Disney Happy Meal toys pulled due to McDonald’s QR code problem

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The fast food chain has temporarily withdrawn the “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” toys. An issue with the McDonald’s QR code has caused the restaurant chain to temporarily pull the “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” toys from their Happy Meals. Both the toys and the boxes have been withdrawn, disappointing Disney collectors waiting for them. That said, the withdrawal of the Happy Meal toys and boxes is temporary. These toys promoting the Disney theme will be returned, only without the McDonald’s QR code that had been added to the original…

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Chinese president pushes for global COVID QR code

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Xi Jinping may be facing an uphill battle in convincing the world to use a barcoded tracking system. Chinese President Xi Jinping is encouraging other world leaders to implement a global COVID QR code system comparable to the one his country rolled out months ago. The goal would be to help fast-track international business and travel even as the pandemic continues. Earlier this year, China required the use of QR codes in a color-coded public access system in its cities. It has been credited with being a major tool in…

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Twitter’s disappearing tweets are rolling out globally

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The so-called “fleets” feature will soon be available to users around the world. Twitter has announced that it is rolling out a new disappearing tweets feature. The fleets are posts that will disappear 24 hours after they are made. The fleets have been compared to the stories feature already available on Instagram and Snapchat. The disappearing tweets feature has been tested in South Korea, Italy, India, and Brazil. Now, it will be rolled out to users worldwide. Fleets are temporary posts that can be composed of text, pictures and videos.…

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How to Protect Your Business When Moving Online Due to COVID-19

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2020 has been a strange year for a lot of business owners. Faced with a huge global threat of COVID-19, social distancing guidelines, and lockdowns that might have prevented many business owners from trading as normal, it’s no surprise that online business is booming more than ever before. The pandemic might have taken people out of stores, but in return, eCommerce saw a boost like never before. As more and more people stay safe at home and do their shopping online instead, many business owners are scrambling to get online…

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The consumer shopping experience is increasingly dependent on mobile payments

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A new Buyer PaymentsInsights Survey by Mercator Advisory Group examined this trend. Mercator Advisory Group has released the outcomes of its recent Primary Data report, Buyer PaymentsInsights – Payment Behavior: Younger Shoppers Lead a Change, showing that mobile payments has become highly critical to the consumer shopping experience. The report’s conclusions are based on Mercator’s 2020 Buyer PaymentsInsights Survey. This online survey involved the participation of 3,000 adult consumers in the United States. It was conducted before the outbreak of the pandemic in the U.S., in February 2020. It examined…

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