First QR code transport ticketing system launched in the Philippines

QR code transport ticketing system - Commuters in station

AF Payments partnered with GCash to launch the quick response (QR) code-based system. AF Payments, Inc., the company behind tap-and-go payment system “beep,” has teamed up with GCash to roll out the first QR code transport ticketing system in the Philippines. The first to adopt the mobile payments system will be the Metra Manila-based BGC Bus and the Cebu-based Topline Express Ferries. Passengers simply pay for their transit tickets through the GCash mobile app. BGC Bus and Topline Express Ferries customers can now pay their faire through the GCash app…

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Mario Kart Tour becomes Nintendo’s fastest mobile game launch to date

Mario Kart Tour - Mario figurine - Nintendo

The popular racing game has been downloaded over 90 million times in its first week. With over 90 million downloads in the first week of its release, Mario Kart Tour is at the top of the charts and is easily Nintendo’s fastest mobile game launch ever. The number of downloads is six times higher than Nintendo’s second best mobile game launch. According to Sensor Tower, the number of downloads of Mario Kart Tour is six times greater than Nintendo’s mobile game Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, which was its second biggest…

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Square payment technical glitch leads to business owner losing thousands of dollars

Square Payments - Coffee Shop

Owner of a Toronto-based mobile coffee shop says she lost $14k in payments made through Square. Monica Mustelier, a Toronto business co-owner of Little Havana mobile coffee shop lost CA$14,000 (US$10.5k) to a Square payment technical glitch and it seems that Mustelier may not be the only one. Square won’t say if the issue is widespread. According to CBC News, a glitch in the popular Square payment technology is causing financial frustration for some of the mobile payment company’s users. When asked if it is a widespread issue or if…

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The Philippines’ GMovies ticketing app introduces RQR Codes

RQR Code - Movie Ticket

The reversed quick response (RQR) coding technology saves customers time and effort. RQR codes are being rolled out by GMovies, the Philippines’ first and only movie schedule and ticketing platform that aggregates more than 100 cinemas nationwide. The reversed QR code technology that has been added to the movie ticketing app is designed to enhance the cinema experience of its customers, eliminating the need for users to line up at the ticket counter, which saves both time and effort. Movie goers merely need to scan the QR code below their…

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Australian state is first in the world to use new tech to deter distracted driving

Distracted Driving - Texting while driving

New South Wales is going an extra mile to encourage hands-free phone use while driving. Australia’s largest state by population is cracking down on distracted driving and is the first jurisdiction in the world to use cameras to catch drivers distracted by theirhand-held mobile phones, and prosecute them. Drivers who use phones illegally while driving are four times as likely to cause an accident. Road safety experts have grown more and more alarmed at the increasing prevalence of accidents on New South Wales roads that involve drivers using smartphones. Those…

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