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JPMorgan Chase enters into new Kroger mobile payments deal

JPMorgan Chase enters into new Kroger mobile payments deal

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Chase Pay mobile wallet will soon be entering the largest American supermarket chain. Kroger mobile payments will soon become an option for customers at the massive U.S. grocery store chain by way of a new deal with JPMorgan. The reason is that the supermarket has agreed to start accepting the bank’s mobile wallet, Chase Pay starting next year. The announcement of the mobile payment agreement was made jointly by both companies. The Chase … Read entire article »

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Most retailers say omnichannel commerce is vital to success but few have mastered it

Most retailers say omnichannel commerce is vital to success but few have mastered it

A new report suggests that despite the fact that selling over several channels is seen as critical, companies aren’t there yet. A new Brightpearl report suggests that while 87 percent of retailers agree that an omnichannel commerce approach to marketing and selling is critical to their business, only 8 percent have managed to master this method. The report suggests a sizeable gap … Read entire article »

The #3 Apple App Store application is an unofficial cryptocurrency wallet

The #3 Apple App Store application is an unofficial cryptocurrency wallet

A recent report revealed that an unofficial version of the MyEtherWallet.com service was open for iOS device users. According to a recent report from TechCrunch, an unofficial MyEtherWallet.com application is being sold on the Apple App Store for users of iOS based devices. The unofficial version of the popular service comes with a price tag of $4.99 and is already #3 … Read entire article »

Did restaurant mobile payments become mainstream this year?

Did restaurant mobile payments become mainstream this year?

According to First Data Corp, smartphone based transactions hit a tipping point with a 75 percent growth rate. Following an exceptionally slow rate of adoption over the last few years, restaurant mobile payments are finally starting to catch on, particularly in the quick service industry. This year saw an impressive growth rate and it is expected to continue in this strong … Read entire article »

Court lets individuals scan QR codes to pay their fines

Court lets individuals scan QR codes to pay their fines

The court in Jiangsu, China is using quick response codes to collect from people who have been avoiding payment. A court in the eastern province of Jiangsu, China has made it possible for people to scan QR codes to pay their fines. The strategy is meant to make it easier for individuals to pay by way of their smartphones. The court sees … Read entire article »

In app transactions see 64 percent growth rate this year

In app transactions see 64 percent growth rate this year

Purchases through mobile applications continued to see a significant rise in traction throughout 2017. It doesn’t come as much of a shock to know that in app transactions are making considerable gains, but the rate at which that growth is occurring is raising eyebrows. The holiday shopping season has been particularly effective in spiking m-commerce use. Over one in three American purchases over … Read entire article »

Durian QR codes to help prove authenticity of the pungent fruit

Durian QR codes to help prove authenticity of the pungent fruit

The Malaysian government will introduce a quick response code for verifying Musang King durians. The Malaysian government has announced its intentions to roll out special durian QR codes to help make it easier to tell the difference between the Musang King variety and others. The quick response codes will be used in conjunction with radio frequency identification (RFID) tech. The durian QR codes … Read entire article »

The text message celebrates its 25th birthday after first SMS was sent

The text message celebrates its 25th birthday after first SMS was sent

The world’s first SMS was sent in 1992, having been sent from a computer to Vodaphone network. Twenty five years ago, British engineer Neil Papworth sent the world’s very first text message. Papworth sent the message from a computer to a cell phone on the Vodaphone network. The mobile phone belonged to Richard Jarvis, who was the director of Vodaphone in 1992. The … Read entire article »

Octopus QR code launches in Hong Kong for taxi mobile payments

Octopus QR code launches in Hong Kong for taxi mobile payments

The digital transaction operator’s goal is to encourage cabbies and passengers to stop using cash. A new Octopus QR code service is rolling out in Hong Kong to make it easier for the 40,000 taxi drivers throughout the city to accept mobile payments instead of cash. So far, the reception from cabbies hasn’t been all that enthusiastic as they want greater incentives. Taxi … Read entire article »

Black Friday sees lower online retail card fraud figures

Black Friday sees lower online retail card fraud figures

E-commerce and mobile security held strong to protect online retailers and consumers this year. Both consumers and retailers were breathing more easily on Black Friday as online retail card fraud instances decreased this year over previous years. This represents the first time in several years that there was a drop, not an increase in e- and m-commerce card fraud. The fraudulent online retail … Read entire article »

Facebook AI technology launched for earlier suicidal post detection for faster assistance

Facebook AI technology launched for earlier suicidal post detection for faster assistance

The social network is broadening its use of artificial intelligence to find and help people in the most distress. A new expanded version of Facebook AI technology is rolling out to help spot suicidal posts so help can be sent more quickly. The goal is to decrease the length of time it takes to spot posts suggesting suicidal thoughts so that … Read entire article »