Top restaurant in Chicago to embrace WeChat Pay

WeChat Pay - Restaurant

Steak 48 will be adding mobile wallet payments to its payment options. To accommodate the number of Chinese tourists visiting its restaurant, Steak 48, one of Chicago’s top restaurant brands, plans to accept WeChat Pay starting July 1st. All Prime Steak Concepts brands will support the payment platform. WeChat Pay is one of the largest mobile messaging and payment platforms in the Chinese sector and the world. With millions of tourists and business travelers coming from China to shop at stores and enjoy a meal at restaurants in North America,…

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Bank Indonesia officially launches national QR code payments standard

National QR Code Payments Standard Launched in Indonesia

The Quick Response Indonesia Standard (QRIS) code system has been released. Bank Indonesia (BI) has finally launched its national QR code payments standard, the QRIS code system. The goal of this system is to universalize cashless payment in the country. The system allows for a consumer to transfer funds from one payment system to any other within the BI ecosystem. As QR Code press reported back in April, Bank Indonesia, Indonesia’s central bank, had been working on conducting a trial to establish national QR code payments standards for the country’s…

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New Minecraft AR game for mobile revealed by Microsoft

New augmented reality mobile game is coming to iOS and Android this summer. Microsoft has announced the upcoming beta release of a Minecraft AR game for mobile devices called “Minecraft Earth.” The augmented reality (AR) game is set to be released in beta this summer (2019) for Android and iOS. The mobile game uses augmented reality to place virtual Minecraft blocks and characters in the real world. In this Minecraft-based game, players are tasked with placing virtual Minecraft blocks and characters into the real world by heading outside to collect…

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Mobile shopping study reveals phone use in store can negatively impact buying behaviors

mobile shopping study - man and woman using mobile phone

Texting while shopping in-store could increase the likelihood of making unplanned purchases. A recent mobile shopping study has revealed that using a mobile phone in-store for purposes unrelated to shopping may impact buying behaviors. Sending text messages, making phone calls, checking emails, listening to music, etc. could lead to shoppers making unplanned purchases and forgetting the items they had intended to purchase. Phone use unrelated to shopping negatively affects shopping behavior. The researchers at Fairfield University, US, investigated how in-store shoppers were affected from using their phones for tasks other…

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Childish Gambino and Google team up for AR experience

PHAROS AR - AR expeirience - Google & Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino has released a new single that is available only through a new augmented reality app. The AR experience from Google and Childish Gambino is called PHAROS AR. The augmented reality (AR) app was released for Android mobile phones on Wednesday and gives users the chance to explore a virtual interactive space where they can hear the musician’s new song “Algorythm.” Fans of Childish Gambino can journey through his universe while listening to his latest music. The PHAROS AR app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for…

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