Webinar on text analytics for retail data now available on demand

The webinar covers the basics of text analytics and offers some case studies on how retail brands can use the technology to mine the massive amounts of data they are collecting.

First Data launches Perka retail beacon platform

Merchants placing the beacon near the store entrance or point of sale can sync the beacon with their Perka mobile loyalty program.

Staples investigating possible data breach

Has POS malware become an 'easy button' for payment card data theft and counterfeiting?

Visa champions nationwide chip card education campaign

The company will work with public- and private-sector partners in an effort to educate merchants, policymakers, civic leaders and consumers about EMV.

Venuelabs launches free social listening tool for small businesses

AboutLocal lets small retailers listen to and engage with their customers in real time across hundreds of disparate online channels.

QVC promotes Mary Campbell to executive vice president, commerce platforms

Campbell, who reports to Mike George, president and chief executive officer of QVC, Inc., is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the company's TV, web, mobile, tablet and social while translating the QVC brand across all platforms to drive customer engagement and e-commerce sales.

Target announces plans for 2014 holiday season

In addition to free shipping on all online orders through Dec. 20, Target said it now has more than 65,000 items available for "buy online, pickup in-store." The retailer said 80 percent of online orders are currently being fulfilled within one hour.

Report says most retailers are lagging on omnichannel

Overall, the majority of retailers are struggling to implement technologies now regularly expected by consumers, which prevents them from exploring future retail opportunities.

Jumio intros new scanning tech for mobile retailers

BAM Checkout's embeddable product is intended to provide a simple checkout experience by enabling users to bypass nearly all manual key entry when completing a mobile purchase.

Half of US POS terminals will be chip-enabled by end of 2015

Massive data breaches in the past year seem to have prodded retailers to take action to curb their potential exposure to losses from fraud.

MasterCard, Zwipe team up to roll out first-ever biometric contactless payment card

Biometric authentication replaces PIN entry, enabling cardholders to make contactless payments in any amount, unlike current NFC-enabled payment solutions.

Swirl launches mobile ad exchange

According to the company, Swirl’s platform enables retailers and brands to reach consumers with highly relevant content and offers delivered to their smartphones while they shop in participating retail locations nationwide.

Almost half of Americans are likely to avoid retailers affected by data breaches

This holiday season, almost half of Americans are likely to avoid shopping at stores that were affected by data breaches over the past year.

Showrooming dips, but 'webrooming' surges, according to survey

New research in 17 countries shows consumers combining online, in-person shopping for even low-value purchases.

Simon Malls implementing Ziploop mobile shopping app

According to the company, Ziploop provides shoppers with an effortless way to organize their shopping activities across all devices, at home or on the go.

Visa, Chase add Apple Pay capabilities for merchants, customers

Visa and Chase both announced this week that its customers and merchants will soon have access to Apple Pay. Starting Oct.

Neiman Marcus president named to Under Armour board

Under Armour, Inc. has announced that Karen Katz, President and CEO of Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC, has joined the company's board of directors.

Expect 47% of US terminals to be EMV-enabled by 2016

The estimates are based on forecasts provided by acquirers representing approximately 80 percent of U.S. purchase volume.

Outerwall wins software innovation award

Outerwall Inc. is the winner of the 2014 Software AG Innovation Award in Digital Enterprise for its enterprise management software.

ShopKeep adds EMV, NFC acceptance to new reader

ShopKeep said its new card reader brings the latest advancement in U.S. payment technology to thousands of merchants.

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