Beat Bitcoin Blues With Your Own Electronic Currency
By Dan Berthiaume, Chain Store Age
As I have previously expressed in this column, I am a Bitcoin skeptic. The recent news that major global Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox suddenly disappeared, possibly due to losing as much as $350 million to fraud allowed by a computer glitch, reinforced my reservations about Bitcoin and similar electronic currencies. Read More.
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Data-Driven Retail Fuels Demand for More High-Tech Skills
By Mark Ledbetter, SAP
The changing nature of retail combined with an ever-greater reliance on data is forcing retailers to adjust their workforce and employee skill sets accordingly.
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Report: CVS tobacco decision spurs social media discussion
The Feb. 5 decision by CVS to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October 2014 reportedly created a large volume of related discussion on social media.
Study: U.S. retailers’ online sales to hit $50 billion by 2020
International sales from U.S. online retailers will jump from $11 billion in 2014 to almost $50 billion by 2020, which would make up 16% of the overall U.S. online retail market, according to a new report by OC&C Strategy Consultants.
Report: Responsive design is tactical approach to mobility
More than 70% of time on responsive web design (RWD) is spent on the back end in areas such as integration and infrastructure.
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