QR codes will be used by almost 100 million Americans by 2025

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Consumers across the United States will be using the quick response barcodes for a range of uses. A growing number of consumers in the United States are scanning QR codes for a spectrum of different uses and applications. These uses include a broad number of reasons that include everything from information to payments. New research shows that the number of American consumers using their smartphones for scanning QR codes is growing very rapidly, according to an Insider Intelligence forecast. The uses for these barcodes will include everything from gaining more…

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Scanning QR codes will be faster and easier with Android 13

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The process will reportedly involve a number of shortcuts for seamless, simple, quick scans. QR codes have been around for ages but really came into their own over the last couple of years as the need for contactless but convenient methods of checking in, subscribing, obtaining information or even paying for goods and services rose dramatically in importance. That said, it became clear that the process of scanning quick response codes could use improvements. For a long time, even the functionality for scanning QR codes wasn’t built in on phones.…

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Scanning QR codes lets Chinese motorists pay to have stolen car mirrors returned in new scam

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Thieves demand cash by way of quick response code to give back stolen vehicle side mirror glass. Chinese thieves stole glass from car side mirrors, telling victims scanning QR codes to make a payment is the only way to have the property returned. The motorists were told to pay anywhere from $45 to $105 to have the glass from the mirrors returned. Police in Xian, a city in central China, are investigating reports of extortion efforts by local thieves. The criminals reportedly said scanning QR codes to pay were the…

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Mobile Commerce Round Up

Mobile Commerce Round Up

This week in Mobile Commerce…   Below please find the notes and highlights we cover…   QR codes scanned daily by 2.75 million Americans Arbitron and Edison Research have released the results of a new study, which revealed that QR codes are being regularly used by a large number of smartphone owning Americans. The study found that in the United States, about 21 percent of smartphone users have scanned QR codes at least one time in their lives. The study also found that 25% of consumers accessed retailer coupons using…

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QR codes at ReapSo designed to increase appeal of scanning

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This Michigan based startup company has found a way to make the barcodes stand out. ReapSo, a startup company based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, has come up with a mobile app that provides loyal customers with a way to earn fun rewards through the use of QR codes, boosting the appeal of scanning these barcodes. The mobile app officially went live in January, and had already broken the 500 customer mark in 3 weeks. The mobile app from ReapSo gives smartphone users the ability to scan unique QR codes that…

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