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Online and mobile commerce record broken by Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

Online and mobile commerce record broken by Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); More smartphone shoppers than ever took part in the huge bargain purchasing event. The Alibaba Singles’ Day Shopping Festival managed to break online and, especially mobile commerce record figures once again this year. Chinese shoppers used their mobile devices to grab great discounts leaving former records in the dust. The estimated total sales for the event continued to rise until reaching an estimated $19 to $25 billion. The event itself is practically designed to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, International, Mobile Commerce

Amazon augmented reality gives a high tech boost to its Apple app users

Amazon augmented reality gives a high tech boost to its Apple app users

The massive online marketplace introduced a new feature letting consumers visualize products in real life. This week, Amazon augmented reality found its start in the iOS version of the shopping app. The new feature is called AR View, and it gives shoppers the ability to visualize the products they’re considering for online purchase within a space in real life. The app, the phone camera and the display let consumers view the products as though they were in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Commerce

New Walmart m-commerce features allow customers to scan and go with self checkout

New Walmart m-commerce features allow customers to scan and go with self checkout

While self checkout isn’t new technology, the latest version lets shoppers scan products as they shop. The latest Walmart m-commerce feature is starting to be rolled out, making it faster and easier for consumers to check out. The tech brings together the use of mobile commerce on customer scanners with the self checkout desks. The idea behind the new Walmart m-commerce option is to make it possible for consumers to use handheld devices to scan products as they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, United States

Facebook food ordering launches on social media app

Facebook food ordering launches on social media app

The application will allow people to order meals from nearby restaurants without having to leave it. Facebook food ordering is now available to users of the social network’s popular mobile app, making it possible for smartphone users to order take-out without switching applications. According to Facebook, users are already use the social platform to learn about local eateries. Because of that, Facebook food ordering becomes a natural choice for the mobile app’s users. If they’re already trying to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Social Media Marketing, United States

Google local library search results now result from ebook queries

Google local library search results now result from ebook queries

The tech giant is making it easier for mobile device users to locate digital copies at nearby libraries. A new Google local library search feature is making it simpler for readers to locate digital copies of the books they want and that can be found nearby. The tech giant announced this week that it has added the new feature and that it will show up in book title results. Searching for books on Google already displays a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Technology News, United States

iPhone X unveiling underscores Apple’s pricing strategy angle

iPhone X unveiling underscores Apple’s pricing strategy angle

The Californian device maker has launched a new luxury smartphone with an even higher price tag. Apple’s new iPhone X has made a luxury splash in a lineup of devices that has always been known for its technological advancements. This smartphone has been designed to rise above previous iPhones, and it has the striking price tag to match. Moreover, it looks as though this higher price point could be the ongoing trend for the brand. The luxury … Read entire article »

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Baby boomer phone service gets a special discount from T-Mobile

Baby boomer phone service gets a special discount from T-Mobile

The service provider is seeking to draw a specific demographic of wireless customers through new savings. T-Mobile is seeking to use baby boomer phone service discounts in order to appeal to that targeted consumer demographic. Over the last three years, the company has used this type of strategy to draw more new wireless customers than all its rivals combined. The provider’s current customer base is heavily weighted toward younger urban demographics. In order to help close the gap … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce popularity pushes fraudulent payment transactions to record highs

Mobile commerce popularity pushes fraudulent payment transactions to record highs

New data released in Europe shows card fraud was way up in 2016, as the U.K. suffers the most. A newly released report is pointing to mobile commerce popularity to help explain why card fraud transactions are skyrocketing in Europe. The United Kingdom is facing the largest losses among all the countries in the European Union, having recorded a £618 million (€713 million) loss last year. The European Union’s total losses were an estimated €1.8 billion in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security

Mobile user acquisition costs fall thanks to smartphone shoppers

Mobile user acquisition costs fall thanks to smartphone shoppers

As consumers continue to rely more heavily on their devices as they shop, retailers have a growing opportunity. A new report is following the trend of shrinking mobile user acquisition costs as a result of the growing popularity of m-commerce. Shoppers are working their smartphones into the shopping experience to an increasing degree, opening the door to a swath of opportunities for retailers to engage them. The report describing this trend was titled: “Mobile Shopping: User Acquisition … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing

Unique QR codes reduce fraud in medical condition documents

Unique QR codes reduce fraud in medical condition documents

An Indian government institution is adding quick response codes to its certificates to simplify authentication. Fraud related to faked illnesses is a growing problem In India, but unique QR codes added to documentation may soon control this problem. The scannable quick response codes will be added to certificates of medical and fitness conditions. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has become the first government sector institution to pilot a program using unique QR codes to authenticate … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Health Care Industry, QR Codes

The mobile device type you carry impacts your ability to problem solve

A new study indicates that the type of smartphone you has actually changes the way you think. The Computers in Human Behavior journal recently published a study about the impact of mobile device type on the way people think. It showed that people actually think differently when they have a touchscreen smartphone in their hands when compared to how they would think while using a keyboard and mouse. The research found that people’s problem solving skills change depending on the device they’re using. People using a computer with a keyboard and a mouse were more likely to use emotions to help guide the choices they make. They did apply logic, but their emotions also played a role. On the other hand, a touchscreen mobile device type caused users to make decisions on a … Read entire article »

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