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The return of local retail?

Local retail revival won't hinge on online-style consumer data intrusion; it will require getting back to basics.

About a month ago, IBM published its five tech predictions for the next few years. They’re mostly the sort of unexceptional things one predicts in this sort of article — except for one: the return of local retail. This is a fascinating idea, both in the ways I agree and the ways I disagree. First, I don’t think local retail…
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Commerce Weekly: Analytics for people, the next big thing in retail

Retailers tracking Wi-Fi, Payleven's new funding round, Square's success, and NFC's real role in mobile commerce.

Here are a few stories that caught my attention in the commerce space this week. New trend in retail customer tracking: Smartphone Wi-Fi Dan Tynan posted a two-part series (here and here) on IT World this week looking at growing trend…
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Commerce Weekly: Holiday cyber spending breaks records

Holiday online and mobile spending, paying with your fingerprint, and creepy mannequins are watching you shop.

Here are a few stories that caught my attention in the commerce space this week. Holiday weekend sees huge increases in online and mobile spending The big news this week is the cyber spending that happened over the holiday weekend. Starting with Thanksgiving Day, online shoppers found time between football downs, turkey, stuffing, and pie to spend $633 million at…
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What is smart disclosure?

"Choice engines" are helping consumers make smarter decisions through personal and government data.

Smart disclosure is when a company or government agency provides consumers with periodic access to personal data in an open format. Citizens can put their own data assets to work in making better choices about finance, healthcare, travel, energy, education, real estate and more.

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FTC calls on Congress to enact baseline privacy legislation and more transparency of data brokers

Ed Felten has launched a new blog to explain tech to citizens and engage the technology community.

The FTC's consumer privacy report recommends Congress pass a strong consumer privacy law that provides rules of the road for entities that deal with sensitive data. FTC technologist Ed Felten offered common sense privacy guidance for startups and entrepreneurs.

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