Will QR codes popularized in the pandemic place serving staff jobs at risk?

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Some experts predict that the shift to contactless technology could mean some lost positions are gone. The pandemic created a powerful opportunity for QR codes to achieve the popularity they had never seen before despite their ready availability, low-cost and ease of use. They helped many companies to rapidly pivot to contactless processes that made it easier to serve customers in a way that would conveniently provide a sense of safety against additional spread of COVID-19. At the same time, the tech helped to reduce the number of tasks some…

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Banco Santander launches CashFlow Manager app using QR code scans

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The UK application is meant to provide businesses with instant access to payments collection. Banco Santander has started rolling out its new CashFlow Manager app in the United Kingdom, making it possible use a QR code to collect payments from customers. The app was developed as a part of a partnership between Banco Santander and fintech tomato pay. The CashFlow Manager app lets Santander’s clients in the United Kingdom that use the app link and view their banking details for as many as 98 percent of the banks in the…

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Messenger QR codes enable US person-to-person payments

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The social media company had already confirmed it was testing the option earlier this spring. Facebook confirmed its tests of Messenger QR codes for person-to-person payments earlier this spring. Now, it has announced that the quick response codes are rolling out for US app users. The quick response barcodes make it possible for US users to send or request money with Facebook Pay. The money can be sent or requested by any user in the US to any user in the country, even if they are not Facebook friends on…

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Read This If You’re Thinking of Putting a QR Code on Your Site

Read This if You’re Thinking of Putting a QR Code on Your Site

The inventor of the QR code, a brilliant Japanese technical wizard called Masahiro Hara, is now jaded with his invention. This is something that happens all too often on the internet when an idea spreads around the globe and some malice, unintended by the inventor, starts to spread. It is what happened to Pepe the Frog, and Mr. Hara now feels it is happening with QR codes.  His main issue is that they are now being used for payments.  Why are QR Payments a Problem? Hara told Japanese Newspapers in…

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PayPal QR codes roll out at Munich Airport

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The first European airport has now launched the quick response codes for mobile payments. Munich is now home to the first European airport to launch PayPal QR codes. These allow travelers and employees of the airport to use mobile payments at all the shops and Eurotrade retail subsidiaries. There are 41 shops in the retail section of the Munich Airport, all of which use the barcode. The types of retailer using mobile payments through PayPal QR codes include everything from news, fashion brands, jewelry and watches. All customers need to…

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