PENNY rolls out QR code food tracking to appeal to eco-conscious customers

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The German discount supermarket chain is increasingly relying on origin labeling. PENNY, owned by the REWE Group, is adding QR code food tracking labels to some of its store products to provide its customers with easy access to information regarding the foods’ origins. It will start with the traceability of its pineapples and organic bananas. European consumers are increasingly purchasing foods based on their origins. According to a study published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in June 2019, 53% of EU citizens surveyed said that knowing where their…

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Mobile virtual reality loses more traction with the Galaxy Note 10 dropping VR

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The new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy 10 Plus will not work with Gear VR. Consumers who were hoping that mobile virtual reality support would be a part of the next Samsung Note smartphone will be disappointed. The South Korean tech giant recently announced its new Galaxy Note 10 and confirmed that both this model and the Galaxy 10 Plus will not work with the company’s Gear VR headset. The Note 10 also won’t support other VR platforms. Beyond not having support for Gear VR, the phone will not support…

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QFPay digital payments receives funding to expand globally

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QR code-based payment technology company, QFPay receives $20 million in funding. The new funding comes from QFPay digital payments investors, Sequoia Capital China and Matrix Partners. The Hong Kong-based company also received funding from new investors, Japan-based Rakuten Capital, Dubai-based VentrueSouq, and the corporate VC arm of Telkom Indonesia, MDI Ventures. With this new financial support, QFPay intends to expand its digital payments presence further. These new investments will give QFpay digital payments the chance to not only continue to expand within its core markets across Asia, but also further…

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Wearable tech to help monitor exercise levels of people at high risk of diabetes

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Thousands in England to benefit from new digital health program. A digital program involving wearable tech has been introduced in England to help prevent thousands from contracting type 2 diabetes. Using the technology, the digital health program will assist in monitoring the exercise levels of those who participate. Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in England. According to the National Health Service (NHS), thousands of people in the country are at risk of contracting the disease, which has been rapidly spreading in recent years due to the obesity epidemic.…

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OTT Pay announces launch of UnionPay QR code payments in Canada

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OTT Pay’s rollout of the QR code payment service is in partnership with UnionPay International. OTT Pay, the Toronto-based leading payment company in Canada that specializes in helping Canadian merchants navigate the growing Chinese market, has announced the rollout of their UnionPay QR code payment solution to the Canadian market. The launch of this new quick response code payment solution is in partnership with UnionPay International. Businesses in Canada will be able to better take advantage of the growing Chinese consumer market. OTT Pay is a leading FinTech smart payment…

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