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NTT Docomo QR code payment rolls out in Japan

NTT Docomo QR code payment rolls out in Japan

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The massive mobile carrier will allow its subscribers to make mobile payments at stores using quick response codes. The New NTT Docomo QR code is being rolled out across Japan, allowing the mobile carrier’s subscribers to use their smartphones to purchase products and services. The new system will allow the mobile devices to act like credit or debit cards for completing payment transactions, with verification through quick response code scans. The rollout is … Read entire article »

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

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

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 … Read entire article »

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New Shell QR code makes it easier to pay for gas

New Shell QR code makes it easier to pay for gas

Customers using the stations in Thailand can scan quick response codes for a cashless fueling experience. The Shell Company of Thailand (SCOT) recently held a press event in which it announced its new Shell QR code, allowing consumers to fuel up without the need for cash. This represents the first time this type of mobile payments service has rolled out in the country’s gas stations. The press event came with a “Making Life’s Journey Better with Cashless … Read entire article »

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QR code usage gets a solid boost through mobile retail

QR code usage gets a solid boost through mobile retail

As shoppers head to their smartphone as a part of their shopping journey, quick response codes play a growing role. QR code usage has been taking off at a time when it had been expected to die off by many people in the tech industry. Its affordability and ease of use has made it highly appealing as a part of retail mobile marketing strategies. This claim is supported by research results put forward by Juniper Research. Juniper now … Read entire article »

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

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

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 … Read entire article »

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QR code payment fraud in China’s radar with new caps

QR code payment fraud in China’s radar with new caps

As popular as the mobile transactions may be, the country’s central bank is issuing new security regulations. China’s central bank is rolling out new regulations to help prevent QR code payment fraud. Quick response codes have become exceptionally popular in the country but have exposed consumers to fraudulent activities from criminals. Some of the most popular mobile payments apps in China currently use the barcodes to complete transactions. Both WeChat and Alibaba’s AliPay – two of the largest … Read entire article »

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QR code subway barriers help keep Japanese platforms safe

QR code subway barriers help keep Japanese platforms safe

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 … Read entire article »

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Snapchat augmented reality camera available for users to access

Snapchat augmented reality camera available for users to access

The social media app has launched a new Lens Studio platform letting users create their own AR Lenses. Snapchat has now made it possible for users to design their own augmented reality camera Lenses to share with other users. The Lens Studio is a free desktop app released by Snap Inc. for users of Windows and Mac computers. The augmented reality camera app is designed to be simple to use with a range of different tools. The Lens … Read entire article »

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Court lets individuals scan QR codes to pay their fines

Court lets individuals scan QR codes to pay their fines

The court in Jiangsu, China is using quick response codes to collect from people who have been avoiding payment. A court in the eastern province of Jiangsu, China has made it possible for people to scan QR codes to pay their fines. The strategy is meant to make it easier for individuals to pay by way of their smartphones. The court sees this strategy as an effective way to collect on fines due from those reluctant to … Read entire article »

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Durian QR codes to help prove authenticity of the pungent fruit

Durian QR codes to help prove authenticity of the pungent fruit

The Malaysian government will introduce a quick response code for verifying Musang King durians. The Malaysian government has announced its intentions to roll out special durian QR codes to help make it easier to tell the difference between the Musang King variety and others. The quick response codes will be used in conjunction with radio frequency identification (RFID) tech. The durian QR codes are meant to make it quick and easy to check the authenticity of this specific … Read entire article »

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Octopus QR code launches in Hong Kong for taxi mobile payments

Octopus QR code launches in Hong Kong for taxi mobile payments

The digital transaction operator’s goal is to encourage cabbies and passengers to stop using cash. A new Octopus QR code service is rolling out in Hong Kong to make it easier for the 40,000 taxi drivers throughout the city to accept mobile payments instead of cash. So far, the reception from cabbies hasn’t been all that enthusiastic as they want greater incentives. Taxi drivers see the potential of the Octopus QR code, but are hoping to be given … Read entire article »

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