Lockdown m-commerce growth rate moved channel ahead by “3 to 4 years”

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A recent analysis showed that mobile shopping saw 30 percent growth in a handful of months. The Q2 2020 m-commerce growth rate in the UK jumped by 30 percent when compared to Q1, which were already 25 percent higher during the last quarter of 2019. Though users were already increasingly going mobile, the pandemic greatly accelerated the trend. An increase in m-commerce growth rate was recorded in wide swaths of the world as shoppers worldwide have already spent a massive 1.6 trillion hours on their devices this year. Moreover, this…

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Updated information to disinfect your phone in a pandemic affected world

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While some rules have remained the same since the start of the outbreak, updates have been issued. Knowing how to disinfect your phone is always a good idea, but in a pandemic crisis, it becomes particularly important to stay on top of the latest recommended strategies. For the latest information about the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the WHO or CDC website. It’s always a good idea to properly disinfect your phone. It can help you to avoid more than just exposure to the coronavirus (which can remain on your device screen…

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WhatsApp trials new “Search the Web” fact checking tool

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The feature is meant to support efforts made by users to verify the accuracy of in-app messages. WhatsApp is trialling a new fact checking tool mean to make it easier for users to verify in-app message accuracy. It is meant to make it easier for users to check the contents of a message against information on the web, said an announcement from the company. The feature started rolling out to the messaging app’s users at the start of this week. The fact checking tool called “Search the Web” appears as…

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7-Eleven mobile ordering launches expanded delivery and order ahead features

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The 7NOW delivery app now allows users to place their orders ahead of arrival at the store. The 7-Eleven mobile ordering app has now broadened its range of features. It recently added to its mobile ordering capabilities, allowing customers toplace their orders ahead of time. That way, their orders will be ready by the time they arrive at their neighborhood store. The idea is to allow those shoppers to purchase what they want but skip the line upon arrival. Customers using the 7-Eleven mobile ordering feature on the 7NOW app…

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Indonesian QR code tracking will help keep tabs on visitors to the country

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The Immigration Directorate General required the nod from President Joko Widodo’s to proceed. The Immigration Directorate General of Indonesia has presented a QR code tracking system to the country’s president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to gain approval to proceed. The idea behind the quick response barcodes is to track foreigners to the country. The QR code tracking and surveillance system is meant only for visitors to the country and not for Indonesians. According to Immigration Director General Jhoni Ginting of the Law and Human Rights Ministry, when addressing a House of…

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