Touchscreen windows to revolutionize malls


eBay has partnered with Westfield Labs to market and develop digital storefront windows, combining the convenience of online shopping with the experience of shopping at a location involving…wait for it…bustling droves of fussy humans. From the perspective of commercial outlets, companies can install fully interactive touchscreen windows in areas where renting retail space may not be cost effective due to less than ideal foot traffic. While consumers will enjoy the benefits of browsing for and ordering their favorite name brand products on the spot at a mall, hackers and thieves will appreciate the new opportunities afforded them to steal an unsuspecting shopper’s private information in public.

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