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Retail mobile apps have moved ahead of e-commerce sites

Retail mobile apps have moved ahead of e-commerce sites

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As consumers use their smartphones for a growing number of tasks, retailers are being advised to keep up. As m-commerce reaches an explosive growth rate, retail mobile apps are becoming increasingly important to consumers as they shop. In fact, this trend is becoming important enough that retailer are now being cautioned that if they don’t start offering the right tools to attract and keep shoppers over their smartphones, they will already be … Read entire article »

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E-toilet QR codes help to improve public bathroom cleanliness and maintenance

E-toilet QR codes help to improve public bathroom cleanliness and maintenance

A company in India is using quick response codes to let people scan and report their feedback. A new form of e-toilet QR codes in Chennai, India, make it possible for people to scan a barcode with their smartphones so they can provide remarks and suggestions. The goal of the QR codes is to help to improve the cleanliness and overall maintenance … Read entire article »

Wearable technology adoption will become mainstream among manufacturers in 5 years

Wearable technology adoption will become mainstream among manufacturers in 5 years

A new report suggests that this tech will provide companies with a connected plant floor investment. A newly released study shows wearable technology adoption is far from being limited to fitness trackers among people trying to live healthier lives. The number of manufacturers seeking a connected plant floor has also caused wearables to become more popular. The 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study conducted … Read entire article »

Mobile commerce users now comprise over half of all Canadians

Mobile commerce users now comprise over half of all Canadians

A recent survey showed that more than one in two consumers in Canada makes online purchases with a smartphone. The results of a new study regarding Canadian mobile commerce users was recently released and showed some striking findings. It revealed that among all the consumers in that country, over half are using their smartphones to shop. The research also went on to … Read entire article »

Colorful Balloons mobile app discovered as Facebook’s secret Chinese entry

The social network giant anonymously released the photo sharing application into China’s market. Back in May, the Colorful Balloons app was launched in China, allowing users to share pictures with friends and family. That said, according to a New York Times report, that photo sharing mobile app was actually a secret Facebook project in the country. Facebook is banned in China, but the social network launched the application anonymously. The Colorful Balloons application has a very similar look and feel to Facebook’s more well known photo sharing app, called Moments. That said, in the case of the Chinese launch, the mobile app uses WeChat, the largest social network in that country, instead of using Facebook, which is banned. … Read entire article »

Venmo QR codes launch to make it easier for users to share their profiles

Venmo QR codes launch to make it easier for users to share their profiles

The new quick response codes are supposed to help users connect with their friends more quickly. New Venmo QR codes recently rolled out for users of the mobile payments app. The idea is to use the quick response codes simplify the process of finding their friends within the application. The QR codes are available in both the Android and Apple iOS versions … Read entire article »

Virtual and augmented reality market is on the edge of an explosion

Virtual and augmented reality market is on the edge of an explosion

A new report forecasted an annual doubling in spending for AR and VR technology from now through 2021. The International Data Company released a report focused on the future of the virtual and augmented reality market. It predicts that global spending on VR and AR technology will double each year from now through 2021. That prediction is not at all limited to … Read entire article »

Baby boomer phone service gets a special discount from T-Mobile

Baby boomer phone service gets a special discount from T-Mobile

The service provider is seeking to draw a specific demographic of wireless customers through new savings. T-Mobile is seeking to use baby boomer phone service discounts in order to appeal to that targeted consumer demographic. Over the last three years, the company has used this type of strategy to draw more new wireless customers than all its rivals combined. The provider’s current … Read entire article »

NFC technology marketing campaign gives Barbadillo a shot in the arm

NFC technology marketing campaign gives Barbadillo a shot in the arm

The Spanish winemaker is using near field communication tech in its latest consumer-focused effort. Spanish winemaker Barbadillo is working with Thin Film Electronics ASA to use NFC technology marketing to engage consumers via smart products such as smartphones. The goal of the campaign is to provide a more interactive and informative experience for consumers. The NFC technology marketing campaign employs the near field … Read entire article »

Disney mobile game lawsuit filed over data collection from children

Disney mobile game lawsuit filed over data collection from children

The entertainment giant has been accused of violating privacy laws about how personal data can be collected from minors. A federal court is asking some heavy questions about Disney mobile game practices involving personal data collection from children. As a result of these alleged activities, Disney has been sued. The class action lawsuit accuses Disney of having included inappropriate ad-tracking software in … Read entire article »

Indian mobile phone manufacturing will provide the country with nearly all handsets

Indian mobile phone manufacturing will provide the country with nearly all handsets

A new report predicts that by 2020, 96 percent of smartphones in the country will have been made there. A new mobile phone manufacturing research report has forecasted that by 2020 almost 96 percent of the smartphones sold in India will have been locally made. India is pushing hard to boost its rate of domestic localization, according to the recent report. Artificial intelligence … Read entire article »