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

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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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Snapchat to shut down in-app mobile payments service

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The closure of Snapcash has been confirmed by Snapchat. The in-app mobile payments service, Snapcash, offered through social media network Snapchat, will soon no longer be available. Some speculate the closure of the mobile payments service is due to it becoming more of a liability for the company than a utility. Snapcash was being used as a method to pay for private adult content over Snapchat. Although the reason behind shutting down the in-app mobile payments feature has yet to be disclosed, TechCrunch speculates that it may be due to…

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New Tadoba QR code system to be introduced to prevent fraud

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The new system will validate and check for fake entry tickets into the reserve. The Tadoba QR code system has been designed to help prevent organized fraud that has led to a number of fake ticket bookings for entry into the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR). TATR will be the first park in the Indian state to introduce the system. The machine-readable optical label barcodes contain data related to the item to which they are attached. As such, park tickets will feature these codes so that when the ticket holder shows…

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Giant Eagle Mobile Shopping Improves Checkout Convenience for Shoppers

Giant Eagle Mobile Shopping - Giant Eagle Store in Pennsylvania

Scan Pay & Go Service is launched by Giant Eagle Inc. A new Giant Eagle mobile shopping experience has been launched by the Pittsburgh-based supermarket chain. Now, mobile consumers, who like to use their phones for shopping can enjoy faster and more convenient checkouts at the store with Scan Pay & Go. Customers can scan groceries as they shop. The Giant Eagle mobile shopping system gives customers of the supermarket the ability to scan groceries as they shop. Groceries can be scanned with their smartphone using the Giant Eagle Scan…

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UnionPay QR Code payments expand in Vietnam

UnionPay QR Code Payments - Vietnam

UnionPay has reached an agreement with VNPAY UnionPay QR Code payments will now be accepted by 30,000 local merchants in Vietnam after UnionPay International (a wholly-owned subsidiary of China UnionPay) reached an agreement with QR Code payment acquirer, Vietnam Payment Solutions (VNPAY). These barcode payments will also be widely accepted by online merchants. In addition to enabling local merchants to accept these payments, both UnionPay International and VNPAY will work together to expand the acceptance of UnionPay QR code payments so that they can benefit online merchants, as well. The…

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Special walking lane created for the heads-down tribe in China

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A new pedestrian lane has been created for cell phone users in a Chinese shopping mall. This new path added to the outside of the Bairui Plaza has been specifically created for the heads-down tribe; a nickname for pedestrians who constantly have their heads down with their eyes glued to their mobile phone as they walk and text, use apps, watch videos, etc. Over 65,000 pedestrians are killed each year in China. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 68,000 pedestrians are killed every year in China. With an increasing…

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New Set of Best Subject Lines for Cold Emailing

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The Remail team prepares recipes of perfect cold emails and today they talk about subject lines. The Remail team has created a list of the top subject lines for cold emailing! Their research was based on the own experience and the market studies. Now every email marketer can benefit from the list of samples and hacks for better campaigns. The subject line is important in every outreach as this is the first thing the person sees when gets the email. So it directly affects the open rates and the effectiveness…

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EMVCo takes steps to promote the use of EMV QR code payments

QR Code Scan - EMV QR code payments

EMVCo has created a unique royalty-free QR payment mark. This QR Payment Mark has been created for the purpose of promoting global interoperability across EMV QR code payments, according to a recent EMVCo press release. All implementers of EMV QR Code solutions can use the mark. EMVCo developed reproduction requirements as well as a free licensing structure for the mark. This enables it to be used by all who want to implement EMV QR code payments. The machine-readable quick response barcodes have grown in popularity over the years and are…

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