The Grim Upward Trajectory of Mobile Fraud Risks


More than 8,600 retail locations will shut down this year, following the 5,077 that closed last year, based on data from Credit Suisse. Moreover, 2017 could surpass 2008 — the worst year for retail closures on record — when 6,163 stores shut down operations. However, unlike 2008, when overall consumer spending declined with the onset of a global recession — the worst economic downturn since the end of World War II — today’s shop killer is online commerce, notably sales made on mobile devices.

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Federal agency making waves in battery storage, energy tech innovation

Whenever the military sets up operations in isolated and hostile locations like Iraq or Afghanistan, one of the biggest challenges is ensuring troops get reliable power.

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First Apple Store 'feature bay' accessory collection focuses on iPhone photography

Article Image It seems that select Apple Store locations are organizing accessories into collections called “feature bays” to enhance the in-store shopping experience, with the first arrangement advertising iPhone photography products.

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Apple Pay coming to Starbucks, KFC, Chili's in 2016

Article Image Apple Pay is about to expand its footprint in a big way as Starbucks, KFC and Chili’s locations across the U.S. are preparing to support Apple’s touchless payments service in 2016, with pilot programs rolling out this year.

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Facebook's first satellite will beam Internet to rural Africa starting in 2016

With the exception of a select few locations, most of Africa is is beyond the range of traditional fixed and mobile terrestrial network connections.

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Photos and video show first Apple Watch try-on sessions in Australia and Asia

Apple Watch is now available to try on at Apple Store locations in Australia and East Asia, and while preorders have not yet gone live, a number of customers are posting photos and video from their sessions.



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Western Union now accepting Apple Pay for sending money transfers

Thousands of Western Union locations will begin accepting Apple Pay, the company announced on Tuesday, providing customers a way to transfer money and pay bills with their iPhone.



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Apple expands renewable energy to retail stores, 120 US outlets get green power

Nearly half of Apple’s 254 retail stores in the U.S. — including flagship locations in Palo Alto, Chicago, and New York — are said to be powered entirely by energy from renewable sources, part of the company’s plan to cast a wider net with its environmental initiatives.



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