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Pinterest QR code rolls out to help users learn about everything around them

Pinterest QR code rolls out to help users learn about everything around them

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The image based social network’s quick response code could be handy for shoppers while in-store. A new version of a Pinterest QR code is rolling out for the social network’s users to inform themselves while they’re shopping. The barcode is designed to be used by consumers as they walk through a store in real life. The goal is to let Pinterest users access more product information by way of their accounts. The Pinterest QR … Read entire article »

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Zimbabwe mobile payments get a shot in the arm from cash crisis

Zimbabwe mobile payments get a shot in the arm from cash crisis

The country is suffering from a shortage of cash as Bitcoin simultaneously makes its presence larger. A suddenly downward shift in the availability of cash has driven Zimbabwe mobile payments into a position in which it is experiencing rapid growth. This represents quite a change for the country which has always had a glut of banknotes available. In fact, the $100 … Read entire article »

Online and mobile commerce record broken by Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

Online and mobile commerce record broken by Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

More smartphone shoppers than ever took part in the huge bargain purchasing event. The Alibaba Singles’ Day Shopping Festival managed to break online and, especially mobile commerce record figures once again this year. Chinese shoppers used their mobile devices to grab great discounts leaving former records in the dust. The estimated total sales for the event continued to rise until reaching an … Read entire article »

Greater USDA QR code GMO labeling clarity needed, say Senators

Greater USDA QR code GMO labeling clarity needed, say Senators

Eleven federal Senators sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, calling for improvements. A group of 11 U.S. Senators issued a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the USDA QR code and GMO food labeling through its Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The ideas behind the labels with the quick response codes is to provide quick and simple … Read entire article »

Updated YouTube Kids security policy lets viewers flag inappropriate content

Updated YouTube Kids security policy lets viewers flag inappropriate content

The children’s branch of Google’s massively popular video streaming service lets viewers participate. A new YouTube Kids security policy has been implemented to make it possible for viewers to flag inappropriate videos targeting children. This will make it possible for service users to be able to call to YouTube’s attention the presence of disturbing and otherwise child-unfriendly videos using popular children’s … Read entire article »

Human QR code breaks world record in China

Human QR code breaks world record in China

Chinese students have successfully come together to create the largest ever quick response code made of people. A whopping 2.5 thousand Chinese students recently joined together to create the largest human QR code that has ever existed. The students joined together in the country’s Henan province to break the previous existing record. There were a total of 2,520 students from Sias International … Read entire article »

The Snapchat app is getting ready for a redesign as the company scrambles to stay relevant

The Snapchat app is getting ready for a redesign as the company scrambles to stay relevant

The application’s parent company, Snap, has seen striking losses, including $40 million gone to the Spectacles. The Snapchat app remains a very popular app among smartphone users, but its stock has dropped to a record low amid stiff photo sharing application competition. Instagram Stories has been carving its own place in the “disappearing photos” domain. That said, its progress has been … Read entire article »

Facebook mobile payments to launch outside the United States

Facebook mobile payments to launch outside the United States

The social network’s peer to peer smartphone transactions will be enabled through its Messenger app outside the U.S. The largest social network in the world is now taking its Facebook mobile payments outside the United States for the first time. This move is meant to make it possible for users to be able to send money to each other by way … Read entire article »

American mobile holiday shopping may generate more site visits than desktop this year

American mobile holiday shopping may generate more site visits than desktop this year

This will represent the first time that smartphones and tablets will generate more visits than laptops. The mobile holiday shopping season has been an exciting one for the last year, but this year possibly more than most. While each year has managed to break previous records, the 2017 holiday season will do the same and beat desktop in some ways, too. Recent … Read entire article »

Facebook mobile ad growth drives the social network’s earnings higher

Facebook mobile ad growth drives the social network’s earnings higher

The company’s financial performance moves upward despite criticism regarding Russia’s U.S. election interference. Facebook mobile ad growth is pushing the company’s earnings upward despite the negative press the company has been receiving. The social network has received heavy criticism regarding the role it played in Russia’s interference in the American presidential election last year. The company revealed that its quarterly revenue has … Read entire article »

Australian mobile commerce is taking off among consumers standing inside stores

Australian mobile commerce is taking off among consumers standing inside stores

New research results from PayPal show that Aussies head to shops to make purchases on their phones. Australian mobile commerce has been taking off in a rather interesting way, says recent PayPal data released by the company. The research revealed a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of Australians purchasing products and services by way of their mobile devices. Mobile shoppers … Read entire article »