Celebrities are being investigated for social media advertising practices

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UK regulator wants full disclosure from celebrities who endorse products on social media. Many celebrities and other influencers use social media advertising to endorse products for companies who pay them to do so. While there is nothing illegal about this practice, the UK regulator Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating celebrities and other influencers amid concerns that these celebrity social media users are not making it clear when they are paid to endorse products. Celebrities were warned by the UK watchdog that they were breaking Britain’s consumer laws. As…

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Scientists learn useful data for fighting dementia from Sea Hero Quest players

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Researchers have uncovered some interesting findings after analyzing player game data. Sea Hero Quest is much more than a simple free mobile game for iOS and Android. It is actually a scientific experiment that was developed to help scientists fight dementia. Initially launched in the spring of 2016, the game has since collected anonymous data from millions of players worldwide. Researchers have studied specific collected data and have now learned some interesting facts like men have better navigational skills than women and navigation abilities decline across adulthood. Researchers assessed data…

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Buzz wearable seeks to provide safer social engagement for young adults

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A new wearable technology aims to help prevent sexual assault. Buzz wearable is a social impact initiative that includes a bracelet device supported by a mobile app. Created by New Deal Design, the company that designed Fitbit activity trackers, buzz has been developed to help young people stay informed regarding the issue of consent and to help prevent and/or stop sexual assault. The wearable device functions like a mini alert system. The buzz wearable was made with young people in mind, such as college students who often attend parties or…

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Greater Change QR Codes could help homeless people in the UK

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An innovative project seeks to encourage cashless donations to help those living on the streets. Greater Change QR Codes could help change the lives of homeless people in the UK for the better. At least, this is the hope of the founder of the social innovation project Greater Change, Alex McCallion, an Oxford University graduate. The quick response code allows passers-by to scan it with their smartphone and make a monetary donation to the homeless person wearing it. The project helps to integrate the homeless into an ever-growing cashless society.…

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Music streaming deal inked between Samsung and Spotify

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A partnership with Spotify will let Samsung users enjoy seamless listening among multiple devices. A long-term music streaming deal has recently been struck between Samsung and Spotify that will result in Samsung users having the option to play music across all Samsung devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, smartwatches, and home speakers. Spotify will become a natural part of the set-up process for new Samsung devices. Spotify will naturally be worked into the set-up process of new Samsung devices. This will include the Spotify app being easily discoverable on smartphones…

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Amazon mobile shopping expands with online grocery pickup

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Curbside online grocery pickup at Whole Foods now available via Amazon. The new Amazon mobile shopping grocery pickup experience will offer American Prime members the option of ordering their groceries online and picking them up in person (without having to leave their car) at its Whole Foods Market stores. The new service will begin in California and Virginia. According to the recent announcement from Amazon and Whole Foods Market, initially, the online grocery ordering and digital pickup system will first be rolled out in Sacramento, California and Virginia Beach, Virginia.…

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How To Make Money With Dropshipping

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Selling stuff on the internet has been the most popular way to make money online ever since the internet began gaining popularity. In order to sell something, you need to produce or buy something first, but you may not have the time, the space, or the budget to do it. Luckily, there is an alternative way to make money on online sales – with the help of dropshipping. But, before starting this kind of business, notice, that almost all businesses should have a website. So, try to create your own…

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Mobile banking Trojans are an increasing threat in Q2 2018, report

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New report from Kaspersky Labs reveals mobile banking app Trojan attacks are at an historic high. Mobile banking Trojans are one of the worst types of mobile malware, as they are designed to steal money directly out of a mobile user’s bank account(s). Now, according to a Kaspersky Lab’s Q2 IT threat evolution report, this form of cyberattack has more than doubled in Q2 2018 compared to Q1 2017. The malware is typically disguised as a legitimate banking app. Trojan attacks are a popular choice among cybercriminals across the globe.…

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West Virginia to be first in the US to offer smartphone voting for upcoming elections

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The state’s troops serving abroad will have the opportunity to vote this November via a smartphone app. Troops from West Virginia on duty overseas during the midterm elections that will be held this November, will have the opportunity to engage in smartphone voting. In other words, using a smartphone app via their mobile phone, they’ll be able to cast their federal election ballots, reported CNN Tech. The state will largely limit the use of mobile balloting to its troops serving overseas. “There is nobody that deserves the right to vote…

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AmBank partners with Digi to deliver vcash QR Code payment service to merchants

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AmBank Group is improving its adoption of electronic payments. AmBank Group, one of Malaysia’s largest banking groups, has teamed up with Digi Telecommunications, the country’s leading telecommunications provider, and will be making Digi’s vcash QR code payment service accessible to its wide merchant network. This additional e-payment service is AmBank’s continued progress toward stepping up its digital strategy. POS terminals will be enabled to accept QR code transactions. For starters, the new electronic payments (e-payments) partnership between AmBank and Digi will see all AmBank’s merchant POS (point-of-sale) machines enabled to…

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Contactless payments to account for 1 in 3 in-store transaction by 2020, report

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Payment cards and mobile wallets will reach $2 trillion in two years. Worldwide, in-store contactless payments transactions will exceed $1 trillion for the first time this year. This is according to recent data published by Juniper Research. The leading fintech analysts also estimate that, globally, in-store contactless monetary transactions will hit $2 trillion by 2020 and will represent 15 percent of the total point-of-sale transactions. Both card payments and mobile wallets are expected to drive the growing use of these payments. Even though both of these contactless payments will be…

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