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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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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Getting in customers’ faces

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

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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.

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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.

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iOS trumps Android in mobile shopping. So what?

Apple iPhone and iPad owners put their stamp on holiday sales in the U.S. last week, accounting for the bulk of revenue booked from mobile devices. But what's that really mean in the Android/iOS battle?

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Slow Cyber Monday may be productivity boost for the boss

A survey by the National Retail Federation shows fewer people plan to do their online shopping today than in the past.

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7 Apple iOS apps to save you dollars this Black Friday

This Black Friday you'll be able to find the best deals online or on the high street and better offers too as retail IT moves to improve your "digital customer journey".

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San Francisco DA pushes for chip payment cards in tech's backyard

Chip-and-PIN payment cards have a strong supporter in the hotbed of payment technologies, with San Francisco's district attorney pushing the technology as a way to cut down on fraud.

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