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12 tips for safer Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping

12 cyber shopping tips because criminals will be using all the attacks they can this holiday season in order to score cash and gather valuable personal data that they can monetize later.

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How to dodge Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping hackers

Hackers are writing apps, setting up phony Wi-Fi networks and unleashing malware in attempts to turn legitimate Black Friday and Cyber Monday retailing into profits for themselves, according to security experts.

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Apple returns to Black Friday

Apple today signaled that it will return to offering Black Friday sales specials this year.

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Hottest Android Black Friday 2016 deals on tablets, phones & more

It’s a lot easier to find Black Friday 2016 deals for Android smartphones and tablets than it is for competing Apple products, so if you’re a fan of Google’s Linux kernel-based mobile OS or willing to give it a shot, then Best Buy,...

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10 last-minute holiday strategies for e-tailers

Digital marketers and ecommerce experts discuss how to drive traffic to your online store – and increase sales – between late November and the end of the year.

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Healthcare, retail industries give blockchain a try

Moving beyond its roots with bitcoin, blockchain gets a tryout in industries where it may have the potential to evolve or disrupt standard practices.

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The Apple Watch is coming soon to a Kohl's department store near you

Increasing Apple Watch availability in time for the holidays is a good thing for Apple and for Kohl's.

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Here's how businesses can prevent point-of-sale attacks

Retailers, hotels and restaurants have all been victimized through the same Achilles' heel that cyber criminals continue to attack: the point-of-sale system, where customer's payment data is routinely processed.

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Black Friday isn't dead in 2016

The Black Friday 2016 headlines are dire, with many stating the big holiday shopping extravaganza is dead or on its way to dying. We're not so sure about that...

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IBM: In 5 years, Watson A.I. will be behind your every decision

In the next five years, nearly every important decision, whether it's business or personal, will be made with the assistance of IBM Watson, said IBM president and CEO Ginni Rometty, in a keynote speech at IBM's World of Watson...

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1-800-Flowers wants to transform its business with A.I.

Executives at 1-800-Flowers.com expect a new wave in artificial intelligence technology will help to change their business so much it’ll be like running a brand new business.

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Masterpass using IBM Watson coming to GM vehicles in 2017

Masterpass digital payment technology will run on many General Motors vehicles starting in 2017 with an assist from IBM's Watson.

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Staples has a smart assistant for the office

While the Amazon Echo and Google Home brought the digital assistant to the home, Staples wants to do the same for the office.

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Target passes Walmart as top corporate solar customer

A new report shows Target is the top U.S. corporate user of solar power, with 147 million watts installed on 300 stores, meaning it has surpassed Walmart, which is still close behind with 145MW. Apple's coming up fast.

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Chip card lawsuit to move forward against Visa, Mastercard, others

A federal judge has ruled it is plausible that four national credit-card companies improperly conspired “in lockstep” to set a deadline of Oct. 1, 2015 for requiring retailers to upgrade their technology to accept embedded chip cards...

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Why Google can't truly compete against Apple without retail stores

Google's new hardware is promising, but it needs outstanding customer support to make it worth the higher prices.

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Facebook's new Marketplace aims to become the world's largest yard sale

Facebook announced Marketplace on Monday. This new, mobile-only feature lets you buy and sell items on the social network.

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Why the future of package delivery is better than drones

A drone alone can't make 'last-mile' home delivery scale. But robots can. Here's how.

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