Technology

Jul 09, 2014
Women’s apparel retailer Bebe has selected digital experience management...
New York -- Women’s apparel retailer Bebe has selected digital...
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Jul 09, 2014
Sirma Solutions JSC is releasing Loyax, a white label loyalty platform.
Richmond, England - Sirma Solutions JSC is releasing Loyax, a white label...
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Jul 08, 2014
eBags has launched its online Back to School Bag Finder. The e-commerce...
Denver – eBags has launched its online Back to School Bag Finder....
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Jul 08, 2014
Following Staples’ expansion of its Staples Connect home and office...
Atlanta – Following Staples’ expansion of its Staples Connect...
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Jul 08, 2014
The U.S. Secret Service has reportedly arrested a Russian national for...
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Secret Service has reportedly arrested a...
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Jul 08, 2014
RetailNext Inc., a provider of Big Data analysis solutions for physical...
San Jose, Calif. – RetailNext Inc., a provider of Big Data analysis...
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Jul 07, 2014
Target Corp. on Monday announced three executive hires who will have...
Seattle -- Target Corp. on Monday announced three executive hires who will...
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Tech Bytes

Three Predictions for the Facebook ‘Buy’ Button

By Dan Berthiaume, Chain Store Age

So the news is out that Facebook is testing a new “buy” button designed to help businesses drive sales in News Feed and on Pages. This feature will let consumers click the “Buy” button on ads and page posts to purchase a product directly from a business, without leaving Facebook. Read More.

 

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Tech Spotlight

Tennis Express Aces Customer Segmentation

By Dan Berthiaume, Chain Store Age

Tennis is an individual game, and tennis players have individual tastes when it comes to buying gear and apparel. Read More.

 

Tech Guest Viewpoint

Leveraging In-Store Location-Based Services and Customer Engagement

By Bill Davis, Director, MB&G Consulting

For much of the last year, traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have been mired in a slump. Not only was last holiday season the toughest in several years, the consumer discretionary sector, which includes retail, was the only one of the 10 macro S&P sectors to be in the red for the first half of 2014. As a result, retail is widely perceived to be in a funk.

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People/Companies in the News

ECommera names Gartner analyst as marketing chief
Big Data technology provider ECommera has named Kevin Sterneckert as chief marketing officer.
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Surveys/Reports

Report: Most data security incidents follow nine basic patterns
Nine basic attack patterns that vary from industry to industry are the source of 92% of the 100,000 security incidents analyzed by Verizon since 2004.
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Survey: More adults report personal data theft
A rising percentage of online U.S. adults report experiencing breaches of their personal data.
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