GovDocs integrates QR codes with new Compliance Check labor law posting service

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GovDocs, a state and federal labor law poster and human resources product distributor, has launched a new service that aims to streamline compliance audits by integrating QR codes into the process. The Compliance Check program will be using the codes to help businesses ensure they fall in line with the 200 changes to the U.S. labor law that have happened in the last two years. Businesses are required to make their labor law posting available for all employees and each posting will feature its own QR code so workers can…

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Adidas replaces recruiters with QR codes

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As the world of recruiting becomes more competitive, companies are beginning to feel the need to adopt new technologies as a way to reach out to potential talent. There is one trend amongst consumers that makes it simpler for recruiters to find new candidates for the companies they represent: Smart phones. With smart phones playing a bigger role in everyday life, companies have begun adopting mobile technologies that are geared toward engaging smart phone users. The best piece of mobile technology is widely believed to be QR codes. Adidas, a…

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Shelter pets benefit from QR codes through the Purina ONE initiative

Purina QR Code Campaign

Purina ONE has announced the start of two new initiatives to help benefit pets living in shelters, including one involving the use of QR code stickers which can be found on the front of packages of its dry cat food. Every time one of the barcodes is scanned, Purina ONE will give a donation of $1- up to a maximum of $30,000 – to feed pets living in shelters. Furthermore, the “Bowl-by-Bowl” program is starting at the Facebook page for Purina ONE, allowing its visitors to take simple quizzes that…

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QR codes assist Phoenix airport visitors to find their way around

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has announced that they will be using QR codes to perform a number of new tasks to make the traveler’s experience a faster, easier, and more convenient one. They will use QR codes to find the official website for the airport, learn a flight’s status, find restaurants and other amenities within the terminal, complete satisfaction surveys for taxi service, identify problems in the airport’s restrooms, or even have the airport notify you of the location of your vehicle in the parking lot via email upon…

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Awareness of QR codes growing in Germany as companies begin to adopt mobile strategies

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Germany’s Lobbe Group, an industrial waste disposal company, was an early adopter of QR codes when they began appearing in Germany a few years ago. The codes were plastered on a select few of the company’s waste disposal trucks and the response has been favorable. The company is now launching a new campaign that will emblazon their entire fleet of trucks with QR codes. The campaign is being designed to help other businesses connect with the Lobbe Group. In Germany, QR codes are still uncommon. The codes have seen modest…

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Art In Public Places brings QR codes to Knoxville, Tennessee

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Art in Public Places Knoxville, a public art initiative that it part of the city’s overarching art program, has adopted QR codes as a way to make the various art pieces set up in downtown areas more engaging for smart phone users. The codes will be affixed to description plates for more than 22 sculptures and will hold information concerning the piece and its creator. Art in Public places has teamed with U.S. Cellular, a wireless telecommunications company, to make the imitative possible. U.S. Cellular will be creating the codes…

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QR codes come to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium as part of a new interactive learning initiative

QR Codes at the Zoo!

The appeal of QR codes in the marketing world is well known these days. It seems that every business is making use of the codes to engage consumers that are growing increasingly attached to their mobile devices. In this sense, there are few avenues that the codes have not yet traveled, but their capabilities for information and content distribution can extend well beyond the realm of marketing. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is using the codes, but not for advertising. The acclaimed wildlife center has taken note of the…

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Human rights championed through QR codes

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A new QR code campaign has been launched in Berlin, Germany, this week. Unlike previous campaigns featuring QR codes, this one is has nothing to do with marketing – it’s all about equality. The campaign is called Can You Solve This? and was organized by Esra’a Al Shafei of Bahrain and Ruha Reyhani of Germany. Together, the two are looking to spread awareness of the issue of inequality in Iran’s education system. As it stands, women in Iran have no access to education. Instead, they are pressured into traditional cultural…

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Android compatible QR Pal code scanner released to combine scanning and sharing

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United Kingdom-based QR Pay Ltd., has unveiled its latest Android compatible application in the form of its new QR Pal Mobile Phone app product. This new app was created to increase the usefulness of the typical QR code scanner, by permitting additional features after scanning, such as storing the barcode and sharing it among friends. It also provides an additional “Safe Browsing” element, in addition to a payment facility, so that it is the first QR code scanner app that places focus on security. According to CTO Chris Cooke, from…

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iMingle introduces new payment method using QR codes

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iMingle Insurance, an online insurance market, has unveiled plans for a new instant payment initiative powered by QR codes. The insurer, whose entire operation is based on the Internet, aims to align their payment options with the rest of their business model. Using the codes, customers can pay their bills from anywhere, making transactions quick and easy. The service is specifically designed for those who are steeped in mobile technology. The codes will be stamped on the paper bills that customers receive in the mail. Scanning the code brings customers…

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