Technology ARCHIVE

Retailers Commit to Collaborative Approach to Reduce Fraud  Feb 04, 2014 3:45 PM By MCM Staff

The National Retail Federation has urged Congress to take a comprehensive approach as it contemplates a national response to criminal cyberattacks in which millions of consumers’ credit and debit card numbers were stolen.

TigerDirect Now Accepting Bitcoin  Feb 01, 2014 2:45 PM By MCM Staff

TigerDirect says its the largest retailer to accept Bitcoin, a new form of digital currency, as payment.

DMA Calls for New Measures to Enhance Data Security  Jan 30, 2014 3:33 PM By MCM Staff

In response to the recent spate of data security breaches on retailers and others, the DMA issued a call to action to all data-driven marketers to recommit to DMA’s long-standing commitment to ensure the security of consumer data.

Mobile Payments Climb To 19.5% Of Transactions Globally  Jan 30, 2014 2:07 PM By Tim Parry

Adyen sees total mobile growth of 55% year-over-year. Tablets are the preferred device for high value payments. Retail sector sees 36% growth in transaction volume.

10 Ways to Quickly Address Consumer Complaints on Social Media  Jan 30, 2014 12:40 PM By Erin Lynch

With millions of Americans logging on to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter multiple times a day, it has not only become one of the most popular ways to keep tabs on friends, but also a place to gripe about negative experiences with brands. However, retailers can turn those moans and complaints into rave reviews by using these simple tips.

State of Retailing Online: Mobile Tops 2014 Priority List  Jan 30, 2014 7:24 AM By MCM Staff

According to the State of Retailing Online 2014 survey, 53% of merchants marked mobile efforts as a top priority, identifying responsive design, mobile site optimization, and tablet redesign among key focus areas.

3 Trends from CES that will Shape Retail in 2014  Jan 29, 2014 6:53 AM By Bernard Luthi

Over the last decade emerging technology has increasingly encroached on the traditional retail journey. Here are three of the consumer technology trends that caused a stir at this year’s show and how they might impact the retail sector in the year ahead.

Retailers Expand their Commitment to Cybersecurity and Data Privacy  Jan 27, 2014 4:19 PM By MCM Staff

New collaborative initiative builds upon retailers’ existing efforts and reflects deep commitment to protecting consumer data.

SecureState Releases Black POS Malware Scanning Tool  Jan 27, 2014 11:21 AM By MCM Staff

SecureState, a management consulting firm specializing in information security, has developed a custom scanning tool that retailers can use to detect Black POS malware, and other similar strains. Black POS is the reported culprit behind recent retail data breaches, and is also known as KAPTOXA, a more advanced version of the original malware.

Mass Retail Data Breaches Can Now Be Prevented with CertainStore’s MicroEncryption  Jan 27, 2014 11:15 AM By MCM Staff

Former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Pete Hoekstra, believes that CertainStore can prevent devastating mass data breaches and loss of sensitive customer data.






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