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Terrorist social media marketing? Not on YouTube, says Google

Terrorist social media marketing? Not on YouTube, says Google

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The technology giant has amped its extremism blocking efforts on the video sharing platform, using AI. Terrorist social media marketing – and how to block it – has become an area of central focus for the top platforms as both Facebook and YouTube work to combat the spread of extremist propaganda. Google and Facebook have both opened up to the public in their own ways to tackle this issue. To help fight terrorist social … Read entire article »

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M-commerce growth will reach $6 trillion in 4 years

M-commerce growth will reach $6 trillion in 4 years

Mobile shopping apps are expected to become quite mainstream and very successful in coming years. Mobile app specialist firm, App Annie, predicts that m-commerce will not only accelerate in the near future, but it will become very important. This is welcome news to tech companies in their currently slumping sector. The firm forecasted rapid growth to the degree that it will break the $6 trillion in transactions per year mark by 2021. Bertrand Schmitt, founder and chief exec … 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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Silk wearable technology fabric developed by IIT team

Silk wearable technology fabric developed by IIT team

Tech experts have created a form of hybrid material using the fibroin protein from the luxury textile. A tech developer team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has come up with a silk wearable technology fabric. It uses the silk fibroin protein to create a kind of hybrid material that can function as a wearable sensor and yet still easily suit today’s fashion market. The idea is that the fabric could one day be made … Read entire article »

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Mobile ad study reveals this marketing technique is generating responses

Mobile ad study reveals this marketing technique is generating responses

IAB research published in a recent report provided considerable insight into the effectiveness of this advertising. New mobile ad study findings from IAB showed that smartphone advertising is producing a consumer response nearly half the time. The research was first published this week and underscored the effectiveness of ads displayed over this channel. The mobile ad study pointed out that more than two out of every three people – that is, 63 percent – now have smartphones that … Read entire article »

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Unique QR codes reduce fraud in medical condition documents

Unique QR codes reduce fraud in medical condition documents

An Indian government institution is adding quick response codes to its certificates to simplify authentication. Fraud related to faked illnesses is a growing problem In India, but unique QR codes added to documentation may soon control this problem. The scannable quick response codes will be added to certificates of medical and fitness conditions. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has become the first government sector institution to pilot a program using unique QR codes to authenticate … 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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APAC mobile shopping spend is through the roof in 2017

APAC mobile shopping spend is through the roof in 2017

Research shows many consumers in Asian countries enjoy m-commerce as a favorite pastime. The APAC mobile shopping trends are moving more quickly than pretty much anywhere else in the world. Mobile commerce has become a regular part of everyday life in many of those countries. In fact, shopping via smartphone has become a favorite pastime for many people. Some consumers within the region would even go so far as to say that m-commerce is indispensable. This consumer sentiment … Read entire article »

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Will QR code reading save Apple sales in China?

Will QR code reading save Apple sales in China?

The iPhone maker is finally working its way into the barcode scanning culture to appeal to Chinese shoppers. QR code reading is a regular part of daily life in mainland China, but Apple hasn’t taken part in this trend. Now, the company has become one of the last to look to quick response codes to try to appeal to the over 700 million mobile device users in the country. The barcodes haven’t seen nearly as much use … Read entire article »

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Snapchat mobile commerce speculations abound with PayPal integration

Snapchat mobile commerce speculations abound with PayPal integration

The digital payment software was recently added to the social media platform’s (SDK). The rumor mill is hard at work with speculations of Snapchat mobile commerce possibilities. Engineers participating in the mobile app’s development recently integrated PayPal into the software development kit (SDK). The PayPal SDK could mean person to person or even mobile shopping opportunities on the social platform. This was originally reported by MightySignal, a mobile intelligence service. “Curiously, we noticed Snap recently installed the Paypal … Read entire article »

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Smartphone addiction consequences among parents may include behavioral problems in kids

Smartphone addiction consequences among parents may include behavioral problems in kids

A recent U.S. study showed that parents continually using mobile devices are more likely to have misbehaving children. A small American study indicates that there may be smartphone addiction consequences occurring among the children of the addicted. Parents who regularly look to their mobile devices to check texts, emails, other alerts and videos have an increased chance of having kids who develop behavioral problems, said the research. Similarly, parents who aren’t as attached to their screens are … Read entire article »

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