Beauty filters to be added to Alipay’s facial recognition payments system

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Alipay is catering to China’s beauty culture. Alipay, a Chinese third-party mobile and online payment platform, recently announced that it would soon add beautifying filters in its facial recognition payments systems at retail locations across China. A survey revealed that those who use facial scanning tech to make payments feel ugly when doing so. The announcement, which was made on July 2, comes after the results of a recent poll conducted by Sina Technology. The tech news portal surveyed over 40,000 people, who were asked if scanning their faces when…

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Unified QR code payments system could become serious competition for major credit cards

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A new mobile payments initiative could become the leading digital payments method in Europe. Several mobile wallet companies across Europe have teamed up with Alipay to create a unified QR code payments system. These companies include Bluecode, momo pockets, ePassi, Pivo, Pagaqui, and Vipps. The adoption of this code will allow payment interoperability for travelers in Europe and from China. The idea behind the unified QR Code payments initiative is to allow users of the six European digital wallets to make QR code payments with their applications at local merchants…

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QR codes payment tech increasingly adopted by Japan to cater to Chinese tourism

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Japan is making an effort to adopt the preferred payment method of their most frequent visitors. Cashless payments are huge in China and now Japan is focusing on incorporating QR codes payment tech into more of its businesses that attract its growing number of Chinese tourists. This is a big step as currently most of the nation’s restaurants and operators of activities and attractions do not accept the preferred payments of Japan’s largest foreign tourist population. QR codes are quickly overtaking other payment options in Japan. Credit cards with computer…

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Digital Debit Group Releases Retail-Grade QR App Powered by PayPal Now Available on iOS

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Downingtown, PA and San Juan, Puerto Rico – February 18, 2019 –  Ready to use upon download, without card swipers or terminal hardware, the Digital Debit® app make its way to a ready marketplace.  Newly-released in the Apple App Store, merchants and freelancers can now accept in-person payments for services rendered from millions of PayPal users.  While retail-grade in its functionality, the QR app with PayPal integration can also be used in a more casual way.  Family and friends can both pay and get paid with the Digital Debit® app by…

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QR code payment system to be set up in Norway for Chinese tourists

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Vipps cooperates with Alipay to provide tourists from china with more convenient payment options. The joint QR code payment system will see Norwegian mobile payments app Vipps cooperate with Chinese mobile payment app Alipay to allow Vipps payment to be used outside Norway as well as open up the system for mobile payments by Chinese tourists visiting the nation. Chinese tourism to Norway has soared since 2007. Between 2007 and 2017, Chinese tourism to the Nordic country has climbed a whopping 575%, according to national development bank Innovation Norway. The…

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