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  • Alibaba Invests In Israeli Startup Visualead For Its QR Code Technology

    Alibaba Invests In Israeli Startup Visualead For Its QR Code Technology

    To many U.S. consumers, QR codes already seem like a quaint tech relic, but they continue to be very popular in China. So it’s not a huge surprise that Visualead, an Israeli startup that specializes in QR code technology, announced today that it has raised Series B funding from Alibaba Group, the owner of China’s largest e-commerce businesses. Read More

  • Study: Those Social Media Logos On TV Actually Work

    Study: Those Social Media Logos On TV Actually Work

    There is hardly a program or ad on TV these days that doesn’t ask its viewers to like its Facebook page or tweet about it. According to a new survey by global consulting firm Accenture, there’s a simple reason for this: those social media symbols actually work. Accenture found that, in the U.S, about a third of TV viewers have liked a show’s or brand’s Facebook page… Read More

  • New York City To Put QR Codes On All Building Permits By 2013

    New York City’s Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the use of Quick Response or QR codes (which are something like a smartphone-readable barcode) on building permits, to provide New Yorkers with easy access to information related to buildings and construction sites throughout the city. Smartphone users who scan a QR code on a construction permit in New York, according to a… Read More

  • Facebook Kicks Off Implementation Of QR Codes

    Facebook Kicks Off Implementation Of QR Codes

    I can’t see this on my own Facebook profile yet, but we’ve gotten a number of tips in our inbox in the past 10 minutes so it’s safe to assume it’s not a hoax or anything: Facebook appears to have started enabling users to generate custom two-dimensional QR codes. From the looks of the screenshot embedded above, there are two types of QR codes: a personal barcode or… Read More

  • QR Codes: the next step in geek couture

    QR codes, or “Quick Response” codes, are a mechanism to codify data for quick recognition. They’ve been used in package tracking applications for some time, and apparently they’re hugely popular with mobile phone users in Japan. Snap a picture of a QR code with your phone’s camera, and your phone can then decode the info and do something useful — usually load… Read More

  • QR codes on tombstones help mourners to stay in touch

    QR codes have yet to conquer the US and Europe but are prevalent in mobile phone-crazy Japan. Denso Wave, a Tokyo-based tech company, invented the nifty little two-dimensional bar codes as early as 1994. And they are everywhere now in Nippon: magazines and newspapers, billboards, clothes, beer cans, maps, business cards, cigarette boxes etc. etc. Scanning the QR code you see above should… Read More