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Pinterest QR code rolls out to help users learn about everything around them

Pinterest QR code rolls out to help users learn about everything around them

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The image based social network’s quick response code could be handy for shoppers while in-store. A new version of a Pinterest QR code is rolling out for the social network’s users to inform themselves while they’re shopping. The barcode is designed to be used by consumers as they walk through a store in real life. The goal is to let Pinterest users access more product information by way of their accounts. The Pinterest QR … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, QR Codes, Social Media Marketing

Scanning QR codes lets Chinese motorists pay to have stolen car mirrors returned in new scam

Scanning QR codes lets Chinese motorists pay to have stolen car mirrors returned in new scam

Thieves demand cash by way of quick response code to give back stolen vehicle side mirror glass. Chinese thieves stole glass from car side mirrors, telling victims scanning QR codes to make a payment is the only way to have the property returned. The motorists were told to pay anywhere from $45 to $105 to have the glass from the mirrors returned. Police in Xian, a city in central China, are investigating reports of extortion efforts by local … Read entire article »

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Holiday m-commerce, voice and e-commerce will lead the way this year

Holiday m-commerce, voice and e-commerce will lead the way this year

This year, technology will be playing a more important role than ever in the traditionally busiest shopping season. A new survey conducted by AlixPartners showed holiday m-commerce combined with e-commerce and voice will be vitally important to shoppers and retailers during the busiest shopping season of the year. Almost 3 out of every 4 survey respondents said they would be doing most of their holiday shopping in-store. The holiday m-commerce survey involved the participation of over 1,000 customers … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality car design techniques among Ford’s latest strategies

Augmented reality car design techniques among Ford’s latest strategies

The automaker is using Microsoft’s HoloLens as a part of its process for creating future models. Ford has joined a growing number of companies using Microsoft’s HoloLens, in this case as an augmented reality car designing tool. The AR headset has been taking gradual steps into the commercial market in 2017. Ford is joined by NASA, Lowe’s, Volkswagen, Volvo and Audi among others testing the HoloLens. In actuality, Ford has been using the Microsoft HoloLens headset for a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, Technology News

Giant QR code promotes tourism in northern China village

Giant QR code promotes tourism in northern China village

In the Chinese province of Hebei, in the city of Baoding created a massive quick response code. A new Chinese tourism campaign has used 130,000 juniper trees to form a giant QR code that is viewable from the air. The quick response code was formed in a large tree field within a northern village. The trees are shaped into a QR code that is completely functional and that is meant to boost local tourism. Each of the giant … Read entire article »

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WhatsApp monetization to increase for Facebook through new business function

WhatsApp monetization to increase for Facebook through new business function

The app will make it possible for companies to be able to communicate with other app users. New WhatsApp monetization efforts are going into effect as Facebook looks to boost its earnings on the messenger app. The additional income will be generated through new business tools for small companies and bigger enterprises. A new free WhatsApp Business app is being tested and developed for smaller sized companies. At the same time, an enterprise solution is in development for … Read entire article »

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Mobile and tablet commerce see meaningful growth rates in Germany

Mobile and tablet commerce see meaningful growth rates in Germany

New research has found that both smartphone and tablet users are shopping more on their devices. While desktop continues to be the leading shopping choice for consumers, tablet commerce and smartphone shopping has taken off in Germany. A healthy and rapidly growing number of mobile device users are looking to those gadgets when they need to make a purchase. This, according to recent m-commerce and t-commerce research released by Mintel. Mintel’s mobile and tablet commerce research found that … Read entire article »

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Virtual and augmented reality market is on the edge of an explosion

Virtual and augmented reality market is on the edge of an explosion

A new report forecasted an annual doubling in spending for AR and VR technology from now through 2021. The International Data Company released a report focused on the future of the virtual and augmented reality market. It predicts that global spending on VR and AR technology will double each year from now through 2021. That prediction is not at all limited to the sale of games and headsets but goes far beyond in the tech’s uses. The virtual … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, Technology News

Disney mobile game lawsuit filed over data collection from children

Disney mobile game lawsuit filed over data collection from children

The entertainment giant has been accused of violating privacy laws about how personal data can be collected from minors. A federal court is asking some heavy questions about Disney mobile game practices involving personal data collection from children. As a result of these alleged activities, Disney has been sued. The class action lawsuit accuses Disney of having included inappropriate ad-tracking software in its mobile games. The Disney mobile game security lawsuit alleges that the company’s ad-tracking software illegally … Read entire article »

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Mobile health technology offers SIDS protection to newborns

Mobile health technology offers SIDS protection to newborns

A recent study showed smartphone tech can assist parents in sudden infant death syndrome prevention. Researchers at the University of Virginia, Yale University and Boston University have determined that mobile health technology may help parents save their newborns’ lives. The researchers conducted a study using mobile tech to support parents in preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep related death risks in their babies. The mhealth technology used only the most basic mobile phone functions … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Health Care Industry, Mobile Apps

Samsung Pay payment options now include PayPal

Samsung Pay payment options now include PayPal

The new method can now be used online, in-store as well as in-app for greater convenience. The latest addition to the Samsung Pay payment options is PayPal in the United States, according to an announcement from both companies. This strategic partnership involves an initial launch of the combined services in the U.S. but will eventually roll out in other countries, too, said the Samsung announcement. Beyond the addition of PayPal at points of sale through the mobile … Read entire article »

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