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  • Alibaba debuts ‘smile to pay’ facial recognition payments at KFC in China

    Alibaba debuts ‘smile to pay’ facial recognition payments at KFC in China

    China is streets ahead when it comes to digital payments. The latest leap is facial recognition technology that allows a customer to pay by literally flashing a smile. Alibaba’s Ant Financial affiliate launched the ‘smile to pay’ service in Hangzhou, the location of the company’s global HQ, where it is being trialled with KFC. As the video from Ant below shows, the… Read More

  • Andreessen Horowitz-Backed Leap Buses Are Hitting San Francisco’s Streets This Week

    Andreessen Horowitz-Backed Leap Buses Are Hitting San Francisco’s Streets This Week

    It’s been a year in the making. Transit startup Leap is finally launching in San Francisco with completely overhauled buses and a route from the Marina to the downtown area. The startup, which is trying to rethink mass transit, is competing with a host of other shared transit companies from Y Combinator-backed Chariot to ride-pooling startup Loup and, of course, Uber and Lyft. Read More

  • Cricket to deliver Fox mobile content


    No contract carrier Cricket Wireless has signed a mobile content deal with News Corp division Fox Interactive Media. Now Cricket customers can access Fox’s portfolio of mobile sites including: MySpace, Photobucket, IGN, FOXSports, RottenTomatoes, AskMen and more. Doug Hutcheson, president and CEO of Cricket’s parent company Leap said: “This is a significant milestone… Read More