Survey finds that 70% of Irish consumers abandon mobile payment transactions

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Consumers in Ireland are not keen on making payments via mobile if the process is too difficult. New research from Elavon, a global payments expert, reveals that mobile payment transactions are abandoned by over two-thirds of mobile consumers in Ireland, when these consumers find the mobile payments process to be too tedious and difficult. Several aspects of mobile transaction processes frustrated online shoppers. Elavon’s mobile shopping experience study, which involved 1,000 adult mobile shoppers in Ireland, noted that there were primary sources of frustration that lead to mobile users abandoning…

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College QR code tech in China requires students to track shower times

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A new system requires Chinese college students to scan QR Codes before and after taking a shower. Mobile technology is popular in China and college QR codes are nothing new. However, according to local media, Hunan’s Changsha University of Science and Technology has launched a new shower system for students that requires them to scan a quick response (QR) code every time they take a shower. Students are required to connect their phones to a smart water meter via Bluetooth. After linking up with the smart water meter via their…

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Smart dress reveals how frequently women are harassed at nightclubs

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A touch-sensitive dress shows that women are not exaggerating about sexual harassment at nightclubs. A smart dress created for a project called “The Dress for Respect,” tracked how often and how intensely women in Brazil were groped on an average night out at a club or party. The special dress was embedded with sensor technology. The sensor technology that was embedded into the garment tracked both touch and pressure. This information was immediately sent to a visual system so that the project researchers could track the harassment in real time.…

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Traffic police in India introduce autorickshaw QR Codes to help promote safety

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Nagpur traffic police have introduced a QR codes option in the city’s three-wheeled vehicles. Autorickshaw QR codes have been introduced by traffic police in the city of Nagpur, located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The quick response (QR) codes have been implemented by the police to help ensure the city’s three-wheelers are a safe mode of public transportation for citizens. Twenty autorickshaw drivers across the city have been enrolled in the program and provide a QR code. The first autorickshaw QR codes have been distributed to 20 drivers across…

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Mobile Black Friday shopping predicted to be a top choice for UK shoppers

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An estimated 77% of UK consumer will carry out most of their Black Friday Shopping online. Independent research conducted by Market and Brand Intelligence platform Attest has revealed that there will be an upswing of mobile Black Friday shopping in the UK. The recently released findings show that more than three out of four (77%) of UK shopper will do most of their Black Friday shopping online. This research is bad news for UK high streets. The research suggests that the British high street is likely to suffer from the…

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CAC deletes nearly 10,000 Chinese social media accounts

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Thousands of social media accounts have been eliminated by the nation’s top cyber authority. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has erased almost 10,000 Chinese social media accounts that it found to be in violation of the law. The account holders were accused of posting online content that the CAC deemed to be vulgar, sensational or politically harmful. Accounts were eradicated for a variety of violations. More specifically, thousands of Chinese social media accounts were erased for violations such as, “spreading politically harmful information, maliciously falsifying (Chinese Communist) party history,…

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New Taxi QR code payments service in Malaysia benefits drivers and their customers

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Touch ‘n Go announces new partnerships with EzCab and Public Cab involving QR code payments. Touch ‘n Go (TNG), the Malaysian-based contactless smart card and electronic payments system company, is helping to bring Taxi QR code payments services to both Taxi drivers and customers in Malaysia. Touch ‘n Go has partnered with two taxi services, EzCab and Public Cab, enabling customers of these companies to pay for their rides via QR codes through the Touch n’ Go eWallet app. The cashless payment method means taxi drivers will no longer have…

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Tencent QR code payment service users exceeds 50 million

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More than 50 million users across 100 cities in China now use the QR code payments for public transportation. Tencent’s QR code payment service that it launched for public transportation “sao yi sao”, back in 2017, recently exceeded 50 million users across 100 cities, according to local media in China, reported TechNode. Tencent has placed a special focus on public transportation. Since 2017, the massive China-based internet company has set its sights on integrating its technologies into public transportation, among these technologies included Tencent QR code payments. It has also…

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Find saints and Bible characters in new mobile game Follow JC Go

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The Vatican has approved a church-themed game inspired by Pokémon Go Follow JC Go! is a new mobile game designed to encourage young Christians to attend church. As you might suspect from its name, the game follows a similar theme to Niantic’s phenomenally popular Pokémon Go, launched back in 2016. The major difference being, however, that instead of finding and collecting monsters, you find and collect saints and other biblical figures. Pope Francis has applauded the Vatican-approved game. Even more interesting, Follow JC Go has not only received a stamp…

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QR code payment service to be offered to Thai travelers in Japan

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A QR code-based mobile payment service is to be launched in Japan for Thai tourists. MUFG Bank, Japan’s largest bank, and its Thai subsidiary, Bank of Ayudhya, is launching a QR code payment service designed specifically for Thai travelers. This service will allow these foreign travelers to make cashless purchases in Japan. Bank of Ayudhya will link its already operational QR code system to Japan. The QR code payment system, which already exists for the Thai lender’s customers in Thailand, is slated to be connected to Japan in December of…

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British supermarkets to trial facial recognition software for age verification purposes

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Facial recognition will be used for the first time in UK supermarkets. Facial recognition software will be used in UK supermarkets for the purpose of verifying the age of people purchasing cigarettes and alcohol. This is the first time this technology will be used in the nation’s supermarkets. The pilot project is slated to be operational by the end of 2018. By the end of the year, the facial recognition software program is expected to roll out and is likely to be applied more widely in UK supermarkets in 2019.…

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