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Quick response codes bring historic zoo into the 21st century

Quick response codes bring historic zoo into the 21st century

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Alameda Park Zoo will soon boast QR codes created by the Holloman 49ers, a middle school team. The Holloman Middle School’s 49ers will use quick response codes to bring an additional educational feature to visitors at the Alameda Park Zoo. The local LEGO league teams were faced with a challenge to come up with a way to help animals. The Holloman 49ers’ solution was to add quick response codes to the signage at … Read entire article »

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Mobike QR codes should be checked for fake replacements

Mobike QR codes should be checked for fake replacements

Scammers in China are placing their quick response codes on top of the popular bike rental barcodes. Mobike QR codes are now among the growing number of quick response codes that should be checked for imposters before being scanned. Scammers have been reportedly replacing the genuine bike rental barcodes with their own scannable code stickers. When unsuspecting bike renters scan the QR codes, they end up paying into the scammer’s account. Certain Mobike QR codes have been carefully … Read entire article »

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QR code monitoring system under development for taxi passenger safety

QR code monitoring system under development for taxi passenger safety

The Mysuru police are developing a GPS-using app to track rides and assist with complaint reporting. Police from the Indian city of Mysuru are developing a QR code monitoring mobile app for taxi and autorickshaw passenger safety. The goal is to use mobile internet as a component of policing those vehicles and provide other services. Passengers can read the quick response codes using a free app on their smartphones. The goal is to make it fast and easy … Read entire article »

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Smartphone addiction forces Dutch town to add traffic lights to sidewalks

Smartphone addiction forces Dutch town to add traffic lights to sidewalks

A town called Bodegraven in the Netherlands has been adding the lights to pedestrian crossings. The problem with smartphone addiction has become great enough that a Dutch town has added traffic lights in the pavement at pedestrian crossings. The goal is to help to stop people from walking out into active lanes of traffic when they fail to look up from their mobile devices. The people of the town have been cautioned about looking where they are … Read entire article »

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Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day event is luring players with romance

Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day event is luring players with romance

Players will see a dramatic increase in the duration of the lures as they’ll last up to six hours. A Pokémon Go Valentine’s event is under way and it will keep running until February 15. In the theme of love and romance, it will be allowing lures to last for up to six hours instead of the typical half hour limit. The Pokémon Go app still has a large number of dedicated players and the event might … Read entire article »

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Facebook mobile commerce data shows a sweet future

Facebook mobile commerce data shows a sweet future

The social media giant’s statistics showed that smartphone based transactions are rapidly rising. Newly released Kantar and Facebook mobile commerce data revealed a sizeable trend toward smartphone transactions. Over the holiday shopping period, the social media giant recorded 51 percent of transactions from smartphone or tablet sources. This data included the period from November 1 through December 31 based on online transactions. During that same period in 2015, the same figure had been a notably lower 41 percent. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Social Media Marketing, United States

QR codes are changing the way everything is done in India – Should we do the same?

QR codes are changing the way everything is done in India – Should we do the same?

As the country works hard to go cashless, the use of quick response codes has spiked. India has managed to take lowly QR codes and make them a central part of the way things function. While the main spotlight has been focused on the quick response codes used in mobile payments transactions, the country is taking their use much further. You can scan a QR code to avoid using cash when buying from many merchants, but now … Read entire article »

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Microsoft HoloLens will help med students learn anatomy

Microsoft HoloLens will help med students learn anatomy

An American university will be using a revolutionary new technology to avoid using cadavers. Case Western University is in the midst of developing a program using Microsoft HoloLens to teach anatomy to med students. This device uses virtual reality technology. The school will use it to provide a 3D representation of a human body. The virtual reality device wearers will be able to examine layers of tissue such as skin and muscle. The Microsoft HoloLens will also make … Read entire article »

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Liquid Pay QR code payments to be offered in 25,000 Singapore retailers

Liquid Pay QR code payments to be offered in 25,000 Singapore retailers

Thousands of merchants are expected to adopt the new quick response code based mobile payment service. The Liquid Pay QR code is now targeting Singapore retail locations. The company predicts that 25,000 of those companies will be participating in this mobile payments method. These merchants will be on board within the next 12 months, says the firm. Liquid Pay allows purchase transactions to be completed through the use of QR code scans. The Liquid Pay QR code scans … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce transactions are highest in Japan

Mobile commerce transactions are highest in Japan

The second quarter figures for 2016 showed that the country had nearly 55 percent conversion rates. Criteo recently released its figures regarding mobile commerce transactions in Q2 2016. They revealed that the conversion rates for m-commerce were highest in Japan, the United Kingdom and South Korea. The performance marketing technology firm underscored that the top spot was held by Japan. These results were compiled after analyzing 1.7 billion transactions from both desktop and mobile sites. The analysis involved … Read entire article »

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Galaxy Note 7 cessation cuts Samsung’s profit estimate by a third

Galaxy Note 7 cessation cuts Samsung’s profit estimate by a third

The electronics giant has pulled the plug on its flagship smartphone following devastating product safety issues. Samsung Electronics Company has now cut a third off its quarterly profit estimate as a result of the Galaxy Note 7. The company’s flagship smartphone experienced what may be known as the most expensive tech safety disaster in history. The company estimates that the expense from the product safety failures will take $2.3 billion off its profits. The leading smartphone maker … Read entire article »

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