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Office Depot, Neiman Marcus sign on with MasterCard's digital payment platform MasterPass

Macy's launches Thalia Soldi collection to appeal to the needs of the Hispanic shopper

Layoffs begin in PayPal's in-store initiatives division, focused on mobile payments and Here card reader

Uber opening robotics research facility in Pittsburgh to focus on designing self-driving cars

Speculations arise that Google will take on Uber with a competitive ride service

And finally...Starbucks is teaming up with to offer a "meet at Starbucks" feature, which finds the closest store location for a date. On Feb. 13, stores will host a romantic event complete with music, menu pairings and photo props for Valentine selfies. Story