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  • OpenLabel Exits Stealth, Raises $80K To Turn Barcodes Into Public Labels

    OpenLabel Exits Stealth, Raises $80K To Turn Barcodes Into Public Labels

    OpenLabel, a startup that wants to augment everyday products’ barcodes with crowd-sourced information that helps you decide whether to buy, has raised $80,000 in seed funding in a round led by Peter Kirwan, also an investor in IFTTT. Also participating in the round were Tim Drees and Doug Taylor. According to OpenLabel co-founder Scott Kennedy, this $80K is just the first part of a… Read More

  • Pushpins Launches SimpleUPC: Product Information-As-A-Service

    Pushpins Launches SimpleUPC: Product Information-As-A-Service

    Pushpins, Inc., the makers of a mobile app for saving on groceries, have launched a new service called SimpleUPC targeted towards mobile app developers. SimpleUPC, which is available as an API (application programming interface), provides product information as a service for the use in mobile apps like barcode scanners, shopping lists and nutrition trackers. The API contains data on over… Read More

  • My belt buckle, let me show you it.

    I wrote in late may about QR code belt buckles. Well, mine finally arrived. That’s it right there, in all its glory. “What does it say?” you wonder? I admit I was entirely unoriginal, and made a QR belt buckle that encodes the URL of my personal website. I’m a dork! Read More

  • IntelliScanner Mini: What the heck?


    I might be drinking too much tonight but isn’t this teeny scanner a bit too small? Oh, wait… it’s a barcode scanner. I see now. Anyway. The Intelliscanner Mini is basically the smallest barcode scanner in the whole wide world and could, potentially, be a choking hazard. It costs $179 online for the Media version (for scanning books) and $249 for the all-inclusive package. Read More