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Retail CIOs Focus on Data Security, Digital Innovation

Major security breaches at leading retailers cast a long shadow over industry as CIOs look to bolster defenses and align tech team with business units.

Payments startup iZettle makes chip & PIN card reader available for free

The free reader could entice more small European merchants to start accepting card payments

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What Retailers Think of Mobile Marketing

More than half of large retailers say mobile is their top priority, so why aren’t they investing more?


Report: Strategic Data Analytics Can Reduce Shrinkage

Strategic data analytics can reduce shrinkage for retailers, restaurants and manufacturing companies by helping loss prevention pros use early warning indicators to stop problems before they start

RadioShack Files for Bankruptcy

It's official, tear up your Battery Club cards, RadioShack has filed for Bankruptcy protection and will close up to 2,500 stores.

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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 May Buy Some RadioShack Stores to Establish a Physical Presence

RadioShack doesn't have a lot going for it, but it's network of more than 4,000 U.S. retail locations is finding interest from other companies looking to expand their online presence.

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RadioShack Through the Ages: 8 Adorable Images From the Fallen Giant's Vault

RadioShack may be gearing up to call it quits, but—wow—look at all this amazing consumer electronics history.

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RadioShack is Gearing Up to Sell or Shutter its Stores, Report Says

After nearly 100 years in business, RadioShack is reportedly in talks to sell some stores to Sprint, then put up a CLOSED sign for good.


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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Fewer Than a Third of Retailers Stay Compliant Between Audits

Only 28.6 percent of retailers remain compliant during the time between compliance assessments, according to a preview of the Verizon's 2015 PCI Report.

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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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Report Analyzes Amazon's Dynamic Pricing Strategy

Amazon wants you to think it always has the cheapest prices on the products you plan to buy. A new report, however, proves that isn't the case and provides details on how Amazon picks its prices for certain types of products.

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How to Be an Effective Omnichannel Retailer

Becoming an omnichannel retailer brings new challenges as customers expect their mobile and social interactions to be increasing faster and more engaging. Top executives from Macy’s, Lowe’s and The Limited share their experiences and...

IBM: Retail Attacks Down, But When They Hit Cyberattackers Get More

In 2014 unauthorized access via Secure Shell Brute Force was most trendy attack; Shellshock as well as POS malware such as BlackPOS, Dexter, vSkimmer, Alina and Citadel were also prevalent.

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Retailer Takes Control of Its Cloud

Chico's curbs its use of Amazon Web Services to get more say in how servers are tuned and configured with smaller provider called Contegix.

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Is EMV the Silver Bullet to Credit Card Fraud?

Your holiday shopping experience will be different next year, because by October 2015 most retailers in the U.S. will have switched to accepting the chip-in-a-credit-card-based EMV standard (which stands for Europay, MasterCard and...

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Apple Reopens Russian Online Store After Boosting iPhone 6 Price by 35%

Other Apple hardware sold on the company's Russian online store was also priced much higher than their equivalent numbers in the U.S.

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