Tech giants’ next huge battleground is Indian mobile payments market

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Google, Amazon, Facebook, Visa, Mastercard and others are clawing for the top spot in the country. The Indian mobile payments and digital transactions market is expected to reach $1 trillion in 2023, and there is no way that American technology giants and credit card companies want to miss out on the opportunity it presents. These companies have been scrambling to obtain the necessary licences to take leadership positions. Tech companies Google, Amazon.com Inc., and Facebook Inc. as well as credit card companies Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. are only a…

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Sony unveils new PS5 VR headset for updated platform

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The electronics giant took nearly half a decade to add a next generation to its virtual reality experience. Customers have waited just over four years, but a new and long awaited PS5 VR headset has finally been announced as Sony brings its first virtual platform upgrade. This next generation headset was designed specifically for the new PlayStation 5. Of course, this doesn’t mean that gamers will be able to get their hands on the PS5 VR headset right away. Though it has been officially announced, there is still quite a…

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Sports events in this Nebraska city to take place at no cash venues

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Omaha fans will need to make sure they’re ready for mobile payments, credit and debit transactions. Fans attending sporting events in Omaha, Nebraska will need to make sure they’re prepared for mobile payments or credit or debit cards as the city is rolling out no cash venues. The facilities in Omaha have chosen to accept only cashless payment transactions. The goal of the decision to roll out no cash venues is to further restrict person-to-person contact. These transaction methods ensure that the only thing customers will need to touch is…

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Canadian beef QR codes rolling out to keep consumers informed

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The goal of these smartphone friendly quick response barcodes is to help shoppers learn about their food. Canada Beef QR codes are being rolled out on packages of meat heading to grocery stores across the country to our north. The industry group is using the barcodes to provide consumers with a spectrum of information. Canada Beef talked about the intention to use the beef QR codes on its packages at an online industry conference. Michael Young, president of Canada Beef, participated in a panel discussion earlier this month during the…

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Black History Month comes alive with a virtual reality technology experience

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A Richmond site provides a VR lesson like no other with a glimpse into an important past. A new virtual reality technology-based experience is opening an entirely new perspective from which to learn about the tragedies and triumphs woven into Richmond’s Black history. Virtual visitors are able to use Hidden in Plain Site: Richmond for an enriched education experience. Through virtual reality technology, the Hidden in Plain Site: Richmond experience can send virtual visitors walking by the slave-holding facility called Lumpkin’s Jail, which is currently the site of a patch…

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