New personalized QR codes in Shanghai help protect public space entry

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The city has rolled out the quick response barcodes to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Shanghai has rolled out new personalized QR codes designed to help safeguard access to the city’s public spaces. The hope is to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus in commonly used public areas. The quick response barcodes are used to access everything from some offices to public transit. The personalized QR codes are displayed on an individual’s smartphone. Before entering various public spaces, an individual may be asked to display the code.…

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China seeks to use coronavirus tracking QR codes with national tech giants’ assistance

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The Chinese government has reached out to Alibaba and Tencent to broaden its tracker systems. China’s government has reached out to tech giants in the country for help using coronavirus tracking QR codes. The purpose is to expand the existing color-based systems to track cases of COVID-19 nationwide. The government is working to partner up with Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. In the effort. Last week, Alibaba’s Alipay released a collaborative quick response code feature with the government. Last Wednesday, Alibaba’s financial division Ant Financial launched a…

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China UnionPay and Tencent to use integrated QR codes for mobile payment ease

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The goal of this move is to streamline the transaction experience for consumers and merchants. China UnionPay and Tencent have announced that they will be using integrated QR codes for a smoother checkout experience while using mobile payments. This move could greatly benefit UnionPay in catching up with the market leaders. Bringing together the quick response codes may help UnionPay to take a firmer place into the market in the country. UnionPay is a network top lenders created together. That said, it has not been able to gain nearly as…

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QR code use in China may fall due to facial recognition technology

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Quick response codes are widespread for authenticating mobile payments in the country. In China, QR code use for completing mobile payments is as commonplace as the use of traditional credit cards in the United States. However, this could quickly become a thing of the past as more companies look to biometrics such as facial and fingerprint recognition. Tech giants in the country, such as Tencent, are already looking into ways to use biometrics. Most people use mobile phones to complete non-cash payment transactions in China. QR code use is the…

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Unique WeChat QR codes give business clients a way to access more customer data

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Tencent wants to focus more on its business clients than its users. A unique kind of WeChat QR codes are being rolled out as part of a new service that gives business clients the chance to use these codes on every single one of their products. This will allow Tencent’s business clients access to more data on each of their customers. The service will provide companies with better tracking data. The WeChat QR codes are part of Tencent’s latest move to focus on business clients, rather than its users. The…

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