Mobile banking apps usage predicted to surpass online banking by 2019

Mobile banking apps - Increase in mobile banking over computers

More and more consumers are turning to their smartphones for their banking needs. The CACI reported that 22 million people chose to use mobile banking apps to manage their accounts via their smartphone in 2017. It’s forecasted that by next year (2019), more consumers will choose their phone for banking than their computers. 35 million people are expected to bank via a smartphone app by 2023. In addition to this CACI report prediction, it was said that by 2023, consumers would likely visit a bank branch only twice per year.…

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College QR codes help applicants find a Delhi University College

College QR Codes - QR Code Scan

Delhi University administration is making the lives of new applicants easier. During admissions this year, students new to Delhi and its colleges will have the advantage of using the new college QR codes to help them discover the appropriate departments, colleges and institutes that are part of Delhi University. The unique QR Codes have been synched with Google Maps. India is no stranger to using quick response codes in its educational system. As QR Code Press reported back in 2017, India’s Education Minister announced the launch of an enrollment program…

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Forged QR code at kids’ gym leads to porn site

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Parents were alarmed to discover a spoofed quick response code near an elementary school. Canadian parents were shocked to discover a forged QR code at an outdoor gym located near an elementary school. The Edmonton mother decided to use her smartphone to learn more about how to use the gym’s features. The park provides users with signage to guide users through the safe use of its equipment. That said, one of the signs featured at the Norwell Outdoor Fitness Park showed a quick response code. The retail provider for that…

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Canadian shoppers can use Bitcoin payments for Newegg purchases

Bitcoin Payments - Canada Newegg Accepts Bitcoin

The online computer hardware and consumer electronics retailer will now accept the top cryptocurrency. Newegg recently announced that its Canadian customers will be able to make bitcoin payments to complete purchase transactions. The cryptocurrency is now listed among the retailer’s accepted transaction methods. The company revealed its new adoption of cryptocurrency in a recent press release. American consumers have been able to make bitcoin payments at Newegg since August 2014. This made the company one of the first ever major retailers to accept the cryptocurrency. According to Newegg, since it…

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QR code turnstiles to function in all Shanghai Metro stations by year’s end

QR Code turnstiles - Shanghai Metro Station

The quick response code program first rolled out nearly two months ago and has been successful. Commuters in Shanghai have been using QR code turnstiles in the first Metro stations to feature the barcodes. The program has been deemed successful. Now, the quick response codes will be heading to the rest of the stations. The QR code turnstiles make it possible for commuters to use their smartphones as pass cards. Riders who would prefer to use their smartphones to their IC cards can scan them on the new QR code…

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Toddler activates iPhone lock out on mother’s phone for 47.8 years

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The little one was meant to be watching kids videos but turned on the lock screen instead. A toddler in China managed to enter the wrong password on the iPhone lock screen enough to block access for almost 48 years. The child continually entered the wrong password on the screen. The kid had been watching educational videos on the iPhone and had been left unsupervised. The Shanghai family must now face an iPhone lock out for over 25 million minutes. A South China Morning Post report stated that the two…

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Technoparks of Moscow: effective infrastructure for innovative future

Technoparks of Moscow

Moscow is already the capital of the future. At least according to a recent study of the Foreign Direct Investment Intelligence. The city systematically raises investment attractiveness in all of its spheres, ensuring the building of infrastructure and platforms for all the participants of the market. One of such directions of the city is the creation of modern technoparks and technopolises (or science or technology or research parks) under the aegis of the Moscow City Investment Agency. The first technopark in Moscow was opened in 1991 at the National Research…

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Singapore Land Transport Authority uses QR code geofencing to control bike parking

QR Code geofencing - Bicycle Sharing

Bike sharing programs are highly popular in the country, leading to new licensing and parking rules. The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced a new QR code geofencing system meant to help control indiscriminate parking of shared bikes. Bicycle sharing programs have spiked in popularity in recent years. A new licensing strategy has been developed and is starting to roll out across the city state. Among the main issues the QR code geofencing is designed to overcome is indiscriminate parking. Shared bicycles have been parked pretty much anywhere they…

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eMarketer mobile commerce forecast shows strong future

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The firm’s recent study suggests that smartphone based shopping is building a highly positive landscape. The doubts some are still expressing against the growth potential of m-commerce have another study against them following a new eMarketer mobile commerce forecast. Within the report were the results of a study on the smartphone shopping ecosystem. While the m-commerce prediction aligns with other research, it also includes some striking insight. The eMarketer mobile commerce forecast states that by the year 2021, smartphone and tablet based shopping will make up 72.9 percent of the…

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Myanmar FDA QR codes to make ingredient verification easier

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The Myanmar Food and Drug Administration is considering quick response codes to help improve product clarity. The Food and Drug Administration is currently in discussions with food producers with regards to the use of Myanmar FDA QR codes to help verify approval. FDA Director General hopes to use the quick response codes to make it easier to understand products. The Myanmar FDA QR codes will be helpful by making it possible scan to obtain the department’s product approval details. According to Dr. Than Htut, the organization’s director general, only 90…

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Mobile technology adoption pushes in-store sales down among unprepared retailers

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Experts are cautioning retailers that if they want to remain open, mobile features are not optional. This last holiday shopping season saw a decline in in-store shopping that many are blaming on mobile technology adoption. In fact, the spending in retail businesses during that season it its slowest since 2012 in many markets such as in the United Kingdom. That said, while some retailers suffered, others found that they were using smartphones to bring customers in. Mobile technology adoption has presented a considerable challenge to the entire retail industry. That…

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