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Starbucks cashless store rolls out, pushing mobile payments further

Starbucks cashless store rolls out, pushing mobile payments further

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The coffee chain has been among the top performers in American smartphone based transactions. A new Starbucks cashless store pilot is rolling out in the United States. The Seattle based café chain has chosen its home town to try out a new concept that rejects cash in favor of mobile payments and plastic card based transactions. The downtown Seattle store will accept only mobile payments, credit cards and debit cards. The Starbucks cashless store … Read entire article »

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Hanoi city implements QR code tracing service for fresh fruits and veggies

Hanoi city implements QR code tracing service for fresh fruits and veggies

The pilot program will roll out to help customers trace the origins of the produce they’re buying. Hanoi has announced details regarding a new pilot QR code tracing program meant to help improve consumer health. The service will make it possible for quick response codes to track the origins of agricultural products. The details have only just been released for the program … Read entire article »

YouTube monetization changes make it harder for new and lesser-known creators to earn

YouTube monetization changes make it harder for new and lesser-known creators to earn

The Google-owned video sharing service has made its monetizing regulations tougher again. The YouTube monetization regulations are getting tougher again, making it harder for video creators to reach the minimum requirements for earning. The new rules go beyond the number of views threshold implemented in 2017 for the Partner Program. The new YouTube monetization rules require that a channel must have at least … Read entire article »

Google’s museum app update lets users find their match in portraits and sculpture

Google’s museum app update lets users find their match in portraits and sculpture

The new feature went nearly instantly viral as celebrities and everyday users find their fine art twin. Google released a new update for its museum app which took off right away and has social media on fire. The internet has been humming about the way the app lets a user find a match for their face among museum portraits, statues and … Read entire article »

Top earning non-game mobile app of 2017 title goes to Netflix

Top earning non-game mobile app of 2017 title goes to Netflix

The video streaming service has booted Tinder from the top spot while leaping over Spotify on the way. Netflix has become the top earning non-game mobile app for 2017, pushing Tinder out of the position it previously held. The application also had to make it past Spotify in order to reach the coveted spot as leader. These figures were released by Sensor … Read entire article »

New Shell QR code makes it easier to pay for gas

New Shell QR code makes it easier to pay for gas

Customers using the stations in Thailand can scan quick response codes for a cashless fueling experience. The Shell Company of Thailand (SCOT) recently held a press event in which it announced its new Shell QR code, allowing consumers to fuel up without the need for cash. This represents the first time this type of mobile payments service has rolled out in … Read entire article »

Mobile app revenue jumped 35 percent last year on iOS and Android

Mobile app revenue jumped 35 percent last year on iOS and Android

Over the last couple of years, there have been concerns about app sales dropping off – so far so good. The last couple of years have been worrisome for developers and their mobile app revenue. Many experts have suggested that smartphone apps have either peaked or are dying off and are no longer worth creating. However, the revenue growth experienced last year … Read entire article »

Americans look to mobile shopping research first, then head to stores

Americans look to mobile shopping research first, then head to stores

New research shows that most U.S. consumers will check out a product online before buying in person. Last year, the American e-commerce market watched mobile shopping research take off before consumers were even getting in their cars to visit stores. In fact 88 percent of consumers were using the internet to read up on products before making an in-store purchase. During the … Read entire article »

Alphabet streamlines its mobile wallet app for improved offering

Alphabet streamlines its mobile wallet app for improved offering

Android Pay and Google Wallet will soon be combined into a single Google Pay service. Alphabet Inc. has announced that its mobile wallet app offerings will soon be streamlined into a single service. It will be bringing its Android Pay and Google Wallet into a single brand, which it will call Google Pay. The goal is to make it easier for users … Read entire article »

Chinese mobile payments taking off as country moves toward cashlessness

Chinese mobile payments taking off as country moves toward cashlessness

A growing number of cities throughout the nation are accepting smartphone transactions for public transit. Chinese mobile payments are becoming increasingly valuable as residents, merchants and services adopt its use on a rising basis. During the quarter running from July through September 2017, their value tripled. Alipay and WeChat Pay use has been spreading like wildfire throughout Chinese cities. Consumers are using these … Read entire article »

QR code usage gets a solid boost through mobile retail

QR code usage gets a solid boost through mobile retail

As shoppers head to their smartphone as a part of their shopping journey, quick response codes play a growing role. QR code usage has been taking off at a time when it had been expected to die off by many people in the tech industry. Its affordability and ease of use has made it highly appealing as a part of retail … Read entire article »