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Samsung Pay platform has launched in India

Samsung Pay platform has launched in India

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The electronics giant has rolled out its mobile wallet in a country where smartphone based payments are taking off. The Samsung Pay platform has now officially launched in India. This hasn’t come as any surprise as many have expected the service to enter the country for the last several weeks. The company gave its official confirmation of the launch at the start of this week. The company has pointed out that the service … Read entire article »

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What’s behind Warren Buffett’s wearable technology investment?

What’s behind Warren Buffett’s wearable technology investment?

The Berkshire Hathaway CEO broadened his portfolio to include tech, an area where he’s typically cautious. Third richest man on the planet, Warren Buffet has now added wearable technology investment to his portfolio. This is a man known for investing skillfully, for being exceptionally strategic with his investing and careful with his money when it comes to tech. Many people are seeing the new investment into wearables as an important sign that they’re going somewhere. The reason is … Read entire article »

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New wearable technology acts like a “smart” mood ring

New wearable technology acts like a “smart” mood ring

The latest smart wearables tech can determine the tone of a conversation and the speaker’s mood. There are now new wearable technology devices such as smartwatches that can do what mood rings never could. Instead of “sensing” your mood through the temperature of your finger, these devices use several sensors to determine the mood of a conversation. The wearable tech can use vitals and speech patterns to predict the tone of an ongoing conversation. In this way, the … Read entire article »

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Snapchat QR code will now work for a website

Snapchat QR code will now work for a website

The popular messaging app has made it possible to create quick response codes for websites, not just profiles. It is now possible to create a Snapchat QR code for a website, not just for an individual profile. The messaging app has been using the quick response codes format for quite a while. The barcodes make it easier for mobile device users to exchange profile links without having to manually enter an individual’s data. The QR codes have … Read entire article »

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Is Indian iPhone manufacturing coming soon?

Is Indian iPhone manufacturing coming soon?

As President Trump tries to return manufacturing jobs to the United States, Apple may have other plans. Apple execs have been meeting with officials from the Indian government regarding iPhone manufacturing in the country. The company appears to be considering India as a new possible location for its smartphone manufacture. According to reports from CNNMoney, the devices could one day be made in Bangalore. Apple has released a statement stating that it was appreciative of the reception … Read entire article »

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Will the Amazon wireless experiment receive government approval?

Will the Amazon wireless experiment receive government approval?

The online marketplace company is seeking the FCC’s approval to test technology in Seattle and rural Washington. An Amazon wireless experiment is in the works to test out mobile devices and fixed-base stations in Seattle and rural areas of Washington state. Amazon revealed this much of its mysterious plans in recent government filings to the Federal Communications Commission. The filings do not specifically describe what will be involved in Amazon’s technology tests. However, what is known about this … Read entire article »

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Android Pay gives Japanese consumers a new mobile wallet option

Android Pay gives Japanese consumers a new mobile wallet option

The payments app has now arrived in Japan and will be available at over 470,000 shopping locations. Japanese consumers with smartphones powered by Google’s mobile operating system will now have access to Android Pay. The mobile wallet will bring them access to smartphone payments at over 470,000 locations in Japan. Anywhere that already accepts Rakuten Edy e-money will now also accept Android’s mobile wallet. A Google statement pointed out that Android Pay will become an alternative to the … Read entire article »

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Standard QR code in the works in India

Standard QR code in the works in India

The Indian government is seeking to find a way to create a single type of barcode across mobile payment providers. The government of India is working on the concept of a standard QR code system that could be used by Indian payment providers. This could make it possible for merchants to more easily offer a spectrum of transaction options to customers. QR codes are the technology of choice for the government, which is trying to reduce the … Read entire article »

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QR code integration is the next step for Raiffeisen Bank ATMs

QR code integration is the next step for Raiffeisen Bank ATMs

The Austrian financial institution will also be working NFC technology into its machines. In Austria, the Raiffeisen Bank is now changing their ATM network machines to include NFC and QR code integration. The financial institution is adding the reader devices to 1,200 machines throughout their network. The goal is to make it possible for traditional ATMs to accept quick response code scans and near field communication taps. There are several different types of transaction that will become … Read entire article »

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Twitter QR codes launched for following and sharing

Twitter QR codes launched for following and sharing

The social media platform has introduced quick response codes not entirely unlike Snapchat. Twitter QR codes have now been launched for the purpose of making it easier for people to follow accounts and share their own. Every Twitter user has his or her own unique quick response code. When that barcode is scanned, the mobile device user is automatically directed to the applicable account. A user can find his or her QR code within the Twitter app … Read entire article »

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Chase Pay QR codes has won over Walmart when Apple Pay didn’t

Chase Pay QR codes has won over Walmart when Apple Pay didn’t

The bank has announced that it will be launching its mobile payments in the U.S. retail stores next year. Chase Pay QR codes will be among the mobile payments options available at Walmart locations in the U.S. next year. This mobile wallet will be worked into Wamart’s own app. Customers will be able to use it to make in-store purchases with Chase Visa and debit cards. Instead of relying on NFC technology, this mobile wallet uses QR … Read entire article »

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