AmBank partners with Digi to deliver vcash QR Code payment service to merchants

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AmBank Group is improving its adoption of electronic payments. AmBank Group, one of Malaysia’s largest banking groups, has teamed up with Digi Telecommunications, the country’s leading telecommunications provider, and will be making Digi’s vcash QR code payment service accessible to its wide merchant network. This additional e-payment service is AmBank’s continued progress toward stepping up its digital strategy. POS terminals will be enabled to accept QR code transactions. For starters, the new electronic payments (e-payments) partnership between AmBank and Digi will see all AmBank’s merchant POS (point-of-sale) machines enabled to…

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Ugandan government collects over $1 million from social media and mobile money tax

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The newly introduced tax has already generated over a million dollars from Ugandan mobile users. Uganda announced that since introducing its social media and mobile money tax law, it has collected Ush7 billion (approximately $1.8 billion). The law imposes a tax on Ugandans every day they use social media services or make a money withdrawal via their mobile phone. The tax has been met with heavy criticism but is here to stay. Those who have opposed the new law, including both the public and politicians, argue that the social media…

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New AR Walking Dead Game lets you blast zombies in your daily life

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Join Rick Grimes and his crew for the battle of survival. Next Games has launched its new AR Walking Dead game called “The Walking Dead: Our World.” The free-to-play, location-based augmented reality (AR) mobile game is available for both iOS and Android smartphones. Players take on zombies in their real-world surroundings. Themed after the hit AMC TV show, based on Robert Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead” comics, the AR Walking Dead game uses Google Maps and augmented reality technology to give players a map of their actual surrounding, which is populated…

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Fashionable QR code jacket uniquely designed to the personality of the wearer

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QR codes aren’t always a basic pathway to a website or a mobile payment transaction. You’ve likely seen your fair share of QR codes on product labels, business cards, or for making payments, etc., but have you ever seen a personalized QR code jacket? Julie Helles Erikson has done just that, creating a fashionable garment designed to merge the wearers’ physical and digital lives, reports designboom. The garment revels the different personalities of the wearer. The QR code jacket is composed entirely of woven quick response codes. The purpose of…

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Improved mobile ordering makes prepurchasing beer easier for Ontario consumers

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The Beer Store’s mobile commerce app is getting an upgrade. Customers of The Beer Store, a beer retail chain in Ontario, Canada operated by Brewers Retail Inc., will likely see a mobile ordering upgrade in the near future. This improvement is expected to enhance the efficiency of prepurchasing beer for pickups via The Beer Store’s mobile app. The improved m-commerce feature will be available in 100 store locations by the end of June. By the time July hits, Canadian consumers will have the option to prepurchase beer from The Beer…

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Students in India benefit from QR codes in textbooks

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Digital content is being viewed by hundreds of students thanks to quick response codes. Schools reopened across the Indian state of Tamil Nadu on June 1 and data has shown that students are keen on using the QR codes included in the revamped syllabus for the new textbooks for Classes I, VI and IX, reported The Hindu. The new access to digital content is hosted on DIKSHA. The online content accessed via QR codes within the textbooks is hosted on the national digital platform of the Ministry of Human Resource…

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First-ever mobile shopping game show launched by Gravy

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Participants compete for discounts on new and innovative products. Live media company, Gravy, has launched the very first mobile shopping game show. A high-energy and interactive live show, audiences can watch and compete for new and interesting products discounted from 30 – 70% off. The live mobile game show also raises money for charity. The show is available via an iOS mobile app and is live every night at 8:30pm ET. Each mobile shopping game show features a new product presented in a unique price-dropping game format, according to a…

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The iPhone NFC chip could soon unlock your car door

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Apple’s near-field communication chip to gain new unique features with huge update. Forgot your keys? That may no longer be a problem for Apple mobile phone users in the future as the iPhone NFC chip could soon have the power to unlock home and car doors. The secure wireless chip is set to expand beyond payments. The possible changes to the iPhone NFC chip could result in Apple users utilizing the NFC tech in their mobile phones beyond making mobile payments via Apple Pay, The Information reported. The changes could…

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LifeLeaf smartwatch claimed to be first-ever noninvasive CGM

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LifePlus has introduced a new and revolutionary medical wearable. The startup based in California announced its LifeLeaf smartwatch. The company claims that it is the world’s first fully non-invasive continuous blood glucose monitoring (CGM) wearable. The device is the first of its kind to non-invasively monitor five psychological health indicators. The patent-pending multi-sensor wearable device does more than monitor blood glucose. It is also the first of its kind to non-invasively monitor these other four key physiological parameters: heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, oxygen saturation. With the ability to…

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Forged QR code at kids’ gym leads to porn site

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Parents were alarmed to discover a spoofed quick response code near an elementary school. Canadian parents were shocked to discover a forged QR code at an outdoor gym located near an elementary school. The Edmonton mother decided to use her smartphone to learn more about how to use the gym’s features. The park provides users with signage to guide users through the safe use of its equipment. That said, one of the signs featured at the Norwell Outdoor Fitness Park showed a quick response code. The retail provider for that…

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Echo Dot Kids launches with parental controls and bright color options

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Amazon has released its Internet of Things (IoT) speaker meant just for children at home. For fans of their Amazon Echos, there’s good news for their children as Echo Dot Kids is now available. Amazon has now released a variation of the smart speaker designed with parental controls. The outer casings are available in any of a range of different colors. This is meant to bring kids into the Alexa mix, which is fun for children and great for Amazon. After all, what better way for Amazon to secure itself…

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