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Durian QR codes to help prove authenticity of the pungent fruit

Durian QR codes to help prove authenticity of the pungent fruit

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Malaysian government will introduce a quick response code for verifying Musang King durians. The Malaysian government has announced its intentions to roll out special durian QR codes to help make it easier to tell the difference between the Musang King variety and others. The quick response codes will be used in conjunction with radio frequency identification (RFID) tech. The durian QR codes are meant to make it quick and easy to check the … Read entire article »

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QR code enrollment program launched in Indian schoolchildren

QR code enrollment program launched in Indian schoolchildren

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam first proposed this new method of student I.D. India’s Education Minister has announced the launch of a new QR code enrollment program designed to simplify student identification in government schools. The quick response code is further verified with the student’s fingerprint. The QR code, fingerprint and unique number are assigned to each new student entering government schools. “The introduction of the Unique Student Code for students who enter the school, along with a … Read entire article »

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QR code feedback lets Western Railway passengers rate toilet hygiene

QR code feedback lets Western Railway passengers rate toilet hygiene

WR has launched a new program allowing riders to provide a rating and comments about toilets at their stations. The Western Railway (WR) in India has rolled out a new QR code feedback program. The goal is to make it possible for riders to scan the quick response codes to rate the toilet hygiene in the WR stations. The QR codes have been introduced in seventeen of the WR stations under its jurisdiction. A senior official from the … Read entire article »

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Zimbabwe mobile payments get a shot in the arm from cash crisis

Zimbabwe mobile payments get a shot in the arm from cash crisis

The country is suffering from a shortage of cash as Bitcoin simultaneously makes its presence larger. A suddenly downward shift in the availability of cash has driven Zimbabwe mobile payments into a position in which it is experiencing rapid growth. This represents quite a change for the country which has always had a glut of banknotes available. In fact, the $100 trillion note actually exists. However, the country has suddenly found itself in a position of cash … Read entire article »

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Online and mobile commerce record broken by Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

Online and mobile commerce record broken by Alibaba’s Singles’ Day

More smartphone shoppers than ever took part in the huge bargain purchasing event. The Alibaba Singles’ Day Shopping Festival managed to break online and, especially mobile commerce record figures once again this year. Chinese shoppers used their mobile devices to grab great discounts leaving former records in the dust. The estimated total sales for the event continued to rise until reaching an estimated $19 to $25 billion. The event itself is practically designed to break the mobile commerce … Read entire article »

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Australian mobile commerce is taking off among consumers standing inside stores

Australian mobile commerce is taking off among consumers standing inside stores

New research results from PayPal show that Aussies head to shops to make purchases on their phones. Australian mobile commerce has been taking off in a rather interesting way, says recent PayPal data released by the company. The research revealed a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of Australians purchasing products and services by way of their mobile devices. Mobile shoppers are using their devices to buy something at least once per week in that country. The … Read entire article »

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Mobile payments popularity will be greater than credit cards in two years

Mobile payments popularity will be greater than credit cards in two years

A new U.N. report underscored the skyrocketing growth of PayPal, Alipay and other blockchain based transaction systems. A United Nations report indicates that by 2019 mobile payments popularity will “overtake credit cards” in terms of online shopping use. The report pointed to blockchain using systems as primary drivers for the popularity of mobile transactions. The United Nations body released a report saying that digital currency systems of payment will see greater use in e-commerce than debit and credit … Read entire article »

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Mobile ad spending will comprise 62 percent of digital advertising totals in 5 years

Mobile ad spending will comprise 62 percent of digital advertising totals in 5 years

The increase in smartphone advertising will be a main driver for the entire digital marketing industry, said eMarketer. While TV continues to be the top Indian advertising platform, the rising demand for smartphones is propelling mobile ad spending upward and is predicted to continue doing so. eMarketer predicts that mobile advertising budgets will rise along with the availability of inexpensive 4G handsets and dropping data prices. Advertising over mobile channels is expected to increase by 85 percent … Read entire article »

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QR code tracking allows Delhi police to watch over cab riders

QR code tracking allows Delhi police to watch over cab riders

A card featuring a quick response code allows the police to monitor a taxi’s entire journey. A new QR code tracking program is launching in Delhi, India, to help cab riders know they’ll be safe. It involves using an identification card displayed on the back of the driver’s seat. Passengers can scan the QR codes to provide the Delhi Police control room the ability to monitor the trip. The QR code tracking card will feature the barcode as … Read entire article »

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APAC m-commerce driven by emerging markets, says recent MasterCard study

APAC m-commerce driven by emerging markets, says recent MasterCard study

Over half of Asia Pacific consumers shop using their smartphones, but the level of popularity is regional. Over half (51.6 percent) Asia Pacific shoppers use smartphones to buy products and services, according to a new APAC m-commerce study. That said, the same survey revealed that across 14 different markets, the degree of popularity of mobile commerce varies from one region to the next. This insight was provided by the most recent MasterCard Mobile Shopping Survey results. Once again … Read entire article »

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Mobile fashion retail leaders appeal to smartphone toting consumers

Mobile fashion retail leaders appeal to smartphone toting consumers

Throughout London Fashion Week, leading designers and retailers campaigned with m-commerce innovation. New study results released during London Fashion Week showed that mobile fashion retail is stronger than ever before. Retailers and top design labels are using m-commerce innovation to improve the consumer experience. The study was published in the 2017 Mobile Retail Report by Ampersand, a benchmarking report. The purpose of the report is to rank and compare top high street brands in terms of their mobile … Read entire article »

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