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100 Largest CE Retailers Hold Their Ground

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Get Smart: What Retailers Need To Know About Selling Home Automation

Smart home products are rolling out to the masses as consumers look for ways to simplify their daily lives.

Even though major commercial security companies like ADT are still leading the home security market, low-cost solutions are on the rise and retailers play a major role in their adoption. According to a recent survey from Parks Associates more than 40 percent of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a smart home device in the next 12 months.

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Here's what’s moving the consumer needle
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11 Real Costs Of A Corporate Data Breach

Security breaches cost a lot of money. In the U.S., the average data breach costs $5.4 million. The average cost, globally, of a compromised record rose 9 percent in 2014 to $145; costs in the U.S. rose to $201 per record. The 2014 Target breach was estimated at a gross cost of $162 million, with a net cost of $105 million after reduction for insurance payments and tax deductions.

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In addition to quantifiable costs, there are also those that are hard to measure
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This Could Be The World’s Fastest Drone

Teal can fly at speeds up to 70 mph and withstand winds of 40 mph. It also has its own OS to encourage app development.

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IoT Devices Raise Consumers’ Security Concerns

The IoT era is already here. Devices that record various data metrics and then adjust either how they operate (thermostats and cars) or the behaviors of the owner (fitness trackers) are widespread, and soon IoT will spread to nearly every facet of daily life.

In the retail world, some companies are exploring how to use IoT sensors to alert the company when shelves are empty, triggering automatic inventory actions. Within the home, consumers will soon see a dizzying array of IoT appliances, toys, games, and other devices.

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The need for stronger IoT security is pressing
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Smartphone Insurance Is The New Auto Insurance

It’s no secret that device dependency is here to stay. Consumers expect pretty much everything to be available via mobile device, whether it’s their preferred retailer, their bank or even their healthcare provider. Everything is optimized for mobile consumption.

This shift in expectations has positioned the mobile device as one of our most prized and vital possessions. Without our smartphones, our lives are hugely disrupted and many parts of our daily routines are inconvenienced, which makes protecting them that much more important.

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Our most prized possessions require adequate protection
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How Cash-Back Incentives Can Deliver Big Bucks For Big Brands

Not too long ago, consumers were skeptical of online shopping, preferring to go to brick-and-mortar stores rather than giving out their credit cards online. And while people still like to go to stores in-person, the e-commerce industry is growing significantly. In fact, data from the U.S. Department of Commerce shows that online sales accounted for more than a third of total retail sales growth in 2015, totaling $341.7 billion.

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Added incentives can breed consumer loyalty
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How Pokemon Go Is Goosing GameStop

Sales at Poke-stop stores are up 100 percent, GameStop CEO Paul Raines tells CNBC.

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