Temple in Thailand new receives QR code donations

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Wat Samrong Tai has made it possible for visitors to use mobile payments to make donations. A temple called Wat Samrong Tai in Thailand’s Phra Pradaeng district is using QR code donations to make it easier for visitors to give in an increasingly cashless society. The temple has created a payment transaction point that involves scanning quick response codes. The QR code donations are processed by way of the PromptPay system. That mobile payments system is promoted by the Thai government itself. The goal is to help to make it…

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Facebook mobile ads drive social network’s revenue to $12.97 billion

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Advertising sales for smartphones and tablets has generated a powerful growth for the company. Facebook mobile ads sent the social network’s revenues considerably higher as the company reported it brought in $12.7 billion in Q4 2017. That figure represents a year over year growth of 47 percent over the previous fourth quarter’s $8.81 billion. The Facebook mobile ads revenue made up about 89 percent of the total earnings the company generated in the fourth quarter. In 2016’s last quarter, mobile advertising sales represented about 84 percent of total revenues. The…

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Olympics accommodations QR codes offer visitors convenient tourism information

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The quick response codes have been installed in hotels and lodgings close to PyeongChang. The city of Gangneung, which is located close to PyeongChang, where the 2018 Winter Olympics will begin in February, has added Olympics accommodations QR codes to help tourists. The quick response code installations are being added to the accommodations where tourists will be staying when they attend the games next month. The QR codes have been posted in hotels and other lodgings so tourists can scan and obtain information. The Olympics accommodations QR codes can be…

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Mobile app revenue jumped 35 percent last year on iOS and Android

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Over the last couple of years, there have been concerns about app sales dropping off – so far so good. The last couple of years have been worrisome for developers and their mobile app revenue. Many experts have suggested that smartphone apps have either peaked or are dying off and are no longer worth creating. However, the revenue growth experienced last year suggests that there is life yet in the application market. Developers that still have incredible app ideas up their sleeves may still have considerable opportunities to take advantage…

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Chinese mobile payments taking off as country moves toward cashlessness

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A growing number of cities throughout the nation are accepting smartphone transactions for public transit. Chinese mobile payments are becoming increasingly valuable as residents, merchants and services adopt its use on a rising basis. During the quarter running from July through September 2017, their value tripled. Alipay and WeChat Pay use has been spreading like wildfire throughout Chinese cities. Consumers are using these Chinese mobile payments apps to pay for products, services, tickets and even high yield financial products. During that same quarter, the transactions in the country totaled an…

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The #3 Apple App Store application is an unofficial cryptocurrency wallet

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A recent report revealed that an unofficial version of the MyEtherWallet.com service was open for iOS device users. According to a recent report from TechCrunch, an unofficial MyEtherWallet.com application is being sold on the Apple App Store for users of iOS based devices. The unofficial version of the popular service comes with a price tag of $4.99 and is already #3 on the store’s list. The iOS app is only a week old and its name has already drawn a very high number of downloaders. The Apple App Store has…

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QR code enrollment program launched in Indian schoolchildren

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Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam first proposed this new method of student I.D. India’s Education Minister has announced the launch of a new QR code enrollment program designed to simplify student identification in government schools. The quick response code is further verified with the student’s fingerprint. The QR code, fingerprint and unique number are assigned to each new student entering government schools. “The introduction of the Unique Student Code for students who enter the school, along with a Fingerprint Identification and a Quick Response Code. It was also proposed to…

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Zimbabwe mobile payments get a shot in the arm from cash crisis

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The country is suffering from a shortage of cash as Bitcoin simultaneously makes its presence larger. A suddenly downward shift in the availability of cash has driven Zimbabwe mobile payments into a position in which it is experiencing rapid growth. This represents quite a change for the country which has always had a glut of banknotes available. In fact, the $100 trillion note actually exists. However, the country has suddenly found itself in a position of cash shortage, forcing other transactions into popularity. As Zimbabweans search for ways to pay…

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American mobile holiday shopping may generate more site visits than desktop this year

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This will represent the first time that smartphones and tablets will generate more visits than laptops. The mobile holiday shopping season has been an exciting one for the last year, but this year possibly more than most. While each year has managed to break previous records, the 2017 holiday season will do the same and beat desktop in some ways, too. Recent estimates suggest mobile site visits will exceed desktop and laptop site visits for the first time. This 2017 mobile holiday shopping milestone will be limited to visits. Sales…

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Coca-Cola unveils Halloween themed AR and VR marketing campaign

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The soft drink giant’s UK division will break its own advertising spending record for the themed campaign. Coca-Cola’s UK division will launch an AR and VR marketing campaign for its Fanta brand on Halloween. This campaign will represent the most they have ever spent on a Halloween campaign to date. Part of the advertising for the brand has to do with a virtual reality short riddled with jump scares. The VR marketing short brings viewers onto an elevator on their way to a 13th floor Halloween party. That said, they…

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Could a wearable technology app save your life? It did for one man

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An apple smartwatch application showed a spike in heart rate which turned out to be a blood clot. The idea of a wearable technology app has become extremely commonplace to the point that many of us don’t think much of them. However, as it turns out, under the right circumstances they have the ability to save a person’s life. This was what happened when a man names James Green had his life saved by his Apple smartwatch. James Green, an American man living in New York, formerly employed with MTV,…

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