Mobile fraud growth is outpacing that of m-commerce, says TransUnion

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As more consumers shop from smartphones over their computers, the risk is rising fast. M-commerce is growing fast as consumers rapidly move from computers to phones for shopping, but TransUnion is warning that mobile fraud is growing at an even faster rate. Last year, 78 percent of online purchasing came from mobile devices. As over three quarters of purchases come from smartphones, retailers have been pushing hard with investments into m-commerce. However, TransUnion’s recent Global E-Commerce in 2020 report showed that the growth of the smartphone shopping experience isn’t occurring…

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New personalized QR codes in Shanghai help protect public space entry

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The city has rolled out the quick response barcodes to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Shanghai has rolled out new personalized QR codes designed to help safeguard access to the city’s public spaces. The hope is to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus in commonly used public areas. The quick response barcodes are used to access everything from some offices to public transit. The personalized QR codes are displayed on an individual’s smartphone. Before entering various public spaces, an individual may be asked to display the code.…

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Home Depot has broken records as an interconnected multi-channel retailer

Interconnected multi-channel retailer - Home Depot Store

The American building materials and garden supply chain has used online tools to great advantage. The Home Depot’s strategy to become an interconnected multi-channel retailer allowed it to break records at a time of very limited growth in its category. The building materials and garden supply retail sector in the US grew by 0.6 percent from 2018 to 2019. During that same span of time, Home Depot managed to grow its revenues by 1.8 percent overall. In 2018, its revenues were $108.2 billion whereas that figure rose to $110.2 billion…

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Amazon and BlackBerry team up to develop tomorrow’s tech

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The tech giant has partnered with the former cell phone leader for autonomous vehicle technology. Amazon and BlackBerry are now working together for the co-launch of a new autonomous vehicle technology suite. Though the tech giant has been pursuing this area for a while, it has determined that working with the cutting-edge software expert is its next step forward. The online marketplace may be capable of a great deal, but it can still benefit from outside help. Amazon and BlackBerry started working together in recent weeks on a technology suite…

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BlackBerry phones to come to an end as TCL drops the license

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The Android-based devices will come to an end later in 2020, by the end of August. TCL Communications, the electronics maker behind the last remaining BlackBerry phones will stop selling the devices later this year. This will mark the end of the smartphone brand’s devices, which once dominated the market. Though it wasn’t very long ago, most of us have nearly forgotten the time when BlackBerry phones were the easy leader in the smartphone market. In fact, the brand was a household name used synonymously with cell phones as a…

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