China’s Huawei smartphones are now built without US parts

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The Chinese telecom giant has managed to source formerly American components from elsewhere. After having been blacklisted in the United States, Huawei smartphones – which used to be built with a number of U.S. made components, are now being manufactured with parts sourced elsewhere. The Chinese telecom giant has managed to replace its American made components in order to create its popular devices without anything made in the United States. A recent analysis has shown that the new devices are already being manufactured by the company. The analysis was conducted…

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Mobile commerce gains leap ahead to record 80 percent adoption rate

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New Ipsos data shows that 4 out of 5 people around the world use smartphones in order to shop. Consumers are now shopping on their smartphones, leading to mobile commerce gains the world has never seen before, revealed a study conducted by Ipsos and commissioned by PayPal. At the same time that consumers are shopping on these devices, they remain concerned about security. The poll involved the participation of 22,000 consumers around the world. It examined mobile commerce gains across all age groups. This research found that 80 percent of…

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Google wearables to get a boost with the acquisition of Fitbit

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Internet and tech giant Google has agreed to acquire the popular fitness tracker brand. The Google wearables business is about to get a lot more interesting as the company has announced in a recent blog post that it has agreed to purchase Fitbit. Google will reportedly buy the leading wearables brand for $2.1 billion. The company wants to introduce more Made by Google wearable devices into the market. Over the years, Google has made progress in the wearables sector with the help of partnerships with Wear OS and Google Fit.…

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Timpson uses QR code tech to obtain instant feedback from consumers

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The British multinational retailer has deployed a plan to encourage customer reviews. The in-store QR code tech has been added at the point of sale in 170 Timpson shops around the UK. The purpose of these codes is to increase the amount of reviews from customers by providing them with a fast and convenient way to leave quick feedback. Feedback has doubled since the review system was introduced. When customers reach the point of sale, they are invited to scan the quick response codes with their smartphones. This will prompt…

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Major credit card networks team up for easier mobile shopping

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Shopping via mobile is about to become more convenient. Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc., American Express Co. and Discover Financial Services are part of the world’s biggest card networks that have come together to make easier mobile shopping with credit cards a reality for smartphone users. Mobile shoppers abandoning their online cart costs retailers billions. While there are many convenient ways to pay when shopping via mobile, up until now, credit cards haven’t been one of them. In fact, imputing credit card details on tiny mobile screens causes many mobile consumers…

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