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Nordstrom Inc. is making it easier for its customers to shop on Instagram.
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Customers of real estate management software provider Yardi can now have...
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Women’s lifestyle brand Vince Camuto will deploy Island Pacific SmartSuite...
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Women’s online shopping marketplace Poshmark is launching PoshMatch, a...
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Luby’s, operator of the Luby’s and Fuddruckers casual dining brands, is...
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Tech Bytes

Three Signs Apple is Serious about Disrupting Music Retailing

By Dan Berthiaume, Chain Store Age

y now it’s old news that Apple plans to disrupt retail payment with its Apple Pay platform. However, lost in the hoopla surrounding Apple Pay was an interesting announcement that Apple is also working on a new interactive, piracy-proof digital music service that it hopes will bring consumers back to purchasing whole albums, as well as individual songs. Read More.

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Tech Spotlight

Simon Gets Technical With New Plug and Play Collaboration


Simon has long been known as one of the pre-eminent players in retail real estate and shopping center management and development. But with the formation of a new venture capital division, Simon Venture Group, and partnership with Plug and Play, a global investor and technology accelerator that specializes in growing tech startups, Simon is looking to take a leading role in retail IT, as well. Read More.

 

Tech Guest Viewpoint

Amazon Widens its Moat

By Bill Davis, Director, MB&G Consulting

Last Christmas Eve, Amazon received a patent for “anticipatory package shipping” that describes a method for shipping a package of one or more items to the end destination’s geographical area without specifying the delivery address at time of shipment, but the final destination is defined en route.

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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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