The central bank of the Philippines to adopt National QR Code Standard for Payments

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved adopting the quick response code on a national scale. The Bangko Sentra ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, recently announced that the monetary board approved adopting a National QR Code Standard for payments. The nationwide adoption of the quick response code is to ensure interoperability of QR-enabled financial and payment services. The BSP sees the value in QR codes for transferring money. QR technology has become the most convenient and cost-efficient method of transferring funds from one account to another,…

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Click to Pray eRosary lets worshippers track their prayers

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The Vatican to launch wearable technology that can be used to help the wearer pray the rosary. Click to Pray eRosary, a wearable device, has been launched by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. This device has been designed as a bracelet, and features a “smart cross” that stores data linked to the app. The bracelet tracks the wearer’s worship and syncs with the Click to Pray app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices. The wearable bracelet is activated when the wearer makes the sign of the cross.…

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The Google Pixel 4 to be available on every major carrier

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Google unveiled its latest version of its Pixel smartphone at a huge product launch event in New York. Those who have been eagerly awaiting the Google Pixel 4, will soon be able to get their hands on one as it will begin shipping later this month. The device, which is available in both standard and XL sizes, was unveiled at Google’s big product lunch at an event in New York this past Tuesday, October 15. The smartphone comes equipped with a Soli radar chip. Considered to be one the most…

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Availability of Interac Debit m-commerce solutions expand in Canada

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Interac Debit on mobile with Apple Pay and Google Pay now widely available. Interac Corp., one of Canada’s leading payments brands, has announced wide spread availability of its Interac Debit m-commerce solutions for In-App and In-Browser Payments with Apple Pay and Google Pay, across the nation. Canadians can now use these services when making payments within apps and mobile websites. Interac Debit on Apple Pay or Google Pay for in-store purchases is already used by Canadians at hundreds of thousands of merchants across the nation. The company expanding its e-commerce…

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First QR code transport ticketing system launched in the Philippines

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AF Payments partnered with GCash to launch the quick response (QR) code-based system. AF Payments, Inc., the company behind tap-and-go payment system “beep,” has teamed up with GCash to roll out the first QR code transport ticketing system in the Philippines. The first to adopt the mobile payments system will be the Metra Manila-based BGC Bus and the Cebu-based Topline Express Ferries. Passengers simply pay for their transit tickets through the GCash mobile app. BGC Bus and Topline Express Ferries customers can now pay their faire through the GCash app…

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