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David Thomas, CEO at Evident, is an accomplished cybersecurity entrepreneur. He has a history of introducing innovative technologies, establishing them in the market, and driving growth – with each early-stage company emerging as the market leader.

If you’re an independent or regional retailer still looking for something to give your sales and service staff for the holidays, give them all a ticket to see American Gangster. The opening scene is a gift that will keep giving. It’s the height of the holiday shopping season, possibly Black Friday 1968, and we see legendary Harlem crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Clarence Williams III) and his underling, Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), walk into a large New York City CE retailer, probably on 125th street. “This is the problem. This is what’s wrong with America,” Bumpy says as he surveys the large store, eerily empty

1 1 Dell 37.43 B 36.28 B 3.17 37.43 B 36.28 B 1 N/A 1 Dell Way Round Rock, TX 78682 512-338-4400 Michael Dell Public, EO (MO/Web) 2 2 Best Buy 22.48 B 19.45 B 15.58 29.97 B 26.65 B 858 742 7601 Penn Ave. South Richfield, MN 55423 612-291-1000 Bradbury H. Anderson Public, ATVM (+Web) 3 3 Wal-Mart 23.49 B 21.68 B 1.81 234.87 B 216.77 B 3,689 3,461 702 SW Eighth St. Bentonville, AR 72716 479-273-4000 H. Lee Scott Jr. Public, MM (+Web) 4 4 Circuit City 11.93 B 10.79 B 10.56 11.93 B 10.79 B 653 631 9950 Maryland Dr. Richmond, VA 23233 804-527-4000 Philip J. Schoonover Public, EO (+Web) 5 5 Staples 8.1 B 7.23 B 12.03 15.41 B 13.85 B 1,576 1,491 500 Staples

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts, RSA Laboratories and Innealta, Inc. affiliated with the RFID Consortium for Security and Privacty (RFID CUSP) released a draft of a study Sunday that indicates holes in the security of the next generation of credit cards. The study looked at 20 credit cards issued this year by Visa, Master Card and American Express that use RFID technology to wirelessly transmit data to a reader, forgoing the need to physically swipe the card. 20 million of these types of cards are currently in circulation in the U.S. with 150,000 readers in place in such locations as McDonald’s,

Well, if Starbucks could turn the act of having a cup of coffee into a high tech, super social, retail experience, why can’t the restaurant industry? We’ve already reported in this space all the digital doings fast food giant McDonald’s has in store for the future, so you had to figure the step-up restaurant chains wouldn’t be far behind. The Legal Seafood chain is launching what they are calling, “The restaurant of the future,” with their Legal Test Kitchen debut in Logan Airport in Boston. In a release the company sent out last week, they claim the Test Kitchen will provide “a glimpse into

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