Another busy week on V3 saw a variety of stories ranging from the good (Sainsbury's promising contactless at long last) the bad (123-reg knocking customer websites offline) and the ugly (GCHQ revealed to be collecting UK citizens data for 15 years).
Meanwhile, the ongoing focus on digital transformation was once again made plain by tales from big organisations of their efforts to become more digital. Royal Mail and insurance giant MetLife discussed their efforts with V3.
Tesco revealed some fascinating insights into how the firm uses data to improve operations, right down to understanding the buying patterns of lemons and limes and why putting them next to one another is not necessarily the best decision.
123-reg says minority of customers affected by script error that 'deleted' websites
Many firms facing online oblivion
MetLife undergoing company-wide digital transformation
Global insurance company latest to tout digital efforts
Barclays launches SmartBusiness app to help SMEs harness big data
Bank to offer more insights for smaller firms
SAS unveils machine learning tool with introduction of Viya
Architecture can be deployed on on-premise or in the cloud
Royal Mail uses data science to deliver digital transformation
Embracing data can improve operations
Microsoft demos Messaging Everywhere feature in Windows 10 Mobile Build 14327
Cross-platform plans unveiled
Sainsbury's promises contactless payments to go live 'this year'
But Twitter talk of May tests incorrect
Privacy International: GCHQ has been building a database of UK citizens' personal information for 15 years
New laws just validate what's already happening
Lemons and limes: Tesco explains how data analytics is boosting performance
Huge savings can be achieved through better understanding of shopping habits
European Commission to consult on review of 'cookie law'
Do we really need pop-ups on every website?
Banking Trojan that 'wreaked havoc' in Europe and the US in 2014 may have absorbed NSA exploits to spread via network security flaws, not just phishing
Leaks in the run-up to Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch pretty much gave it all away
Sonos Play 1 speakers cost £180, but customers could suffer if they don't agree changes to privacy policies
US government 'cyber czar' admits briefing against Kaspersky, but doesn't offer any firm evidence