Alibaba trials smile-to-pay app



The process does not require a smartphone. So long as a customer has signed up to the service, a facial scan is all that is required.

However, if further  verification is required, a smartphone is needed.

Alibaba is using the technology developed by China start-up Megvii which has raised $150 million in investor money including investment from Hon Hai.

Alibaba hopes that the smile-to-pay feture will boost the popularity of its Alipay app.


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