Pecunpay research shows mobile payments adoption taking off in Spain

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The Spanish fintech has released the results of its study of smartphone transaction trends. Spanish fintech Pecunpay has released a report on its recent mobile payments adoption research, which revealed that Spain is seeing a solid growth rate of acceptance and use. While more people steadily use their smartphones to complete transactions, fewer use cash. The company issued a report titled “Study of mobile payment trends in Spain,” to describe the results of its research. The mobile payments adoption study was conducted as a part of a partnership with visa.…

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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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Huawei sanctions hoist Apple back up to second place in smartphone shipments

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The iPhone maker still hasn’t caught up to Samsung, but it overtook the Chinese device giant. Apple has now overtaken Huawei in smartphone shipments, reclaiming the second spot in the world for 2020, according to Canalys and Counterpoint Research reports. Samsung remains the top seller when measured by the number of units shipped around the globe. The next three smartphone shipments places are held by Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo, said the Counterpoint report. This new ranking is the direct result of the wide-reaching sanctions put into place against Huawei and…

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Northeastern Flowcodes promote connections among students

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The use of these QR code posters was the idea of student Jack Armstrong. Posters displaying Northeastern Flowcodes have been appearing all around campus as student Jack Armstrong has been using them to help connect people. The freshman’s use of the QR codes is meant to encourage other students to scan and interact. “It’s going to be awesome,” said Armstrong, who worked on the Northeastern Flowcodes with the university’s marketing team. He had already worked with the team on other projects for which he generated the barcodes. Among them included…

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Hiring discrimination detection tool created using artificial intelligence

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This tech is able to detect these recruitment behaviors against women and visible minorities. A new AI hiring discrimination tool has been developed to help spot these employment website recruiter behaviors against women and visible minorities. The artificial intelligence system utilized supervised machine learning to analyze the behaviors. Prior research has solidly determined that several industries have significant gender and ethnic pay gaps. However, available data doesn’t make it as easy to measure the extent to which discrimination is the cause of those inequalities. The new AI hiring discrimination tool…

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