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Is Square for sale?

Mobile payments startup Square is rumored to be in aquisition talks with several large tech companies, including Google and eBay's PayPal. And while a company spokesman denied the rumors, the company, which allows small businesses to accept credit card payments on mobile devices, has been burning through cash.

Apple is getting serious about mobile payments

Apple has hinted for years that it would enter the mobile payments field, but now the computer company appears to be getting serious.

CVS to create a new IT team

CVS/Caremark appears to be creating a new IT team, one that will bridge the digital divide between marketing and IT as the retailer looks to strengthen its digital presence.

PayPal expands partner program in POS push

Paypal is expanding its partner program and is actively looking for partners in the mobile payments space and plans to roll out a new initiative this summer.

Michaels confirms 3 million affected in data breach, as more shoppers victims of fraud

Michaels Stores confirmed that as many as 3 million cards were affected in a recent security breach, or approximately 7 percent of all credit and debit cards used in its namesake stores and approximately 400,000 cards used at the chain's 54 Aaron Brothers locations.

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Walgreens has teamed up with Coupons.com to launch its Retailer iQ targeting and analytics platform in all 8,000 stores. The program is designed to personalize promotions, checkout offers and mobile incentives for shoppers.