New PayPal in-store mobile payments option to roll out in 2020

PayPal in-store mobile payments - paying with smartphone

Sometime next year, the online payments company is gearing up to launch in-store payments solutions. A new PayPal in-store mobile payments initiative has been revealed by the company’s CEO Dan Schulman. According to Business Insider, Schulman recently said in an interview with Axios that a digital wallet for physical stores that uses near field communications (NFC) and quick response (QR) code technology, could be part of the upcoming PayPal in-store payments solution. PayPal sees new value in the potential of offering such as system. This won’t be the first time…

Read More

Give the gift of cash with Pepsi QR Code campaign “Gift it Forward with Pepsi”

Pepsi QR Code Promotion - Gift it Forward with Pepsi - Official Site

The American beverage and food giant launches promotion in spirt of holiday gift giving. A newly launched Pepsi QR code scratch-off promotion has been launched for the holiday season, and the campaign is all about giving the gift of cash, either to a friend, a charity or you can keep the money for yourself. Scan quick response codes for the chance to win money. To take part in the Pepsi QR code holiday campaign called “Gift it Forward with Pepsi,” consumers simply need to scan QR codes on specially marked…

Read More

Google and Canadian Down Syndrome Society to improve voice recognition technology

Voice recognition technology - Project Understood - Canadian Down Syndrome YouTube

Digital voice assistants have a long way to go when serving people with speech challenges. It’s no mystery that voice recognition technology has a long way to go before it’s anywhere close to flawless. Anyone who uses Google, Siri or Alexa has had to deal with misunderstood words, phrases and commands. People with speech difficulties are coming together to help improve this situation with Google’s tech. Therefore, Google is working with the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, which launched a campaign to enhance its voice recognition technology. The company is working…

Read More

YouTube mobile shopping ads to help Google capitalize on the consumer-YouTube relationship

YouTube Mobile Shopping Ads - YouTube Mobile

Google is extending its mobile shopping ads network reach to engage consumers on YouTube. YouTube mobile shopping ads will be added to the popular video platform’s mobile app. A growing number of mobile users are heading to YouTube to watch reviews and obtain recommendations. This gives Google the opportunity to target these users with engaging and shoppable types of ads. YouTube users are more open minded to discovering new content when browsing their home feed. According to the director of YouTube product management, Nicky Rettke, YouTube is taking notice of…

Read More

Smartphone users being warned about malicious Android keyboard app

malicious Android keyboard app - cyber attack smartphone

A popular third-party keyboard app for Android smartphones makes unauthorized purchases. The malicious Android keyboard app is called ai.type and, according to researchers at mobile technology firm Upstream, the app has been downloaded over 40 million times. It has recently been discovered that ai.type has been making millions of purchases of premium digital content; purchases that were not authorized by users. The software masks its activity to spoof apps. The malicious Android keyboard app, which was deleted from the Google Play Store in June, is a customizable on-screen keyboard app.…

Read More