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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QR code feature launched for in-person purchases at Paytm Mall

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The e-marketplace is making it possible for shoppers to move beyond m-commerce and pay in real life. Paytm Mall just rolled out a new QR code feature that will make it possible for shoppers to use their mobile devices for shopping in-store, not just at the brand’s e-marketplace. The system uses quick response code scans to verify the mobile payment transactions at checkout counters. The goal of the new QR code feature is to appeal to consumers who aren’t yet shopping online. This will still allow them the opportunity to…

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Will the Amazon wireless experiment receive government approval?

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The online marketplace company is seeking the FCC’s approval to test technology in Seattle and rural Washington. An Amazon wireless experiment is in the works to test out mobile devices and fixed-base stations in Seattle and rural areas of Washington state. Amazon revealed this much of its mysterious plans in recent government filings to the Federal Communications Commission. The filings do not specifically describe what will be involved in Amazon’s technology tests. However, what is known about this Amazon wireless experiment is that it looks like it is testing a…

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Mobile phone addiction causes teens to check phones ten times a night

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Recent research showed adolescents are checking their mobile devices at least ten times nightly. A recent study has underscored the impact of mobile phone addiction on adolescent behaviors. It revealed that nearly half of young people (45 percent) are checking their phones for notifications after going to bed. The survey included the participation of 2,750 respondents between the ages of 11 and 18 years old. Among those who participated in this mobile phone addiction and behavior survey, one in ten said they checked for notifications at least 10 times after…

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More BlackBerry Android smartphones are reportedly in the works

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A new mid-range mobile phone called the Neon is expected to launch this month or early next month. The first BlackBerry Android smartphones, called Priv, were first announced last year. The intention was to excite the market with the mobile phones people had been waiting for. Even more Android based mobile phones will hit the market over the next couple of months. In fact, there are three mobile phones expected from the struggling Canadian company during that time. CEO John Chen indicated that there could be a mid-July launch of…

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