NIS America Hit By Data Breach

By PYMNTS Nippon Ichi Software announced news that its American division, NIS America, was the victim of a major data breach that exposed the personal and financial data of online customers. According to the International Business Times, the Japanese gaming developer has offered those affected by the breach special codes for a $5 discount on their next purchase. The company revealed the breach in an email sent out to affected…

March 5, 2018
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Today In Data: Acquisitions, ICO Hacks And Digital Ad Spend Reductions

By PYMNTS Today in PYMNTS data, payment service providers are joining forces to create even stronger offerings, initial coin offerings (ICOs) fall prey to hackers to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, digital advertising may not be doing as much good as some think, businesses are having a difficult time forecasting risks and U.K. small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are seeing a shift in global trade. Here are…

March 5, 2018
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UVa unanimous No. 1 in AP poll; U-M up to 7th

12:46 PM ET Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Virginia is now the unanimous No. 1 in The final regular-season look at Power Rankings looks nothing like the first one, that’s for sure. We look back and some hits and misses — yeah, don’t remind us about Arizona State being No. 1 — and peek toward the madness ahead. The Bearcats won a thriller over Wichita State to claim the American…

March 5, 2018
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The Unexpected Commerce Effects Of Lent

By PYMNTS In one of the least romantic coincidences of all time, Lent kicked off on Valentine’s Day this year. One is our annual celebration of romance, lust, passion and chocolate — and the other is a large portion of the population’s annual festival of feeling bad about excesses of all kinds. There is really no good way to celebrate them both at the same time. We imagine Lent took…

March 5, 2018
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Amazon Considers Offering Checking Account-Like Product With Banks

By PYMNTS To create a financial product that would appeal to younger customers and those without a bank account, Amazon is reportedly in talks with big banks like JPMorgan Chase about designing a checking account-like product. The discussions are in the early stages, and there’s no guarantee the product would come to market, The Wall Street Journalreported. If the product were to launch, Amazon would serve as a partner to…

March 5, 2018
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Man Chased, Stabbed To Death In Delhi's CR Park Area

New Delhi: A 35-year-old cook was chased and stabbed to death by unidentified men in the Chittaranjan Park area of south Delhi, the police said today. The incident took place last night. Police said around 10 pm, they were informed about an injured man lying on a footpath near a residential complex in the locality. He was taken to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, they said. The…

March 5, 2018
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Foot Locker Looking To Shutter 100 Stores

By PYMNTS Foot Locker is the latest in a long line of retailers drastically reducing their store counts and slashing underperforming locations to cut costs, according to Business Insider reports. Those closures will be somewhat balanced out by approximately 40 high-profile store openings, with the goal of the closures to limit the company’s exposure to malls that are no longer able to draw foot traffic. The new stores will be…

March 5, 2018
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Athleisure, Fast Fashion And Gap’s ‘Cross-Channel, Cross-Brand’ 2018

By PYMNTS After a long trip out in the earnings wilderness — and an increasing conviction from market watchers that Gap Inc. might simply be the latest mall brand caught in the retail whirlpool — things are beginning to turn around. With, of course, a few qualifications. During its earnings report last Thursday (March 1), Gap Inc. reported 5 percent same-store sales growth — the majority of which was driven…

March 5, 2018
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No storyteller courts controversies for publicity: Padmaavat producer Ajit Andhare

By Priyanka Sharma Written by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: March 5, 2018 9:48 pm Padmaavat starred Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles. Looking back at the massive row surrounding his film Padmaavat, Ajit Andhare, COO of Viacom 18 and co-producer of the historical, says what angered him the most was a certain section’s opinion that the movie benefited from the controversy. Directed by…

March 5, 2018
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Brick-And-Mortar Merchants Breathe New Life Into Cabs In Calgary

By PYMNTS Uber Eats or Grubhub? Postmates or Instacart? For last-mile delivery, there are several choices for consumers to get take out, household products or their groceries delivered to their doors from a local store by a courier. But by using these third-party services, retailers give up a part of their brand identity. They’re selling goods on another company’s app that shows another company’s branding, after all. Companies must make…

March 5, 2018
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