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Pinterest QR code rolls out to help users learn about everything around them

Pinterest QR code rolls out to help users learn about everything around them

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The image based social network’s quick response code could be handy for shoppers while in-store. A new version of a Pinterest QR code is rolling out for the social network’s users to inform themselves while they’re shopping. The barcode is designed to be used by consumers as they walk through a store in real life. The goal is to let Pinterest users access more product information by way of their accounts. The Pinterest QR … Read entire article »

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Greater USDA QR code GMO labeling clarity needed, say Senators

Greater USDA QR code GMO labeling clarity needed, say Senators

Eleven federal Senators sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, calling for improvements. A group of 11 U.S. Senators issued a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the USDA QR code and GMO food labeling through its Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The ideas behind the labels with the quick response codes is to provide quick and simple access to information about foods and any bioengineered/genetically engineered ingredients they may contain. The Senators feel … Read entire article »

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Human QR code breaks world record in China

Human QR code breaks world record in China

Chinese students have successfully come together to create the largest ever quick response code made of people. A whopping 2.5 thousand Chinese students recently joined together to create the largest human QR code that has ever existed. The students joined together in the country’s Henan province to break the previous existing record. There were a total of 2,520 students from Sias International University who created the QR code. The students from the university in the city of Zhengzhou … Read entire article »

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Coca-Cola unveils Halloween themed AR and VR marketing campaign

Coca-Cola unveils Halloween themed AR and VR marketing campaign

The soft drink giant’s UK division will break its own advertising spending record for the themed campaign. Coca-Cola’s UK division will launch an AR and VR marketing campaign for its Fanta brand on Halloween. This campaign will represent the most they have ever spent on a Halloween campaign to date. Part of the advertising for the brand has to do with a virtual reality short riddled with jump scares. The VR marketing short brings viewers onto an elevator … Read entire article »

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QR code metro passes will soon be available to Shanghai riders

QR code metro passes will soon be available to Shanghai riders

Commuters will be able to use their smartphones to scan quick response codes to pay for trips. A number of Shanghai metro stations have QR code metro pass codes to let riders scan to pay. These new mobile payments are meant to make it faster and more convenient for commuters to pay their fares. The subway passengers are able to pay for their tickets by using either of two mobile payments services. The two QR code metro fare … Read entire article »

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QR code currency unveiled as Russia boosts anti-counterfeit measures for its cash

QR code currency unveiled as Russia boosts anti-counterfeit measures for its cash

The National Mint Goznak and the country’s Central Bank revealed the quick response codes on two bills. The Central Bank of Russia and the National Mint Goznak have unveiled QR code currency bills on both their 200 ruble and 2,000 ruble bills. The front of each of those banknotes now feature a quick response code that can be scanned using a smartphone and barcode reader app. Scanning the QR codes directs the mobile device user to the … Read entire article »

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Scanning QR codes lets Chinese motorists pay to have stolen car mirrors returned in new scam

Scanning QR codes lets Chinese motorists pay to have stolen car mirrors returned in new scam

Thieves demand cash by way of quick response code to give back stolen vehicle side mirror glass. Chinese thieves stole glass from car side mirrors, telling victims scanning QR codes to make a payment is the only way to have the property returned. The motorists were told to pay anywhere from $45 to $105 to have the glass from the mirrors returned. Police in Xian, a city in central China, are investigating reports of extortion efforts by local … Read entire article »

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QR code tracking allows Delhi police to watch over cab riders

QR code tracking allows Delhi police to watch over cab riders

A card featuring a quick response code allows the police to monitor a taxi’s entire journey. A new QR code tracking program is launching in Delhi, India, to help cab riders know they’ll be safe. It involves using an identification card displayed on the back of the driver’s seat. Passengers can scan the QR codes to provide the Delhi Police control room the ability to monitor the trip. The QR code tracking card will feature the barcode as … Read entire article »

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QR code app helps lottery ticket sellers spot fakes

QR code app helps lottery ticket sellers spot fakes

A lotto retailer in Bangkok has started using quick response codes to make it easier to verify tickets. A lottery retailer in Bangkok is using a QR code app strategy to overcome a growing struggle with fake lotto tickets. Sellers are being presented with falsified tickets without any way of knowing whether or not they are real. Retailers have been trying to register complaints with local police but can’t prove the fake tickets are forged. As a result … Read entire article »

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QR code transactions grew by 400 percent this year, says MobiKwik

QR code transactions grew by 400 percent this year, says MobiKwik

The quick response code usage growth rate is credited to the ease of barcode deployment and scanning. MobiKwik, a large mobile wallet provider in India, has announced that QR code transactions have grown by 400 percent throughout 2017, so far. The company credits the simplicity of quick response code deployment and use for the rapid growth rate. The mobile wallet company has launched its services throughout India based on QR codes. “QR codes will drive digital payments in … Read entire article »

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QR code fitness course takes off in Waco city park

QR code fitness course takes off in Waco city park

The quick response code signage has now been posted in 11 parks to help people with their daily exercises. In most situations, using a mobile device means you’re being inactive, but new QR code fitness course signs are helping to change that. Signage across 11 Waco city parks was posted as a part of a new workout program. The QR FIT Trail provides park users with a course created to offer fitness routines to people of all … Read entire article »

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