Unique WeChat QR codes give business clients a way to access more customer data

WeChat QR Codes - Produce with QR codes

Tencent wants to focus more on its business clients than its users. A unique kind of WeChat QR codes are being rolled out as part of a new service that gives business clients the chance to use these codes on every single one of their products. This will allow Tencent’s business clients access to more data on each of their customers. The service will provide companies with better tracking data. The WeChat QR codes are part of Tencent’s latest move to focus on business clients, rather than its users. The…

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Happy Farmer game is helping to alleviate poverty in poor part of China

Happy Farmer game - China Farm

A mobile game that can be played on WeChat allows players to sell virtual food to help poverty-stricken communities. The Happy Famer game was released in June 2019 as part of a joint effort between the Ministry of Finance’s poverty reduction office and Tencent’s messaging platform WeChat. The mobile game lets players grow and sell virtual food. Players can earn credits through selling their virtually grown products or by watching in-game adds. These credits can then be used to purchase real goods produced by local farmers in poor counties. The…

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Huawei OS is faster than Android, says company founder

Huawei OS - Huawei phone - Mate 10 model

Huawei is preparing to launch its own operating system (OS) as soon as this fall. The Huawei OS could reportedly be launched as early as this coming October, which would coincide with the launch of the company’s Mate 30 Pro flagship smartphone. The new operating system is based on Android. According to the founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, the new Huawei OS is based on Android and is even faster than Google’s mobile operating system. Moreover, he also confirmed in an interview that the new Huawei platform – which has…

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Indonesia’s Immigration Office wants to impose QR code surveillance on foreigners

QR code surveillance - Passport

The country’s Immigration Office is reportedly developing a monitoring system for foreigners. Anyone thinking of travelling to Indonesia may one day soon find themselves subject to a QR code surveillance system. According to the institution’s Immigration Director Ronny Franky Sompie, the Indonesia’s Immigration Office is developing a monitoring system that uses a quick response (QR) codeto track foreigners who come into the country. The 2D square barcode will be added to passports or visas. “We are developing a QR code technology to be placed on the passports or visas of…

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Latest Samsung Galaxy S9 update lets you scan QR codes with the camera setting

Samsung Galaxy S9 Update - Scanning QR Code

Galaxy S9 users no longer require Bixby or a third party app to scan quick response codes. The most recent Samsung Galaxy S9 update has given users of this smartphone additional camera features that currently exist on the Galaxy S10, as well as others not yet present on Saumsung’s newer phone models. Among these new features is the toggle in the camera settings called “Scan QR codes,” which lets users scan the codes without requiring Bixby or a third party app as was previously the case. Galaxy S9 users can…

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