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Evan Schuman is Editor at StorefrontBacktalk.com, a site that tracks retail technology and e-commerce issues and has been a journalist for far longer than he'll ever admit. He has covered business and technology since the late 1980s, serving as Editor-at-Large for CommunicationsWeek, News Editor for TechWeb, News Editor for InformationWeek, Managing Editor/News for Open Systems Today, Retail Editor for Ziff Davis (which at the time meant his coverage ran in eWeek, PCMagazine, CIOInsights, Baseline, and various others), reporter for RISNews, and retail technology columnist for CBSNews.com.
Before that, he reported for various daily newspapers, radio networks, and wire services, including The New York Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Baltimore Sun, USA Today, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, Detroit News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Reuters, Associated Press, UPI, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, ABC Radio News, CNN Radio News, and NBC Radio News, among others.
Schuman was named one of the top 10 most influential online journalists by Marketing Computers magazine and has won various state reporting awards for his investigative reporting work. On the corporate marketing side, he's consulted with companies ranging from IBM, Microsoft, Cable & Wireless, and Lucent to Cisco, Toshiba, CapitalOne, and MCI.
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Google Same Day Delivery is Disappointing? Compared to Dominos
Google is testing same-day delivery but with many trials and errors. Industry Insights' columnist Evan Schuman explains the challenges e-tailers often face.
Dec 14, 2012
Are Risky Transactions Masquerading As Card-Present?
In a few years, mobile payments will indeed likely make almost all cards not present -- but there are some serious risks. Industry Insights' columnist Evan Schuman explains what to watch out for.
Nov 9, 2012
Stolen POS Tablets? Apple Can Track Them
Tablets, especially those used as in-store mobile POS, are nightmarishly easy to steal. Learn how effectively Apple investigators can track a stolen iPad from expert columnist, Frank Hayes.
Nov 5, 2012
Finish Line's Mobile Checkout System: Practical vs. Potential
By November, Finish Line sportswear chain will become the first major retailer to have mobile checkout in every one of its stores. But while piloting the system in almost 50 stores, the $1.4 billion Indianapolis chain has had to wrestle with the practical versus the potential.
Oct 22, 2012
Will Google Wallet ID Give Thieves Access To More Cards?
Security wasn't Google's top priority when it came up with its new architecture for Google Wallet. Read what retail expert Evan Schuman has to say about it.
Oct 15, 2012
Tesco's Barcode Scan Security Dilemma
Aside from having better security, does it make sense to impose restrictions on self-checkout system interactions? Tesco's barcode sdilemma raises questions. Read what expert columnist Evan Schuman says.
Oct 15, 2012
Walmart's Local Facebook Fiasco
When Walmart unveiled its local-store Facebook program almost a year ago, it touted a page for some 3,500 neighborhood stores, with content based on that community's interests and local comments and complaints answered by local store management. Read what expert columnist Evan Schuman says resulted.
Sep 28, 2012
The Interchange Revolt: Fears Of Walmart And Google Dominate
When a group of retailers pushing its own mobile payments approach formally announced its name, it was the culmination of more than two years of talks. But with so much having changed in recent months, there are serious questions about what the group can realistically accomplish. Read more from expert columnist Evan Schuman.
Sep 24, 2012