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Starbucks mobile payments now account for 30 percent of the coffee chain’s transactions

Starbucks mobile payments now account for 30 percent of the coffee chain’s transactions

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Seattle based quick service café recently reported posting $5.7 billion in third quarter revenue. Starbucks mobile payments are continuing their steady trend toward increasing usage, according to the coffee chain’s most recent quarterly earnings report. The third quarter earnings at Starbucks were reported to be $5.66 billion, representing an 8 percent increase. That said, despite the healthy rise over the same quarter last year, Starbucks missed its predicted target of $5.76 billion. The … Read entire article »

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Pedestrian mobile safety technology undergoing Australian trial

Pedestrian mobile safety technology undergoing Australian trial

Cohda Wireless launched a new pilot program using vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) tech on Adelaide streets. Cohda Wireless announced the beginning of a new mobile safety technology pilot project trialing it s vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) tech on the streets of an Australian city. The tech firm originally created this solution to help cars and motorcycles to avoid colliding with each other via communication. The new pilot program is underway through collaboration with the South Australian Government and Telstra. Cohda Wireless is … Read entire article »

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Custom QR codes streamline Tesla Model 3 event check-ins

Custom QR codes streamline Tesla Model 3 event check-ins

Attendees of last Friday’s event presented a quick response code to gain access to the exclusive occasion. The Tesla Model 3 Delivery Event on Friday offered a sleek and streamlined entrance confirmation using custom QR codes for attendees permitted exclusive access. This use of the quick response codes made it possible for the company to reduce wait times for invitees and their guests. The event took place at an outdoor venue located outside the main Tesla factory … Read entire article »

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Mobile payments growth gap barely there between millennials and older generations

Mobile payments growth gap barely there between millennials and older generations

Visa has been taking aim at Singapore for the creation of a cashless society, with surprising findings. Visa’s effort to turn Singapore into a cashless society has centered heavily around promoting mobile payments growth. The credit card giant recently released its Consumer Payment Attitudes Survey 2016, revealing some unexpected data. It came as little shock that Singaporeans are embracing mobile payment transactions for many purchases. Singapore mobile payments growth has been greatly driven by the willingness of the … Read entire article »

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Mobile health technology offers SIDS protection to newborns

Mobile health technology offers SIDS protection to newborns

A recent study showed smartphone tech can assist parents in sudden infant death syndrome prevention. Researchers at the University of Virginia, Yale University and Boston University have determined that mobile health technology may help parents save their newborns’ lives. The researchers conducted a study using mobile tech to support parents in preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep related death risks in their babies. The mhealth technology used only the most basic mobile phone functions … Read entire article »

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Touch sensitive technology could be the next big thing in wearables

Touch sensitive technology could be the next big thing in wearables

New elastic fibers developed by North Carolina State University researchers may open many doors for wearable tech. Touch sensitive technology developed by North Carolina State University researchers could soon be integrated into wearable devices. This tech is based on new forms of elastic fibers created by those researchers. The purpose of the elastic fibers is to make it possible to create wearables with touchscreen-like capabilities. The touch sensitive technology was created by the researchers to be both stretchable … Read entire article »

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Mobile ad response depends on the weather at the time

Mobile ad response depends on the weather at the time

New research has shown that there’s a lot more to the success of smartphone advertising than design and message. Marketers need to take a great deal into account in order to gain a positive mobile ad response from their target market. That said, according to recent research, there may be certain factors involved in the way a consumer responds to advertising that are out of a marketer’s control. The weather appears to have a measurable impact on … Read entire article »

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J.P. Morgan Chase and PayPal mobile payments deal announced

J.P. Morgan Chase and PayPal mobile payments deal announced

Two giants in the payments industry are now working together – as well as competing – under a new agreement. J.P. Morgan Chase and PayPal mobile payments – two companies among the highest profile firms in mobile wallets – have announced a new partnership within their continuing competition. They have now developed terms for a new deal that they announced at the end of last week. This agreement expands the Chase Pay mobile wallet service reach from … Read entire article »

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EMVCo publishes new QR code standard for mobile payments

EMVCo publishes new QR code standard for mobile payments

The payment standards body released a new publication to provide technical specs for the use of quick response codes. EMVCo recently published the “EMVCo QR Code Specification for Payment Systems: Consumer-Presented Mode” as a QR code standard ahead of moving toward their use. The publication provides a definition of the way quick response codes function as a single-direction communication between a mobile app and the point of interaction. This represents the first official step forward for EMVCo … Read entire article »

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Google Glass returns with an eye on the workplace environment

Google Glass returns with an eye on the workplace environment

After disappearing from the public eye for 2 years, the augmented reality glasses are back again. Two years ago, Google Glass essentially disappeared and many people guessed that the augmented reality glasses were done. Despite the fact that Google insisted that they weren’t finished with the internet connected eyewear, doubters were in the majority. The new version of the AR glasses is designed for the workplace to assist people to better do their jobs. There are already over … Read entire article »

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Samsung Pay payment options now include PayPal

Samsung Pay payment options now include PayPal

The new method can now be used online, in-store as well as in-app for greater convenience. The latest addition to the Samsung Pay payment options is PayPal in the United States, according to an announcement from both companies. This strategic partnership involves an initial launch of the combined services in the U.S. but will eventually roll out in other countries, too, said the Samsung announcement. Beyond the addition of PayPal at points of sale through the mobile … Read entire article »

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