Facebook team adds giant QR code to rooftop

qr code on facebook building

In a recent hackathon by the Facebook Intellectual Property team, a 42 foot long QR code was created on the roof of the new Facebook office building. A member of that team, Mark Pike, came up with the idea after having read a blog post by Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook. The post inspired him, as it encouraged the company’s employees to decorate and spray paint the new Facebook office. Pike took this concept of a “Space Hackathon” quite literally and wanted his hackathon – based on a QR…

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Texas town to make QR codes a new part of their restaurant inspection certificates

The residents and visitors of the town of Plano, Texas, will soon be able to use their smartphones to help to find out more information about the details of the inspection certificate that has been assigned to that restaurant. This makes Plano the first city to provide consumers with instant access to the health inspection information. It has accomplished this goal by adding a QR code on the publicly-displayed permit at the restaurant, so that smartphone device users can view the data from the health inspections of the approximately 1,400…

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Scan mobile company uses QR codes to create a stir among the crowds

*Great video by scan.me explaining what a QR Code is Founded in 2011 by Garrett Gee, a Brigham Young University student, Scan is a company that creates technologies such as NFC image recognition and QR codes in order to bring businesses and individuals from the real world together into the digital sphere. It has not yet been a year since Scan’s app was released, and it has already received over 10 million downloads from the Android Marketplace and the Apple App Store. There are users of the application in over…

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European chess magazine uses QR codes to serve fans of the sport

QR Code Magazine

Chess may not get a great deal of attention from all over the world, but in Europe the sport is a big deal. Given that chess players and enthusiasts are often very tech-savvy, their interests can often be piqued with the use of technology. This has led the French magazine Europe Echecs to make use of QR codes in its latest issue. The publication believes that the codes will help engage readers with new content and enable them to find the information they are looking for easier. The March issue…

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Michigan’s Urbane Apartments launches new QR code campaign to reach out to residents

QR code Marketing

QR codes are a popular marketing tool in the real estate industry, but they have been rare in the apartments and rental market. When the codes first came to the U.S. sometime in 2008, realtors were the ones that made them popular. Before the codes began showing up on signage for houses and other properties, few people had ever seen them before. Now, Urbane Apartments, a rental community located in Detroit, Michigan, is using the codes in an attempt to echo the success they have seen in the realty business…

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