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Guest blog by Verlin Youd, Global Technology Solutions executive and Managing Director of VPY llc, an industry strategic advisory firm focused on retail.     Oracle buys Micros for Oracle for $5.3 billion.  They have just fired the first shot in what is sure to be the latest battle of acquisitions in the retail and...

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-23/oracle-buys-micros-for-4-6-billion-to-add-hotel-software.html As reported Jun 23 by Bloomberg Micros sells POS systems for hotels, restaurants and retailers with over 330,000 installations in 180 countries. This is Oracle’s largest acquisition since it acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010.   The Micros acquisition strengthens Oracle’s retail POS s...

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Macy’s, Nordstrom, TJX, HBC, Sears, Kohl’s   You sure can.  Just checkout Macy’s and Nordstrom, a few of the traditional merchants committed to continuously evolving their businesses to enrich the shopping experience regardless of the channel.  They know shoppers are tired of little differentiation between various banners except the name on the storefront.  That what...

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