New PayPal in-store mobile payments option to roll out in 2020

PayPal in-store mobile payments - paying with smartphone

Sometime next year, the online payments company is gearing up to launch in-store payments solutions. A new PayPal in-store mobile payments initiative has been revealed by the company’s CEO Dan Schulman. According to Business Insider, Schulman recently said in an interview with Axios that a digital wallet for physical stores that uses near field communications (NFC) and quick response (QR) code technology, could be part of the upcoming PayPal in-store payments solution. PayPal sees new value in the potential of offering such as system. This won’t be the first time…

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Survey says holiday shopping to be led by mobile, not social this year

holiday shopping - buying online

Findings of a recent Deloitte survey predicts U.S. consumer spend habits. The professional services network is one of the first to release an early holiday shopping prediction survey this year. Deloitte’s 34th annual holiday retail survey polled 4,410 adult consumers across the U.S. in September to discover their intentions regarding holiday spending. Consumers seem keen to spend on experiences. While Deloitte’s 2019 holiday shopping retail survey is only a prediction and won’t necessarily line up with what actually results by the end of the shopping season, it does hold value…

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Google Pay transit payments made available in major cities with Cubic

Google Pay transit payments - Google Pay on mobile phone

Cubic Transportation Systems partners with Google to make paying for public transport more convenient. Paying for public transportation in some of the world’s major cities may be made more convenient for some mobile payment users with Google Pay transit payments options. This is because fare payment system Cubic Transportation Systems has teamed up with Google to offer contactless payments to riders who want to use their mobile phones to pay for transit. Commuters can purchase tickets or top up their transportation cards from their mobile phone. The addition of Google…

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The Philippines’ GMovies ticketing app introduces RQR Codes

RQR Code - Movie Ticket

The reversed quick response (RQR) coding technology saves customers time and effort. RQR codes are being rolled out by GMovies, the Philippines’ first and only movie schedule and ticketing platform that aggregates more than 100 cinemas nationwide. The reversed QR code technology that has been added to the movie ticketing app is designed to enhance the cinema experience of its customers, eliminating the need for users to line up at the ticket counter, which saves both time and effort. Movie goers merely need to scan the QR code below their…

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New augmented reality HMD helps revolutionize the AR experience

Augmented Reality HMD - Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge - YouTube

Engineers from Cambridge University have developed a realistic 3D viewing experience. Cambridge engineers at the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) have developed a new augmented reality HMD that not only provide a realistic 3D viewing experience, but manages to do so without the common side effects of eyestrain or nausea. The device displays images on the retina using pixel beam scanning. The AR (augmented reality) HMD (head mounted display) is equipped with an enlarged eye-box. The eye-box is scalable and features an increased field of view of 36…

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