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Google mobile ads may AMP up and slim down

Google mobile ads may AMP up and slim down

A new advertising initiative has been designed to enhance the delivery of content on the mobile web. Google mobile ads are heading in a direction that has been designed to speed up their rate of delivery. At the moment, a primary complaint is that they are too slow. The company is using its accelerated mobile pages (AMP) to provide a faster experience. The AMP project for mobile ads is meant to make it possible for advertising to … Read entire article »

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Apple Pay app now in France and Hong Kong

Apple Pay app now in France and Hong Kong

The iPhone mobile wallet is now available in a total of nine countries around the world. The Apple Pay app has now been launched in both France and Hong Kong. This brings the total number of countries around the world accepting this mobile wallet to nine. The most recent launch arrived in France but was followed by Hong Kong later that … Read entire article »

Tablet commerce trends in the U.K. show popularity with those aged 55 plus

Tablet commerce trends in the U.K. show popularity with those aged 55 plus

A new report showed a considerable inclination toward shopping over tablets among those aged 55 and up. Tablet commerce trends are showing positive tendencies when it comes to usage in the United Kingdom among those aged 55 and older. Shoppers within that age group are finding the larger screen mobile devices provides a positive experience. This, according to a new report published … Read entire article »

QR code transactions allow Belgian retail shoppers to complete mobile payments

QR code transactions allow Belgian retail shoppers to complete mobile payments

In the country, using smartphones to scan barcodes to complete purchases is spiking in popularity. For a reason that has not been clearly identified, QR code transactions have been taking off in Belgium. In some places, this type of barcode based mobile payment has become popular due to Bitcoin adoption. However, that is not the case here. The main active payment service … Read entire article »

QR code surprises Mr. Robot viewers during season two premier

QR code surprises Mr. Robot viewers during season two premier

The two hour opening episode of the second season included an unexpected interactive component. With a remarkable lack of technology use in the two hour second season premier of Mr. Robot, the QR code came as a surprise. This quick response code served as an unexpected interactive component. It was revealed as an Easter egg for the show’s most loyal viewers. The … Read entire article »

Increased Use of Mobile Devices Leads to Vulnerabilities

Increased Use of Mobile Devices Leads to Vulnerabilities

With people utilizing mobile devices more… hackers have turned their attention to finding ways to breach operating systems, applications, software, and mobile sites as a means to steal company information. There’s also an increased risk of mobile devices being stolen, lost, damaged, or accessed by an unauthorized party, making the need to take security measures increasingly important. Sure, there are services providers … Read entire article »

Starbucks mobile payments to launch in China

Starbucks mobile payments to launch in China

The coffee giant has finally announced its intentions to expand its smartphone based experience in China. The Seattle-based coffee giant will finally be launching its Starbucks mobile payments in China. This expansion of its digital features has been long anticipated within that tremendous market. This will make it possible for customers to pay for orders using their smartphones. They will also … Read entire article »

GMO QR codes bill passed in the Senate

GMO QR codes bill passed in the Senate

A vote has now passed to give the Senate’s approval for requiring genetically modified ingredients to be labeled. The U.S. Senate just voted to approve a bill that would require GMO QR codes and other labeling. These new labels would identify products that contain genetically modified organisms among their ingredients. The bill is now headed to the House of Representatives. The House … Read entire article »

Mobile camera app on its way to Toronto public transit users

Mobile camera app on its way to Toronto public transit users

The Toronto Transit Commission is responding to an increase in the number of unwanted behaviors. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will launch a mobile camera app to help its users report unwanted behaviors. There has been an increase in the number of unlawful acts committed by the public transit service’s riders. This new mobile app is meant to help other riders capture … Read entire article »

Your mobile phone battery may one day be bacteria powered

Your mobile phone battery may one day be bacteria powered

British scientists have found a new way for these microscopic critters to become a power source. That’s right, the mobile phone battery of the future might be powered by bacteria. Colonies of bacteria will activate what have been described as microscopic “windfarms”. This could provide an entirely new source of power for smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets. The idea of biologically … Read entire article »

Is mainstream social media marketing under attack from Facebook?

Is mainstream social media marketing under attack from Facebook?

The largest social network has now knocked the pins out from under mainstream media posts in newsfeeds. Facebook has recently made some notable newsfeed changes having a big impact on social media marketing. It recently released a blog called “Building a Better News Feed for You.” Within it, it has pointed out some notable changes, particularly a cutback on mainstream media … Read entire article »

BlackBerry Classic is headed to an early (or late?) retirement

BlackBerry Classic is headed to an early (or late?) retirement

The struggling Canadian handset maker is desperately trying to claw its hardware back to profitability. Not only two years after its launch, the BlackBerry Classic is approaching retirement. The company announced the upcoming end to the smartphone with its beloved standard keyboard. The Classic smartphone was created to give people an option with the physical keyboard they love. However, the company has decided … Read entire article »