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Facebook Creator app launches for video influencers

Facebook Creator app launches for video influencers

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The social network is hoping influencers will take the opportunity to build broader communities around content. A new Facebook Creator app launched in the hopes of providing influencers with an opportunity to build strong video communities through the use of quality content. Social media celebrities could use this tool to further their reach and build stronger relationships. The app provides influencers with a Live Creative Kit to enhance their broadcasts with intros and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing

Updated YouTube Kids security policy lets viewers flag inappropriate content

Updated YouTube Kids security policy lets viewers flag inappropriate content

The children’s branch of Google’s massively popular video streaming service lets viewers participate. A new YouTube Kids security policy has been implemented to make it possible for viewers to flag inappropriate videos targeting children. This will make it possible for service users to be able to call to YouTube’s attention the presence of disturbing and otherwise child-unfriendly videos using popular children’s characters among their keywords. This feature is meant to allow users to work to age restrict … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security, Social Media Marketing

Dating app security issues may represent greater vulnerabilities than expected

Dating app security issues may represent greater vulnerabilities than expected

These applications may be placing the private information of their users at risk of exposure. A recent study analyzing the dating app security in some of the most popular applications has found some serious vulnerabilities. Kapersky labs conducted the research and has found that many of these mobile apps are not adequately protecting the private information of their users. The research found the mobile apps leave users vulnerable to hackers who can potentially identify the users. The lack … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security

Mobile holiday marketing campaigns appreciated by customers but underused by retailers

Mobile holiday marketing campaigns appreciated by customers but underused by retailers

A recent survey revealed that shoppers love these campaigns but digital marketers aren’t using them enough. The results of a new survey show mobile holiday marketing campaigns are popular and welcome among consumers. However, it also revealed that digital marketers aren’t taking full advantage of this opportunity to reach their target market at this most important time of the shopping year. The survey was conducted by YouAppi, a mobile growth marketing platform for several top brands. The firm … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, United States

Mobile payments popularity will be greater than credit cards in two years

Mobile payments popularity will be greater than credit cards in two years

A new U.N. report underscored the skyrocketing growth of PayPal, Alipay and other blockchain based transaction systems. A United Nations report indicates that by 2019 mobile payments popularity will “overtake credit cards” in terms of online shopping use. The report pointed to blockchain using systems as primary drivers for the popularity of mobile transactions. The United Nations body released a report saying that digital currency systems of payment will see greater use in e-commerce than debit and credit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

QR code app helps lottery ticket sellers spot fakes

QR code app helps lottery ticket sellers spot fakes

A lotto retailer in Bangkok has started using quick response codes to make it easier to verify tickets. A lottery retailer in Bangkok is using a QR code app strategy to overcome a growing struggle with fake lotto tickets. Sellers are being presented with falsified tickets without any way of knowing whether or not they are real. Retailers have been trying to register complaints with local police but can’t prove the fake tickets are forged. As a result … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, QR Codes

Mobile fashion retail leaders appeal to smartphone toting consumers

Mobile fashion retail leaders appeal to smartphone toting consumers

Throughout London Fashion Week, leading designers and retailers campaigned with m-commerce innovation. New study results released during London Fashion Week showed that mobile fashion retail is stronger than ever before. Retailers and top design labels are using m-commerce innovation to improve the consumer experience. The study was published in the 2017 Mobile Retail Report by Ampersand, a benchmarking report. The purpose of the report is to rank and compare top high street brands in terms of their mobile … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Fashion/Art, Featured News, International, Mobile Commerce

QR code card helps verify employment status in Singapore

QR code card helps verify employment status in Singapore

The country’s work pass cards are being issued in phases with quick response codes, starting September 15. Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) recently announced the launch of new a QR code card to check a worker’s employment status. The goal is to make the cards easier to verify without having to use special or expensive technologies. The cards will have scannable quick response codes printed right on them, which work with the SGWorkPass app. The SGWorkPass application is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News

Apple App Store removes applications made in Iran due to U.S. sanctions

Apple App Store removes applications made in Iran due to U.S. sanctions

The iPhone maker issued a letter to Iranian developers informing them that their offerings have been cut. The Apple App Store has removed iOS applications made in Iran. The iPhone maker made this move in order to follow U.S. government sanctions against the Middle Eastern country. According to Iranian app developers, they received letters informing them of the action, but no warning. Dozens of developers said they were informed that the Apple App Store removed their applications. They … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce

QR code bill payment method to launch through Tata Power

QR code bill payment method to launch through Tata Power

This will make the company the first Indian power utility to use quick response codes in this way. Tata Power recently announced that it is going to be the very first power utility to use a QR code bill payment system in India. The quick response codes are meant to make it more convenient for customers to pay their invoices. “Tata Power has become the first power utility to introduce QR code service for bill payments in Mumbai,” … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Payments, QR Codes

Venmo QR codes launch to make it easier for users to share their profiles

Venmo QR codes launch to make it easier for users to share their profiles

The new quick response codes are supposed to help users connect with their friends more quickly. New Venmo QR codes recently rolled out for users of the mobile payments app. The idea is to use the quick response codes simplify the process of finding their friends within the application. The QR codes are available in both the Android and Apple iOS versions of the Venmo mobile app. All users need to do to use the Venmo QR codes … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments, QR Codes