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.
Ikea has been slow to develop e-commerce, but the home goods retailer will resume its rollout, following a year of focus on physical stores.
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 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.
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.
All eyes are on Apple as the company prepares to announce new products and services on Sept. 9. Expected is an iPhone 6, but Apple watchers anticipate the long-awaited wearable, new payment options and near-field communication technology.
Staples announced new enhancements to its omnichannel capabilities, including the ability to buy products online and pick them up in-store within hours. Other upgrades include online payment with Visa Checkout, in-store kiosks and an iPad app.
Home Depot has confirmed it is investigating some "unusual activity" related to a data breach, making the home improvement retailer the latest potential victim of cyber criminals.
Macy's is hopping on the digital wallet bandwagon. The retailer said in an Aug. 26 announcement that shoppers would be able to use the new option to manage special offers and make in-store and online payments.
Target's data breach is among the largest to date and has impacted the retailer far beyond the event's scope and moment in time.
Macy's is putting its money where its mouth is, promising to invest up to $1 billion in technology and infrastructure to support online and omnichannel efforts.
Online retailer Newegg now allows Canadian shoppers to pay with bitcoin, making it the second Web-only retailer to do so. TigerDirect began accepting bitcoin in July. Newegg has taken bitcoin payments in the United States since July 1.
Walmart has issued a store-branded MasterCard that uses chip-and-PIN, or EMV, technology. The retailer announced the new card on its corporate blog, telling shoppers they can expect theirs in the mail within "the next few weeks."
Backoff malware has affected more than 1,000 U.S. businesses, infecting POS systems from Target to Supervalu. The United States Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning that the Backoff POS malware may have infected more systems than previously believed.
Real estate software company Yardi announced the launch of a new service for clients as it partners with Home Depot to offer more purchasing options and full purchasing control for customers.
Amazon will buy the video game streaming site Twitch for $970 million in cash, giving Amazon a leg up in the advertising pool shared by competitors such as Netflix and YouTube.
Monetate, a global leader in cloud-based testing, email optimization and in-the-moment personalization software, announced the promotion of new CEO Lucinda Duncalfe on Aug. 26 as the company continues a trend of new hires and appointments.