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India mobile payments take off as large bank notes disappear

India mobile payments take off as large bank notes disappear

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The country recently shocked its citizens by getting rid of its largest paper currency, causing a cash crunch. As the country scrambles in a massive cash reduction, India mobile payments are taking off as an alternative. Mobile wallets have received an almost instant shot in the arm with the surprise notice of the disappearing bank notes. Some mobile payment providers have already reported record breaking numbers over the last few days. Paytm, for instance, … Read entire article »

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QR code scam places hundreds of parking tickets on cars in China

QR code scam places hundreds of parking tickets on cars in China

Fraudulent parking tickets with quick response codes were placed on vehicles in northern China. A QR code scam has unfolded in the Hebei Province in Northern China in the city of Shijiazhuang. More than one hundred drivers had received fake parking tickets with quick response codes printed on them. Drivers returning to their vehicles found legitimate looking parking tickets on their windshields. The tickets involved in this QR code scam were well designed. They were not simply photocopies … Read entire article »

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M-commerce shopping proves enormous during China’s Singles Day

M-commerce shopping proves enormous during China’s Singles Day

The channel experienced a 32 percent growth in use and broke all previous records in the country. Alibaba was once again able to bring m-commerce shopping to new heights over Singles Day in China. This year’s event saw a massive shift toward mobile, which proved to be the deal hunter’s method of choice for finding and purchasing products. Alibaba has reported that this year’s Singles Day in China left all previous records behind. Singles Day in China occurred … Read entire article »

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QR Code Rangoli: Diwali festival goes digital in 2016

QR Code Rangoli: Diwali festival goes digital in 2016

Diwali or the festival of lights is a popular Indian festival celebrated by the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain communities across the world. Spiritually, it symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. Homes, offices and streets are decorated with colorful flowers, lights, and lamps. An important aspect of the celebration is Rangoli – a traditional floor art created using colored rice flour, sand, or flower petals. QR Code Rangoli by Scanova Scanova, an India-based company … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce transactions are highest in Japan

Mobile commerce transactions are highest in Japan

The second quarter figures for 2016 showed that the country had nearly 55 percent conversion rates. Criteo recently released its figures regarding mobile commerce transactions in Q2 2016. They revealed that the conversion rates for m-commerce were highest in Japan, the United Kingdom and South Korea. The performance marketing technology firm underscored that the top spot was held by Japan. These results were compiled after analyzing 1.7 billion transactions from both desktop and mobile sites. The analysis involved … Read entire article »

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QR code tickets may help shorten lines at Indian railway stations

QR code tickets may help shorten lines at Indian railway stations

The National Democratic Alliance government’s cashless economy efforts could align with this move. Indian Railways may soon use QR code tickets to help sell unreserved seats via smartphones. This strategy represents the railway’s move to follow the lead of the National Democratic Alliance government’s hope to create a cashless economy. This could also help to shorten the very long lineups that currently plague the railway station ticket counters. The national carrier intends to post signs that sell QR … Read entire article »

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Samsung Pay officially headed to Canada before 2016 ends

Samsung Pay officially headed to Canada before 2016 ends

After months of rumors, the consumer electronics giant has now confirmed its mobile wallet is headed to Canada. Canada has been hearing rumors that Samsung Pay was on its way for several months. However, it is only just recently that the electronics giant has given official confirmation that this is true. The company released a statement that has been published on several news outlets indicating that Canadians will have the mobile wallet in 2016. In fact, the … Read entire article »

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Beijing QR codes offer new Mobike models

Beijing QR codes offer new Mobike models

That city and Shanghai have both launched a series of new options for the public sharing bicycles. Mobike has now announced that its Shanghai and Beijing QR codes will let riders enjoy a new series of bike models. These red and silver public sharing bicycles have been simultaneously released. The goal is to encourage a larger part of the Chinese population to use bicycles within large cities. There has been a notable growth in the number of users … Read entire article »

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Mobile shopping trends have become standard global commerce

Mobile shopping trends have become standard global commerce

People are now using smartphones and tablets for shopping to the degree that they are part of the norm. The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released a mobile shopping trends report. It is titled “Mobile Commerce: A Global Perspective.” Within the report, the IAB showed that 75 percent of smartphone and tablet users are mobile shoppers. They had purchased at least one product or service over their mobile devices in the previous six months. The study took … Read entire article »

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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

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 phones handy. The water access … Read entire article »

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