Amazon QR code catalog to be snail mailed out for holiday season shopping

Amazon QR code catalog - Presents - holiday shopping

Amazon is giving holiday shoppers the chance to easily link to products via QR codes. Toys R’ Us may be long gone, but this doesn’t mean the end of toy catalogs for the holiday season. In fact, an Amazon QR code catalog called “A Holiday of Play,” may soon be mailed out to consumers across the United States. QR codes will make it easier for consumers to scan and connect to product links. While the Amazon holiday catalog will look like traditional holiday catalogs that are often mailed out around…

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Sam’s Club Now mobile shopping app could replace cashiers

Sam's Club Now - Store in Dallas

A new technology is being tested in Dallas by the Walmart-owned wholesale club. Sam’s Club Now is an innovative concept store that will soon open its doors in the Dallas, Texas area. The store is designed to test out new concepts involving mobile shopping and mobile checkout. The Dallas store will be the first to test the technology developed to provide a full mobile shopping experience. In addition to testing mobile checkout, Sam’s Club Now will also be testing other concepts. Among these include electronic shelf labels, augmented reality, AI-infused…

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How to hide your online activity from an Internet Service Provider

How to hide your online activity

Once upon a time, the web was sold to us as a place of anonymity, where we could assume whatever identity we pleased, and where our activity was known only to ourselves. However, now we know better. As things have turned out, the internet is one of the most public places in the world. From government agencies organizing mass surveillance, to cybercriminals seeking your personal details and marketers trying to understand every action you take, eyes seem to be everywhere. But few of those viewers have the range of vision…

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New Pinterest mobile shopping features improve user purchasing capabilities

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Pinterest users can now enjoy a more “shoppable” experience on the social network. Although Pinterest mobile shopping isn’t a new feature on the popular social network and visual search engine, the company has rolled out new features that will reportedly make it easier for users to buy products on the platform. The company has improved its product pins to enhance mobile commerce. To make its mobile app and website more “shoppable” for its estimated 250 million monthly active users, Pinterest has rebuilt the infrastructure behind its product pins, according to…

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New Bank of America mobile banking features give clients instant one-touch access

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The Bank of America has announced a new feature designed to improve the mobile banking experience. The Bank of America mobile banking app will soon offer a feature that enables their mobile clients to switch between its app and the apps of its subsidiaries, without having to re-authenticate. These subsidiaries include Merrill Lynch, Merrill Edge, and U.S. Trust. Mobile banking clients can now manage their banking and investing with greater convenience. Without having to re-authenticate between the mobile apps, it is easier for clients to manage their banking and investing…

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Where Mainstream Facial Recognition Technology is Headed (If Consumers Let It)

Facial Recognition - Face - Woman - Tech

Retailers now want to use consumers’ faces in everyday commerce. Facial recognition is going mainstream. It sounds good for business, but only if customers agree to smile for the camera. Beyond Searching for Bad Guys and Unlocking Phones Indeed, facial recognition is starting to be used for more than security purposes. In this world where everything has to be fast and efficient, retailers want to offer speedy customer service. Customers could be able to pay for a meal at a fast-food joint by saying cheese to a camera, check bags…

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Mobile transactions account for more than half of transactions made online

Mobile Transactions - Shopping via mobile phone

A new report reveals that consumers prefer mobile shopping. Criteo’s Global Commerce Review for Q2 of 2018 has revealed that mobile transactions are dominating online transactions. The report found that over 50% of online transactions made in many countries are now performed via mobile. Criteo analyzed data from more than 5,000 retailer in over 80 countries. The report took into account the activities, behaviors and preferences of shoppers across all devices and browsing environments. The data used, from which the company drew its conclusions, came from over 5,000 retailers in…

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QR code payments slowly gain ground in Japan

QR Code Payments Japan - Tokyo City

The pace payment growth through quick response codes has been slow in Japan. QR code payments are steadily on the rise in the country, with the number of convenience stores, restaurants and other shops slowly adopting this convenient form of payment. Still, the pace of growth has certainly been slow, and part of this reason is due to commission fees. Stores who offer the payment method typically have to cover a 3% commission fee. Cash still remains the primary payment option in Japan, but major information technology firms are working…

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New innovative mobile measurement technology to be demonstrated in NYC

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My Size is gearing up to show off its unique MySizeId app. The Israel-based developer and creator of the mobile measurement technology, My Size Inc., has announced it will be demonstrating its innovative smartphone apparel sizing app at the Curvey Con in New York City, a premier plus-size event, taking place during New York Fashion Week in September. The innovative technology could help boost the sales of apparel retailers. The company believes that its MySizeId app, designed for accurate and personalized apparel sizing, can increase the sales of apparel retail.…

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Scientists learn useful data for fighting dementia from Sea Hero Quest players

Sea Hero Quest - Dimentia Research

Researchers have uncovered some interesting findings after analyzing player game data. Sea Hero Quest is much more than a simple free mobile game for iOS and Android. It is actually a scientific experiment that was developed to help scientists fight dementia. Initially launched in the spring of 2016, the game has since collected anonymous data from millions of players worldwide. Researchers have studied specific collected data and have now learned some interesting facts like men have better navigational skills than women and navigation abilities decline across adulthood. Researchers assessed data…

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New QR code user ID system to be launched by SafeWallet

QR Code user ID Security System - SafeWallet Launches Updated - cryptocurrencies

The cryptocurrency wallet is upgrading its user identification security. SafeWallet, a decentralized cryptocurrency wallet app operated by China-based Cheetah Mobile, has announced the release of a new QR code user ID system. The major security update will fully replace private keys and mnemonic phrases. The new system is the first of its kind. Until this most recent update, cryptocurrency wallet users have had to use long private keys and mnemonic phrases to back up their crypto-assets, according to a press release from Blockchain Wave Lab. These private keys and mnemonic…

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