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92% of executives satisfied with big data applications

Big data is a big buzzword in retail and while the term can be ambiguous, 92 percent of executives say they're satisfied with the results of big data applications within their organizations.

Walmart banks on mobile payments, chip-and-PIN

Walmart is counting on mobile payments and chip and PIN cards to not only improve security of retail transactions, but also make it easier for consumers to buy products.

Home Depot confirms data breach

The Home Depot confirmed that its payment data systems have been breached, which could potentially impact customers using cards in its U.S. and Canadian stores. The retailer reports no evidence of the breach affecting customers who shopped in Mexico or online.

Apple Pay puts NFC and security front and center

Apple introduced a series of new products including new iPhones and a wearable, but it's the long awaited mobile payment option, Apple Pay, that will tie together hardware, software and retail in an entirely new way.

CurrentC gives more retailers mobile wallet prospects

As mobile devices and digital currency play an ever-increasing role in retail, the Merchant Customer Exchange has unveiled a new mobile wallet called CurrentC, which already has the backing of big-box retailers such as Walmart, Target and Best Buy.

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