PayPal set to launch facial-recognition for ins-store purchasing via smartphones
Forget about fumbling for coins or even a credit card when you are buying a coffee, selecting clothes or dining out all you need is a smartphone and a mug shot.
Simply show up, “check in” at a store on your handset via the web, place an order, and have a sales assistant confirm your photo ID when it flashes up on their terminal.
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Average revenue from search clicks has dropped by 15% since last year and shows no signs of stabilizing or rebounding just yet. This decline has occurred despite overall search click volumes going up by 33%. So why the dramatic change in fortune?
The answer is mobile.
That didn’t take long. John Lewis’ latest Christmas ad gets brandjacked.
OnePiece Goes To North Korea.
As winter draws ever closer, X-factor contestants, celebrities and adults that should know better, but just don’t care, reach for their OnePiece’s. For those not in the know, OnePiece are a Scandinavian fashion label producing premium adult romper suits. Yes, designer baby grows are now in vogue.
As a brand, they understand their audience perfectly - and their approach to social media is reflects that. They know to reach a youthful, savvy, connected audience, they’re campaigns need to be relevant, fun and entertaining.
Their latest campaign, united around the hashtag #onepiece2kim invites OnePiece fans across the world, to send nice comments to Kim Jung Un, Emperor of North Korea, in an attempt to put him in a ‘nice mood’. OnePiece have made a one off jumpsuit just for him. Naturally, it’s in flag of North Korea. OnePiece will send it along with a box of nice messages gathered from messages posted on OnePiece’s facebook page and on twitter.
I’m sure there will be more than a few references to Kim Jong Un’s amazing golf skills.
Walmart in the US have launched a brilliant new tool, which allows customers to scan a receipt of their shopping, showing what they could have saved had they have shopped at Walmart.
I can see this working well in the UK, and could be the next evolution of the Asda Price Check…
via Simon Andrews @MobileFix
An average US citizen on an average day, it says, consumes 100,500 words, whether that be email, messages on social networks, searching websites or anywhere else digitally.
And as the university says we sleep for seven hours a day, in practice that means that three quarters of waking time is spent receiving information, the majority of which is electronic.