New Walmart m-commerce features allow customers to scan and go with self checkout

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While self checkout isn’t new technology, the latest version lets shoppers scan products as they shop. The latest Walmart m-commerce feature is starting to be rolled out, making it faster and easier for consumers to check out. The tech brings together the use of mobile commerce on customer scanners with the self checkout desks. The idea behind the new Walmart m-commerce option is to make it possible for consumers to use handheld devices to scan products as they shop. That way, by the time they arrive at the self checkout…

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QR code metro passes will soon be available to Shanghai riders

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Commuters will be able to use their smartphones to scan quick response codes to pay for trips. A number of Shanghai metro stations have QR code metro pass codes to let riders scan to pay. These new mobile payments are meant to make it faster and more convenient for commuters to pay their fares. The subway passengers are able to pay for their tickets by using either of two mobile payments services. The two QR code metro fare services are Alipay and China UnionPay. Riders who use either of those…

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PayPal rolls out Venmo mobile payments across the United States

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Millions of American retailers can now accept transactions through the system using the mobile web. This week, PayPal announced that over 2 million American retailers will soon be accepting Venmo mobile payments as a checkout option. This system is launching across the United States and reflects PayPal’s growing partnership with Venmo. The Venmo mobile payments checkout option will soon become available at any U.S. location that PayPal is accepted. Businesses with Venmo will be able to accept the transactions by way of the Braintree platform. This allows Venmo customers to…

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Mobile payments popularity will be greater than credit cards in two years

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A new U.N. report underscored the skyrocketing growth of PayPal, Alipay and other blockchain based transaction systems. A United Nations report indicates that by 2019 mobile payments popularity will “overtake credit cards” in terms of online shopping use. The report pointed to blockchain using systems as primary drivers for the popularity of mobile transactions. The United Nations body released a report saying that digital currency systems of payment will see greater use in e-commerce than debit and credit cards by 2019. The mobile payments popularity report was released by a…

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Scanning QR codes lets Chinese motorists pay to have stolen car mirrors returned in new scam

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Thieves demand cash by way of quick response code to give back stolen vehicle side mirror glass. Chinese thieves stole glass from car side mirrors, telling victims scanning QR codes to make a payment is the only way to have the property returned. The motorists were told to pay anywhere from $45 to $105 to have the glass from the mirrors returned. Police in Xian, a city in central China, are investigating reports of extortion efforts by local thieves. The criminals reportedly said scanning QR codes to pay were the…

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QR code transactions grew by 400 percent this year, says MobiKwik

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The quick response code usage growth rate is credited to the ease of barcode deployment and scanning. MobiKwik, a large mobile wallet provider in India, has announced that QR code transactions have grown by 400 percent throughout 2017, so far. The company credits the simplicity of quick response code deployment and use for the rapid growth rate. The mobile wallet company has launched its services throughout India based on QR codes. “QR codes will drive digital payments in India and major use cases such as milk, grocery and small mom…

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Facial ID proves unpopular among consumers as a mobile payment security verification

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A new Juniper Research study revealed that over 40 percent of iOS users don’t want to use this security tech. More than one in three iOS device users in the United States do not intend to use facial ID technology as a part of their mobile payment security. This, according to Juniper Research survey findings. The findings suggest that Apple’s own customers may not feel comfortable with the new facial recognition tech. Facial ID tech is among the latest Apple releases. However, its own customers seem to find voice recognition…

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QR code money transfers allow Chinese panhandlers to accept mobile payments

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As China progresses toward a cashless society, people begging for money won’t be limited to change. A new way of accepting QR code money transfers will give new options to panhandlers in China. Individuals begging for change have found that as the country becomes increasingly cashless, fewer people have cash handy to give. A growing number of people in China have been using mobile payments, reducing the cash they carry. As a result panhandlers have found that people who would otherwise give them money don’t have any change handy to…

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QR code bill payment method to launch through Tata Power

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This will make the company the first Indian power utility to use quick response codes in this way. Tata Power recently announced that it is going to be the very first power utility to use a QR code bill payment system in India. The quick response codes are meant to make it more convenient for customers to pay their invoices. “Tata Power has become the first power utility to introduce QR code service for bill payments in Mumbai,” said a statement from Tata Power. The electricity company acknowledged that while…

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Venmo QR codes launch to make it easier for users to share their profiles

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The new quick response codes are supposed to help users connect with their friends more quickly. New Venmo QR codes recently rolled out for users of the mobile payments app. The idea is to use the quick response codes simplify the process of finding their friends within the application. The QR codes are available in both the Android and Apple iOS versions of the Venmo mobile app. All users need to do to use the Venmo QR codes is tap the new “Scan Code” menu option. This feature launches a…

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Skype mobile app offers PayPal payments in latest update

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The digital wallet’s partnerships are continuing to pile up with the messenger/voice application joining the mix. PayPal has announced that it has entered into yet another partnership as Skype mobile app users will be able to send money to recipients in 22 countries worldwide. The latest version of the Skype application makes it possible for users to send money to other users via PayPal. This represents a significant boost in PayPal’s reach as Skype’s app currently boasts over one million downloads. Beyond basic downloads, the Skype mobile app also has…

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