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Samsung Pay payment options now include PayPal

Samsung Pay payment options now include PayPal

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 … Read entire article »

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Visa QR codes rolled out in Taiwan smartphone payments system

Visa QR codes rolled out in Taiwan smartphone payments system

The quick response codes are used to make the transactions fast and easy to complete. The largest credit card company in the world will be launching a mobile payments system in Taiwan based on Visa QR codes. Local media reports have stated that the quick response codes will be central to transactions completed in the mobile wallet. Visa stated that it intends to use QR codes because they can be scanned by virtually any smartphone. By using Visa … Read entire article »

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New smart clothing technology for construction workers aims to save lives

New smart clothing technology for construction workers aims to save lives

The SolePower work boot is currently only a prototype but it is designed to reduce the risk of injury or worse. The smart clothing technology industry is a rapidly growing one, despite the fact that virtually nobody is wearing any of it yet. The vast majority of the devices remain in their prototype phase. That said, many are becoming funded or have already achieved their funding and could be seen on store shelves in upcoming months … Read entire article »

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Mobile advertising growth is higher in China than any other country

Mobile advertising growth is higher in China than any other country

The Asia Pacific countries as a whole are leading the way with smartphone ad growth worldwide. A new Smaato data analysis revealed that the highest mobile advertising growth in the world belongs to China. The findings were based on analyzing data produced by 300 billion mobile ad impressions that occurred in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Smaato saw a near year-over-year doubling in first quarter mobile ad spend in China. CEO and co-founder of Smaato, Ragnar Kruse, said … Read entire article »

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Authenticity QR codes let Chinese consumers verify Australian olive oil production

Authenticity QR codes let Chinese consumers verify Australian olive oil production

Producers from Australia are labeling their bottles with quick response codes to assuage concerns. Australian olive oil producers are adding authenticity QR codes to their product labels. They designed the quick response codes to redirect to a personalized video geared toward Chinese consumers. The marketing strategy, called Australian Authentic, is meant to verify the authenticity of the product. The goal of the authenticity QR codes is to assuage consumer concerns and is predicted to double Australian grower returns. … Read entire article »

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Spotify QR codes change the sharing game among app users

Spotify QR codes change the sharing game among app users

The music streaming service is adding Spotify Codes to its mobile app to simplify feature usage. New Spotify QR codes are helping the streaming service app to be more user friendly. The barcodes, called “Spotify Codes” are meant to make all the different spotify features simpler and more direct. The mobile app users can scan QR codes for every one of the songs to share the tunes they like. The Spotify QR codes work by providing a unique … Read entire article »

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Athletic wearable technology is now available for horses

Athletic wearable technology is now available for horses

It may not be the Apple Watch but equine wearables may help improve both animal training and health. The athletic wearable technology industry is continuing its rapid growth among humans, but now horses are also benefiting from the tech. While wrist-worn pedometers and heart rate monitors have become commonplace for people to wear, a German startup called HorseAnalytics is using devices to enhance equestrian sports. The goal of these wearables is to change the way we understand … Read entire article »

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Twitter social media marketing isn’t earning enough for the company

Twitter social media marketing isn’t earning enough for the company

A new strategy is being developed that may involve the use of paid subscriptions on a premium Tweetdeck version. As Twitter social media marketing simply isn’t generating the level of income the company had hoped for. It is considering the launch of a new paid subscription version of Tweetdeck. It is geared toward professionals and would provide them with an ad-free experience. Twitter is looking into this and other potential revenue streams after its advertising has fallen … Read entire article »

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Quick response codes bring historic zoo into the 21st century

Quick response codes bring historic zoo into the 21st century

The Alameda Park Zoo will soon boast QR codes created by the Holloman 49ers, a middle school team. The Holloman Middle School’s 49ers will use quick response codes to bring an additional educational feature to visitors at the Alameda Park Zoo. The local LEGO league teams were faced with a challenge to come up with a way to help animals. The Holloman 49ers’ solution was to add quick response codes to the signage at the zoo, which is … Read entire article »

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Mobike QR codes should be checked for fake replacements

Mobike QR codes should be checked for fake replacements

Scammers in China are placing their quick response codes on top of the popular bike rental barcodes. Mobike QR codes are now among the growing number of quick response codes that should be checked for imposters before being scanned. Scammers have been reportedly replacing the genuine bike rental barcodes with their own scannable code stickers. When unsuspecting bike renters scan the QR codes, they end up paying into the scammer’s account. Certain Mobike QR codes have been carefully … Read entire article »

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QR code monitoring system under development for taxi passenger safety

QR code monitoring system under development for taxi passenger safety

The Mysuru police are developing a GPS-using app to track rides and assist with complaint reporting. Police from the Indian city of Mysuru are developing a QR code monitoring mobile app for taxi and autorickshaw passenger safety. The goal is to use mobile internet as a component of policing those vehicles and provide other services. Passengers can read the quick response codes using a free app on their smartphones. The goal is to make it fast and easy … Read entire article »

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