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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

China: The New Cutting Edge In Mobile Technology?

China, Not Silicon Valley, Is Cutting Edge in Mobile Tech

Paul Mozur | August 2, 2016

Snapchat and Kik, the messaging services, use bar codes that look like drunken checkerboards to connect people and share information with a snap of their smartphone cameras. Facebook is working on adding the ability to hail rides and make payments within its Messenger app. Facebook and Twitter have begun live-streaming video.
All of these developments have something in common: The technology was first popularized in China.
WeChat and Alipay, two Chinese apps, have long used the bar-codelike symbols — called QR codes — to let people pay for purchases and transfer money.

(China’s tech entrepreneurs could challenge Silicon Valley. December 10, 2014) "Jack Ma, center, founder of Alibaba, raises a ceremonial mallet before striking a bell during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in New York. The stock is to start trading Friday under the ticker "BABA." Source:
(Top 5 tech giants who shape Shenzhen, 'China's Silicon Valley'. April 20, 2015) Source:

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