Nike Run Club app is shutting down in China

Run Club app - Nike Shoes

The application is being deactivated in the country as a growing list of Western countries re-strategize. Nike has announced that it will be deactivating its Run Club app in China, adding itself to a growing trend of Western companies to change the nature of its business in the second largest market in the world. The American sportswear company has already posted a notice to its users in mainland China. Nike has shared a notice to runners using the Run Club app in mainland China, advising them that the application will…

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Google Messages shuts off ads in India due to overwhelming spam

Google messages - India - Spam

The rampant problem has forced the tech giant to shut off the RCS ads throughout the country. Users of Google Messages in India have reported that they’ve been receiving an influx of unwanted advertisements recently while using Rich Communication Services (RCS). In response, the company has deployed a strategy to make sure it comes to an end – stopping all ads. Kaori Miyake, a spokesperson for the company, has confirmed that RCS ads have been disabled on Google Messages in India. The move was the fastest way the company could…

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QR code payments could break $3 trillion in 3 years

QR code - Paying via QR code

A new Juniper Research forecast suggests that the mobile transactions will reach the milestone by 2025. QR code payment trends have shown that the transaction method is taking off, even if it has experience broken global growth over the last few years. Quick response barcodes have been used for payments far more in some regions than in others. The low-cost, easily recognizable and simple to use technique of QR code payments have high appeal to many merchants and consumers globally. Though the popularity differs from one region to the next.…

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M-commerce sales to double by 2025, reaching over $700 billion

M-commerce Sales Increase

An eMarketer study predicts that smartphone-based sales will continue their skyrocketing rate. Back in 2020, m-commerce sales took off by 41.4 percent, continued their growth last year and are expected to continue on that path throughout this year as well, according to a recently released eMarketer report. Mobile shopping was already rising fast but the pandemic spurred things on even faster. According to the report, m-commerce sales are expected to see another 15.2 percent growth rate this year, bringing them to the $359.3 billion by the close of 2022. The…

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QR code billboards aim to draw attention to anti-tobacco campaign

QR code - Stop smoking- Cigarettes

The #IndiaVsTobacco campaign was launched in Bangalore by Karnataka Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar. A vibrant QR code is the crowning jewel of a new #IndiaVsTobacco billboard campaign launched in Bangalore with the goal of making the country tobacco-free. The quick response barcode makes it possible for people to scan the posters to inform themselves. The tobacco campaign’s QR code is printed visibly on all posters and billboards, which will be displayed throughout Bangalore to help boost interactive engagement with respect to the health impact of using tobacco products. Each…

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