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The 'Great Energy Transition' is already underway, according to a new book

In a new book, noted environmentalist Lester Brown says the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is not only unstoppable, but will happen much faster than anyone expected.<p>“I think we're going to see a half-century of change compressed into the next decade,” Brown says. “And this is …

Macy’s is 2014 Mobile Retailer of the Year | Retail Dive

Macy’s has been named 2014 Mobile Retailer of the Year, the highest accolade in mobile commerce and retail. The honor tops the Mobile Commerce Awards …

Top 10 cyber security questions CEOs should ask

Cyber security needs to extend beyond the arcane language of IT and information security specialists, to include the CEO and board of directors, a …

Ten 2015 security risk lessons from 2014 breaches

During this time of year, we start to see the lists of top 10 breaches and predictions for the next year. How accurate are these predictions anyway? …

Cybersecurity

These Cool Robots Are Processing Your Amazon Orders

Amazon may be developing drones for the future, but here’s something for the here and now. A veritable feast of robots that will appeal to anyone who is into technology.<p>Today the e-commerce giant lifted the lid on the advanced (and frankly damn right cool) little machines that make its latest, …

Google's top secret weapon – a hacker they call their Security Princess

Paid to attack her employer, Parisa Tabriz is a white-hat hacker on the front line in the fight against the Internet 'bad guys'<p>She is Google's top secret weapon, charged with guarding the world's most valuable brand.<p>Parisa Tabriz is the company's ace up the sleeve – a young professional hacker they …

White Hat

Why the JP Morgan Data Breach Is Like No Other

Banks are supposed to have some of the most advanced security systems in the world. JP Morgan still got hacked.<p>Another month, another report of a large corporation failing to keep customer information secure. This time, it's JP Morgan reporting that 76 million households and 8 million small …

Samsung puts the metal Galaxy Note 4 through its own bend test

The results are what you'd expect from a Samsung-produced video<p>Samsung wants to dismiss the idea that its upcoming Galaxy Note 4 will be as "easy" to bend as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. Looking to capitalize on the controversy that Apple and others say shouldn't really be a controversy, Samsung has …

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Retail Trends and Predictions 2014<p>Check out retail trends and predictions for 2015 and 2016.<p>Vend's 12 predictions for retail in 2014.<p>Sometimes in the …

‘Shellshock’ Bug Spells Trouble for Web Security — Krebs on Security

As if consumers weren’t already suffering from breach fatigue: Experts warn that attackers are exploiting a critical, newly-disclosed security …

Signature Systems Breach Expands — Krebs on Security

<b>Signature Systems Inc.</b>, the point-of-sale vendor blamed for a credit and debit card breach involving some 216 Jimmy John’s sandwich shop locations, …

Facebook Says Wi-Fi Drones Will Be Jumbo Jet-Sized

The Internet is only one flying robot away.<p>If a new Facebook plan is successful, the easiest way to access the cloud may be ... in the clouds. Facebook wants to spread Wi-Fi Internet to unconnected parts of the world with drones, and at a summit in New York earlier this week, the company revealed …

It’s nearly impossible to spy on iPhones, according to top surveillance firm

iOS has always been more secure than Android, and new information that’s leaked out of one of the world’s leading surveillance companies reiterates that fact.<p>The Gamma Group has a piece of spyware called FinSpy that can hook into just about any Android, Blackberry, and older Microsoft phone. But it …

With New Delivery Service, Uber Declares War on Google and Amazon

Uber is already an expert in getting you from door-to-door. Now, the company wants to figure out how to deliver stuff to your door as well.<p>On …

Payment cards with chips aren't perfect, so encrypt everything, experts say

There’s a push to adopt chip-equipped payment cards in the U.S. following high-profile breaches at large retailers and restaurant chains during the past 12 months, but experts warn that switching to this payment system will not make fraud disappear.<p>The EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) standard is …

Identity Theft

With Cartwheel app, Target spins out of slow-moving culture

Successful digital Cartwheel project had to buck retailer's slow-moving culture.<p>In a year of high-profile stumbles, Cartwheel has been one of Target …

Mobile Devices

With Cartwheel app, Target spins out of slow-moving culture

Successful digital Cartwheel project had to buck retailer's slow-moving culture.<p>In a year of high-profile stumbles, Cartwheel has been one of Target …

Mobile Devices

heat | Ivanti

Microsoft has delayed the release of this month’s security updates. Just minutes before the scheduled updates release, they provided a short …

Windows 10

How I Crowdsource My Grocery Shopping With Instacart

Grocery shopping in a city can be challenging. Lugging your heavy goods in bags (which often break and initiate a clumsy, mid-street re-stuffing of …

Amazon Stays the Course as Its Stock Tanks

The train hurtles down the track, the engineer oblivious to the vanished bridge the villain just dynamited to smithereens. For some investors, that …

20 percent of products bought from Walmart.com are shipped from Walmart stores

<b>Updated</b><p>SAN FRANCISCO — Walmart is rapidly answering Amazon and other mega-retailers by letting customers pick up online purchases at a nearby stores.<p>The retail giant has come around to the belief that customers really care only about buying a product in the fastest, cheapest, most convenient way …

Half of American adults hacked this year

Hackers have exposed the personal information of 110 million Americans -- roughly half of the nation's adults -- in the last 12 months alone.<p>That massive number, tallied for CNNMoney by Ponemon Institute researchers, is made even more mind-boggling by the amount of hacked accounts: up to 432 …

2014 Are Auditors Taking IT Governance Seriously?

Strong IT governance practices at an organization can lead to significant benefits, according to the IT Governance Institute’s most recent Global …

M-Commerce To Be Majority Of E-Commerce By '18

While actual sales made through mobile phones and tablets haven’t yet made a tremendous impact on e-commerce, Forrester’s just-released prediction is …

Mobile