Shopify digital commerce firm makes permanent shift to work-from-home

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CEO announces the intention to default to working from home even when offices reopen. The Shopify digital commerce company, the most valuable firm in Canada, announced through a tweet from its CEO that it would be “digital by default” moving forward. By this, he meant that even after offices in the locked down country reopen, it plans to keep as many of its employees working from home as possible. At the same time, despite the federal or provincial rulings, it is keeping offices closed until 2021. CEO of the Shopify…

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PayPal contactless QR code payments feature allows in-person touchless transactions

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A new in-app feature makes it possible for quick response barcodes to facilitate purchases. PayPal is rolling out contactless QR code payments that use barcode scans to complete transactions for easy buying and selling. This will allow transactions to be completed in person but without making physical contact. The contactless QR code payments will be rolling out in the official PayPal app for safe and secure in-person transactions. It is rolling out in 28 markets around the world. Moreover, for a limited time, PayPal is waiving the transaction fees typically…

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Most public safety agencies are in favor of faster mobile technology adoption

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A recent study showed that 70 percent wanted to accelerate the uptake of this tech. Seventy percent of public safety agency respondents to a recent Zebra Technologies Corporation study feel that mobile technology adoption should be accelerated. The research showed that these agencies around the world are seeking to improve mobile tech. The company released its study findings showing that agencies worldwide will be pursuing greater mobile technology adoption to continuously improve community relations and workflows over the next half decade. The last of the three parts of Zebra’s study…

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Huawei sanctions generate heavy criticism from the Chinese tech giant

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The company says this ruling will impact its own business as well as US firms and the electronics industry. The US has imposed new Huawei sanctions that would require American chip manufacturers to apply for licenses to sell to their products to the Chinese company. These new restrictions have been slammed by the tech giant as well as by the government of China. The Chinese company and government are calling the new rules a malicious act of suppression. The Huawei sanctions are being called an act of suppression from the…

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Uber AI technology ensures all its drivers wear face masks

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Though passengers are supposed to wear masks, the artificial intelligence will not be used for them. New Uber AI technology is being used to help ensure that the ride hailing service’s drivers all obey the mandatory regulation that they wear masks. The artificial intelligence is incorporated into a new selfie-taking rule every time the driver goes online. As of this week, every time the drivers go online, they need to snap a selfie of themselves to gain access to the rest of the rideshare service app. This will trigger an…

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