Tablets: the perfect shopping device

In just a short time, modern tablets have become potent shopping tools that generate an outsize effect on online commerce. 2011 was the year that the tablet became an online retailer's best friend as it emerged as the preferred device for many shoppers to make purchases.…

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Donahoe to lead PayPal for now, maybe forever

PayPal president Scott Thompson's departure for Yahoo highlights the changing face of eBay, which increasingly looks at PayPal as its crown jewel. And who better to safeguard that than eBay CEO John Donohoe, who has announced he will take over PayPal as interim president.…

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Forget wallets. What else is NFC good for?

NFC has been trashed by critics, who say it adds no value to consumers or is a technology in search of a need. But increasingly, we're seeing more interesting projects and applications being built that show how NFC will be deployed outside of mobile payment situations.…

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