M-commerce sales to double by 2025, reaching over $700 billion

M-commerce Sales Increase

An eMarketer study predicts that smartphone-based sales will continue their skyrocketing rate. Back in 2020, m-commerce sales took off by 41.4 percent, continued their growth last year and are expected to continue on that path throughout this year as well, according to a recently released eMarketer report. Mobile shopping was already rising fast but the pandemic spurred things on even faster. According to the report, m-commerce sales are expected to see another 15.2 percent growth rate this year, bringing them to the $359.3 billion by the close of 2022. The…

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QR code billboards aim to draw attention to anti-tobacco campaign

QR code - Stop smoking- Cigarettes

The #IndiaVsTobacco campaign was launched in Bangalore by Karnataka Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar. A vibrant QR code is the crowning jewel of a new #IndiaVsTobacco billboard campaign launched in Bangalore with the goal of making the country tobacco-free. The quick response barcode makes it possible for people to scan the posters to inform themselves. The tobacco campaign’s QR code is printed visibly on all posters and billboards, which will be displayed throughout Bangalore to help boost interactive engagement with respect to the health impact of using tobacco products. Each…

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Google is letting users remove more personal information from search results

This new option lets people request that their phone numbers, addresses and email addresses be removed. Google recently released an official blog in which it announced that its users will be able to request that more personal information be removed from search results. This will include the removal of phone numbers, physical addresses and email addresses. The blog post explained that people will be able to request that their personal information be removed from their search results. This isn’t the first move of this nature that the tech giant has…

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Facial recognition tech on São Paulo metro hits a wall

People on São Paulo Metro - Facial recognition

The technology will not be moving forward as anticipated after major losses due to civil lawsuit. The company behind the facial recognition system that was supposed to launch in the São Paulo metro will not be able to proceed as intended. The software that would have been used was the center of a massive lawsuit lost by the company. The company behind the São Paulo metro facial recognition software attempted to appeal the decision in the civil lawsuit but had its appeal denied. This is only the latest step in…

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TikTok is testing out a new comment dislike button

Dislike Button - TikTok

This would allow users to flag comments that they deem to be “irrelevant or inappropriate”. TikTok has started to test out a new feature that makes it possible for users to click a dislike button to mark individual comments left on videos. The company recently confirmed that the test is taking place on this new feedback feature. TikTok wrote an official blog post discussing the safety and community guidelines on the platform and the enforcement methods in place. The goal, said the post, was to “foster kindness and safety” on…

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