73 percent of millennials use mobile commerce 1 to 4 times weekly

Mobile Commerce - Shopping via phone

New Tapjoy data has revealed that this generation is shopping on their phones very regularly. Millennials absolutely love using mobile commerce and are doing so between one and four times every week according to a survey of customers on the MobileVoice by Tapjoy. The research showed that most millennials were shopping on their phones at least one time per week. The mobile commerce data was published in the annual Modern Mobile Gamer 2021: Millennials Edition. The research involved a survey of 5,028 people in the millennial generation during the first…

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TikTok challenge trend leads to warning from California Teachers Association

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A list of monthly video themes has students recording themselves as the “Slap a Teacher”. A concerning list of TikTok challenge themes has been released, encouraging students to record themselves in behaviors such as vandalism, theft, and now violence has taken off across the United States. This month, the list instructs students to “Slap a Teacher” which has raised alarm among instructors. This week, the California Teachers Association released a statement in which it warned “Educators Beware!”, and which was shared on Facebook. It informed teachers of the nature of…

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Mobile commerce is particularly strong among Android users throughout pandemic

Mobile commerce - Android shopping

App Annie, Liftoff and Poq data showed a spike in shopping app use as shoppers avoid in-person stores. It doesn’t come as much of a shock to anyone at all that mobile commerce exploded in popularity as the pandemic set in, and consumers sought to avoid contact through in-person shopping. That said, what is interesting according to recent data, is that it took off among Android users in particular, surpassing iOS users. Worldwide, there was a 49 percent increase in the amount of time using of shopping apps as of…

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Apple Pay is barely used by anyone who has it

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Only 6 percent of iPhone users in the United States who have the mobile wallet are actually using it. According to the results of a new study, only 6 percent of iPhone users who have Apple Pay set up are actually using the mobile wallet app in the United States. The study was conducted by PYMNTS, showing far less usage than many had expected. The study showed that about 93.9 percent of US iPhone customers have Apple Pay on their smartphones. The mobile wallet service first launched in September 2014…

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QR code menus are a restaurant trend not a short-term fad

QR code menus - scanning quick response code menu

The quick response codes started being used because they are contact-free, but restaurants love them. The pandemic brought about many changes to keep interactions contact-free, to say the least, but the QR code menus are among the tweaks that are likely to stick around well beyond the end of the health crisis. The quick response codes made it easier for restaurants to keep shared surfaces sanitized. Bars, restaurants and cafes have broadly replaced their printed offering lists with QR code menus. They allow diners to use their own phones to…

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