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Mobile traffic gave Yelp a shot in the arm

Mobile traffic gave Yelp a shot in the arm

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The company’s third quarter earnings revealed solid growth due to a large number of smartphone users. Yelp’s third quarter 2016 earnings report has been issued and shows a significant impact from mobile traffic. The company saw considerable growth in both its revenue and its active users. These areas of growth have been credited to the sizeable mobile user base and because customers are using those devices on an increasing basis while on … 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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QR code error overcrowds ANA plane, bringing transport ministry warning

QR code error overcrowds ANA plane, bringing transport ministry warning

All Nippon Airways Co found itself in hot water after nearly taking off with a seat-less passenger. All Nippon Airways has received a serious warning following a QR code error. A mistaken misuse of a quick response code allowed too many people to board a plane. Even with too many people aboard, the plane pushed back for takeoff with the extra passenger standing in the aisle. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism issued a severe … Read entire article »

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QR code placard spotlights Ximenez-Fatio House Museum for Tourists

QR code placard spotlights Ximenez-Fatio House Museum for Tourists

The City of St. Augustine has added the museum to its historical signage way-finding program. The City of St. Augustine, Florida has now added a QR code placard for the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum to its way-finding program. This means the historical plaques for the city will include information about the structure. The quick response code has now been added to the sign outside the building. The museum is found in St. Augustine at number 20 Aviles Street … Read entire article »

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Tourist QR codes let Kyoto cops do their jobs

Tourist QR codes let Kyoto cops do their jobs

Police in the Japanese city have been struggling with never-ending tourist requests for directions. Kyoto Prefectural Police officers are now using tourist QR codes to help to free them from having to continually give directions. They are now sharing the quick response codes through posters displayed on police boxes called koban. The posters show the location of a number of tourist sites and have a scannable QR code. This is the first police force to use tourist QR … Read entire article »

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Tombstones Museum QR codes at Tokat launch visitors into the past

Tombstones Museum QR codes at Tokat launch visitors into the past

A new initiative at the historical location has provided quick response codes so visitors can learn more. A fascinating project looking into the past has been launched to use Tombstones Museum QR codes to inform visitors. The quick response codes are located at the Melikgazi Cemetery’s entrance. Melikgazi is the first Turkish-Islamic cemetery within the Niksar district of Tokat. Visitors can use a free QR code app to scan the barcodes to access a highly informative website. The … Read entire article »

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Ford may use mobile technology to make you safer behind the wheel

Ford may use mobile technology to make you safer behind the wheel

The automaker’s Wearables Lab may one day alert vehicles when drivers are becoming sleepy. Automaker, Ford, has now launched a new Automotive Wearables Experience Lab, which is located in Dearborn, Michigan and which has been designed to provide a place where mobile technology such as smartwatches can be used for improving the safety and ease of driving. Ford is far from the only car company that has stepped into testing wearable technology. Other auto manufacturers that are experimenting … Read entire article »

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Mobile shopping is a favorite activity of 14 percent of commuters

Mobile shopping is a favorite activity of 14 percent of commuters

That said, 76 percent of smartphone users would consider shopping on their devices during the commute. A recent Ipsos poll that was commissioned by PayPal has determined that more than one in every 10 commuters have already engaged in mobile shopping during their commute; an activity that has been nicknamed “commuter commerce.” The survey found that there are a wide range of reasons commuters are using their mobile devices. What the Ipsos research showed was that 67 percent … Read entire article »

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Mobile marketing in China to see large transformation through JD.com, Tencent partnership

Mobile marketing in China to see large transformation through JD.com, Tencent partnership

The two giants are going to look for new ways to use their big data resources for brand recognition building. Giants Tencent Holdings Limited and JD.com Ltd have now joined into a partnership that they have jointly announced as one that is meant to help to change the way mobile marketing occurs in China when it comes to the e-commerce ecosystem. The goal of the deal between the two companies is to offer innovative new smartphone advertising … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce is a vital component of the travel shopping experience

Mobile commerce is a vital component of the travel shopping experience

A recent study has shown that consumers are increasingly using multiple devices to plan and book trips. A report was recently released by a firm called Criteo, which illustrated the importance of the role of mobile commerce at both the start and finish of a shopper’s planning and booking of upcoming travel. The report was entitled the Criteo “State of Mobile Commerce” and it was focused on the third quarter of this year. Significant insight was provided through … Read entire article »

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