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Mobile payments service makes it easy for Kenyans to buy drinking water

Mobile payments service makes it easy for Kenyans to buy drinking water

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new service has now used an ATM-like water dispenser that will accept transactions via phone. Ericsson and Grundfos (a global pump company) have come together to create a mobile payments service accepting water dispenser. The machine functions like an ATM, except that people withdraw clean drinking water instead of cash. Moreover, people don’t need to have cash or credit card accounts to use it as long as they have their mobile … Read entire article »

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QR code grave stones keep a person’s story alive

QR code grave stones keep a person’s story alive

A cemetery in Bad Oyenhausen, Germany is installing quick response codes to preserve history. The administrator for a cemetery in Bad Oyenhausen, a riverside spa town in northwest Germany, is installing QR code grave stones. The purpose of the quick response codes is to help preserve the stories of the deceased. These smartphone friendly barcodes will provide visitors with more information about those buried in the cemetery. The process of bringing the QR code grave stones to the … Read entire article »

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Top mobile commerce brand title goes to Burberry

Top mobile commerce brand title goes to Burberry

The Ampersand ecommerce agency rated 158 British retailers and awarded the top spot to the fashion brand. Burberry has been named the top mobile commerce brand by Ampersand. The ecommerce agency used several criteria and numbers to conduct an assessment of the customer experience. It examined the mobile shopping offerings of 158 retailers in Great Britain. Among the factors taken into consideration included whether the m-commerce website was optimized. The retailers were judged on mobile website optimization, page … Read entire article »

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The Pokémon Go app is losing its appeal

The Pokémon Go app is losing its appeal

More than 12 million daily players have already given up on the augmented reality game. Approximately fifty days have passed since the Pokémon Go app took the world by storm. The need to “catch ‘em all” carried many children through their summer school breaks in several countries. People are beginning to tire of the augmented reality game app and have started abandoning it. According to reports from Bloomberg, The number of daily active users of the Pokémon Go … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, Mobile Apps, Trends

GMO QR codes may never take off

GMO QR codes may never take off

A recent study showed that the majority of consumers aren’t interested in scanning for more information. A new poll has found that most consumers aren’t likely to scan GMO QR codes to learn more about their foods. The research looked into the scannable codes which may soon be used to identify products containing genetically modified organisms among their ingredients. Among the respondents, only 40 percent said they would be willing to scan quick response codes for this … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, QR Codes, United States

Tombstones Museum QR codes at Tokat launch visitors into the past

Tombstones Museum QR codes at Tokat launch visitors into the past

A new initiative at the historical location has provided quick response codes so visitors can learn more. A fascinating project looking into the past has been launched to use Tombstones Museum QR codes to inform visitors. The quick response codes are located at the Melikgazi Cemetery’s entrance. Melikgazi is the first Turkish-Islamic cemetery within the Niksar district of Tokat. Visitors can use a free QR code app to scan the barcodes to access a highly informative website. The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, QR Codes, Travel

Internet of things commerce may be the next thing, finally

Internet of things commerce may be the next thing, finally

The IoT is coming to the m-commerce experience and could offer a great deal to consumers. Internet of Things commerce is a concept that has been dancing around ahead of us for some time now. Science fiction movies have predicted it. Tech specialists have insisted that we’re on the edge of it. Now, it may finally be on its way. Even if it isn’t here quite yet, it does offer a considerable opportunity for consumers to enjoy. A … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality apps take off among beauty brands

Augmented reality apps take off among beauty brands

AR tech is becoming a very familiar component in style and cosmetics applications. With Pokemon Go encouraging millions of players around the world to “catch ‘em all,” augmented reality apps are now a familiar sight. However, as popular as that game app may be, it is among beauty brands that the mobile technology is seeing notable growth. Mobile commerce has become a massive focus in the beauty industry, which is a highly visual market. As beauty brands rely … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Fashion/Art, Featured News, Mobile Apps, Trends

Tablet commerce trends in the U.K. show popularity with those aged 55 plus

Tablet commerce trends in the U.K. show popularity with those aged 55 plus

A new report showed a considerable inclination toward shopping over tablets among those aged 55 and up. Tablet commerce trends are showing positive tendencies when it comes to usage in the United Kingdom among those aged 55 and older. Shoppers within that age group are finding the larger screen mobile devices provides a positive experience. This, according to a new report published by Bronto Software based on a survey they conducted. Despite the fact that tablets are facing … Read entire article »

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Starbucks mobile payments to launch in China

Starbucks mobile payments to launch in China

The coffee giant has finally announced its intentions to expand its smartphone based experience in China. The Seattle-based coffee giant will finally be launching its Starbucks mobile payments in China. This expansion of its digital features has been long anticipated within that tremendous market. This will make it possible for customers to pay for orders using their smartphones. They will also be able to collect My Starbucks Rewards. The company announced the availability of this mobile commerce … Read entire article »

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