China seeks to use coronavirus tracking QR codes with national tech giants’ assistance

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The Chinese government has reached out to Alibaba and Tencent to broaden its tracker systems. China’s government has reached out to tech giants in the country for help using coronavirus tracking QR codes. The purpose is to expand the existing color-based systems to track cases of COVID-19 nationwide. The government is working to partner up with Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. In the effort. Last week, Alibaba’s Alipay released a collaborative quick response code feature with the government. Last Wednesday, Alibaba’s financial division Ant Financial launched a…

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Danone baby formula QR codes offer parents improved transparency

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The new barcoding service will show consumers the entire journey of several product brands. Danone recently unveiled a new system of baby formula QR codes. The goal of the new digitally enabled feature is to offer shoppers a way to understand precisely where the product came from. The company is seeking to improve its “farm to fork” journey transparency in several of its brands. Among the brands that will benefit from the baby formula QR codes include Nutrilon, Aptamil, Laboratoire Gallia, and Karicare. Consumers can use their smartphone cameras to…

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The Mobile World Congress was cancelled due to Coronavirus COVID-19 concerns

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One of the largest trade shows on the planet won’t take place this year because of outbreak worries. The annual Mobile World Congress trade show is cancelled. The event typically takes place in Barcelona, Spain and provides much anticipated insight into upcoming smartphone and mobile technology. The reason for the cancellation has to do with growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Organizers announced that the Mobile World Congress is cancelled as a result of rising worries in the business world regarding the coronavirus outbreak. They explained that several of…

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Google Play Store to face direct competition by united Chinese smartphone giants

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Huawei, Xiaomi, and Vivo and Oppo from BBK are coming together for on an app store platform. Chinese smartphone makers including Huawei, Xiaomi, and Oppo and Vivo from BBK are working together to create a massive rival to the Google Play Store. All the smartphone makers will bring their app stores together onto one massive combined platform. The idea is to provide a place for app developers outside China to be able to upload their apps to a single platform that will reach each of the Chinese tech giants’ app…

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7-Eleven mobile payments project launches cashierless store

7-Eleven mobile payments - 7-Eleven Store

The shop, located at its headquarters in Irving, Texas, has opened its doors in pilot mode. A unique 7-Eleven mobile payments project has led to the opening of the brand’s first ever cashierless store. The shop, located at the headquarters, is already operational and is open to company employees. So far, the 7-Eleven mobile payments project is in a pilot phase of testing. The first cashierless store is in Irving, Texas, at the 700 square foot headquarters store. Only company employees are able to shop at the location for the…

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