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Game on: Samsung Pay joins fight for digital wallet share

One year after Apple Pay launched and 18 days after Android Pay launched, Samsung Pay has arrived in the U.S. market. The battle for share of digital wallet is fully joined.

Smart lift trucks become roving brain of the warehouse

Across chain retail enterprises, information technology is no longer limited to the store and home office, but is making deep inroads into the supply chain, notably with the humble lift truck.

Technology to watch: Mobile visual search has IT implications

Mobile visual search is a trending topic. Retailers are adding the features to mobile apps; creating ad campaigns, catalogs and shoppable circulars; and promoting the technology via social media and with splashy press releases.

The strategy behind Target's digital transformation

As the lines between online and the physical store continue to blur, the future is the digital store, typified by Target's successful digital, in-store strategy.

Mobile, sensors, analytics transform in-store shopping

Smartphones and new digital solutions are key to integrating technology into the physical store. Advances in mobile devices, sensor-based technologies and data analytics will transform the shopping experience soon rather than later.

Mobile workforce technology solves contractor complaints for retailers

While more retailers are depending on third-party contractors to help them meet the needs of an omnichannel sales and service environment, many customers are dissatisfied with these workers, who might well be the merchants' most visible brand ambassadors. The solution to managing these contractors lies in technology.

Target makes big IoT statement with 'Open House' shop

Target has made a significant leap into the Internet of Things with unveiling its "Open House" showcase in San Francisco last week. "Smart" is the byword of this interconnected home of the future.  

Sears opens IoT showroom in Silicon Valley

Sears is opening a connected solutions flagship store in San Bruno, California, the heart of Silicon Valley. The showroom features a living room, kitchen, nursery, workout room, garage and outdoor area so shoppers can try IoT technology firsthand. Simultaneously, the retailer is expanding its selection of smart technology products in stores across the country.

Mobile devices replace POS terminals at checkout counters

Mobile point-of-sale systems are intended to roam free, meeting and checking out customers wherever they may be, but many merchants are anchoring the devices to the counter as a replacement for traditional POS terminals.

Retail digital signage to lead IoT growth of 19% this year

The market for products related to the Internet of Things will increase 19 percent in 2015, and one of the biggest growth areas will be digital signage in retail stores.