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Home Depot reminds us why store-centric will be the death of retailers

As we start the sprint to this year's holiday shopping season, I had hoped to start to see the disappearance of the store-centric mentality that has hurt so much of retail for years. Home Depot, however, showed that it's in full-force...

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Apple sues Amazon supplier over fake iPhone chargers

In a federal lawsuit, Apple asserted that nearly all the iPhones, chargers and cables it surreptitiously purchased from online retailer Amazon were fakes.

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Hackers hide stolen payment card data inside website product images

Attackers compromise online shops and store stolen payment card details inside legitimate image files in order to avoid detection.

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Thousands of online shops compromised for credit card theft

Almost 6,000 online shops have been compromised by hackers who added specially crafted code that intercepts and steals payment card details.

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Facebook Marketplace takes on eBay, Craigslist

Facebook today unveiled Marketplace, a service for mobile users who want to buy and sell items while using the social networking app.

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Mobile is part of e-commerce, not a rival

For years, retail has clumsily struggled with various merged channel strategies. No changes in commission structure or bonus requirements have proved effective at getting chains to not prioritize in-store compared with e-commerce...

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EU threatens to open e-commerce antitrust investigations

The European Commission may open antitrust investigations into price restrictions and online sales bans in the e-commerce industry, it warned Thursday.

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Amazon's crackdown on third-party sellers is the right approach

In trying to be the world's largest e-tailer by offering almost anything, Amazon has attracted a dedicated group of thieves and resellers trying to slip through the holes in Amazon's bureaucracy. Amazon is now making a good-faith...

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Snapdeal gives OpenStack a much-needed pre-summit fillip

A much-needed story of broad OpenStack adoption

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Apple reportedly eyes Sony's Felica RFID for the iPhone 7

Apple will add support for Sony's Felica RFID communications technology to the new iPhone 7 that is expected to be announced on Wednesday, according to a report in The Nikkei newspaper.

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Amazon's wacky workweek hours experiment

Amazon's rationale — there are people who want to work fewer hours at a price of lower pay — is old-fashioned, at attribute not usually associated with the online company.

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Home Depot's magic value: Returns

During an August investors call, Home Depot CEO Craig Menear let loose a stunning stat: 90% of all online returns are processed in-store. Allowing an online return to be boxed and handled by a local store has always been a popular...

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Amazon's Hyundai move shows deep understanding of shoppers

The magic of retail centers is on knowing and understanding shoppers better than they know themselves. Amazon has been positively brilliant about this online, but we're now seeing evidence it can bring it in the physical world, too.

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U.S. convicts Russian hacker in credit card theft scheme

A federal court has convicted a Russian hacker of stealing and selling more than 2 million credit card numbers.

Walmart's Jet move: Is IT magic enough on its own to take on Amazon?

When Walmart said that it was buying Jet.com for $3 billion, it was widely interpreted as it getting serious about competing with Amazon. That's not what is happening.

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PayPal's better way to count authentication failures

Websites use the baseball rule to thwart authentication thieves: Three strikes and you're out. PayPal argues that there's a better way, one that customizes the rules to the user.

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Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex may have lost $63M to hackers

A digital exchange in Hong Kong suspended trading after a security breach in which thieves made off with an apparent $63 million worth of bitcoins.

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50% off Prime Membership After Free 6 Month Trial, For Students - Deal Alert

If you know somebody headed to college, or maybe you attend a college yourself, Amazon wants to give you 6 free months of Amazon Prime, followed by a 50% discount on a Prime membership.

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How Wal-Mart enables 'innersourcing' with Github

The big box retailer’s technology arm has adopted the open source ethos, encouraging its engineers to write code and share it with time-crunched teams that can use the help.

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Get off my lawn: Federal panel says websites can ban anyone

An appellate court ruled last week that sites can legally ban people, with a subsequent visit to the site punishable by federal criminal law.

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