Home Depot confirms massive security breach

The retailer said that it’s still putting together the pieces of the breach and that debit PIN numbers should not be affected. Additionally, online shoppers and those who shopped in Home Depot stores in Mexico should be safe.

Big data growth spirals upward to reach downward

Today, big data and analytics are most widely used in the large enterprise space, where companies have both an abundance of data and the budgets to deploy associated infrastructure. But 80 percent of businesses fall into the SMB category, and there are multiple ways in which companies without the infrastructure or budgets of big players can benefit from big data.

Can eBay tap into social commerce?

Ebay was social commerce before anyone coined the term, but its daily deal experiment feels like a PayPal extension rather than a bricks-and-clicks social commerce platform.