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Could using a portable phone charger bring you the lowest Uber fares?

Could using a portable phone charger bring you the lowest Uber fares?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The rideshare company revealed customers with dying smartphone batteries are more likely to accept surge pricing. While Uber has been quite open about the fact that it uses surge pricing at times of top demand, such as New Year’s Eve, it could be that a portable phone charger might one day make the difference in whether or not a customer will be paying more. The Uber mobile app is able to detect when … Read entire article »

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Current mobile commerce trends are giving offline retail a shot in the arm

Current mobile commerce trends are giving offline retail a shot in the arm

Though some have predicted that smartphone shopping will harm foot traffic to stores, the opposite may be true. Local retailers have always relied the most heavily on foot traffic, but many have been afraid that mobile commerce trends would start to steal those customers away, sending them to shop online or at larger rivals, instead. That said, measures of marketing and m-commerce habits are revealing that this is not the case. Instead, mobile commerce trends may actually be … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, International, Mobile Commerce, Trends

Wearable technology jacket being developed by Google and Levi’s

Wearable technology jacket being developed by Google and Levi’s

The idea is to create touch sensitive clothing that will allow a wearer to control his or her smartphone. The Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group at Google is now joining forces with Levi’s in order to create a wearable technology jacket that will be touch sensitive and will use the specially designed and conductive fabric developed by Project Jacquard. The fabric is made by a special type of yarn that brings together natural and synthetic yarns … Read entire article »

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iPhone YouTube virtual reality experience now available for all videos

iPhone YouTube virtual reality experience now available for all videos

The latest Google Cardboard update now means that Apple smartphone users can see any video they want in VR. The most recent iOS update that has been released for Google Cardboard now means that the YouTube virtual reality viewing feature is now available to iPhone users for every video available on the massive database. Before the release of this update, that iOS functionality had been limited to only a certain few 360 degree videos. That said, users of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, Mobile Apps

Top Google IO 2016 announcements recap

Top Google IO 2016 announcements recap

This enormous annual event came with a long list of exciting news about what’s happening with the company. It’s that time of year again and the Google IO 2016 – the main annual developer conference held by the tech giant – was once again filled with the company’s biggest announcements about the new and upcoming. Many of the announcements were predicted by those who have been following closely, but there were surprises, too. The predictions about the Google … Read entire article »

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Getting more for your Mobile Marketing Dollar

Getting more for your Mobile Marketing Dollar

Get an edge over your competition with these mobile marketing tips Mobile marketing is a fairly new addition to business marketing strategies, and its popularity is growing exponentially. One of the things that makes this type of marketing so successful is that it places messages directly on customers’ mobile devices via text, email, app, or some other method. You send, they click. There is no doubt that mobile marketing works. These tips will help you up … Read entire article »

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Walmart Pay now available in Texas and Arkansas stores

Walmart Pay now available in Texas and Arkansas stores

The largest retailer in the world is expanding its mobile payments system into more states and locations. The biggest retailer on the planet has already launched its Walmart Pay mobile payments system but now the company is starting to roll it out in an increasingly large number of different locations, the latest of which have included the stores in Arkansas and Texas. With every new store location, the retailer makes itself larger mobile wallet competition for other … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments

QR code validation now available on NYS Insurance Fund certificates

QR code validation now available on NYS Insurance Fund certificates

The new quick response code feature has been added to provide quick and easy proof of coverage. The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) has announced that it is adding a new mobile friendly feature to its certificates in the form of QR code validation that can be scanned to prove that coverage exists. NYSIF has stated that all certificates for workers compensation will now be outfitted with QR codes. The reason these were chosen is that QR … Read entire article »

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