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Walmart Experiments With iPhone App Checkout System

The iPhone app would streamline the process of using self-checkout terminals for in-store shoppers and takes another step toward the MCX mobile-payments network.


Are Shoppers Ready for Mobile Payments?

As major players sign on and the technology advances, mobile payments may become more common -- if the options don't confuse the buying public.

Walmart Offers $100 iTunes Gift Card for $80

The new deal means that you can get 20 percent off for a digitally delivered gift card. The one caveat is you have to give Walmart your name and personal information.


Google Play Smart Updates Save Data Costs and Time

Google has quietly launched delta updates for Google Play apps, offering a more economical way to refresh apps.


Acer Does Not Expect 'Explosive Growth' for Windows 8 Later This Year

Acer's CEO suggests its plans for Windows RT devices could change because of the pricing of Microsoft's Surface tablet.

Google Play Store Set to Get Gift Cards, Wish Lists

Hackers uncovered code supporting the features in a new update of the store’s application package.


Tablet Users Shop Online in Volume, Study Shows

Online shoppers are buying via via mobile devices at significantly higher rates every year, reports a Web merchandising firm.


eBay Now Escalates Same-Day Shipping Wars

The auction site offers same-day retail delivery in a limited geographic area to rival similar and expanding services.


iPhone Trade-In Flurry Begins

Seeking a used iPhone, or looking to trade up soon? After-market outlets are seeing an uptick in resales in anticipation of Apple's next-generation release.


Holiday Tech: Droolworthy Gear Coming This Fall

Ultrabook laptops, games, and HDTVs are likely to be hot this holiday season. And it's not too early to prepare for Black Thursday. Here's the lowdown.