Iloilo tourism QR code system to inform visitors to each province

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The region in the Philippines is using quick response codes to provide tourists helpful information. The Iloilo Tourism Office will be equipping every town in the region with a QR code system. The goal is to provide tourists with much needed information about the area. This could help to improve their visit with information about the different things they can see and where they are. Each town within the Iloilo region of the Philippines will be provided with its own QR codes. The budget for this program is around $3,846…

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Japan Bank Consortium looks to Ripple app mobile payments

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The cryptocurrency has been attracting considerable financial sector attention and is set to explode. The Ripple app is taking the spotlight in front of the massive Japan Bank Consortium. The cryptocurrency has been drawing considerable global financial sector attention. The company behind it is developing a unique method of streamlining cross-border transactions. Many feel the Ripple app could turn the banking industry on its head. The Japanese bank consortium is looking to get in early to adequately revamp to keep up. The new mobile app recently launched in the country.…

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Many companies reduce mobile security level to raise business performance

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Nearly one third of firms are not adequately equipped to cope with smartphone security concerns. Thirty two percent of businesses are inadequately equipped to achieve the mobile security level needed for IoT and BYOD, said a Verizon report. The report indicated that bring your own device policies are leaving companies open to cyberthreats. Many firms are unprepared for the Internet of Things. Nearly one in three businesses said they sacrificed mobile security in favor of business performance. Moreover, the Verizon report showed that only 14 percent of businesses had implemented…

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Huawei smartphones aren’t recommended for Americans, say intelligence agencies

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The directors of six U.S. intelligence agencies are cautioning consumers against this device brand. The heads of six different intelligence agencies, including the FBI, CIA and NSA, as well as the director of national intelligence, have warned Americans not to buy ZTE or Huawei smartphones. These two Chinese brands are direct rivals to Apple and the intelligence directors have expressed their distrust of the companies. Those same chiefs applauded American telecom companies for resisting competition from China. The commendation of the American telecom industry were doled out during a recent…

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Mobile shopping cart abandonment greatly caused by a sense of “meh”

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A recent study showed that a leading cause of leaving without purchasing is “emotional ambivalence.” Browsing for products over various apps continues to be a growing pastime, but mobile shopping cart abandonment numbers remain as high as they ever were. According to the results of a recent study, the reason people are filling their carts and then leaving them without making a purchase has to do with “emotional ambivalence.” While certain factors encourage people to add items to their carts, they often stop at that point. The research indicated that…

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JPMorgan Chase enters into new Kroger mobile payments deal

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The Chase Pay mobile wallet will soon be entering the largest American supermarket chain. Kroger mobile payments will soon become an option for customers at the massive U.S. grocery store chain by way of a new deal with JPMorgan. The reason is that the supermarket has agreed to start accepting the bank’s mobile wallet, Chase Pay starting next year. The announcement of the mobile payment agreement was made jointly by both companies. The Chase Pay wallet will start being available for Kroger mobile payments at the start of next year.…

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Durian QR codes to help prove authenticity of the pungent fruit

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The Malaysian government will introduce a quick response code for verifying Musang King durians. The Malaysian government has announced its intentions to roll out special durian QR codes to help make it easier to tell the difference between the Musang King variety and others. The quick response codes will be used in conjunction with radio frequency identification (RFID) tech. The durian QR codes are meant to make it quick and easy to check the authenticity of this specific variety of the highly odorific fruit. The announcement was made by Agriculture…

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

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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 code feature should help to improve the seamlessness of the effort to gain additional information about…

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

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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 thieves. The criminals reportedly said scanning QR codes to pay were the…

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

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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 across the United States. AlixPartners, a global business advisory firm, conducted the…

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Augmented reality car design techniques among Ford’s latest strategies

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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 while now. It recently completed an initial pilot testing phase. Now, it…

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