Engage3 taps Anup Doshi as CTO

Engage3 has named Dr. Anup Doshi as its new chief technology officer. Doshi joined Engage3 in 2014 as a data scientist and was promoted to director of data science in less than a year.

New Square developer tools aimed at custom, in-person checkout experiences

Square has released a set of developer tools for building custom, in-person checkout experiences, according to a press release. Square Reader SDK will enable iOS and Android developers to create unique checkout or point-of-sale applications for self-ordering kiosks, mobile points...

Cheetah Digital acquires Stellar Loyalty

Enterprise cross-channel marketing software player Cheetah Digital is acquiring Stella Loyalty, which makes cloud-based customer engagement and loyalty software. The acquisition, according to a press release, is aimed at redefining customer engagement and loyalty for B2C marketers. Stellar's customers include...

Facial recognition kiosks at Canadian malls draw privacy complaints

Kiosks with facial recognition cameras have raised objections at Calgary, Canada, shopping centers after a picture of one of the kiosks was posted on Reddit, according to CTVNews.ca. Shoppers interviewed by CTV Calgary said that consumers should be made aware...

Consumer security fears overshadow future of biometric payments

Consumer security concerns could jeopordize the future of biometric payments, which are otherwise poised for growth, according to a new report from secure network provider Transaction Network Services. Vital Insights into Biometric Payments Adoption, an independent report commissioned by TNS...

HP debuts retail devices, service offerings

HP is launching a portfolio of devices and service offerings aimed at enhancing the retail shopping experience. The HP Engage solution is focused on providing retailers with seamless transition between fixed and mobile operations for inventory check to sales on...

Intuiface debuts digital signage support for LG webOS smart displays

Interactive experience creation platform player Intuiface now supports the LG webOS, according to a press release. Any multi-touch content created on the platform can run on any smart devices operating on webOS 3.0, 3.0+ and 4.0 as well as the...

Mvix debuts digital signage network at Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, selected Mvix to deploy a digital signage network at the school. The network consists of 30 displays at 15 campus facilities in Michigan and Florida, according to a press release. Each campus facility previously had to use their own messaging tools, which led to inconsistent branding.

North Dakota launches self-serve vehicle registration renewal kiosk

Drivers in Williston, North Dakota can renew vehicle registrations and license plate tabs at a self-serve kiosk installed by the North Dakota Department of Transportation, according to KFYR-TV.

IntuiLab now Intuiface, boasting new logo, product

As part of a comprehensive rebranding strategy IntuiLab is now Intuiface, has updated its corporate logo, released Intuiface v. 6.3, boosted sales and support staff and launched a new reseller program focused on large agencies and integrators. The name change...

Consumers still wary about security with mobile banking, payments

Nearly 6 in 10 consumers pay bills on line, but half of this group have concerns about the security of doing so, according to Expectations & Experiences: Consumer Payments, a new consumer survey from Fiserv Inc. Further, consumers are interested...

Touch Dynamic adds widescreen "All-in-One" display to product line

Touch Dynamic has launched the Surge 22-inch All-in-One capacitive touchscreen, widescreen LCD supporting portrait and landscape orientations. The technology, according to a press release, is ideal for self-service use, customizable and well-suited for retail, hospitality and restaurant environments. Supported operating...

Walmart teams up with Microsoft to drive digital innovation

Walmart and Microsoft are teaming up in a five-year partnership to drive digital transformation across Walmart, boost shopping speed and empower Walmart retail associates. Technologies in play include AI, IoT and cloud efforts, according to a press release. "Walmart's commitment...

Standard Cognition raises $11.2M to develop autonomous checkout

Standard Cognition, developer of an autonomous checkout system for retailers, has raised an additional $5.5 million in seed funding from CRV, bringing the company's total funding raised to date to $11.2 million. The company will use the funding to accelerate...

Museum of Natural and Cultural History deploys kiosk with IntuiLab software

The Museum for Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon has deployed an interactive touchscreen kiosk to show off historical Mesoamerican maps. IntuiLab provided its interactive software, IntuiFace, for the kiosk, according to a press release. The kiosk allows users to examine the roads, rivers and landmarks depicted in the maps.

Qwick Media buying Lucid Management Group

Qwick Media, an interactive digital hardware and software company, is acquiring Lucid Management Group, which manufactures transit and street furniture. The acquisition, which is expected to close by the end of September, will integrate Qwick Media technology into Lucid Management’s...

Amazon India tapping VR kiosks to promote Prime Day products

Amazon India will offer virtual reality kiosks in 10 locations to promote Prime Day next week, according to Venture Beat. Subbu Palaniappan, growth chief for Amazon Prime India, said the kiosks will promote Prime Day, July 16, a 36-hour sale...

Technology playing starring role in better customer experience, claims report

Technology is becoming a more prominent aspect in shopping and dining and its success, as well as failure, is impacting the customer experience. Overall new technology is raising the bar on customer experience, according to a new Boomtown report. Nearly...

Kroger to tap driverless cars for delivery needs

In the latest retail delivery news supermarket giant Kroger is reportedly mulling using driverless cars to its grocery delivery. It is teaming up with Nuro, an autonomous car player, to launch the fleet, according to a CNBC report. The news...

BJ's debuts PayPal checkout services

BJ's Wholesale Club announced an integration on BJs.com with PayPal, PayPal Credit and PayPal One Touch, according to a press release. "We're committed to making shopping easier and more convenient for our members, which is why we're excited to partner...

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