84 stories

Three years ago, sensing that consumers would soon want to pay for things with their smartphones, many of the country’s largest retailers — including Walmart, Southwest Airlines, Bed Bath & Beyond and Dunkin’ Donuts —decided to build their own mobile-payments system.

But the company they built, Needham-based Merchant Customer Exchange, or MCX, still hasn’t produced the smartphone app at the center of its strategy. And after this week, things aren’t looking very promising. More →

In the landscape of online media consumption, mobile is king, and Facebook stories or 140 character Twitter blasts seem to be eclipsing more traditional forms of publishing.

The Pew Research Center released these and other findings in its 2015 State of the News Media report on Wednesday, a document which cobbles together disparate data in order to sketch a larger picture of how the landscape of media has been changing over the last year.More →