Mobile Girl Scout cookie orders through GrubHub app allow contactless delivery

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Scouts across the country won’t be selling door-to-door this year due to the pandemic. A new partnership with GrubHub has made it possible for mobile Girl Scout cookie orders in a year during which traditional door-to-door sales are simply not safe. This mobile commerce app makes it possible for the nationwide fundraiser to continue this year. The mobile Girl Scout cookie orders ensure that there is a contactless way for the organization to be able to keep up its popular fundraiser. Usually, scouts are sent door-to-door. With the pandemic continuing…

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Canadian beef QR codes rolling out to keep consumers informed

Beef QR codes - Cuts of Beef at Butcher

The goal of these smartphone friendly quick response barcodes is to help shoppers learn about their food. Canada Beef QR codes are being rolled out on packages of meat heading to grocery stores across the country to our north. The industry group is using the barcodes to provide consumers with a spectrum of information. Canada Beef talked about the intention to use the beef QR codes on its packages at an online industry conference. Michael Young, president of Canada Beef, participated in a panel discussion earlier this month during the…

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Valero partners with P97 Networks for gas station mobile payments

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The fuel marketer signed the deal with the network to broaden transaction options. San Antonio, Texas-based Valero has announced a new partnership with P97 networks to provide gas station mobile payments options to its customers. This will make it possible for customers to pay for their purchases using their smartphones. Customers will be able to use the gas station mobile payments options to complete secure transactions for purchasing fuel, car washes, or even certain purchases made in-store. To use this smartphone-based feature, customers will need to use the Valero app.…

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Android anti-tracking feature may follow in Apple’s footsteps

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Google could be tinkering with the option, which many assume won’t be as strict as the iOS version. As Apple’s upcoming App Tracking Transparency leaves developers scrambling and Facebook seething, Google is believed to be tinkering with its own Android anti-tracking feature. The concept is likely to be a similar one, though notably less restrictive, if past trends are indicators. An Android anti-tracking feature would come in some form of an opt-in requirement. Apple’s upcoming version will require developers to request permission to track iOS users across the websites they…

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Black History Month comes alive with a virtual reality technology experience

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A Richmond site provides a VR lesson like no other with a glimpse into an important past. A new virtual reality technology-based experience is opening an entirely new perspective from which to learn about the tragedies and triumphs woven into Richmond’s Black history. Virtual visitors are able to use Hidden in Plain Site: Richmond for an enriched education experience. Through virtual reality technology, the Hidden in Plain Site: Richmond experience can send virtual visitors walking by the slave-holding facility called Lumpkin’s Jail, which is currently the site of a patch…

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