August 21, 2015

First Best Buy became the first national retailer, other than Apple Stores, where customers can buy the Apple Watch.

July 27, 2015

Consumers who want to purchase an Apple Watch will have a new option as of Friday, Aug. 7.

July 23, 2015

Sales of gadgets such as iPhone, iMac and the new Apple Watch, as well as services, helped propel Apple’s strong performance during the third quarter of fiscal 2015. 

July 13, 2015

Customers on the run have a new option for purchasing shoes.

July 13, 2015

Retailers wondering which smartphone operating systems they should support with their mobile and omnichannel programs can reach more than half of all users with a single OS.

June 7, 2015

Apple Inc. is enacting a number of significant enhancements to its Apple Pay mobile payment app, including adding support for rewards programs and store-issued credit and debit cards.

May 14, 2015

Cole Haan is launching Apple Pay within its mobile shopping application.

April 29, 2015

Now that the smoke has cleared from the initial release of the Apple Watch, retailers can take a more objective look at how this latest innovation in wearable technology might disrupt customer engagement and the overall customer experience. Here are three thoughts on how Apple Watch could shift the retail landscape.

April 24, 2015

If access to Amazon.com was not already ubiquitous enough for you, there is a new way to browse and purchase goods on the first major e-commerce platform. Amazon is releasing a new shopping app for the Apple Watch.

April 24, 2015

QVC customers can now watch the omnichannel retailer’s content on their Apple Watch.

April 24, 2015

Tech geeks rejoice: the Apple Watch from Apple Inc. is here. From a retail perspective, the device Apple Inc. calls “our most personal device yet” offers new ways to engage consumers, who are obtaining new ways to stay digitally connected.

April 20, 2015

Apple Inc. reportedly may launch its Apple Pay mobile payment service in Canada as soon as fall 2015.

April 15, 2015

Opt-in rates among consumers for push notifications from retail apps are on the decline. A new study from Urban Airship shows that average opt-in rates for retail apps fell to 37% in 2014, compared to 46% in 2013.

March 31, 2015

At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, established players such as IBM and Qualcomm and nimble startups including Imersivo and Compass.to showed off innovations in augmented reality, mobile payments, clienteling, and more, offering tools for employee empowerment, data-driven decision-making, true omnichanneling retailing, and beyond.

March 19, 2015

Facebook Inc. is adding a new feature to its popular Messenger instant messaging service that will give users the ability to send money to friends.

March 16, 2015

Move over mom, baseball and apple pie. The new three things everyone loves are iPhone, Apple and retail.

March 11, 2015

Pressed Coffee & Wine Bar and Taters Café is wirelessly syncing its stores’ iPad POS teminals with Serverless Sync, a new functionality from cloud-based tablet POS vendor ShopKeep.

March 11, 2015

Worldwide mobile POS shipments grew by 77.4% in 2014 and this growth rate is maintaining its pace in 2015.

March 10, 2015

Zappos is making Apple Touch ID available to its mobile customers. The latest update of the Zappos iOS app adds the option to log in with Touch ID.

March 9, 2015

Apple on Monday announced that the Apple Watch will be available starting April 24, to customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Japan.

March 2, 2015

IBM Inc. is expanding the IBM MobileFirst for iOS portfolio of apps for retailers. Boots U.K. and American Eagle Outfitters are among the retailers who have signed on for MobileFirst apps.

February 23, 2015

Target Corp, has reportedly expanded the functionality of its mobile shopping app to allow users to directly add offers from its Cartwheel social couponing service from a list in the Target app.

January 14, 2015

In 2015, consumers will inevitably begin to integrate wearable connective technology more into their daily lives. For example, Luxottica Group S.pA. is launching a multiyear R&D collaboration with Intel Corp. to create eyewear infused with smart technology. The ultimate goal is to deliver smart, fashion-forward products that are meaningful and desirable to consumers.

January 8, 2015

Target Corp. enjoyed many digital returns during the 2014 holiday season, as the retailer broke seasonal digital sales records.