Zebra Technologies has agreed to purchase Motorola Solutions' enterprise business unit for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction.
DKNY is partnering with Awear Solutions to test a new interactive tool that lets shoppers authenticate, locate and buy items in stores.
Michael Lewis's new book, "Flash Boys, A Wall Street Revolt" is a great read and certainly helps explain why Wall Street has seemed so finicky over the past few years with erratic, unexplained ups and downs getting way too common.
There's yet another security nightmare staring down retailers as the Heartbleed bug threatens to expose encrypted data in OpenSSL.
EBay is addressing a move by activist investor Carl Icahn to spin off PayPal by issuing what amounts to a love letter to shareholders, extolling the virtues of the symbiotic relationship.
Kroger has introduced a new enterprise IT architecture called Retail Site Intelligence (RSI), that essentially creates a "21st century store."
Just when you thought self-checkout was dead, a hybrid version rears its head as Meijer joins the ranks of retailers looking to implement a new form of the technology.
The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) has teamed up with Ernst & Young to create the IT Asset Management Organizational Certification.
Discover is out and MasterCard is in at Sam's Club. The retailer has finalized a multi-year agreement with GE Capital Retail Bank to manage its co-branded credit cards in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
As evidenced by recent high-profile breach incidents, keeping payment data secure in today's world is an increasingly complex challenge. While EMV chip solves one part of the problem, there's no single solution that addresses all security challenges.
A majority of B2B executives are concerned about their companies' digital prowess in the near future, according to a new Forrester Research survey. Only 21 percent of B2B companies said their CEOs have set "a clear vision for digital in our business." In addition, a mere 19 percent of executives surveyed said their companies have the right technology to "execute our digital strategy."
Amazon has certainly been promoting the heck out of its Login and Pay with Amazon service for the past few months. Now, online retailers that sign up for Login and Pay are eligible to receive free payment processing for transactions made through Amazon Payments, up to $10,000 in one year.
While naysayers continue to cast doubt on retailers' adoption of Bitcoin digital currency, Square's move to support Bitcoin may change all that. This week, Square partnered with CoinBase to accept bitcoins via the company's online storefront.
It seems far-fetched that a bank would refuse a retailer's business, but that is exactly what happened in the case of Lovability, an online retailer of condoms.
In mid-March, a division of JPMorgan Chase rejected an application to process payments for Lovability, citing "reputational risk" associated with "adult" products. After some bad press, however, a representative from Chase's marketing department said the company will reverse its decision.
Walmart's recent lawsuit against Visa for $5 billion, accusing the credit and debit card network of excessively high card swipe fees, is just the latest example of an extremely flawed system that is unfair to retailers and shoppers.
While Target executives would love to be able to pin the retailer's massive card data breach on IT vendors, it may not be able to do so.
The Retail Industry Leaders Association is getting ready to fight crime, cyber- and organized retail crime, as the industry gathers for RILA's Retail Asset Protection Conference in Indianapolis. The event will take a deep dive into hot button topics including cyber security, shrink and injury prevention with a big focus on organized retail crime.
"The organized retail crime push is very exciting for us," said Garth Gasse, RILA director, asset protection. There will be sessions specific to surveillance and counter intelligence efforts.
According to Gasse, in order to fight organized retail crime, the industry has to work backward, to get wholesalers to stop participating and small-store owners to stop selling stolen merchandise. "It's a battle we fight every day," he said. "RILA sees an opportunity to get involved to really help fight through collaboration."