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Hanoi city implements QR code tracing service for fresh fruits and veggies

Hanoi city implements QR code tracing service for fresh fruits and veggies

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The pilot program will roll out to help customers trace the origins of the produce they’re buying. Hanoi has announced details regarding a new pilot QR code tracing program meant to help improve consumer health. The service will make it possible for quick response codes to track the origins of agricultural products. The details have only just been released for the program that will be rolling out as a pilot this year. The Hanoi … Read entire article »

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Top earning non-game mobile app of 2017 title goes to Netflix

Top earning non-game mobile app of 2017 title goes to Netflix

The video streaming service has booted Tinder from the top spot while leaping over Spotify on the way. Netflix has become the top earning non-game mobile app for 2017, pushing Tinder out of the position it previously held. The application also had to make it past Spotify in order to reach the coveted spot as leader. These figures were released by Sensor Tower in a report it recently published on its official blog. After Netflix, the second most … Read entire article »

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QR code payment fraud in China’s radar with new caps

QR code payment fraud in China’s radar with new caps

As popular as the mobile transactions may be, the country’s central bank is issuing new security regulations. China’s central bank is rolling out new regulations to help prevent QR code payment fraud. Quick response codes have become exceptionally popular in the country but have exposed consumers to fraudulent activities from criminals. Some of the most popular mobile payments apps in China currently use the barcodes to complete transactions. Both WeChat and Alibaba’s AliPay – two of the largest … Read entire article »

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Holiday travelers reminded to safely use mobile gadgets when traveling by air or car

Holiday travelers reminded to safely use mobile gadgets when traveling by air or car

Millions of people will be visiting family and friends over the next week and amid the fun, safety comes first. Officials in countries around the world, including those in the European Union, Canada, the United Kingdom, and others are reminding travelers to use their mobile gadgets safely. Travelers are being reminded to put safety first whether they plan to hit the road or the skies. It can be easy to forget the very basic safety habits when we’re … Read entire article »

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Facebook introduces engagement bait screening algorithm to improve posts

Facebook introduces engagement bait screening algorithm to improve posts

Posts designed exclusively to make users click won’t be making it to the newsfeed as often. Facebook newsfeed have become exceptionally crowded, and many of the posts are designed specifically as engagement bait, attempting to force users to click. This form of social media clickbait is making newsfeeds cluttered and unpleasant for users. Users have become frustrated and their complaints have been heard, causing Facebook to alter its algorithms. The new Facebook algorithm is meant to screen the … Read entire article »

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The text message celebrates its 25th birthday after first SMS was sent

The text message celebrates its 25th birthday after first SMS was sent

The world’s first SMS was sent in 1992, having been sent from a computer to Vodaphone network. Twenty five years ago, British engineer Neil Papworth sent the world’s very first text message. Papworth sent the message from a computer to a cell phone on the Vodaphone network. The mobile phone belonged to Richard Jarvis, who was the director of Vodaphone in 1992. The first SMS text message was quite short and reflected the time of year in which … Read entire article »

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Facebook AI technology launched for earlier suicidal post detection for faster assistance

Facebook AI technology launched for earlier suicidal post detection for faster assistance

The social network is broadening its use of artificial intelligence to find and help people in the most distress. A new expanded version of Facebook AI technology is rolling out to help spot suicidal posts so help can be sent more quickly. The goal is to decrease the length of time it takes to spot posts suggesting suicidal thoughts so that first responders can be alerted more quickly. Facebook has been offering suicide prevention tools to its … Read entire article »

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Human QR code breaks world record in China

Human QR code breaks world record in China

Chinese students have successfully come together to create the largest ever quick response code made of people. A whopping 2.5 thousand Chinese students recently joined together to create the largest human QR code that has ever existed. The students joined together in the country’s Henan province to break the previous existing record. There were a total of 2,520 students from Sias International University who created the QR code. The students from the university in the city of Zhengzhou … Read entire article »

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Facebook mobile ad growth drives the social network’s earnings higher

Facebook mobile ad growth drives the social network’s earnings higher

The company’s financial performance moves upward despite criticism regarding Russia’s U.S. election interference. Facebook mobile ad growth is pushing the company’s earnings upward despite the negative press the company has been receiving. The social network has received heavy criticism regarding the role it played in Russia’s interference in the American presidential election last year. The company revealed that its quarterly revenue has spiked to $10.3 billion, a massive year over year growth. Facebook’s quarterly revenue of $10.3 billion … Read entire article »

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Hamburger emoji cheese placement generates massive debate

Hamburger emoji cheese placement generates massive debate

Android users all have an opinion about where the cheese should go and the Google CEO has made it a top priority. The Android hamburger emoji underwent an update that has generated a massive amount of controversy about where the cheese should be placed. While the debate started small, it rapidly took off to the point that even Google’s CEO said he was making it his top priority. The position of the cheese on the hamburger seems … Read entire article »

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Top 3 Important Things Overlooked by New Business Owners

Top 3 Important Things Overlooked by New Business Owners

Starting a new business is a lot of work and new entrepreneurs are required to keep a huge number of different concepts, ideas and steps in mind as they get started. Among all the important efforts that must be made, there are many that can easily be overlooked, despite the fact that they are quite important to that company’s success. A combination of inexperience, excitement and a rapidly evolving business ecosystem can easily cause a new … Read entire article »

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