Apple Vision Pro headsets are being returned by early adopters

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Fans of the brand who were the first to buy are returning the devices for a number of reasons. As excited as many people were to purchase the Apple Vision Pro virtual reality headset, many have decided that this gadget isn’t for them and are returning it. Apple’s purchase agreement says that the headsets can be returned within 14 days of purchase. Though there are certainly people who are keeping their Vision Pro headsets, there are enough people returning them to get the $3,500 back that they spent on their…

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AI Agents are among OpenAI’s next big developments

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What will it mean when artificial intelligence is available to start performing tasks on our behalf? OpenAI is now reportedly working on the development of AI Agents, which will be capable of performing certain basic tasks on a user’s device when asked to do so. If OpenAI is successful in creating this technology, it could completely change AI. If OpenAI successfully creates AI Agents able to do things like send an email or book a vacation on behalf of a user, it will entirely change the nature of the relationship…

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This common mobile marketing technique gets 75 percent of consumers to buy

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A new survey has found that this simple form of advertising is driving shoppers to purchase. According to the newly released results of an annual Consumer Insights survey conducted by Vibes, 75 percent of consumers say that receiving text mobile marketing message advertisements regularly drives shoppers to make a purchase from brands. Among the survey respondents, 54 percent said they had made a purchase based on a digital wallet offer. The survey involved the participation of more than 1,000 consumers who regularly use their smartphones and other mobile devices to…

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Spotify to launch in-app sales for EU iPhone users

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A new regulation in the European Union requires Apple to let the company bill users directly. Spotify recently announced that along with an upcoming update to its iPhone application, it will start allowing consumers in the European Union to buy through direct in-app sales of subscriptions and audiobooks. In the majority of regions worldwide, the Apple App Store bans direct billing through applications. According to Apple, developers in markets other than the EU should use the iOS store’s own billing services for in-app sales. By doing this, it means that…

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Ericsson wants to hold half of the mobile wallet market in Africa

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The company from Sweden considers the continent to be a massively important market moving forward. Ericsson’s mobile wallet software already powers over 400 accounts worldwide, and the head of the company’s mobile financial services unit, Michael Wallis-Brown, is now pointing to Africa as a vital market in broadening its reach. The company currently estimates that it has a hold of about 10 percent of the African market. “We’re touching 10% of the market in Africa today, and we can get to 50%,” said Wallis-Brown in a media interview. “That’s enormous…

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