Cellum reaches QR code mobile payments deal with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

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The mobile transaction solutions company headquartered in Hungary is partnering with the Japanese giant. Cellum Group has signed an agreement with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC to launch a new QR code mobile payments service. The idea is to bring the quick response code based transactions into Japan with more widespread success. Cellum, a mobile transaction solutions company, signed the deal with one of Japan’s largest professional services firms. The two companies want to overcome the hurdles of QR code mobile payments and create a mainstream service within the country. A…

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Where Mainstream Facial Recognition Technology is Headed (If Consumers Let It)

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Retailers now want to use consumers’ faces in everyday commerce. Facial recognition is going mainstream. It sounds good for business, but only if customers agree to smile for the camera. Beyond Searching for Bad Guys and Unlocking Phones Indeed, facial recognition is starting to be used for more than security purposes. In this world where everything has to be fast and efficient, retailers want to offer speedy customer service. Customers could be able to pay for a meal at a fast-food joint by saying cheese to a camera, check bags…

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New Avnet wearables let concertgoers feel music’s vibrations

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A new partnership between the company and Not Impossible Labs is creating a new tech experience. A new partnership has resulted in the development of Avnet wearables designed to let concertgoers feel the music they’re hearing. The Avnet and Not Impossible Labs deal brought about an entirely new type of wearable technology called “Vibrotextile.” The new wearable tech is a vest that comes with wrist and ankle bands that pulse and vibrate. The Vibrotextile Avnet wearables pulse and vibrate in sync with the music being played at concerts. This lets…

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New shared bicycle QR code system to launch in Singapore in 2019

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The bike rentals system will be highly enforced and offenders face bans and fines. Singapore is implementing a new QR code parking system for shared bicycles. It will launch as of the start of next year. The goal is to stop users from parking indiscriminately, according to the Land Transport Authority (LTA). The QR codes will make it possible to track down the rider who last used any given shared bike. The QR code parking system is meant to encourage shared bicycle users to park the bikes in designated areas.…

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3 Examples of How Virtual Reality is Changing the Shopping Experience

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Shopping in-store or browsing online may soon become a thing of the past as technology is transforming the shopping experience. Virtual reality is the future and numerous brands have already jumped on the band wagon. Attention shoppers! Prepare to be transported to another world! A Whole New Level of Shopping Trying before buying without leaving the house? Yes, it’s possible! Whether to find decorative items for the living room, to see clothing on models walking the runway before trying them on in real life or to see what a cruise…

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Delta facial recognition technology moves quickly from “curb-to-gate”

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The airline intends to implement this tech throughout Atlanta’s international airport terminal. The new Delta facial recognition technology will soon be rolling out to provide travelers with “curb-to-gate” seamlessness. The first launch from the airline will occur at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport’s International Terminal F. The concept is to use facial recognition technology to skip ever having to show documents. The Delta facial recognition “curb-to-gate” technology, if it works as advertised, will let a traveler heading overseas head through the airport to his or her flight without having to take out…

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Both Instagram founders have suddenly resigned without leaving an explanation

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The social network’s CEO Kevin Systrom, and CTO Mike Krieger are both leaving in a few weeks. The two Instagram founders currently heading the company have both announced their resignations. CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger resigned suddenly and didn’t give any explanation as to why they plan to exit the social media company within upcoming weeks. A statement was left saying that both the chief executive officer and chief technology officer are leaving. Systrom released a statement earlier this week saying that both he and Krieger didn’t intend…

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Mobile transactions account for more than half of transactions made online

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A new report reveals that consumers prefer mobile shopping. Criteo’s Global Commerce Review for Q2 of 2018 has revealed that mobile transactions are dominating online transactions. The report found that over 50% of online transactions made in many countries are now performed via mobile. Criteo analyzed data from more than 5,000 retailer in over 80 countries. The report took into account the activities, behaviors and preferences of shoppers across all devices and browsing environments. The data used, from which the company drew its conclusions, came from over 5,000 retailers in…

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SGQR Code launches as a universal QR Code payment in Singapore

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The national QR Code allows consumers to scan and transfer funds from 27e e-payment apps. SGQR code is a universal QR code that was recently launched in Singapore to give merchants the ability to accept different cashless payments without having to display multiple quick response codes. The SGQR enables consumers to scan and transfer funds from as many as 27 e-payment applications. SGQR is now ready for commercial roll out. While the fist technical specifications of the SGQR code were first unveiled in November 2017, it is only now ready…

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New sandbox mobile game to launch in China from LEGO and Tencent

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The upcoming mobile game to launch in China is called LEGO Cube. LEGO Cube is a kid-friendly sandbox mobile game that is the first branded mobile game Danish company LEGO is launching in collaboration with Chinese tech giant Tencent Group, in China. Earlier this year, the two companies formed a digital partnership. This game is the first digital gaming experience to come from this partnership. The focus of the game is imagination and creativity. LEGO Cube’s platform has been designed to allow players to explore creativity and imagination in a…

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A third of UK Instagram Shoppers purchase products promoted by influencers

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New research reveals that UK users of the social media app are swayed by Instagram influencers. It’s no secret that Instagram shoppers are influenced by social media marketing. However, new research from influencer marketing platform, Takumi, has revealed that about a third of UK Instagram users are more likely to buy a product if it was promoted by an influencer on the social media platform. The survey found that 18 – 35-year olds were especially likely to make purchase decisions influenced by Instagram. The Takumi research was carried out by…

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