Retail IT

Retail IT news, trends, analysis and practical advice

retale apple watch pic one
hp aruba acquisition

Card case 6

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.

radioshack exterior modified

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.

Amazon tape

Amazon returns to profit as holiday sales soar

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

credit card reader

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.

Amazon tape

Amazon ditches Wallet mobile payment service

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

Q&A

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...

troll warning

Let’s not make patent trolls stronger

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

IBM's z13 mainframe

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.

amazon box

Same-day delivery’s big chance

This Christmas, Amazon made a delivery when not a creature should have been stirring. That could herald great changes on the retail landscape.

Cartoon about young freelance workers in the IT labor market in 2014.

2014: The tech year in cartoons

From Satya Nadella’s rise to the top spot at Microsoft to the emergence of 3D printing and the Internet of Things, here’s a look at some of the year’s biggest IT stories from the pen of Computerworld’s editorial cartoonist, John...

mcdonalds apple pay

Hold the phone, McDonald’s

The fast food giant’s drive-through Apple Pay implementation is kludgy and uncomfortable for both the customer and the employee. Is anyone testing this stuff?

Point-of-sale malware creators still in business with Spark

The Spark malware program steals payment card data from compromised point-of-sale (POS) systems and is likely a modification of the older Trojan called Alina.

facebook ad dollars

Your in-store shopping affects the ads you see on Facebook

Connecting the dots between the ads users see online and the purchases they make in stores is a key goal of Facebook's advertising efforts.

fingerprint

Open authentication spec from FIDO Alliance moves beyond passwords

An open industry alliance that includes many of the world's biggest vendors released specs Tuesday that promise to secure online communications without passwords.

amazon gift card

Amazon.com tells customers, 'Make an offer'

Amazon.com is going after online auction giant eBay with its "Make an Offer" feature -- just in time for the big holiday shopping season

argument

Getting in customers’ faces

When retailers use IT analytics to get close to their customers, they need to do it the right way.

so whats happening with apples ibeacon tech

So, what's happening with Apple's iBeacon tech?

Apple's iBeacon solution is proliferating much faster than realized as the company sets the foundations for its next retail revolution.

Hacking stealing password data.

Bebe Stores says credit card data hacked

Women's clothing retailer Bebe Stores has become the latest national retailer to be hit by an attack on its credit card payment system.

Load More