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GameStop plans to use Microsoft's Azure cloud computing technology to enhance its retail locations, allowing customers to stream "video game and promotional content" to mobile devices. While not offering a timetable for when the services would be offered, the retailer revealed examples of ways it w...

January 12th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Apple Pay leveraged a consumer desire for speedy and secure payments into a wave of anticipation for the upcoming service. While Pay will only be available on recent devices, its complex security makes it attractive to consumers and banking institutions alike. Given enough time, every mobile user...

October 10th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have just completed a merger and will now be known as Dixons Carphone. The negotiations began in earnest some three months ago, but merger discussions between the companies have been ongoing since long before that. Dixons has some 950 Currys and PC World outlets, whil...

May 15th 2014 at 2:55am 0 Comments
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Apple's Passbook has had a rocky road. When it was first introduced in iOS 6, it seemed like an excellent idea. You could store all of your loyalty cards, tickets, and other mobile payment items all in one place. But in practice, Passbook hasn't been all that helpful. Not many retailers' loyalty...

June 26th 2013 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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You will be able to give your Xbox One games to your friends, but only once and only to friends you've known for more than a month. That's according to the new rules shared today about Xbox One game licensing by Microsoft. All games will be available new in both disc or digital form, and will need...

June 6th 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Google's search engine and its almighty Omnibox in Chrome have given the public instant search capabilities for some time, and now Google's sharing that same search goodness with its retail partners. Called Google Search As You Type, it's a pilot program providing AdWords advertisers access to Goo...

July 11th 2012 at 5:14pm 0 Comments
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Square, PayPal, Intuit, Verifone -- the mobile payments field (and we're not talking wallets here) is seriously crowded already. So, the question is then, why on Earth would Groupon want to join the fray? We're not entirely sure, but VentureBeat is reporting the coupon service is preparing to do j...

May 26th 2012 at 6:54pm 0 Comments