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Maybank QRPay: Malaysia’s Mobile Cashless QR Code Payment System

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we do a lot of things. Over the years, they’ve replaced gadgets such as tape recorder, music system, calendar, calculator, alarm clock, camera, and even a QR Code scanner! There’s one more thing that smartphones seem to be replacing soon—cash payments. Many countries such as India, China, and even the […]

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Asia

SriLanka to Use QR Codes to Enroll Students in Government Schools

In Nov 2017, Sri Lankan Education Minister, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, proposed to use QR Codes for student identification. Under this initiative, every student will be assigned a unique QR Code for identification. The students’ fingerprints and unique numbers, will serve as a source for identification. How? Fingerprints and unique numbers will be linked to the […]

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Asia Geography

Human-QR Code Formation: China Sets a New World Record

Trust China to come up with quirky uses of QR Codes. In a record-breaking feat, China has created the biggest human formation of a QR Code. The event took place in Zhengzhou, Central China’s Henan province. Human-QR Code Formation On Nov 1, 2017, more than 2,500 students from Sias International College came together to created […]

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Rest of the World

Russian QR Code Currency : 200 and 2,000 Rubil Bear a QR Code

QR Codes brought about a cashless payment revolution in countries such as China and India. But this isn’t where the buck stops for this technology. Russia has a huge internet-connected tech-savvy population that is using QR Codes for many use cases. And QR Codes have made way onto Rubel currency notes too. Russian QR Code […]

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Asia

Chinese QR Code Field: Authorities Attract Tourists with Giant QR Code

The annual revenue from the tourism industry reached a staggering 7.6 trillion U.S. dollars in 2016. From beautifully shot video commercials to alluring prints ads, countries leave no stone unturned to attract tourists. Marketers have also come up with many unique, and quirky ways to bring in tourists. Once such country is China. Also read: How […]

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Americas

iOS 11 Inbuilt QR Code Scanner: Apple Adds Feature to its Latest Update

Earlier in April 2016, we had reported that iPhone 7 could come with a QR Code scanner. But that didn’t happen. Read the post here: iPhone 7 camera app could read QR Codes On June 6, 2017, Nicolas Lellouche, a tech journalist, shared a Twitter post about the addition of an inbuilt QR Code scanning […]

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Americas

Shopcode: Shopify Simplifies Shopping Process with QR Codes

Shopify, a Canadian e-commerce store is all set to launch ShopCodes to help shoppers find and buy products easily. These Shopcodes will allow customers to buy products by simply scanning the QR Code on the product. “Instead of manually typing in your website’s URL on their mobile devices, shoppers can be taken directly to the […]

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Europe

Colour QR Codes: Pinterest Brings Cath Kidston’s Latest Collection to Life

QR Codes are being used for a variety of use cases. From promotional material to fashion accessories, QR Codes are everywhere. Pinterest launched the Lens Object Recognition feature in early 2017. The feature allows users to get inspiration and ideas on home decor, food, and fashion from nearby objects. Soon, the app added an inbuilt […]

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QR Codes

QR Codes on Ganesh Idols in Hyderabad Make Ganesh Chaturthi Hi-Tech

Ganesh Chaturthi is an Indian festival celebrated by Hindus across the globe. The festival that lasts for 10 days, is celebration in respect to the Elephant head God. As part of the festival, Hindus install clay idols of Lord Ganesh at homes. On the tenth day of the festival, the idol is submerged in a […]

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QR Codes

Tata Power QR Code Bill Payment: Now Pay Electricity Bills With Just a Scan

Indian Government’s move to demonetize old 500 and 1,000 currency notes, brought about a QR Code payment revolution in the country. From street hawkers to public transportation, everyone used QR Codes to accept payments via e-wallets such as Paytm and Mobikwik. Though things have fallen back in place and cash is now freely available, many […]