Scandit releases Mobile App Suite for Retail

According to the company, Scandit’s Mobile App Suite for Retail provides a series of fully customizable, cross-platform mobile applications for retail employees and customers including: Clienteling, Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS), Mobile Shopping (mShopping), Self-Checkout, Shopping Lists and Procurement.

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New guide caters to restaurateurs, retailers looking to boost income with ATMs

'How to Profit from ATMs: A Guide for Retailers and Restaurateurs' delivers 40 pages packed with essential information about the business of owning, operating and earning revenue from ATMs.

Why the Alibaba IPO is a golden opportunity for online retailers

For online retailers, Alibaba’s enormity is a good illustration of the vast size and opportunity presented by Chinese e-commerce, which has recently been deemed the biggest e-commerce market in the world.

An in-depth look at Apple Pay, and what it means for retailers

Apple introduces mobile wallet capabilities that combine NFC, Passbook and Touch ID. The company has support from banks, major card issuers and retailers.

Apple and NFC: 10 key considerations for retailers

Apple's next iPhone might be capable of NFC payments. Most retailers are not well-prepared, though there is still time.

#CONNECTsummit14: mobile experience first, payments second

Brands are more concerned about creating the right overall mobile experience that will keep users coming back again and again.

Backoff is the new standard by which other malware will be judged

Every now and then, hackers develop a piece of malware that is so insidious, it changes the landscape of computer security. While there are many contenders for this dubious list, CodeRed, Zeus, and now Backoff are certainly worthy of inclusion.

Summit to take a deep dive into the future of ATM and mobile technologies

The second annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in September will feature experts with exceptional depth of knowledge in areas of innovation, security, compliance and regulation.

5 Lessons Learned From Recent Retail Data Breaches [infographic]

Here are some hard lessons learned for retailers concerning data breaches.

What host card emulation means for mobile payment security

The EMV card is a physical asset that provides security via encryption. The next step is to duplicate this security virtually.

UK shoppers are using less cash

Self-checkout and new ways to pay are leading to a decrease in the use of cash in the U.K., according to a BRC study.

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Sephora, Starbucks, Home Depot rank highest in digital gifting benchmark

Sephora, which has ranked among the top five spots for the past two years, took the number one spot for the first time this year.

MCX intends to expand network through InComm partnership

InComm, a provider of integrated point-of-sale technology products to retailers, has entered into a strategic partnership with the Merchant Customer Exchange, a company formed by the nation's leading merchants to develop a customer-centric and mobile payment network.

PayPal and eBay to become separate companies next year

Move comes months after investor Carl Icahn suggested a split so that both entities could focus on their strengths.

Home Depot breach reportedly generating card fraud

Banks aren't confirming it and Home Depot insists that no PIN data was taken, but sources say bank accounts have been compromised.

Square plans to add bitcoin, Apple Pay acceptance

Square CEO Jack Dorsey recently said the company's register service will eventually accept all forms of payment, including bitcoin and Apple Pay.

LightSpeed adding Apple Pay compatibility to its mobile POS

With LightSpeed Payments, retailers will no longer need to deal with a third party to begin accepting credit and debit cards or to access critical information about financials.

Home Depot data breach comes into focus

The account information for 56 million payment cards was compromised in a malware attack that lasted five months.

ID TECH lists new mPOS as Visa Ready

UniPay is a combination magnetic stripe and EMV mobile reader that connects through the audio jack port of a mobile device.

TNS unveils new cardholder data encryption solution

TNS' Managed POS Encryption includes support for the VeriShield Protect end-to-end encryption solution from VeriFone and Trustwave's hardware-agnostic point-to-point encryption.

Macy's new tech plans include Apple Pay, smart fitting rooms, more

The company outlined its latest advancements in omnichannel strategy and technology as the company continues to add new dimensions for attracting shoppers and serving the needs of individual customers.

Report says August retail spending growth strongest in 13 months

Leisure spending is at a six-month high; late-season travel, back-to-school spending propel growth.

TSYS works with merchants on Apple Pay

Company announced a partnership with iMobile to process transactions from Apple's new mobile-payments system.

Bank of England addresses digital currencies

Institution does not believe Bitcoin poses a risk to financial stability in the UK.

ICSC says momentum for marketplace fairness at an all-time high

Seven in ten Americans support legislation requiring sales tax collection at the time of purchase. This represents an increase of six percentage points since 2013 and eleven percentage points since 2012.

Apple unveils Apple Pay mobile wallet at iPhone launch event

Apple Pay, which is set to launch in the U.S. in October, uses a secure element in the phone to store card information. It eliminates the need for a mag stripe, instead generating a single-use, unique number for each transaction.

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It's all about the money, and retailers that make it easy for their customers to pay for products and services increase their chances of making the sale. Payment technology is constantly evolving, too, meaning that retailers need to keep both themselves and their in-store systems up-to-date.