Evan Schuman

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Evan Schuman has covered IT issues for a lot longer than he'll ever admit. The founding editor of retail technology site StorefrontBacktalk, he's been a columnist for CBSNews.com, RetailWeek, Computerworld and eWeek and his byline has appeared in titles ranging from BusinessWeek, VentureBeat and Fortune to The New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, The Detroit News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Evan can be reached at eschuman@thecontentfirm.com and he can be followed at twitter.com/eschuman. Look for his blog twice a week.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Evan Schuman and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Will an EZPass mobile payment partnership work? It very well could

PCI's embrace of mobile PIN is a real game changer

PCI's embrace of mobile PIN is a real game changer

The PCI Council is allowing the most sensitive part of a payment card transaction to happen on a device that it acknowledges is highly dangerous and unstable.

Mobile privacy policy becoming a truly big deal

Mobile privacy policy becoming a truly big deal

Now comes yet another reason to respect the heck out of your privacy policy: The U.S. Supreme Court is considering making it a determining factor for whether your customers have an expectation of privacy.

Embrace mobile, or it will run over you

Embrace mobile, or it will run over you

Visa has learned this lesson, but Kroger is still resisting.

Apple makes its intent on the battery fiasco clear. And not in the way it wanted.

Apple makes its intent on the battery fiasco clear. And not in the way it wanted.

What Apple did not choose to say is far more illuminating than what it did say.

What do you get when you merge a lie detector, a job application and a mobile app?

What do you get when you merge a lie detector, a job application and a mobile app?

A U.K. firm is pushing mobile software that watches you while you fill out a form and tries to determine truthfulness and emotion. George Orwell would be proud.

How smart was it for Williams-Sonoma to drop $112M for an AR firm?

How smart was it for Williams-Sonoma to drop $112M for an AR firm?

AR is a nice retail mobile add-on, but what Williams-Sonoma needs more is to address retail fundamentals. W-S, look to Amazon for an example.

Questionable strategy: Mobile sites that thwart ad blockers

Questionable strategy: Mobile sites that thwart ad blockers

Instart Logic wants to help publishers get around ad blockers with its ad-blocker blocker and serve up ads though people don't want them. But is that wise?

With Amazon's AR mobile app, you don't need a depth-sensing camera to sense depth

With Amazon's AR mobile app, you don't need a depth-sensing camera to sense depth

Made with Apple’s ARKit, Amazon's new augmented reality (AR) mobile app shows you can do AR sizing without needing depth-sensing camera. Sorry, iPhone X.

Target Pay's holiday launch is good for shoppers, bad for retail

Target Pay's holiday launch is good for shoppers, bad for retail

Will forcing shoppers to use a different payment mechanism for every retailer be a good thing? Or will it just dampen mobile payment enthusiasm overall?

Amazon wants to deliver groceries to your car trunk — not a good idea

Amazon wants to deliver groceries to your car trunk — not a good idea

Amazon’s car trunk delivery system, which uses a mobile app from a smart lock vendor, sounds convenient, but it raises security concerns.

MasterCard's virtual reality purchases deliver not-so-virtual headaches

MasterCard's virtual reality purchases deliver not-so-virtual headaches

MasterCard's new effort in VR purchasing takes the worst aspect of in-store shopping and skips the best of online. And they throw in easy unintended purchases.

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