QR codes and barcodes celebrate technology anniversary

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Forty years ago, last week, the first UPC code was scanned on a package of Wrigley gum. The barcode, which is now standard on product packages, first had its start forty years ago, and the first one to be scanned was in Ohio at the Troy supermarket, on a Wrigley gum pack, long before the idea of QR codes and other scannables that can be used with today’s smartphones. Despite the fact that those traditional barcodes have been around for so long, they’re still going strong. Scanning the 10-pack of…

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QR codes provide fast and easy jury duty responses

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Residents of Connecticut could soon be able to use their smartphones to confirm or postpone service. It may not be long before residents of Connecticut will be able to use QR codes to be able to either confirm their service or postpone it when they have been called for jury duty. This will allow quick response codes to be scanned so that residents will automatically access the necessary webpage. Should the QR codes become available, they will be official barcodes that will allow residents to email the Jury Administration office,…

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QR code creator predicts a ten year run for the barcodes

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Masahiro Hara has stated that developments in technology will push out the need for printed barcodes. The man who created QR codes, Masahiro Hara, has recently stated that the ongoing evolutions in technology will mean that paper labels will continue their importance, but because of improvements in image recognition software, it will likely make the barcodes obsolete in around a decade from now. The quick response code has already been around for a while and has now become mainstream in advertising. That said, as much as QR codes can now…

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QR codes will play a key role to mobile marketing throughout the holiday season

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Major brands and companies are already revealing campaigns using the barcodes. Though mobile marketing has already been recognized as a vital driver for the upcoming holiday shopping season, what is also being discovered is that QR codes will be the heart of many of those campaigns. This technology is expected to stand out dramatically from the rest over the next couple of months. Large brands such as Target, Kraft, Tourneau, and many more have already started to incorporate QR codes into their various efforts to make certain that holiday shoppers…

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