Mobile transactions account for more than half of transactions made online

Mobile Transactions - Shopping via mobile phone

A new report reveals that consumers prefer mobile shopping. Criteo’s Global Commerce Review for Q2 of 2018 has revealed that mobile transactions are dominating online transactions. The report found that over 50% of online transactions made in many countries are now performed via mobile. Criteo analyzed data from more than 5,000 retailer in over 80 countries. The report took into account the activities, behaviors and preferences of shoppers across all devices and browsing environments. The data used, from which the company drew its conclusions, came from over 5,000 retailers in…

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SGQR Code launches as a universal QR Code payment in Singapore

SGQR code - Singapore QR Codes - Singapore Flag

The national QR Code allows consumers to scan and transfer funds from 27e e-payment apps. SGQR code is a universal QR code that was recently launched in Singapore to give merchants the ability to accept different cashless payments without having to display multiple quick response codes. The SGQR enables consumers to scan and transfer funds from as many as 27 e-payment applications. SGQR is now ready for commercial roll out. While the fist technical specifications of the SGQR code were first unveiled in November 2017, it is only now ready…

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New sandbox mobile game to launch in China from LEGO and Tencent

Sandbox mobile game - LEGO CUBE - Youtube

The upcoming mobile game to launch in China is called LEGO Cube. LEGO Cube is a kid-friendly sandbox mobile game that is the first branded mobile game Danish company LEGO is launching in collaboration with Chinese tech giant Tencent Group, in China. Earlier this year, the two companies formed a digital partnership. This game is the first digital gaming experience to come from this partnership. The focus of the game is imagination and creativity. LEGO Cube’s platform has been designed to allow players to explore creativity and imagination in a…

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A third of UK Instagram Shoppers purchase products promoted by influencers

Instagram Shopper - Instagram App on Phone

New research reveals that UK users of the social media app are swayed by Instagram influencers. It’s no secret that Instagram shoppers are influenced by social media marketing. However, new research from influencer marketing platform, Takumi, has revealed that about a third of UK Instagram users are more likely to buy a product if it was promoted by an influencer on the social media platform. The survey found that 18 – 35-year olds were especially likely to make purchase decisions influenced by Instagram. The Takumi research was carried out by…

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New Apple Watch is more than your average wearable

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The Apple Watch Series 4 has been granted FDA Clearance for ECG monitoring. Receiving clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), makes the new Apple Watch the first consumer device to receive this clearance from the federal agency to operate as an over-the-counter (OTC) ECG-monitoring device. The Apple Watch Series 4 is one of the only devices on the market to provide users EKG readings. Upon the unveiling of its new Apple Watch, at its September event, the tech giant confirmed that the approval its smartwatch received from…

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Experience history with Jerusalem’s mobile VR walking tour

Mobile VR walking tour - Jerusalem VR Tours - YouTube

A mobile virtual reality (VR ) walking tour allows tourists to see Jerusalem as it was 2,000 years ago. Ever wished you could see what Jerusalem looked like at the time of the Second Temple 2.000 years ago? Now you can thanks to the magic of a new mobile VR walking tour. The tour allows visitors to experience the city’s historic sites using the power of virtual reality technology. The VR walking tour is the first of its kind in the country. The mobile VR walking tour is the first…

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China’s QR code security joins ongoing measures violating human rights

QR Code security - China under fire for violation of human rights

China has installed QR codes on the doorplates of Uyghur Muslim homes. China has now added a QR code security measure to its mass security crackdown on Uyghurs, a majority-Muslim Turkic population, living in the western part of Xinjiang, an autonomous region in China. The two-dimensional qr code has been added to the doorplates of Uyghur homes, with the codes containing personal information about the occupants, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported. The codes were installed on homes more than a year ago. The “smart” doorplates are scanned by Officials before…

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Physicians Formula allows consumers to sample products via AR makeup ads

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The popular cosmetic brand lets viewers virtually sample makeup products. Augmented reality (AR) ads are nothing new and now California-based cosmetic company Physicians Formula is following the trend with its AR makeup ads. The ads work with either a web or mobile camera. Physicians Formula partnered with FaceCake Marketing Technologies on banner ads using augmented reality. The ads, which appear on websites like The Huffington Post and SheKnows, reported Mobile Marketer, work with a web camera or a mobile camera. It is also possible to upload a saved photo. Either…

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4 Tips to using HDMI cables in an organized way

TV HDMI Cables

HDMI cables support the transmission of picture and sound at the same time. That’s why they have become standard items for connecting devices in homes and offices. It is likely that you are using them already and that you will use them in the future. The question is whether you are using them efficiently. For example, what kind of HDMI cable do you have in your home? Is it a premium one? Is it a standard version? Remember, these cables are different depending on the connection and the level of…

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FDA to fast-tack its review of unique potassium screening mHealth device

Potassium screening mHealth device - Blood Test - Needle

AliveCor has designed a device that can detect dangerously high levels of potassium. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has given “Breakthrough Device” status to a potassium screening mHealth device developed by California-based medical device company AliveCor. The company’s KardiaK mHealth platform has been created to analyze ECG readings to detect dangerously high level of potassium in a person’s blood, without the need to draw blood. The digital health tools is designed to detect hyperkalemia. Hyperkalemia is an elevated level of potassium, a mineral and electrolyte, in your blood.…

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Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon Wear 3100 for Google smartwatches

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Google’s smartwatch platform is about to get a notable upgrade. After teasing its new platform at Google’s developer conference back in May, Qualcomm has finally announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100, its new next generation smartwatch chip platform for Google Wear OS smartwatches, reported CNET. So far, the most talked about feature of the new chips are improved battery life. One of the most talked about features of the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip is its ultra-low power system that extends battery life. “With the Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform, we envisioned…

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