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New leading mobile commerce marketplace for growth crowned

New leading mobile commerce marketplace for growth crowned

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Better Than Cash Alliance conducted a study naming Indonesia as the leader in m-commerce. The Better Than Cash Alliance released the results of a study it conducted which determined that Indonesia is the fastest growing mobile commerce marketplace. This is an impressive feat for the Southeast Asian country’s population of 260 million. This led the authors of the report on the study to call the country a potential global tech business powerhouse. The … Read entire article »

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Mobile video advertising is exploding in popularity

Mobile video advertising is exploding in popularity

The growth rate for these ads is so rapid it is surprising that users haven’t heard a sonic boom. A tremendous spark has ignited the mobile video advertising and it has caught fire in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. This form of mobile marketing is proving to be highly effective among consumers in those countries. This is driving companies brands and marketers to direct their funds into a range of different forms of … Read entire article »

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QR code tombstones will solve cemetery challenges, says Funeral Association

QR code tombstones will solve cemetery challenges, says Funeral Association

The Chinese group says quick response codes will fix issues relating to natural resources and environmental degradation. The China Funeral Association says QR code tombstones are the key to overcoming several problems relating to memorializing the deceased. Traditional grave marker production is rapidly depleting natural resources while they hack away at the natural environment. Experts from the association say quick response codes can solve the problems linked to gravestone production. “In modern times, people should commemorate their deceased … Read entire article »

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Android Apple Music app gets iOS-style update

Android Apple Music app gets iOS-style update

The mobile application underwent a sizeable update altering the design to mimic the iPhone version. The Android version of the Apple Music app has been updated. The new application design appears strikingly similar to the iOS version. Aside from the changes in the look of the mobile app, content has now been segregated into a few categories such as For You, Browse, and Radio, and the Playing screen itself is very similar to the iPhone version. The … Read entire article »

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Mobile games popularity algorithm may predict user interest levels

Mobile games popularity algorithm may predict user interest levels

Researchers are using a combination of algorithms to develop a popularity prediction model. Scientists in Japan have come up with a new mathematical model using several algorithms to predict mobile games popularity. More specifically, the model helps to show the point in a gaming app in which users start losing interest. This model could provide useful insight to mobile game developers that want to keep users engaged. The idea is that the mobile games popularity will be able … Read entire article »

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Would you shut off mobile ad blockers if marketing was less annoying?

Would you shut off mobile ad blockers if marketing was less annoying?

Companies are hoping to tweak their advertising to convince device users not to block them out. A massive advertising trade group, ad buyer and seller coalition is building a strategy to make mobile ad blockers less popular. Based in the United States and Western Europe, the goal is to urge the industry to cease the use of annoying formats. They hope that when online and mobile advertising stops making a nuisance of itself, people will stop blocking … Read entire article »

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Americans more confident in mobile payment security than global average

Americans more confident in mobile payment security than global average

Ninety-four percent of people in the U.S. are comfortable with wallet app security levels. Consumers are placing a growing level of trust in mobile payment security and smartphone based shopping, particularly in the United States. In fact, many consumers expressed greater confidence in their devices than the security of stores themselves. Interestingly, while the United States has not seen rapid adoption rates for mobile wallets, it doesn’t seem to be a lack of trust presenting the greatest barrier. … Read entire article »

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

Apple mobile payments is finally taking off and making a difference

Apple mobile payments is finally taking off and making a difference

Some firms are speculating that the acceptance of this tech could permanently change the face of retail. Apple mobile payments have been struggling to take off and have not met the performance expectations of many people in the commerce and tech industries alike. That said, it does appear as though Apple Pay is finally taking hold and now that it has, it’s rapidly gaining strength. Mobile wallets were only a concept only a few years ago, and … Read entire article »

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Fitbit layoffs on the way after disappointing Q4 results

Fitbit layoffs on the way after disappointing Q4 results

The holiday season was reportedly not as good as hoped for the fitness tracker and smartwatch maker. Fitbit layoffs appear to be on the way despite the fact that the company maintains its position at the top of the wearable technology market. The company has announced that its fourth quarter results for 2016, though strong, missed Wall Street’s predictions. As a result of those results, it will be laying off between 5 percent and 10 percent of … Read entire article »

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Students use QR code embedded map to prove Trump wrong

Students use QR code embedded map to prove Trump wrong

An inner-city Buffalo Public school class is aiming to show the president elect they aren’t living in “urban hell”. A group of inner-city students at a Buffalo Public school are using a QR code embedded map to prove they don’t live in an “urban hell.” The project involves sharing their own personal stories with community members. The students are from the city’s west side, at the International Preparatory School. The project will help the kids learn how to … Read entire article »

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Chinese mobile games are taking off worldwide

Chinese mobile games are taking off worldwide

A large number of entertainment apps from the country have made it into the top performing lists. Last year, Chinese mobile games became truly popular around the globe for the first time. Among the leading 1,000 mobile gaming apps worldwide, publishers from China produced a sizeable 84. The year before, that figure had been 45, showing a striking rise in popularity for those games. After all, this means there are 80 percent more mobile games from that … Read entire article »

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