Tag Archives: code

Noissue acquires London QR code firm Tapkit for ‘$2.3m’

Auckland-based sustainable packaging maker Noissue has acquired London-based dynamic QR code and microsite platform Tapkit. Tapkit’s employees will move to Noissue’s global product, design and engineering team to work on implementing its QR technology into Noissue’s packaging. Tapkit additionally creates microsites – websites that are focused towards mobile devices. Noissue makes sustainable packaging that is compostable, recycled and reusable. According ... Read More »

Model code & political ad rules will apply to social media too

The model code of conduct and its pre-certified political advertisement rules will apply to the social media as well. Chief election commissioner Sunil Arora said all major social media platforms — Facebook, Twitter, Google, WhatsApp and Share Chat — are committed to accepting only pre-certified political advertisements, sharing expenditure on it with the Election Commission (EC) and adhering to the “silence period” that comes into effect ... Read More »

WhatsApp Group Voice, Video Calls Coming Soon, Suggests iPhone Beta Code: Report

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp has reportedly confirmed group calling feature in its iOS app WhatsApp v2.17.70 beta for iPhone has code references to group calling WhatsApp is also reported to be testing Unsend and Delete for Everyone WhatsApp group calling is on its way, going by the code spotted in the latest beta version for the iPhone app. While group voice calling ... Read More »

What Is a QR Code and How Does It Work?

Internet fads constantly come and go, but one that has stubbornly stuck around, despite repeated incorrect predictions of its imminent demise, is the QR (Quick Response) code. So what is a QR code and why is it important? If you’ve never heard the term before, you may be scratching your head right now.  While the more Internet savvy may already know, ... Read More »

Children in government schools can code too

P. Sridhar teaches robotics at the Seva Bharat Trust Government School in Bengaluru. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint RoboCup 2016, the annual international robotics competition to be held in Leipzig, Germany, is just 27 days away. In a 10ft x 10ft room in a school in central Bengaluru, six children, aged between 12 and 15, huddle around their mentor P. Sridhar, an ... Read More »