October 20, 2014

Walgreens announced the availability of Apple Pay at Walgreens and Duane Reade drug stores nationwide. 

 

September 15, 2014

As we finished this issue of DSN, another big story appeared in the news to help further validate our cover concept — for the second time in as many issues.

September 12, 2014

Walgreens recently became one of the first retailers to enable Apple's new Apple Pay system, keeping the retail pharmacy giant on the cutting edge of mobile and omnichannel shopping. 

Walgreens isn't alone, of course, http://www.drugstorenews.com/article/target-app-integrate-new-apple-pay " target="_blank">Target also will enable Apple's new payment system. “We know mobile is becoming the front door to Target, and we’re focused on creating the best possible mobile experiences for our guests,” said Jason Goldberger, SVP of Target.com and mobile, in the company’s “A Bullseye View” newsletter. “We’re thrilled to support Apple Pay to streamline how our guests pay in the Target app — this absolutely makes purchasing from Target’s mobile app easier than ever.”
 
It's a smart play, especially with all of the recent hacking incidents at retail — Apple Pay serves as an encrypted payment service that doesn't reveal such identifiers as name and credit card number as part of the transaction. Apple Pay, and other similar services no doubt, will evolve into the latest facet of omnichannel shopping. Not only will tomorrow's mobile shopper get what she wants, where she wants it and when she wants it, but also how she wants to pay for it. 
 
But it's a smart play for other reasons, too. Apple Pay stands a strong chance of defining the mobile payment space. There aren't too many companies that garner the kind of media attention that Apple does for a new product announcement (USA Today promised its app users live updates from California). But it's with good reason, people interested in news about Apple products tend to be higher-income consumers who actively embrace the new features with each upgraded iPhone. 
September 10, 2014

Target has announced that it is integrating with the new Apple Pay mobile payments service so shoppers can pay using the Target app from iOS.

September 9, 2014

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its much-anticipated Apple Watch. 

 

September 9, 2014

Apple today announced Apple Pay, a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. 

 

September 8, 2014

Both CVS Health and Walgreens will be leading retail innovation when Apple unveils its iPhone 6 tomorrow as they are both expected to accept purchases made with the new iPhone payment system.

August 14, 2014

First with its iPod, and then with its iPhone and iPad, Apple has successfully introduced the kind of disruptive innovation that has helped redefine whole industries.

August 12, 2014

According to a Reuters report published Tuesday, Apple is in talks with health providers, including Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins, around its "HealthKit" service. 

 

August 8, 2014

Johnson & Johnson launched a new back-to-school campaign with United Way to support students through mentoring and tutoring.

July 21, 2014

Modiface launched a new iOS mobile app that lets users enhance their image in real-time video, with the iPhone or iPad serving in the place of a traditional mirror.

July 21, 2014

Target is launching a new image-recognition mobile app, called In a Snap, aimed at back-to-college shoppers.

June 17, 2014

Drchrono, a creator of a free electronic health record platform on the iPad, iPhone and cloud, has integrated Google Glass into its EHR platform to build the first wearable health record for physicians.

June 12, 2014

iHealth Lab on Thursday announced the launch of the iHealth Align, one of the world's smallest, FDA-approved mobile blood-glucose monitors, the company stated.

May 19, 2014

L’Oréal Paris is bringing the personalized service of a department store to the mass market with its latest in beauty digital innovation — “Makeup Genius.”

May 6, 2014

Duane Reade released the first update to its app for iPhone including the integration of iBeacon for 10-select Duane Reade locations active as of May 1.

March 13, 2014

Beauty retailer Sephora has unveiled its new Beauty Board, a social shopping platform to engage shoppers through beauty images and allow them to post, share, browse and shop Sephora’s photo gallery directly on the retailer's web site, the mobile site, iPhone and Android apps.

March 7, 2014

GN ReSound recently launched its ReSound LiNX in global markets as a hearing aid capable of streaming high-quality stereo sound from an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch without the need for an additional pendant-like device.

March 6, 2014

Oscar Mayer is giving bacon lovers a reason to wake up early. The brand has unveiled the first-ever iOS device that wakes people up with the smell of bacon.

January 9, 2014

Want to flaunt the results of your at-home mani?

January 8, 2014

InMarket is piloting its iBeacons offering in select Safeway and Giant Eagle stores beginning Tuesday, according to published reports.

December 17, 2013

Sam's Club is offering some extra holiday cheer for shoppers who are looking to buy last-minute gifts and save some money in the process.

October 2, 2013

Secret-keeping in business is no joke, according to Hamacher Resource Group's Dave Wendland. According to Symantec, theft and misappropriation of trade secrets, customer lists and other intellectual assets is estimated to cost U.S. businesses $250 billion annually.

September 18, 2013

Rocketcases announced on Tuesday a new line of protective cases for the iPhone 4 and new iPhone 5 styled after retro gaming devices.