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  • VR Pay lets shoppers pay by nodding their heads
  • VR Pay lets shoppers pay by nodding their heads
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VR Pay lets shoppers pay by nodding their heads

Chinese internet giant Alibaba is introducing a VR payment system. After the success of its ‘pay with a selfie’ campaign in 2015, which allowed mobile shoppers to pay via facial recognition, the online marketplace will soon allow shoppers to pay simply by nodding their heads.



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