Will an EZPass mobile payment partnership work? It very well could

Will an EZPass mobile payment partnership work? It very well could

With a smartphone and an RFID tag on the window, shoppers may be able to forgo using plastic at all gas stations and drive-through restaurants. But will they?

02/20/18

PCI's embrace of mobile PIN is a real game changer

PCI's embrace of mobile PIN is a real game changer

The PCI Council is allowing the most sensitive part of a payment card transaction to happen on a device that it acknowledges is highly dangerous and unstable.

01/31/18

Mobile privacy policy becoming a truly big deal

Mobile privacy policy becoming a truly big deal

Now comes yet another reason to respect the heck out of your privacy policy: The U.S. Supreme Court is considering making it a determining factor for whether your customers have an expectation of privacy.

01/25/18

Embrace mobile, or it will run over you

Embrace mobile, or it will run over you

Visa has learned this lesson, but Kroger is still resisting.

01/17/18

Apple makes its intent on the battery fiasco clear. And not in the way it wanted.

Apple makes its intent on the battery fiasco clear. And not in the way it wanted.

What Apple did not choose to say is far more illuminating than what it did say.

12/29/17

What do you get when you merge a lie detector, a job application and a mobile app?

What do you get when you merge a lie detector, a job application and a mobile app?

A U.K. firm is pushing mobile software that watches you while you fill out a form and tries to determine truthfulness and emotion. George Orwell would be proud.

12/06/17

How smart was it for Williams-Sonoma to drop $112M for an AR firm?

How smart was it for Williams-Sonoma to drop $112M for an AR firm?

AR is a nice retail mobile add-on, but what Williams-Sonoma needs more is to address retail fundamentals. W-S, look to Amazon for an example.

11/27/17

Questionable strategy: Mobile sites that thwart ad blockers

Questionable strategy: Mobile sites that thwart ad blockers

Instart Logic wants to help publishers get around ad blockers with its ad-blocker blocker and serve up ads though people don't want them. But is that wise?

11/13/17

With Amazon's AR mobile app, you don't need a depth-sensing camera to sense depth

With Amazon's AR mobile app, you don't need a depth-sensing camera to sense depth

Made with Apple’s ARKit, Amazon's new augmented reality (AR) mobile app shows you can do AR sizing without needing depth-sensing camera. Sorry, iPhone X.

11/09/17

Target Pay's holiday launch is good for shoppers, bad for retail

Target Pay's holiday launch is good for shoppers, bad for retail

Will forcing shoppers to use a different payment mechanism for every retailer be a good thing? Or will it just dampen mobile payment enthusiasm overall?

10/30/17

Amazon wants to deliver groceries to your car trunk — not a good idea

Amazon wants to deliver groceries to your car trunk — not a good idea

Amazon’s car trunk delivery system, which uses a mobile app from a smart lock vendor, sounds convenient, but it raises security concerns.

10/17/17

MasterCard's virtual reality purchases deliver not-so-virtual headaches

MasterCard's virtual reality purchases deliver not-so-virtual headaches

MasterCard's new effort in VR purchasing takes the worst aspect of in-store shopping and skips the best of online. And they throw in easy unintended purchases.

10/04/17

CISO: Think about how your customers actually use your mobile apps

CISO: Think about how your customers actually use your mobile apps

Veteran chief information security officer Barak Engel blasts the mobile community for torpedoing enterprise security in his new book, "Why CISOs Fail Security."

10/03/17

And the award for worst mobile idea of the year goes to Walmart

And the award for worst mobile idea of the year goes to Walmart

Walmart is setting itself up for trouble with a mobile app that lets employees into your home unattended to put away groceries you ordered.

10/02/17

Can Amazon truly become a mobile payment power?

Can Amazon truly become a mobile payment power?

One longtime Wall Street financial analyst tracking retail says Amazon may be positioned to disrupt mobile payments just as it has disrupted retail.

09/22/17

Apple’s clever strategy for forcing partners to use Face ID

Apple’s clever strategy for forcing partners to use Face ID

To make sure companies use Face ID in their apps, Apple simply didn't give them any practical choice.

09/18/17

It's time for IT to take control of mobile apps

It's time for IT to take control of mobile apps

IT is seeing a very dangerous collision of two trends: BYOD and mobile apps. IT's job is to protect corporate data — and it's an app download away from failing.

09/05/17

Is mobile killing the LAN?

Is mobile killing the LAN?

The LAN infrastructure may not be with us for much longer, and that's due to cloud and mobile changes. Nonetheless, authentication needs to be changed immediately.

08/22/17

NIST: In mobile authentication, think hardware, not software

NIST: In mobile authentication, think hardware, not software

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is trying to bolster ecommerce authentication on desktops and mobile devices.

08/21/17

Retailers can go Google, or they can go mobile

Retailers can go Google, or they can go mobile

Being able to track shoppers as they move from online to in-store has been a marketing goal for years. Google says it has an answer. You just have to trust it blindly.

08/01/17

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