Editor's Corner

Tokenization no POS panacea; retailers need balanced security strategy

Payment security technology is top-of-mind for most retail IT executives who are seriously considering, if not aggressively adopting, EMV chip card systems, tokenization, Apple Pay and point-to-point encryption. All are important, but none are complete solutions in and of themselves.


Walmart to challenge Amazon Prime with $50 shipping service

Walmart will begin testing a frontal assault on Amazon Prime this summer, offering unlimited free shipping at a rate equivalent to half of Amazon's $99 annual price.


Target to roll out RFID price tags this year

In one of the largest RFID projects undertaken in retail yet, Target will roll out the radio frequency identification technology later this year for pricing and inventory control.


Trader Joe's testing Apple Pay; Alibaba talking to Apple

Trader Joe's may be the next major retailer to sign up for ApplePay, which, if expanded beyond a test, will add 400 retail locations to the contactless payment system's total.

Standard General acquires RadioShack's intellectual property; customer data sale pending

RadioShack's intellectual property, which includes the iconic brand's name as well as its customer data, was sold at auction this week to Standard General, a hedge fund that acquired many of the stores, keeping 1,700 of them from liquidation with plans to revive the RadioShack legacy.


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Marketing platform providers Vidyard and SnapApp have entered a partnership that allows B2B marketers to integrate interactive tools such as quizzes, calculators and contests directly into video content. The embedded tools provide trackable, measureable opportunities for audience interaction at a time when marketers are boosting their spending on video.