Swirl releases results of retail beacon marketing campaigns

The Swirl platform is currently deployed at retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Lord & Taylor, Hudson's Bay, Urban Outfitters, Alex & Ani, Kenneth Cole and Timberland stores.

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Webinar spells out five big mistakes retailers are making with mobile this year

As the holiday shopping season really gets underway, retailers need to make their online shopping experiences as frictionless as possible. This presentation explores some ways they can.

Shazam coming to 200 shopping malls

The Shazam mobile app will now bring shoppers and advertisers even closer together at ground zero for the retail experience, the shopping mall, via digital signage.

Microsoft wins award for Titanfall retail launch

The launch included midnight debuts of the game, and featured 10 minutes of original content unique to the stores.

Rebecca Minkoff debuts first interactive store

The luxury brand is debuting its new store, featuring "connected walls" and high-tech dressing rooms.

Five retailers using technology to create remarkable shopping experiences

Customers are willing to pay more for a better experience. Here are five retailers using technology to deliver it to them.

Six tips for becoming EMV compliant

With the liability shift now less than a year away, it's time for retailers to get serious about their compliance plans.

How retailers can turn Big Data into real insights

Most of the data you're looking for is already in place; it's just a matter of going beyond spreadsheets to find it.

Bitcoin, other virtual currencies are a global reality

Mark Ranta from ACI Worldwide believes bitcoin and its alternatives are here to stay, but how can they be regulated?

Augmented reality for retail, in plain English

Augmented reality oozes potential for retailers, with devices that do not restrict the user's sight solely to computer-generated imagery.

Retail in 2015: The age of uncertainty

Results of a new survey show a disconnect between what customers say they want, and what retailers think they want.

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Mood Media, Shazam announce 'Shazam In-Store'

According to the companies, Shazam-In Store, part of Shazam's larger expansion strategy into consumer-facing environments, is integrated into the existing Shazam app and offers brands the opportunity to connect to Shazam's more than 100 million monthly active users.

Square plans to accept Apple Pay

Founder Jack Dorsey says support will come in 2015.

Whole Foods testing new interactive tech in Georgia store

The installations create an informative, entertaining and streamlined shopping experience, including connecting shoppers more closely to the farmers who provide the food they eat.

Trade association set to host mobile payments session in DC

The Merchants Payments Coalition wants to educate Congress members and their staffs about upcoming innovations in payments.

Networld Media Group to launch Virtual Currency Summit in Boston, April 2015

Renowned economic strategist Bruce Fenton, Managing Director of Atlantic Financial, has been confirmed as a featured Summit speaker.

Kiosks among technologies to 'dramatically alter' businesss-to-consumer landscape

A new report has been issued from Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communications titled "Business on Demand," a collaboration between the university and CBD Marketing.

ARTS announces major update to data model standards

The ARTS Operational Data Model is a retail-specific roadmap that allows a company to plan how it organizes and uses its transaction data.

Coupons.com, Samsung partner on mobile deals

Shoppers can now add Coupons.com's Card Linked Offers via their Samsung Wallet for automatic redemption at checkout.

Givex's Vexilor POS now accepts bitcoin

Company announces partnership with Bitpay.

First Data unveils Clover mobile POS

Armed with Clover Mobile, merchants can place orders, take secure payments, scan inventory, clock in employees, sync sales data with their accounting packages and generate marketing insights that can lead to stronger, enduring customer relationships, all with a portable, tablet-sized device.

Webinar to cover mistakes retailers make with mobile during the holidays

In this webinar, we'll discuss five common problems that shoppers encounter in the mobile shopping process, and how retailers can remove the friction that is sending more than half of their customers away.

Kohl's overhauls merchandising, inventory and pricing operations

Value-oriented specialty department store Kohl's is transforming many of its core retail operations to accommodate recent growth and ensure that both its store and online shopping experiences reflect the unique preferences of consumers, no matter where they live and shop.

Neiman Marcus launches one-click visual shopping experience

Neiman Marcus app users can now snap an image of fashion items and instantly be provided with all close matching products currently available.

Ralph Lauren takes over Harrods displays using mobile proximity tech

The brand is striving to connect with shoppers via their smartphones by offering exclusive and interactive content as well as an out-of-hours opportunity to enrich their luxury shopping experience.

Swirl intros ad exchange for mobile marketing

Company's product enables leading retailers and brands to reach consumers with highly relevant content and offers delivered to their smartphones while they shop in participating retail locations nationwide.

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The modern retail store is a high-tech place, even if the products it carries are decidedly low-tech. From inventory management to point-of-sale to digital merchandising, the technology behind the retail experience can be incredibly complex. Use this research center as a quick way to keep up-to-date with what is new and exciting in retail technology.