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QR code shopping opens up for mobile supermarket experience

QR code shopping opens up for mobile supermarket experience

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new “Smart Store” booth has opened in one of India’s biggest cities, allowing purchases with quick response code scans. A new form of QR code shopping has launched in India, letting consumers scan barcodes to purchase certain non-perishable staple food items from a booth. The new interactive booths have opened in three busy Metro stations located in Bengaluru. This lets commuters do a bit of QR code shopping on their way from one … Read entire article »

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Asia-Pacific mobile advertising trends point to banner ads the most

Asia-Pacific mobile advertising trends point to banner ads the most

That said, ad blocking is also becoming an increasingly common practice so care is needed. Mobile advertising trends are still showing that banner ads are by far the most frequently used method, but have they outlived their time? In the Asia-Pacific region, research is showing that while banners may represent over three quarters of mobile ads device users may not even be seeing them. Ad blockers are letting smartphone users skip over a lot of the advertising … Read entire article »

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Mobile police technology in Toronto may reduce paperwork for cops

Mobile police technology in Toronto may reduce paperwork for cops

A newly proposed plan would give officers the chance to use technology to keep them away from deskwork. The Toronto Police Service in Canada is looking at using mobile police technology to digitally complete paperwork so they can stay on the beat. This has the potential to greatly reduce the amount of time an officer would need to spend at a desk, keeping him or her out in the community where a bigger difference can be … Read entire article »

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QR code labels on chicken let consumers check its quality

QR code labels on chicken let consumers check its quality

Scanning quick response codes will make it possible to learn a great deal about the product’s safety. New QR code labels are being used in parts of India to allow consumers to check on the quality of the chicken they’re buying. The barcodes can be scanned using free apps and smartphones. A scan provides consumers with a wealth of information about the history of the product. Several details are revealed about the complete history of the chicken … Read entire article »

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Chinese mobile games are taking off worldwide

Chinese mobile games are taking off worldwide

A large number of entertainment apps from the country have made it into the top performing lists. Last year, Chinese mobile games became truly popular around the globe for the first time. Among the leading 1,000 mobile gaming apps worldwide, publishers from China produced a sizeable 84. The year before, that figure had been 45, showing a striking rise in popularity for those games. After all, this means there are 80 percent more mobile games from that … Read entire article »

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India mobile payments take off as large bank notes disappear

India mobile payments take off as large bank notes disappear

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, the largest India mobile … 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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