Cornwall Council and Crowdfunder launch QR code campaign for environmental projects

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The #LoveWhereYouAre marketing will collect donations to make improvements across the Duchy. The Cornwall Council and Crowdfunder have started a new QR code campaign called #LoveWhereYouAre, meant to help raise money for environmental projects across the Duchy. The strategy is meant to collect donations for a range of different carbon neutral initiatives. The QR code campaign makes it possible for people to scan barcodes posted at some of the most iconic locations throughout Cornwall. These were selected as areas of striking natural beauty, to help inspire people to see the…

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Zoom takes a big step into artificial intelligence with Five9 acquisition

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The company behind the popular video conferencing app purchased the company for $14.7 billion. Zoom Video Communications Inc, which exploded in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, has announced that it has reached an artificial intelligence acquisition deal for Five9 for $14.7 billion. The company has applied its booming stock price to step into a new market to boost revenue. The Five9 artificial intelligence acquisition was an all-stock offer. Its value was $200.18 per share, based on last Friday’s Zoom common stock closing price. Comparatively, Five9’s closing price last Friday was…

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Informational QR codes educate Pollinator Garden visitors

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The West Orange Open Space & Environmental Commissions have launched the quick response codes. QR codes have been added as a new feature to the Pollinator Garden located in West Orange, New Jersey. The quick response barcodes were included as a resource to help visitors to inform themselves about the many components of the garden. The barcodes are meant to be used as educational tools for visitors who would like to learn more. The QR codes will be officially launched on July 17 at The Rock, which is located at…

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Pageloot school QR codes aim to boost virtual classroom convenience

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The company from Estonia hopes the barcodes will make digital classes easier while reducing fraud risk. Pageloot, a barcode generator business from Estonia, has launched new school QR codes designed specifically for use by digital and online classrooms. The pandemic has sent many classes online, but security complaints have been highly concerning. The number of complaints regarding classroom breaches rose substantially over the last while in Estonia. According to Pageloot, school QR codes are the solution to this problem while being both easy and affordable. The barcodes are designed for…

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Mobile payment apps generate growing number of security-related complaints

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Applications like Venmo and Zelle have seen a 300 percent rise in complaints related to scams. Mobile payment apps like Venmo, Zelle, and Cash App have seen a dramatic increase in the complaints they have been receiving, particularly when it comes to people becoming victims of scams while using them. The top issues in complaints have been scams, account use struggles and poor customer service. The US Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) non-profit conducted a data analysis which identified those leading topics of complaints filed about mobile payment apps. PIRG’s…

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