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Lowe's tests service robots in stores

Home improvement retailer Lowe's plans to introduce retail service robots in an Orchard Supply Hardware store in San Jose, California. 

Ahold testing virtual supermarket

Ahold USA, parent company of supermarket chains Giant, Stop & Shop, Martin's and Peapod, is testing out a virtual shopping tool.

CVS, Rite Aid disconnect Apple Pay

Both CVS and Rite Aid drugstore chains ran into trouble trying to implement the new Apple Pay mobile payment system.

60% of U.S. shoppers will divulge personal information to favorite stores

A majority of U.S. shoppers, 60 percent, said they would be comfortable giving out personal information, anonymously, to their favorite stores in exchange for benefits and rewards.

Apple Pay vs. CurrentC: the race is on

Apple Pay debuted this week to much fanfare, but it's not the only mobile payment platform in town. Competitor CurrentC is collecting retail partners and positioning itself as a formidable competitor, thanks in large part to its biggest partner: Walmart.

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LinkedIn reported better-than-expected earnings, bringing in $568 million in revenue, an increase of 45 percent compared to $393 million in the year-earlier period.