Google Chrome gets its own QR code & barcode scanner

Here’s one more app you can delete from your iPhone: that QR code and barcode scanner you only occasionally¬†use. With an update rolling out today, Google’s Chrome mobile¬†browser can do t

Microsoft Gives Up On Its Tag Barcode Service, Schedules It For Shutdown In 2015

In 2009, Microsoft launched its own version of QR codes called Microsoft Tag. Back then, QR codes were the hot new thing, but the reality, of course, is that they never caught on with consumers. Today

Mobeam Adds $1.5M To Series A Following Partnership With P&G

<a href="">Mobeam</a>, the San Francisco-based startup whose technology enables mobile phones to interact with laser scanners at the point of sale, has added another $1.5 million

South Koreans Save on Paper with their Cell Phones

With all the talk of going green this year, South Koreans are using their cell phones to save on the use of small slips of paper that can mount up. Retailers are sending coupons, gift certificates, mo

Realeyes3D Announces New Bar Code Scanning Technology

Realeyes3D announced today that it is releasing a new technology that allows mobile phone cameras to read 1D barcodes. The 1D barcode is that mysterious strip of lines and numbers that appears on ever

Pilot Program Launched for French Transit System

Global wireless commerce solutions provider Scanbuy, Inc. and consulting firm faberNovel have created a pilot program with Regie Autonome Transports Parisiens (RATP), the major transit operator in Par

Colored Barcodes Hitting DVDs And Video Games

Don’t worry, your precious UPC code isn’t going anywhere. You’ll still be able to clip out coupons from the Sunday circular. This new color-based barcoding system developed by Micros

Mobeam: Barcode Scanning With the Backlight?

I was never big on those “take a picture of a barcode and buy Britney tickets” schemes so popular with mobile solutions providers, but this sort of turns that whole concept on its head. Mo

Consolidate Your Barcodes

User tracydanger on Instructables has thrown up a neat guide to consolidating all those bonus/membership cards in your wallet. In a nutshell, Tracy took all her bonus cards in her wallet (like CVS, Sh