France requests removal of Wish from app stores and search engines

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The country wants the popular e- and mobile commerce application removed and the website hidden. A number of French ministers together issued a statement through which they are asking top search engines and mobile app stores to remove consumer access to Wish, the popular e- and mobile commerce platform. The application and website work as a marketplace so merchants can sell and ship directly to customers. The reason the French ministers want Wish taken down from app stores and search engines is that they say that the platform makes it…

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Nike files 7 trademark applications for virtual fashion products like shoes

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The American sportswear brand appears ready for the creation of digital clothing. Nike has been taking the first steps needed to start creating a range of virtual fashion products following the filing of seven different trademark applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The company is focused on “downloadable virtual goods” for “online and in online virtual worlds” The American brand’s easily recognizable checkmark-like logo and basketball player logo have been included in the virtual fashion applications, as has its well known Just Do It slogan. Such augmented or…

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Smart home gadgets can be controlled with the flick of a Wyze switch

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The one button can do everything from controlling lights to door locks or running appliances. Wyze has unveiled a new light switch type device that can be used for controlling smart home gadgets. The switch functions as a form of advanced but simple to use control panel for various devices. Wyze included its announcement of the switch for smart home gadgets as a part of the company’s birthday celebration. This most recent unveiling followed several other additions to the company’s lineup. The switch can also be used for lights no…

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Instagram Practice Mode lets creators get it right before going live

Instagram Practice Mode - Instagram live

The social media platform has also added a scheduling option for users to generate hype. New scheduling and Instagram Practice Mode tools have been announced as the social media platform works to address Live creator needs more effectively and efficiently. The goal is to let creators generate a buzz to draw more attention to their upcoming Live. Creators will be able to schedule a Live up to ninety days in advance to draw more attention. Moreover, that scheduled Live can then be shared across the platform to be sure their…

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Researchers spot contactless Visa and Apple Pay Hack for unauthorized payments

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Experts found that large unauthorized transactions can be made through locked iPhones. Researchers have announced that it is possible to make large unauthorized contactless payments on Apple Pay on locked iPhones by exploiting the way the mobile wallet is designed to boost convenience at ticket barriers using a Visa card. The researchers recorded a video that demonstrated how an unauthorized contactless £1,000 payment could be made. The Computer Science departments of Birmingham and Surrey Universities researchers’ video showed that the Apple Pay transaction of £1,000 was made with zero-contact and…

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