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  • For Its First Google Glass Effort, EBay Adapts Its RedLaser Product Finder App

    For Its First Google Glass Effort, EBay Adapts Its RedLaser Product Finder App

    Back in March 2013, eBay said it would start to work on applications for Google Glass — the idea being that the Android-powered, head-mounted computer could help consumers shop for things online and in the real world more seamlessly than pulling out your smartphone (and even less so, a full-fledged computer). Read More

  • Occipital Releases One Of The First High Quality 3D Scanners For OS X

    Occipital Releases One Of The First High Quality 3D Scanners For OS X

    While Windows 3D scanning software has until now outperformed any Apple counterpart, Occipital Inc. plans to remedy that today with the launch of Skanect for OS X. Originally developed by France-based startup ManCTL, Skanect allows users to create 3D scans on Apple computers using low-cost sensors like Microsoft’s Kinect or ASUS Xtion. ManCTL was acquired by Occipital in June… Read More

  • eBay's Barcode Scanning App RedLaser Nearing Nine Million Downloads

    eBay's Barcode Scanning App RedLaser Nearing Nine Million Downloads

    RedLaser, the barcode scanning mobile app that eBay acquired from Occipital in June 2010, is nearing a significant milestone—nine million total downloads of its iPhone and Android apps. That’s up from 2 million downloads at the time of the acquisitions, which is nearly a 350% increase in downloads. RedLaser’s barcode scanning technology allows users to comparison shop on the go. Read More

  • eBay Adds QR Codes To Barcode Scanning App RedLaser

    eBay Adds QR Codes To Barcode Scanning App RedLaser

    eBay is adding QR Codes scanning to its barcode scanning app RedLaser, which the company acquired from Occipital in June. The app, which has has seen over five million downloads from the App Store (that’s 3 additional million downloads since June), looks up price comparisons in its product database by scanning the barcode of an product. QR Codes, which is short for Quick Response… Read More

  • Point, Shoot, Reserve: OCLC brings library information to RedLaser

    Point, Shoot, Reserve: OCLC brings library information to RedLaser

    The Online Computer Library Center is one of those quiet organizations making a huge difference in the world. They don’t attract a lot of attention to themselves, normally, and much of what they do is plumbing that helps other organizations. They’ve recently partnered with Occipital, creators of the iPhone barcode scanning app RedLaser, to bring access to their enormous database… Read More