Why the Alibaba IPO is a golden opportunity for online retailers

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

The three main things customers want from mobile payments

How can you get customers to adopt mobile payments? Make them a value-added benefit that improves their retail experience.

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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.

Home Depot confirms data breach

Retailer is still in the process of determining the scope of the intrusion, which first began in April.

Apple to use NFC, tokenization in new iPhone and iWatch, according to report

Devices will work in tandem to share tokens to verify payments.

Mobile payments must be relevant, useful, study confirms

Young adults are especially interested in wearable mobile technologies that they can use for banking and making payments.

MCX reveals its mobile payments network, CurrentC

CurrentC has been launched in private pilot mode in select locations across the country. The private pilot will expand through 2014, with regional and national rollouts to follow in 2015.

Study: Prepaid card users highly likely to adopt mobile payments

The greater the number of features -- such as mobile payments -- associated with a card, the greater the likelihood of customer retention.

FreedomPay unveils PCI-certified P2PE tech for merchants

Commerce platform FreedomPay has unveiled what it says is North America’s first PCI certified fully functional, point-to-point encryption payment technology as part of its cloud-based FreedomPay Commerce Platform.

Square expands capital program

Victory Park Capital invests in Square so that mPOS provider can target more small businesses with lending opportunities.

Kaspersky study finds consumers nonchalant about data security

When it comes to protecting their personal and financial information online, consumers just might be their own worst enemy.

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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.