QR code turnstiles to function in all Shanghai Metro stations by year’s end

QR Code turnstiles - Shanghai Metro Station

The quick response code program first rolled out nearly two months ago and has been successful. Commuters in Shanghai have been using QR code turnstiles in the first Metro stations to feature the barcodes. The program has been deemed successful. Now, the quick response codes will be heading to the rest of the stations. The QR code turnstiles make it possible for commuters to use their smartphones as pass cards. Riders who would prefer to use their smartphones to their IC cards can scan them on the new QR code…

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Toddler activates iPhone lock out on mother’s phone for 47.8 years

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The little one was meant to be watching kids videos but turned on the lock screen instead. A toddler in China managed to enter the wrong password on the iPhone lock screen enough to block access for almost 48 years. The child continually entered the wrong password on the screen. The kid had been watching educational videos on the iPhone and had been left unsupervised. The Shanghai family must now face an iPhone lock out for over 25 million minutes. A South China Morning Post report stated that the two…

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Technoparks of Moscow: effective infrastructure for innovative future

Technoparks of Moscow

Moscow is already the capital of the future. At least according to a recent study of the Foreign Direct Investment Intelligence. The city systematically raises investment attractiveness in all of its spheres, ensuring the building of infrastructure and platforms for all the participants of the market. One of such directions of the city is the creation of modern technoparks and technopolises (or science or technology or research parks) under the aegis of the Moscow City Investment Agency. The first technopark in Moscow was opened in 1991 at the National Research…

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Singapore Land Transport Authority uses QR code geofencing to control bike parking

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Bike sharing programs are highly popular in the country, leading to new licensing and parking rules. The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced a new QR code geofencing system meant to help control indiscriminate parking of shared bikes. Bicycle sharing programs have spiked in popularity in recent years. A new licensing strategy has been developed and is starting to roll out across the city state. Among the main issues the QR code geofencing is designed to overcome is indiscriminate parking. Shared bicycles have been parked pretty much anywhere they…

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eMarketer mobile commerce forecast shows strong future

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The firm’s recent study suggests that smartphone based shopping is building a highly positive landscape. The doubts some are still expressing against the growth potential of m-commerce have another study against them following a new eMarketer mobile commerce forecast. Within the report were the results of a study on the smartphone shopping ecosystem. While the m-commerce prediction aligns with other research, it also includes some striking insight. The eMarketer mobile commerce forecast states that by the year 2021, smartphone and tablet based shopping will make up 72.9 percent of the…

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Myanmar FDA QR codes to make ingredient verification easier


The Myanmar Food and Drug Administration is considering quick response codes to help improve product clarity. The Food and Drug Administration is currently in discussions with food producers with regards to the use of Myanmar FDA QR codes to help verify approval. FDA Director General hopes to use the quick response codes to make it easier to understand products. The Myanmar FDA QR codes will be helpful by making it possible scan to obtain the department’s product approval details. According to Dr. Than Htut, the organization’s director general, only 90…

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Mobile technology adoption pushes in-store sales down among unprepared retailers

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Experts are cautioning retailers that if they want to remain open, mobile features are not optional. This last holiday shopping season saw a decline in in-store shopping that many are blaming on mobile technology adoption. In fact, the spending in retail businesses during that season it its slowest since 2012 in many markets such as in the United Kingdom. That said, while some retailers suffered, others found that they were using smartphones to bring customers in. Mobile technology adoption has presented a considerable challenge to the entire retail industry. That…

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Hanoi city implements QR code tracing service for fresh fruits and veggies

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The pilot program will roll out to help customers trace the origins of the produce they’re buying. Hanoi has announced details regarding a new pilot QR code tracing program meant to help improve consumer health. The service will make it possible for quick response codes to track the origins of agricultural products. The details have only just been released for the program that will be rolling out as a pilot this year. The Hanoi People’s Committee released a plan for the QR code tracing program which begins in the city…

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Top earning non-game mobile app of 2017 title goes to Netflix

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The video streaming service has booted Tinder from the top spot while leaping over Spotify on the way. Netflix has become the top earning non-game mobile app for 2017, pushing Tinder out of the position it previously held. The application also had to make it past Spotify in order to reach the coveted spot as leader. These figures were released by Sensor Tower in a report it recently published on its official blog. After Netflix, the second most earning non-game mobile app went to Tinder, the 2016 leader. Netflix brought…

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QR code tracking to help Delhi Transportation department monitoring cabs and cars

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In the massive Indian city, nearly 60,000 taxis and 90,000 autorickshaws move about the streets. The Delhi Transportation department is implementing a new QR code tracking strategy in the hopes of increasing passenger safety. This has been a growing trend in India, particularly in the effort to make sure women safely arrive at their destinations. The quick response codes will make it possible for the department to keep track of more vehicles. It uses QR code tracking to help make sure the department always knows where the vehicles are on…

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QR code subway barriers help keep Japanese platforms safe

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The quick response codes were added to improve the operation of the barriers at train stations. New QR code subway features are being installed as a part of subway platform safety barriers in a number of Japanese train stations. This addition of quick response barcodes is meant to help to improve the function of the barriers. By adding the QR codes, the hope is to speed up the barrier installation and reduce the cost associated with them. There are a range of different advantages to this new QR code subway…

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