Both Instagram founders have suddenly resigned without leaving an explanation

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The social network’s CEO Kevin Systrom, and CTO Mike Krieger are both leaving in a few weeks. The two Instagram founders currently heading the company have both announced their resignations. CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger resigned suddenly and didn’t give any explanation as to why they plan to exit the social media company within upcoming weeks. A statement was left saying that both the chief executive officer and chief technology officer are leaving. Systrom released a statement earlier this week saying that both he and Krieger didn’t intend…

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American students design QR code merchandise for upcoming midterm elections

QR Code Merchandise - March For Our Lives Campaign - United We Stand Apparel

T-shirts and hoodies feature a unique American flag containing a QR code for online voter registration. The QR code merchandise designed specifically for the upcoming November 2018 midterm elections is a project from March For Our Lives. This is a student-led protest group created by a group of students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida. The QR codes will lead directly to online voter registration when scanned. The QR code merchandise enables smartphone users to easily scan the design and register to vote in the upcoming elections. The…

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Amazon mobile shopping expands with online grocery pickup

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Curbside online grocery pickup at Whole Foods now available via Amazon. The new Amazon mobile shopping grocery pickup experience will offer American Prime members the option of ordering their groceries online and picking them up in person (without having to leave their car) at its Whole Foods Market stores. The new service will begin in California and Virginia. According to the recent announcement from Amazon and Whole Foods Market, initially, the online grocery ordering and digital pickup system will first be rolled out in Sacramento, California and Virginia Beach, Virginia.…

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West Virginia to be first in the US to offer smartphone voting for upcoming elections

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The state’s troops serving abroad will have the opportunity to vote this November via a smartphone app. Troops from West Virginia on duty overseas during the midterm elections that will be held this November, will have the opportunity to engage in smartphone voting. In other words, using a smartphone app via their mobile phone, they’ll be able to cast their federal election ballots, reported CNN Tech. The state will largely limit the use of mobile balloting to its troops serving overseas. “There is nobody that deserves the right to vote…

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Mobile mall app uniquely appeals to Gen Z shoppers

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Dote delivers seamless shopping experience to young mobile consumers. The mobile shopping and social media app has designed itself to be the ideal mobile mall app for generation Z (Gen Z) smartphone shoppers. Generation Z is growing to be retail’s largest group of consumers. Generation Z, often known as “digital natives,” are typically classified as the demographic of people born around the mid 1990’s to mid 2000’s. Individuals a part of this category have typically used the internet at a young age and are generally comfortable with online technology and…

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Research finds Android mobile shopping apps lack security

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Android users beware – US mobile commerce apps aren’t as safe as you think Recent security testing conducted by mobile security companies Appknox and SEWORKS reveals an estimated 40 of the top 50 Android mobile shopping apps in the United States have high-level vulnerabilities. The apps were tested across 34 different security testing categories. Almost all apps are vulnerable to hackers. The “Security Status in m-Commerce” report from Appknox and SEWORKS found that over 84% of the shopping apps tested had a minimum of three high-level security vulnerabilities. What’s more,…

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Walmart scan-and-go shopping ended as customers disinterested in in-store m-commerce

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The retailer has shut down the program as shoppers failed to embrace the mobile tech based experience. The Walmart scan-and-go shopping has been abandoned by the retailer at its U.S. stores. Customers simply did not embrace the technology. It was designed to help them to save time in-store by skipping the checkout through the use of mobile commerce. The concept was supposed to let people use m-commerce tech to scan their own items and pay. Walmart scan-and-go was designed to let people use their smartphones to scan item barcodes as…

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Best Buy mobile stores will all close by the end of May

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The electronics retailer has decided to shut down all 250 of its American mobile shops. Best Buy mobile stores will be shutting down as of May 31, said the electronics retail giant. The company plans to close down all the 250 locations in the United States. This was not much of a shocking revelation to consumers who were used to seeing the tiny shops. Many of the Best Buy mobile stores are located in shopping malls. For shoppers who saw them regularly, the news may sound as though it is…

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Valentine’s Day mobile sales rose 9 percent this year

Valentine’s Day mobile sales

The day showed considerable growth when compared to the figures from the same time in 2017. This year, the Valentine’s Day mobile sales experienced sizeable growth over the figures from last year. It looks as though shoppers are looking to their smartphones on an increasing basis when it comes to making purchase for the occasion, said data from the Qubit marketing personalization company. Conversions recorded on Valentine’s Day were recorded to be 37.94 percent over mobile channels. That said, as successful as the Valentine’s Day mobile sales were, desktop still…

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Mobile shopping cart abandonment greatly caused by a sense of “meh”

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A recent study showed that a leading cause of leaving without purchasing is “emotional ambivalence.” Browsing for products over various apps continues to be a growing pastime, but mobile shopping cart abandonment numbers remain as high as they ever were. According to the results of a recent study, the reason people are filling their carts and then leaving them without making a purchase has to do with “emotional ambivalence.” While certain factors encourage people to add items to their carts, they often stop at that point. The research indicated that…

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Americans look to mobile shopping research first, then head to stores

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New research shows that most U.S. consumers will check out a product online before buying in person. Last year, the American e-commerce market watched mobile shopping research take off before consumers were even getting in their cars to visit stores. In fact 88 percent of consumers were using the internet to read up on products before making an in-store purchase. During the holiday season, many people who had planned to shop online headed to brick and mortar shops. In the United States, holiday shoppers used online and mobile shopping research…

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