Mobile fraud growth is outpacing that of m-commerce, says TransUnion

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As more consumers shop from smartphones over their computers, the risk is rising fast. M-commerce is growing fast as consumers rapidly move from computers to phones for shopping, but TransUnion is warning that mobile fraud is growing at an even faster rate. Last year, 78 percent of online purchasing came from mobile devices. As over three quarters of purchases come from smartphones, retailers have been pushing hard with investments into m-commerce. However, TransUnion’s recent Global E-Commerce in 2020 report showed that the growth of the smartphone shopping experience isn’t occurring…

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Google mobile first indexing going full steam ahead in September 2020

Mobile First Indexing - Google Search on smartphone

The search engine giant is switching completely, and currently 70 percent of sites are already there. Google has announced that it will be switching completely over to mobile first indexing as of September 2020. At that time, all sites crawled by the search engine’s spiders will be indexed primarily with smartphones and mobile devices in mind. It was initially believed that Google wouldn’t make the switch until the end of the year. A recent blog post from Google has updated that timeframe, revealing that it is moving fully to mobile…

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Home Depot has broken records as an interconnected multi-channel retailer

Interconnected multi-channel retailer - Home Depot Store

The American building materials and garden supply chain has used online tools to great advantage. The Home Depot’s strategy to become an interconnected multi-channel retailer allowed it to break records at a time of very limited growth in its category. The building materials and garden supply retail sector in the US grew by 0.6 percent from 2018 to 2019. During that same span of time, Home Depot managed to grow its revenues by 1.8 percent overall. In 2018, its revenues were $108.2 billion whereas that figure rose to $110.2 billion…

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Online AI tool could help identify illegal opioid sales, wildlife trafficking and counterfeits

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Artificial intelligence-based tools could help to catch a range of criminals and crimes on the internet. New types of online AI tool could help make a substantial difference in spotting serious and dangerous crimes occurring on the internet. Many of these crimes contribute to millions of deaths around the year every year. A new form of online AI tool has the potential to help law enforcement personnel to spot illegal opioid sellers online. Equally, it could help to identify and locate counterfeits and even wildlife traffickers. As a result, the…

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Apple App Store customers spend $1.4 billion in one week

Apple App Store - App Store on Mobile

iOS device owners brought 2019 to an extremely successful week in terms of application shopping. Apple App Store customers spent a massive $1.42 billion on applications on the week starting on Christmas Eve and ending on New Year’s Eve. This spend represents a tremendous 16 percent hike over the amount spent in the same week in 2018. The Apple App Store figures were shared by Apple this week. It also pointed out that on New Year’s Day alone, it broke its own single day sales records by bringing in $386…

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