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Alibaba’s Selfie-Powered Payment Transactions Service

This week, Alibaba founder Jack Ma spoke at the CeBit conference in Hanover, Germany and demonstrated a new service called “Smile to Pay” that would give consumers a password-free way to shop online. It is a Selfie-Powered payment transactions service. Which means, the service would allow users to make a purchase from their mobile phone, then require them to snap a selfie to authenticate the purchase using Alibaba’s facial recognition technology. Continue reading

Mobile Phone Services for Early Flood Warning

Early flood warnings cannot be effective unless they are received, understood and responded to by the end users. This project used mobile services (Voice Message Broadcasting) to improve the communication of flood warnings from national to community level in a fast and effective manner during the 2014 floods in Sirajganj, a district in Northern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Rajshahi Division. Continue reading

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