the launch this year of CurrentC, a platform backed by some of the country's biggest retailers.

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Texas wants RadioShack to specify what customer data is for sale

The state of Texas has objected to the sale of Radio Shack's customer data, citing both in-store and online privacy policies of the consumer electronics retailer.

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Amazon makes it even easier to buy things

Amazon Prime members can now request an invite to get their hands on "Dash Button," a small oval-shaped device that can be used to instantly purchase an item of your choosing.

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Senators renew push for online sales tax

Nine senators on Tuesday reintroduced legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes -- more than 9 percent in a handful of states -- from large Internet sellers that don't have operations in the states collecting the...

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Apple Watch will change the way you shop

Apple Watch users will be able to shop smarter using Retale's shopping app -- a sign of the times as digital transformation impacts every market.

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Wait, WHAT? HP buying Aruba, say deep-throats

Super-secret-squirrel rumor-mongers say HP is buying Aruba Networks, a leading Wi-Fi infrastructure outfit. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get connected...

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Samsung looks to LoopPay for mobile pay foothold

Samsung is expected to unveil its newly-acquired LoopPay mobile magnetic payment technology inside the Galaxy S6 smartphone, a move aimed at keeping Samsung relevant in mobile payments.

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Radio Shack may sell half its stores to Sprint, close the rest

Radio Shack could cease to exist if a deal with Sprint is made, as the wireless carrier may rename the stores.

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Amazon returns to profit as holiday sales soar

Amazon reported a jump in sales for the last quarter -- and a return to profit.

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Attacks using stolen credentials are on the rise

Organizations are seeing a sharp increase in attacks using stolen account credentials, with crooks using new techniques to beat fraud detection systems.

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Amazon ditches Wallet mobile payment service

The app let people store and use reward and loyalty cards for making purchases

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Nordstrom's use of APM lets it identify app performance issues in minutes vs. days

Application performance is critical in most organizations, but it is particularly vital when it comes to the booming world of online retail. Nordstrom uses Dynatrace Application Performance Management tools in development all the way...

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Let’s not make patent trolls stronger

Bill proposed by National Retail Federation wouldn’t shut them down, and it might simply legitimize them.

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IBM's new z13 mainframe eats mobile app data for lunch

IBM new mainframe computer should help customers detect more fraud in real time and plow through billions of transactions generated daily by mobile devices.

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