Technology

Jul 24, 2014
Retail websites are getting slower … fast, according to a report by...
New York -- Retail websites are getting slower … fast, according to...
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Jul 23, 2014
Saks Fifth Avenue and Party City are both utilizing the Scandit software-...
New York – Saks Fifth Avenue and Party City are both utilizing the...
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Jul 23, 2014
Shopping app Stylewhile is launching a new online marketplace for emerging...
New York - Shopping app Stylewhile is launching a new online marketplace...
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Jul 23, 2014
Police arrested six people on charges they were tied to an international...
San Francisco – Police arrested six people on charges they were tied...
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Jul 23, 2014
Card.com, a provider of mobile prepaid debit cards, is partnering with...
Atlanta - Card.com, a provider of mobile prepaid debit cards, is...
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Jul 22, 2014
Specialty apparel retailer Rue21 is upgrading to the latest version of the...
Warrendale, Pa. - Specialty apparel retailer Rue21 is upgrading to the...
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Jul 22, 2014
Facebook is introducing a new “save” feature that allows users to save...
Menlo Park, Calif. – Facebook is introducing a new “save...
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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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