01/28/2016 - 11:10am

 When one looks at the hot topics in retail today, no shortage of economists, journalists, industry thought-leaders and technology pundits are talking about the future of payments.

01/27/2016 - 3:49pm

Google is being secretive about its “Project Wing” delivery drone program, but a patent filing gives some additional information about the effort. According to Fast Company, Google hopes to use remote wheeled delivery receptacles that will automatically guide drones to drop their packages. The receptacles will then complete the delivery on the ground. [Fast Company]

01/27/2016 - 3:47pm

The intense focus directed on EMV compliance in fall 2015 has faded, but it is still a critical issue for the retail industry.

01/27/2016 - 1:00pm

Walmart is launching a new open source cloud platform that seems aimed at hurting Amazon Web Services (AWS) as much as helping retailers.

01/27/2016 - 12:02pm

Slowly but surely, consumers are becoming open to the idea of switching from leather wallets to an electronic version.

01/27/2016 - 11:04am

The branded payment world has become crowded with the likes of Apple, Android, Samsung, Walmart and Chase now vying for a share of the mobile payments market. With others likely to enter the fray, retailers need to understand this rapidly evolving space.

01/27/2016 - 11:01am

Retailers are continually on a quest to find innovative technologies to help deepen customer engagement with their brand.

01/26/2016 - 9:07pm

Seventy-five percent of retailers believe inaccurate data is undermining their ability to provide an excellent customer experience, according to a study by Experian Data Quality.

01/25/2016 - 4:11pm

Retailers have one less form factor to consider in their wearable connected device strategies. According to Gizmodo, Google is officially ending all support for its Google Glass connected eyewear device in the consumer market. This ends plans to relaunch Google Glass among consumers in partnership with Luxottica Group that were announced in April 2015, although Google is still promoting Google Glass as a workplace tool. [Gizmodo]