Will the library of the future have books?

Some libraries around the world are changing.

While most of the 100,000+ libraries in the U.S. will likely continue to function as they always have, moving books around shelves and holding areas, to and from patrons — at least for the foreseeable future — some libraries around the world are changing and this could be the start of a trend.

 

 

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Now you can shop at Walmart while waiting at the bus stop

QR codes lets bus riders pick up a few things on the way home using their phones.

The time you spend waiting for a bus can normally be put to better use, if only you weren’t stuck at the bus stop. That’s exactly why Walmart has decided to bring the supermarket to you, making it possible to do some of your weekly shopping while you wait.

 

 

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Why QR Codes are here to stay

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Scan that code for  a shortcut to information.

If you raise the subject of QR codes among tech early adopters, you are likely to elicit a passionate response. Some people think QR codes, those scanable black and white squares on everything from billboards to product packaging, are on an unstoppable growth trajectory, while skeptics are quick to dismiss them as a fad.

This reaction is common whenever new technology formats or standards are being decided upon. Pundits want to exhibit their knack for predicting the future and stakeholders (of which I am undeniably one) want to make sure their format wins out. The general public, meanwhile, tends to lay in wait for a particular format to show dominance…

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Beach volleyball champions to advertise QR codes on their bikini bottoms

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Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney encourage spectators to photograph their behinds in a deal with Betfair to advertise a Quick Response (QR) code on their bikini bottoms.

Female beach volleyball champions in Britain are renting out their bikinis in an advertising deal that encourages spectators to photograph their behinds. Zara Dampney, 24, and Shauna Mullin, 26, have turned their bottoms into their bottom line by advertising a Quick Response (QR) code on their behinds.

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Zappos ads use QR codes to dress naked women

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Zappos tickles your fancy while displaying their product line.

Zappos has launched an ad campaign that expands the definition of “interactive” — by using QR codes to let consumers dress naked models featured in print ads.

The ads, breaking later this month, seek to drive home the point that Zappos offers “more than shoes,” so that phrase is splashed across the otherwise nude women’s nether regions. The QR codes then lead to a website with a video showing what happened to the women after the ad. Consumers can choose an outfit for the women and go to Zappos to buy it…

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