Tech Travel: How Being Power Certain Saved a Life

I mocked my sister for giving me such a nerdy gift and as it turns out, it saved her life. They say “it’s the little things that matter the most”.  In my case, that’s an understatement.  This little thing saved my vacation and maybe even my sister’s life.  My sister and I both returned home from our recent trip, and it’s all because of a battery pack! My sister’s joke-worthy gift Last Christmas, I gave my sister a custom printed and framed canvas of her beloved St. Bernard and a…

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Mobile commerce is growing aggressively in Europe

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Europe has seen a major surge in mobile shopping in recent years More consumers are beginning to get involved in the mobile commerce space in Europe. The continent is home to the highest smartphone penetration in the world and many consumers are beginning to rely on their devices to get their shopping done. According to Twenga, an online open shopping search engine, online spending from mobile devices in Europe has doubled from 2014 through 2015. Mobile payments now account for 25% of all online purchases being made in the region.…

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Mobile commerce firm offers new service in Spain

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Seamless brings its QR code mobile commerce service to Spain QR codes have been around for years, but only recently have these barcodes begun seeing use as mobile commerce tools. Seamless, a mobile payments firm, has launched a new service in Spain that will leverage QR codes as a way to engage mobile consumers. The service is called SEQR has already gained traction in other markets, including Sweden and Germany, but it may help bolster the somewhat slow-moving mobile payments sector in Spain. SEQR leverages the power of QR codes…

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Wearables could have an impact on mobile payments

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Wearable devices could cause a revolution in the mobile payments market Wearable devices are becoming more common and these devices are being lauded for their potential to change digital commerce. While smartwatches and other such technology may not have found commercial success yet, companies like Apple are pushing to ensure that this will happen in the near future. Whether or not wearable devices will revolutionize mobile commerce, however, is unclear, but Visa believes that wearables could be a driver for growth in mobile payments. Apple continues to galvanize the mobile…

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Mobile commerce helps power growth of clothing sales in Europe

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Clothing has become the most purchased physical product in many European countries Research firm yStats has released a new report concerning digital commerce in Europe. The report notes that clothing has become the most purchase physical product in many European countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, and Italy. In some countries, clothing stands out as having the highest sales volume of any other product category and this category represents the majority of cross-border purchases being made on the Internet. The report also notes that mobile commerce has helped make this…

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