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Wal-Mart mobile pay service rollout complete, repeat usage jumps

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said yesterday that the deployment of its Wal-Mart Pay mobile payment service in the United States and com...


Wal-Mart mobile pay service rollout complete, repeat usage jumps

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said yesterday that the deployment of its Wal-Mart Pay mobile payment service in the United States and completed 88 percent of transactions in the payment information is from repeat users <. / P>

at all transactions on the youth, which is the world’s largest retailer, launched in December, rose 45 percent in the last week, Daniel Eckert, senior vice president of services at Wal-Mart US, said on a conference call with the media.

Wal-Mart has refused to disclose the increase in transactions since the launch, or the number of users of the phone in its stores.

US retailers have launched many mobile payment program in the last two years, but customers and dealers have been slow to accept them.

US mobile payments responsible for an estimated $ 67000000000 of purchases in 2015, and is expected to grow this year to $ 83 billion, or 24 percent of all purchases made via smartphones, according to the latest Forrester Research data .

Eckert Wal-Mart Pay users do not spend more as a result of using the app. The company is to see whether purchases will increase the store surveillance patterns.

The dealer will begin advertising push youth use customer, he said.

Walmart Pay is available on Apple and Android devices and late payments with a great credit, debit, prepaid or Walmart gift cards.

Customers at a checkout counter have to select the payment option within the app and use their smartphone cameras to scan the code in the registry. An email receipt will be sent to the app. Apple Inc’s Apple Pay and alphabet Inc.’s Android Pay requires retailers compatible new equipment, which has prevented wider acceptance install.

Wal-Mart no external mobile wallet like Apple Pay accepted in shops. Consultations on the acceptance of a third party purses is underway, but Wal-Mart has no immediate plans to do so, said Eckert.

Wal-Mart leads a consortium of US retailers to develop a mobile wallet app called CurrentC. The group, Target Corp and Best Buy Co Inc includes, did it earlier this year, delaying the start of the youth hit some roadblocks to the project

(Reporting by Nandita Bose in Chicago, Editing by Richard Chang ).

Mobile World Congress 2016: LG Unveils Modular G5 Smartphone


The South Korean company has even gone so far as to a “touch-enabled high-speed coverage for yet-to-be-announced LG G5” free earlier this month, spotlight with the release, saying: “It is known as a business forward. of the times, LG has this characterization to heart by revealing the existence of the premium before the real product “

Here’s a look at some of the key features of G5:

the phone has a sleek, rounded metal body and comes with a 5.3-inch screen

looking our smartphones a lot -. and LG noted. A new always on display will keep the time on the screen, so users do not have to press a button to get the information.

LG keeps its slide-out battery, a feature that enables users to easily swap batteries when they do not have time to close are in the phone.

A collection of add smart devices, the phone can turn into a powerful digital camera, a high definition audio players and more.

The addition of the LG CAM Plus gives the user physical buttons for power, relaxed, record, zoom and a better grip, among other features, they still take leave better pictures. The camera add-on increases the battery capacity of the phone, allowing the user to snap away without worrying about the discharge of their battery.

Another module converts the phone into a high fidelity speaker, ideal for audiophiles. LG also unveiled a VR camera accessory that allows users to shoot their own 360-degree videos and images.

The G5 packs a Snapdragon 820 processor, making it incredibly fast. The G5 has a 16-megapixel camera and an additional 8-megapixel sensor, with a 135-degree lens for wide-angle shots.

The G5 will come in gold, silver, pink and gray. Pricing and availability have not been announced yet, but it is likely to keep the phones with flagship unit prices, they sit around $ 550 +.

LinkedIn to test smartphone ads in new mobile apps


LinkedIn to test smartphone ads in new mobile apps

LinkedIn Corp. Wednesday presented new mobile applications requiring greater importance in the flow of information shared by the members of the professional social network information and to provide for the first time will allow the company to give smartphone users ads.

LinkedIn will begin with advertisements in the news feed of the mobile application as part of a “small test,” says spokeswoman Julie Inouye LinkedIn.

The new application, available for the Apple Inc. iPhone and Android smartphones, it is easier for smartphone users to interact with the content in the news feed of LinkedIn as “love” or comment on a new shared history.

consumers access to more Web from mobile devices instead of computers, Internet companies such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Google Inc. Inc. intensify their efforts to achieve. Better mobile users More than a quarter of web traffic now comes from his LinkedIn mobile application, compared with 15 percent a year ago, according to the company.

LinkedIn has a number of new features and improvements on its website in recent months, he tried its 200 million members to entice them to spend more time on its website.

LinkedIn shares rose nearly 57 percent this year, closing the regular session Wednesday at $ 179.97.

Facebook facelift feeds mobile appetite, may appeal to advertisers


Facebook facelift feeds mobile appetite, may appeal to advertisers

Facebook Inc. introduced a visually rich, mobile device oriented “flow” on Thursday, the biggest changes in the most recognizable feature of the social network now.

Changes in the newsfeed, whose look and feel is virtually unchanged since its inception, including a division into several sections, with separate areas for photos and music. They will begin to roll in limited mode of Thursday.

revision, that the power of mobile devices and desktop computers normalizes, is designed to provide users with an active interaction and attractiveness to prevent advertisers as Facebook beats Google Inc. to market on the internet.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg had different job if needed a makeover as recently as January, when the company “search graphic” launched the shortcomings by allowing users to trawl information about the world’s largest social network.


Facebook, ever-changing stream photos, videos and comments downloaded from friends, is the first page most users see when log is one of the three “pillars” of the service, and search profiles and the user.

The latest major update for the function took place in September 2011. Since then the company has integrated ads directly in animal feed and turned his attention to the creation of “mobile first experiences’, because more people now have access to social networking smartphones and desktop computers desktop.

addition of advertising, however, led to complaints from users who prefer a stream cool see comments that personally involved, emphasizing the difficulty of balancing advertiser friendly formats – such as larger images -. the maintenance of the 1 billion members and involved


The world’s largest social network is ready to trust the Wall Street recover after an initial exchange failed last year, in response to concerns about the long – term. many of which center on a quarter of the entire industry towards the use of mobile devices

Facebook, which is still more than a quarter of their IPO price of $ 38 in up to 2 percent to $ 27.99 on Thursday on the Nasdaq.

Facebook and Google, who both made their debut on desktop computers are responsible for the transfer of their products on smartphones and tablets, which usually yield less revenue than PC.

The two pillars Internet is also a war of revenue from mobile advertising -. a market that is still low in comparison to the traditional desktop computer, but grows exponentially

In terms of overall mobile advertising, Google commanded a share of 53.5 percent in 2012, helped by its dominant position in the search-based advertising. Facebook had 8.4 percent, a distant second, according to estimates from research firm eMarketer the.

But in terms of mobile advertising sales display edges narrowly on Facebook rival with 18.4 percent of the market in compared with 17 percent of Google, doing research estimate.

(written by Edwin Chan, editing by Gerald E. McCormick and Matthew Lewis)

Microsoft made mistakes in early mobile strategy: Bill Gates


Microsoft made mistakes in early mobile strategy: Bill Gates

Microsoft Corp. Bill Gates said he was not satisfied with the pace of business innovation in recent years, and he had mismanaged its mobile strategy at the beginning.

“We have not missed mobile phones, but the way we have, we can not charge. Clearly this is a mistake,” Gates, former CEO of Microsoft, said in a rare interview with CBS.


covered questions about whether he was satisfied with the performance of CEO Steve Ballmer. Ballmer said he realized many things, but he and Steve Ballmer are not satisfied.

“(Steve Ballmer) and I are two of the most self-critical people I know,” said Mr. Gates.

“There are many great things Steve achieved leadership â € Windows 8, the surface computer, Bing, Xbox. Is it enough No, he and I are not convinced revolutionary in terms of things that we do everything we can . “

Ballmer took over as CEO of Microsoft in February 2000. The shares have fallen 45 percent since then.

Former Microsoft executive Joachim Kempin, said in a book he wrote about his time with the company that Ballmer is not the right leader for the global software company the most important, but kept her grip on him, forcing systematically increase any manager who challenged his authority.

His criticism echoes

investor David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital, who has called for Ballmer to resign in 2011.

Microsoft has been criticized for its latest version of Windows 8 for various devices, while the search engine Bing has gained only a small market share.