CAC deletes nearly 10,000 Chinese social media accounts

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Thousands of social media accounts have been eliminated by the nation’s top cyber authority. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has erased almost 10,000 Chinese social media accounts that it found to be in violation of the law. The account holders were accused of posting online content that the CAC deemed to be vulgar, sensational or politically harmful. Accounts were eradicated for a variety of violations. More specifically, thousands of Chinese social media accounts were erased for violations such as, “spreading politically harmful information, maliciously falsifying (Chinese Communist) party history,…

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Virtual reality learning could help disadvantaged youth find employment

Virtual reality learning - Grand Hyatt hotel in Shanghai

A new community-hiring program has been introduced by Hyatt Corp. The global hotel chain has a new community-hiring program called RiseHY, which provides young people, who are seeking career opportunities in the hospitality industry, with a virtual reality learning experience. Hyatt hotels around the world have committed to hiring 10,000 “opportunity youth.” The company plans to hire young people of ages 18 to 24 who are neither in school or working. The goal is to hire 10,000 of these individuals by 2025. The virtual reality learning experience provide by RiseHY…

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Tencent QR code payment service users exceeds 50 million

Tencent QR Code - Public Transport in China

More than 50 million users across 100 cities in China now use the QR code payments for public transportation. Tencent’s QR code payment service that it launched for public transportation “sao yi sao”, back in 2017, recently exceeded 50 million users across 100 cities, according to local media in China, reported TechNode. Tencent has placed a special focus on public transportation. Since 2017, the massive China-based internet company has set its sights on integrating its technologies into public transportation, among these technologies included Tencent QR code payments. It has also…

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5 Tips to Staying Safe on Snapchat

Safe on Snapchat

Snapchat is a social networking app that allows people to send each other pictures, videos and text messages that disappear after a few seconds. The app is designed to destroy all images, videos and other content that has been received after 10 minutes. This means that neither the sender nor the receiver can store the content permanently. Although Snapchat allows people to communicate discreetly, it comes with a number of risks. If you are not careful, someone might hack into your account. Besides that, your images and videos can be…

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QR code virtual assistant introduced on Foster Farms Packaging

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DORI has been introduced by Foster Farms to make shopping for chicken easier for customers. California-based, family-owned and operated poultry company, Foster Farms, has introduced a QR code virtual assistant to benefit its consumers. Called DORI, the interactive on-package quick response code has been created for the purpose of simplifying the fresh chicken-shopping experience. DORI connects consumers to different types of useful information and savings. The QR code virtual assistance provides consumers, who scan the code with their mobile phone, access to a guide to poultry labeling terms, fresh chicken…

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Where is wearable health tech taking healthcare?

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Fitness trackers, wearable heart rate monitors are trendy, but are they medically sound? Wearable health tech is used in everyday life either for fitness tracking, monitoring glucose or heart rates and even to potentially diagnose various diseases. The health technology market is fast-growing and wearables, while being trendy, have made their way into medicine with their useful applications. Fitness trackers are popular with consumers and have become ubiquitous among today’s consumers Although fitness trackers such as Fitbit and smart watches like the Apple Watch or Samsung Gear are the most…

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A third of UK Instagram Shoppers purchase products promoted by influencers

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New research reveals that UK users of the social media app are swayed by Instagram influencers. It’s no secret that Instagram shoppers are influenced by social media marketing. However, new research from influencer marketing platform, Takumi, has revealed that about a third of UK Instagram users are more likely to buy a product if it was promoted by an influencer on the social media platform. The survey found that 18 – 35-year olds were especially likely to make purchase decisions influenced by Instagram. The Takumi research was carried out by…

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QR Code burger in London lets you pay by scanning its bun

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Each wagyu beef burger has a QR code printed on its bun. Head to ICHIBUNS restaurant in Soho’s Chinatown, and you can order a QR Code burger. Each wagyu beef burger served at the Japanese burgers udon restaurant in London, is served to customers with a quick response bar code toasted into the top of the bun. Scan the burger bun to pay for your order. The QR code burger has been designed for mobile payment convenience and is the result of a partnership between ICHIBUNS and Zapper, a mobile…

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Study finds location-based searches on mobile beat brand loyalty

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Location-based marketing is changing the mobile commerce landscape. A new study from Uberall finds that location-based searches via mobile is changing the way mobile consumers shop. Consumers are no longer always choosing brand loyalty when it comes to their purchasing decisions. The study, which surveyed over 1,000 smartphone users across the US, reveals that more consumers appear to be opting for convenience over loyalty by conducting “near me” searches. Over 80% of shoppers have done a “near me” search on their phones. The recent study commissioned by the location marketing…

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Contactless payments to account for 1 in 3 in-store transaction by 2020, report

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Payment cards and mobile wallets will reach $2 trillion in two years. Worldwide, in-store contactless payments transactions will exceed $1 trillion for the first time this year. This is according to recent data published by Juniper Research. The leading fintech analysts also estimate that, globally, in-store contactless monetary transactions will hit $2 trillion by 2020 and will represent 15 percent of the total point-of-sale transactions. Both card payments and mobile wallets are expected to drive the growing use of these payments. Even though both of these contactless payments will be…

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Mobile mall app uniquely appeals to Gen Z shoppers

Mobile mall app - Teen on mobile phone

Dote delivers seamless shopping experience to young mobile consumers. The mobile shopping and social media app has designed itself to be the ideal mobile mall app for generation Z (Gen Z) smartphone shoppers. Generation Z is growing to be retail’s largest group of consumers. Generation Z, often known as “digital natives,” are typically classified as the demographic of people born around the mid 1990’s to mid 2000’s. Individuals a part of this category have typically used the internet at a young age and are generally comfortable with online technology and…

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