Flowcode uses Jennifer Lopez QR codes to draw scanners and shoppers

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The brand is hoping to modernize the barcode and help JLo Beauty to take off. Jennifer Lopez QR codes generated by Flowcode are being used to give both the barcode and the singer’s new beauty brand a meaningful boost. Flowcode is a platform founded by Tim Armstrong, the former CEO of AOL. The performer recently cut a deal with Flowcode to use the system for updated looking Jennifer Lopez QR codes that will help promote her skincare line. This got started with a barcode embedded into a massive advertisement splashed…

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ByteDance payment service launches in China through Douyin

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The TikTok parent company is using this as its next step into fintech and mobile commerce. The company behind TikTok has announced a new ByteDance payment service launched within Douyin, the Chinese version of the popular short video sharing app, which it also owns. The Douyin Pay option can be used to transact purchases within the video sharing application. The ByteDance payment service is in the form of Douyin Pay on the short video app. This makes it possible for creators to more easily sell merchandise or other items related…

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QR code payments framework established by Central Bank of Nigeria

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The CBN has announced that it has created a quick response barcode based transaction standard. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently announced that it had established a QR code payments framework to be used as a standard in the country. The CBN explained that the guidelines align with its strategy for financial system safety and stability. The CBN specified that the new QR code payments framework is an important part of its overall mandate for making certain that the Nigerian financial system remain stable and safe. These guidelines are…

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WhatsApp data sharing receives update in an attempt to control user loss

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As users flee to the rival Signal app, clarifications are being made to the controversial privacy policy. The forced WhatsApp data sharing policy has received substantial criticism, leading many users to flock to Signal, a rival messaging service. In response, WhatsApp has responded by clarifying its privacy policy update, effective February 8. On the official website’s FAQ page, an update is posted regarding the WhatsApp data sharing policy update. Users were advised of the updated terms by way of an in-app update that require users to agree in order to…

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Fitbit acquisition by Google is now complete, despite controversy

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Following considerable regulatory scrutiny, Alphabet now owns the fitness tracking company. After having undergone regulatory scrutiny both in the United States and by the European Union, the Fitbit acquisition by Google’s parent company Alphabet has become official. Among the primary concerns voiced about this deal is that Google would receive massive data quantities. The Fitbit acquisition gives Google access to a substantial amount of logged user health data. This was among the primary regulatory concerns for the deal. The reason is that targeted advertising is central to Google’s revenue. Therefore,…

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