Walmart back-to-school app designed to help people shop in stores

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The discount retail giant launched new app features to improve back-to-school in-store and mobile shopping. The new Walmart back-to-school app feature enables parents to search and shop for their child’s actual school supplies list. They can then use the app to locate the store isle where they can find the item, according a recent announcement from Walmart. Items can also be delivered directly to their homes. For those parents with busy schedules or who simply don’t feel like making the trek to their local Walmart store to buy the items…

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Giant Eagle Mobile Shopping Improves Checkout Convenience for Shoppers

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Scan Pay & Go Service is launched by Giant Eagle Inc. A new Giant Eagle mobile shopping experience has been launched by the Pittsburgh-based supermarket chain. Now, mobile consumers, who like to use their phones for shopping can enjoy faster and more convenient checkouts at the store with Scan Pay & Go. Customers can scan groceries as they shop. The Giant Eagle mobile shopping system gives customers of the supermarket the ability to scan groceries as they shop. Groceries can be scanned with their smartphone using the Giant Eagle Scan…

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Improved mobile ordering makes prepurchasing beer easier for Ontario consumers

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The Beer Store’s mobile commerce app is getting an upgrade. Customers of The Beer Store, a beer retail chain in Ontario, Canada operated by Brewers Retail Inc., will likely see a mobile ordering upgrade in the near future. This improvement is expected to enhance the efficiency of prepurchasing beer for pickups via The Beer Store’s mobile app. The improved m-commerce feature will be available in 100 store locations by the end of June. By the time July hits, Canadian consumers will have the option to prepurchase beer from The Beer…

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First-ever mobile shopping game show launched by Gravy

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Participants compete for discounts on new and innovative products. Live media company, Gravy, has launched the very first mobile shopping game show. A high-energy and interactive live show, audiences can watch and compete for new and interesting products discounted from 30 – 70% off. The live mobile game show also raises money for charity. The show is available via an iOS mobile app and is live every night at 8:30pm ET. Each mobile shopping game show features a new product presented in a unique price-dropping game format, according to a…

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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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Amazon app makes it easier for international customers to shop

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The application has launched an International Shopping feature on both its iOS and Android versions. Countries around the world with their own official Amazon app and website are used to its convenience. However, there are still many nations without their own version of the marketplace. Amazon has launched an International Shopping feature on its mobile commerce apps for those consumers. This feature makes it possible for consumers around the world to use the Amazon app (US) to purchase products that can be shipped to their countries. This new feature not…

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MyFitnessPal mobile app security breach affects 150 million accounts

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The hack has exposed the email addresses and passwords of its users who have now been advised. The popular MyFitnessPal application from Under Armour has experienced a massive mobile app security breach. The hack extended to both mobile users and those using the official website. The cybersecurity breach occurred in February and revealed usernames, email addresses and passwords. An estimated 150 million users were affected by the mobile app security failure, said Under Armour. Users who may have been impacted by the breach are in the midst of being advised.…

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iPhone QR code reader issue sends users to malicious sites

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An iOS camera app bug could direct users to malicious websites without their knowledge. A vulnerability in the iPhone QR code reader could potentially place users at a security risk. The camera app has a bug that could potentially send smartphone users to harmful sites. The recently discovered flaw is located in the camera app’s automatic QR code reading function. The flaw could make the iPhone QR code scanner display a link but send users somewhere else entirely. If users click the link displayed, they may or may not be…

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Digital downloads outpaced by CDs and vinyl for first time in 7 years

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Mobile commerce made many believe purchasing physical copies of media was on its way out. Digital downloads have been on the rise for years. Many have believed that CDs were going the way of vinyl, and vinyl had gone the way of the dinosaur. That said, for the first time since 2011, CDs and vinyl sales are now outpacing media downloading. When iPods and other MP3 players first became popular, the need to buy and store CDs fell. Once those portable media players hit the market, digital downloads and music…

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Nordstrom acquires new mobile shopping tech to amp its digital retail

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The massive retailer has grabbed up a number of startups to solidify its m-commerce position. Nordstrom has been acquiring a considerable number of mobile shopping tech startups. This includes BevyUp and MessageYes most recently. The fashion retail chain is evidently seeking to give itself a sturdy m-commerce offering. BevyUp is a digital selling too provider. MessageYes is a conversation commerce provider. These are only the latest mobile shopping tech acquisitions. They were purchased in separate deals to enhance the Nordstrom mobile commerce strategy, said a press release from the company.…

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Blockchain technology is a top m-commerce driver

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The same tech that powers cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are also pushing mobile commerce forward. Blockchain technology, the tech powering cryptocurrencies, is becoming a driving force in advancing mobile commerce. This, according to IBM Blockchain global director Shyam Nagarajan. IBM has been working with a number of banks to develop new paths for m-commerce and payments. IBM has been working with Bank of Ayudhaya and the Kasikornbank in Thailand. They have been working with blockchain technology, said Nagarajan. Their goal has been to boost online shopping and mobile payments platforms.…

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