China seeks to use coronavirus tracking QR codes with national tech giants’ assistance

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The Chinese government has reached out to Alibaba and Tencent to broaden its tracker systems. China’s government has reached out to tech giants in the country for help using coronavirus tracking QR codes. The purpose is to expand the existing color-based systems to track cases of COVID-19 nationwide. The government is working to partner up with Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. In the effort. Last week, Alibaba’s Alipay released a collaborative quick response code feature with the government. Last Wednesday, Alibaba’s financial division Ant Financial launched a…

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Danone baby formula QR codes offer parents improved transparency

Baby formula QR codes - baby with bottle

The new barcoding service will show consumers the entire journey of several product brands. Danone recently unveiled a new system of baby formula QR codes. The goal of the new digitally enabled feature is to offer shoppers a way to understand precisely where the product came from. The company is seeking to improve its “farm to fork” journey transparency in several of its brands. Among the brands that will benefit from the baby formula QR codes include Nutrilon, Aptamil, Laboratoire Gallia, and Karicare. Consumers can use their smartphone cameras to…

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QR code pet tags may help lost pets find their way home again

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Easily scannable quick response codes could help owners to make sure their pets come home. QR code pet tags aren’t something completely new. A number of brands have been dabbling with the technology over the last several years. Now, as people start to recognize the barcodes and their phone camera apps have built-in scanners, the option holds considerably more promise. The idea is quite simple, requiring a customized quick response code to be printed onto the animal’s ID. If an animal – a cat or a dog for instance –…

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VerifyMe receives invisible QR code system patent in United States

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The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has granted the patent for its verification tech solution. Digital technology solutions provider, VerifyMe Inc, has received a patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for the firm’s invisible QR code system. The company specializes in authentication, counterfeit prevention, serialization and tracking features. “This milestone is an important achievement for our Company, especially as the U.S. government and industries become more and more vigilant against counterfeit goods,” explained Patrick White, the VerifyMe C.E.O. upon the receipt of the patent for its invisible QR…

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Chrome QR code for Android devices may simplify web sharing

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Sending quality links and online finds is a core mobile activity but remains clunky for users. An upcoming Chrome QR code feature spotted by tech bloggers may help to make link and screenshot sharing a much smoother experience for Android device users. The new quick response code feature has yet to be officially launched, but it is already being used. Google appears to be in the midst of an effort to streamline the process for Android users who want to share content. A new share sheet for that operating system’s…

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