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  • Social Passport Marries NFC With Social Media For A New Spin On Mobile Deals

    Social Passport Marries NFC With Social Media For A New Spin On Mobile Deals

    When it comes to daily deals and loyalty programs, local merchants are constantly bombarded with new options. Groupon has leapt ahead in daily deals, and there quite a few players in the loyalty program space, all trying various approaches to mobile, to rewarding influencers, to encouraging social engagement, gamification, and more. New York-based Social Passport is taking a different approach… Read More

  • And Now You Have One More Reason To Ignore QR Codes

    And Now You Have One More Reason To Ignore QR Codes

    QR codes are a wonderfully charming technology… demonstration. But how many of us actually use them on a regular basis? Outside of Japan (the birthplace of QR), the only use cases I’ve seen with any real prevalence are: 1) Quickly getting to an Android app’s download page from a review site.
    2) When you really, really want to know more about that print mag’s… 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