Apple ordered to remove WhatsApp from the App Store in China

App store - No more WhatsApp China

The iPhone maker has removed the popular messaging application from the shop in the country Apple has announced that it has been required to remove the WhatsApp messaging application by Meta from the App Store in China in order to comply with regulations issued by Beijing. The Threads application was also required to be removed Both WhatsApp and Threads were taken down from the App Store when Apple received an order from Chinese authorities to do so.  Officials from the country cited national security concerns without any additional details regarding…

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Mobile wallets are becoming popular among boomers for this reason

Mobile wallets - Baby Boomers using mobile phones

This generation isn’t using phones as a payment method as much as others, but another use is growing When it comes to demographics using mobile wallets the most, the majority of people wouldn’t think that Baby Boomers would be in a top category. That said, when it comes to one specific behavior, they’re participating quite a bit. It’s true that this isn’t the top generation for using mobile payments Still, there are far more features available through mobile wallets than making payments by tapping a smartphone at a checkout counter.…

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Small cities and towns increasingly turn to QR code heritage projects

QR code - Heritage Project

Moose Jaw, Canada is among the latest examples of this use for quick response barcodes. In a recent Heritage Advisory Committee meeting for the city of Moose Jaw in Canada, the attendees viewed a presentation introducing QR code plaques as a way to share the city’s history with residents and visitors. The appeal includes consumer familiarity with the technology and affordability of implementation The presentation was given by Jessica McNaughton, a local business owner of memoryKPR, which provides businesses and individuals alike with the opportunity to store, save, and protect…

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Amazon dumps major mobile commerce “just walk out” in-person shopping feature

Mobile commerce - Amazon feature Cancelled

The online marketplace and tech giant is killing off its feature letting shoppers simply leave grocery stores. Amazon built a tremendous amount of hype around the mobile commerce feature at its in-person grocery stores, which let people “just walk out” and still pay for their purchases. How did the system work? The idea was that people could enter the store and scan their payment method, choose their items, bag them up and simply leave without having to go through a checkout counter. It appears that as hyped as the system…

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Slashed undersea cables cause massive internet outage in a dozen African countries

Internet outage - No Internet on Phone - Africa continent

Failed undersea telecommunication cables left twelve countries cut off from the online ecosystem. A dozen African countries suffered from a huge internet outage when critical undersea cables failed in the region. Network operators reported the failed undersea telecommunication cables One of the largest network providers in the continent, the MTN Group, announced that there had been failures in a number of undersea cables, which led to the ongoing internet outage. “Our operations are actively working to reroute traffic through alternative network paths,” said the company based in South Africa. Cable…

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