Inspirational couple raise money for cancer research using QR

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A fundraising couple who are trekking across the Great Wall of China have today revealed that they will be using QR Codes for the public to scan to donate via their smartphone. The inspirational journey will also be sponsored by QR Pal, a newly launched QR code scanner. Dave Brown and Julie Atherton will be trekking nearly 60 km, across dangerous mountain terrain in a bid to raise £10,000 for North West Cancer Research Fund (NWCRF), a charity that provides grants to support fundamental research in the North West of…

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Chicago launches new QR code campaign to help with emergency preparedness

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The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) has announced that it will be launching a new emergency notification service that utilizes QR codes as a means for information distribution. The new initiative will allow those with smart phones to quickly access information on emergency procedures conducted in the city. While traditionally used for marketing campaigns, QR codes are beginning to gain prominence with cities throughout the U.S. Some have used them to help drive tourism, while others have used the codes to help residents find information regarding public…

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Greenpeace launches new campaign against Volkswagen

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Greenpeace, the non-governmental environmental advocacy group, has launched a new protest against German car maker Volkswagen. The organization has a long history of railing against companies they believe to be harming the environment. With growing concerns regarding climate change, many nations are drafting new laws to help combat the phenomena. The European Union is currently considering two climate-oriented laws that would put strict regulations on carbon emissions and require car manufacturers to make more efficient vehicles. Greenpeace believes that Volkswagen is participating in a campaign to derail the progress of…

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