20-plus eye-popping Black Friday 2014 tech deals

iPhone 6, iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy gear and big cheap TVs among the hottest electronic deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2014. Black Friday is upon us Word is that more retailers will relent to public pressure – I mean do the right thing for their employees – …

A guide to the top mobile payments options

The launch of Apple Pay last month jump-started the mobile payments business, with several companies pushing hard to become your preferred payment method in stores. Even more competitors are on the horizon, promising to bring a lot more security and convenience compared to today’s plastic payment cards. The magnetic-stripe cards …

‘The cloud is the new normal,’ Amazon Web Services executive says

Andy Jassy touts larger customer cloud deployments at the AWS user conference The cloud is no longer relegated to handling ancillary jobs, but is quickly become the base for mission critical — or even all — enterprise IT operations, the head of Amazon Web Services said. “The cloud is the …

Seeking security, American Express aims to swap card numbers with tokens

In an effort to make to make Internet and mobile transactions more secure, American Express has launched a new service that aims to replace payment card numbers with unique tokens. Data integration is often underestimated and poorly implemented, taking time and resources. Yet it E-commerce sites and digital wallet applications …