Online shopping fraud seems to occur less with mobile apps, says new report

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eCommerce fraud skyrockets over prime holiday shopping days in the US. A report released from Riskifield, a retail fraud prevention platform, reveals that between November 20 and November 27, online shopping fraud attempts increase to almost three times the average daily eCommerce fraud attempts. This finding shows that, not surprisingly, fraud attempts rise along with the volume of sales. Mobile apps appear to be the safer shopping channel. Interestingly, those who conduct their online shopping directly via a retailer’s mobile app, are typically at a reduced risk of fraud attempts…

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Halloween ranks as one of the worst holidays for smartphone damage

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Halloween may be fun for you, but not for your mobile phone. Worried about smartphone damage? If so, you might want to think twice before bringing your phone with you trick-or-treating or to a party. If you do bring it, limiting your use of the device might help to reduce the risk of a cracked screen, water damage or the device being lost or stolen. Research finds that the risk of damage to mobile phones significantly increases on Halloween. Analyst group Asurion conducted a recent study and concluded that there…

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Availability of Interac Debit m-commerce solutions expand in Canada

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Interac Debit on mobile with Apple Pay and Google Pay now widely available. Interac Corp., one of Canada’s leading payments brands, has announced wide spread availability of its Interac Debit m-commerce solutions for In-App and In-Browser Payments with Apple Pay and Google Pay, across the nation. Canadians can now use these services when making payments within apps and mobile websites. Interac Debit on Apple Pay or Google Pay for in-store purchases is already used by Canadians at hundreds of thousands of merchants across the nation. The company expanding its e-commerce…

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Snapchat Adidas mobile game lets players buy special baseball cleats

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Adidas partners with Snapchat and Dick’s Sporting Goods to launch a shoppable 8-bit mobile game. The Snapchat Adidas mobile game, called “Baseball’s Next Level,” is an 8-bit mobile game available on the social app. The game, which is the result of a partnership between the German sportswear giant, the social app, and the American sporting goods retail company, lets Snapchat users play as MLB athletes and each of those athletes are wearing their own limited-edition cleats from the Adidas 8-bit collection. Snapchat users can purchase the shoes directly within the…

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Mario Kart Tour becomes Nintendo’s fastest mobile game launch to date

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The popular racing game has been downloaded over 90 million times in its first week. With over 90 million downloads in the first week of its release, Mario Kart Tour is at the top of the charts and is easily Nintendo’s fastest mobile game launch ever. The number of downloads is six times higher than Nintendo’s second best mobile game launch. According to Sensor Tower, the number of downloads of Mario Kart Tour is six times greater than Nintendo’s mobile game Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, which was its second biggest…

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