Chinese smartphones now require facial recognition for registration

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Consumers in China will need to use the technology in order to sign up for new service. Consumers registering for service with Chinese smartphones are now obligated to use facial recognition to complete the process. The country requires consumers to have an image of their face captured when registering for service. The new requirement for facial recognition scanning to register for service with Chinese smartphones became effective as of Sunday. According to the government of China, this rule is meant to help confirm an individual’s identity in order to reduce…

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Holiday smartphone shopping approaches ubiquity this year

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Consumers have already started the first part of their purchases and device use is up. Even before Black Friday officially launches the season, it’s already expected that most consumers will take part in holiday smartphone shopping. Mobile devices have become a natural part of the purchasing experience, which is particularly true at this time of year. The AdColony Mobile Shopping Survey included a study of holiday smartphone shopping habits, and the trends we can expect this year. The research outlined a number of trends, including an increase in m-commerce participation…

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YouTube mobile shopping ads to help Google capitalize on the consumer-YouTube relationship

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Google is extending its mobile shopping ads network reach to engage consumers on YouTube. YouTube mobile shopping ads will be added to the popular video platform’s mobile app. A growing number of mobile users are heading to YouTube to watch reviews and obtain recommendations. This gives Google the opportunity to target these users with engaging and shoppable types of ads. YouTube users are more open minded to discovering new content when browsing their home feed. According to the director of YouTube product management, Nicky Rettke, YouTube is taking notice of…

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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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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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