QR code based payments next up for Japanese banking coalition

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A new quick response code system for mobile transactions will be ready by the end of March. A Japanese megabank coalition is moving forward with a new QR code based payments system. The system will be ready by the end of March. That said, the whole thing won’t roll out until the 2019 fiscal year. The coalition is composed of three very large and powerful banks headquartered in the country. The three banks making up the coalition are Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Mizuho Financial Group, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.…

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QR codes offer Michigan DOT a new high-tech signal repair process

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The state’s Department of Transportation is using the technology to achieve better response time and accuracy. In Michigan, the Department of Transportation (MDOT) has now decided to use QR codes as a part of a broader effort to improve its ability to achieve a smaller response time while bettering its accuracy when it conducts repairs on traffic signals that have been damaged. The MDOT frequently receives calls with regards to traffic signals during bad weather and overnight. The calls they receive often report dysfunctional or damaged traffic signals. While the…

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QR codes will help bring lost pups home

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A new system through AnimalRescue.com will help lost pets to be able to find their way home. A program called AnimalRescue.com, based in Brevard County, is now making it possible for people to scan QR codes in order to be able to gain information about a lost pet they’ve found. Because dogs and cats can’t speak for themselves, it can make it very hard to bring them home when they’re lost. Losing a pet can be an owner’s worst nightmare. It depends very heavily on the ability of someone who…

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QR codes are central to Walmart’s new mobile payment system

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The retail giant has launched a system to compete with Apple Pay and that uses quick response codes. Walmart recently announced that it would be including itself among the newest players in the mobile payments category and that its branded system, Walmart Pay, would use QR codes as a part of the transaction verification process. The name of the mobile payments system makes it clear that it is meant to compete with Apple, Samsung and Google, among others. The system based on QR codes has now gone live in select…

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QR codes and Bluetooth tech may play central role in London tourism strategy

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Conservative London mayoral hopeful, Tony Arbour, intends to use technology to draw visitors. London certainly isn’t hurting for tourist attractions, but Conservative London Assembly member Tony Arbour is hoping to make sure that Londoners and visitors, alike, will get to know some of the less well recognized locations throughout the city by using QR codes and other technologies. Although everyone knows about the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, there is much more there. There is a great deal more to see than the places for which the city is…

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Students use QR codes to share history of town

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Teens from Sacred Heart School in Swaffham have placed quick response codes around their town. Students from the Swaffham Sacred Heart School have used QR codes to provide visitors to the Town Trail with access to video recordings that offer more information about the historical site that they are facing. There are a total of 44 different quick response codes that have been placed at locations throughout the town. These QR codes are scanned by smartphones and tablets in order to play recordings that offer information about the person or…

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Mobile app based on QR codes give Kenosha transit riders schedule access

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A new smartphone application combined with quick response codes can keep commuters informed. In Kenosha, Wisconsin, commuters now have new feature available to help to simplify their use of public transit, as QR codes can now allow them to use their smartphones to be able to access the latest schedules. The quick response codes work with a mobile app that was created by University of Wisconsin-Parkside students. That university’s App Factory students developed the mobile application which is available to transit users for free. It is compatible with both Apple…

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QR codes based mobile payments app sends South African users above 2 million

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A range of applications based on quick response codes have made this tech very popular in that country. South Africa has experienced the introduction of a large and growing number of mobile payments apps that use QR codes in order to be able to help to complete transactions at retail stores by way of smartphones, and this has caused the barcodes, themselves, to experience a tremendous growth in that country. By the end of 2014, it is now believed that there were 2.1 million people using quick response codes in…

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QR codes give Newport visitors a historical tour

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The university and cathedral city in South East Wales is using quick response codes to educate tourists. A new program has now introduced QR codes throughout the city of Newport, Wales, in order to help to provide visitors to the city with more information about the history of some of the most important points on its map. The quick response codes have been designed to provide smartphone carrying visitors with an informational tour. The tour using QR codes was created by HistoryPoints.org, which has implemented this type of project in…

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Bidar tourists to use QR codes to discover local history

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The hilltop Indian city will be launching a considerable quick response code installation to promote tourism. The district administration of Bidar, India, has decided to use QR codes in addition to a range of other technology based tools in order to help to promote tourism within the area, said the district’s deputy commissioner, P.C. Jaffer. Jaffer spoke on the subject of the quick response codes after their inauguration ceremony in front of the Bidar Fort. The QR codes have been linked to relevant Wikipedia pages so that when smartphone using…

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Historic German cemetery adds QR codes to open up the past

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Quick response codes have been added to panels near certain gravesites to provide more information than names and dates. The Central Cemetery in Aschersleben, a town in the Saxony-Anhalt district of Salzlandkreis, in Germany, has decided to add QR codes to small signs throughout the historic site in order to give smartphone users the opportunity to learn more about the deceased who are buried there. To start, there will be 21 signs next to grave stones from the 1860s to help people to learn more. Across the cemetery, there are…

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