NEW REPORT: Retailers Face An Augmented Reality Check

Augmented reality (AR) has long been associated with games like Pokémon Go and Zombies, Run! However, AR is now rewriting the rules of the retail game. A growing number of retailers are leveraging the technology to entice customers with a “try before you buy” shopping experience, having already been adopted by several big names in retail, including the likes of

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AEVI Software Launch Targets SMB Checkout Improvements

It’s never easy being a mom-and-pop merchant, or a similarly small retailer, given the resources of the bigger rivals out there, along with the pace of commerce and payments technology development. However, that also provides endless business opportunity for payment and commerce service providers, of course. AEVI, a FinTech player that says it brings acquirers closer to their merchants, has

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Mastercard Gains B2B Payments Traction, Sees Double-Digit Growth

Strength in global consumer spending — along with double-digit cross-border gains and traction in B2B payments — marked third-quarter Mastercard results released Tuesday (Oct. 30), as management eyes digital checkout and other high-tech payments initiatives in the U.S. and beyond. In terms of headline numbers, Mastercard’s revenues of $3.9 billion, up more than 14.7 percent year on year, edged analysts’

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As Amazon’s Market Cap Takes Hit, Bright Spots Emerge

It was only about two months ago — August, in fact — when the prediction came out: Amazon, the eCommerce operator that had recently made moves into healthcare, deepened its power in grocery and continued to grow in other parts of retail (and cloud computing), would hit $2.25 trillion in market capitalization by 2024. That figure, from MKM Partners, was indeed based

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Microsoft And Nasdaq Partner For Blockchain Initiative

Microsoft is reportedly partnering with Nasdaq on blockchain, in which its Azure blockchain services will integrate with Nasdaq’s Financial Framework. According to a report in Bloomberg citing the companies, Nasdaq’s Financial Framework offers software for traders, exchanges and clearinghouses to interact with each other. The partnership is aimed at creating a blockchain system to help technologies work together for Nasdaq customers. In

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