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First look at Instagram Nametags, its clone of Snapchat QR codes

Instagram is preparing to launch a feature called Nametags that lets you create a special image that people can scan with the Instagram Stories camera to follow you. TechCrunch broke the news of Namet

Amazon is experimenting with its own QR code style ‘SmileCodes’

QR code style markers — those lil’ barcode-looking boxes you’ll see on ads from time to time, meant to be scanned with your phone to launch some website or app — have yet to really find their

Pinterest rolls out its own version of QR codes

If you are walking around a retailer, you might have seen a sign or something along those lines posted to check out its Pinterest account for additional content or products -- but there was not really

Google debuts Tez, a mobile payments app for India that uses Audio QR to transfer money

After several weeks of speculation and leaked details, today Google officially unveiled its first big foray into mobile payments in Asia. The Android and search giant has launched Tez, a free mobile w

Crunch Report | SoftBank to invest in Uber or Lyft

Softbank wants to invest in either Uber or Lyft, iPhone 8 might scan your face and QR codes come to Venmo and Faraday Future is getting a factory in Hanford, California. All this on Crunch Report!

Venmo rolls out QR codes for user profiles in its mobile app

Venmo today rolled out a feature designed to make it easier to find friends within its mobile payments app, so you can add them to your connections list or get paid yourself. The feature, found under

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

Snapchat now lets you make QR Snapcodes that open websites

Facebook gave businesses the Like button connected to their Page, and now Snapchat is giving websites their own QR Snapcodes. With today’s iOS update and Android beta, users can create a uniqu

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

Scan Makes A QR Identity Play

Scan, a company that’s trying to link physical businesses to users with the use of QR codes, is stepping into the identity and payments space.

With $96.7M In Funding, PowaTag Launches Its Mobile And Audio-Triggered Commerce App

Powa Technologies, a UK-based e-commerce startup that has raised <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/powa-technologies">nearly $100 million</a> in outside funding in the last se

Visualead Raises $1.6M For QR Codes That (Kind Of) Blend In

QR codes (you know, those square images that can be scanned by your phone and point you to mobile websites) have never quite taken off with a mass audience, but some startups aren't giving up the tech

With iOS 7, Apple Shows It Will Tolerate QR Codes – But Not Further Their Cause

Apple had a great big belly laugh at the expense of near field communications (NFC) at its WWDC keynote this year, but it also quietly adopted a tech that has received an equal amount of general scorn

Customer Loyalty Startup Front Flip Raises $3.75 Million For Its Digital Scratch Cards Platform

By default, the in-store scans are time sensitive, offering customers 30 minutes to redeem their prize, like a free or discounted appetizer, drink, dessert, etc. The drive-thru codes, meanwhile, give

Remember QR Codes? The Leading Reader, Scan, Has Been Downloaded 25 Million Times, Scans 27 Million Codes A Month

Something there is that doesn't love a QR code, but that hasn't stopped leading QR code scanner makers Scan from serving up 25 million copies of their software. The company, which currently processes

Doxo Uses QR Codes To Bridge The Gap Between Paper Bills And Mobile Payments

<a target="_blank" href="http://doxo.com">Doxo</a>'s mission is to rid your life of paper-based documents and bills, but for many businesses, sending out bills by mail is still the default. To bridge

How Apple And Google Could Make QR Codes Mainstream

<em><strong>Editor’s Note:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/mulligan">Brenden Mulligan</a> is an entrepreneur and product designer who created Onesheet, Webbygram, TipList, Artis

Chasing Apple? Microsoft’s NeoMedia QR Code Patent Deal Puts More Focus On Geometric Boxes

Following in the footsteps of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/#passbook">Apple</a> getting ready to launch its <a target="_blank" href="http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/#passbook"

Clipix, The Pinterest For The Real World, Launches A QR Code Generator With A Twist

A few weeks ago, we <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/06/27/clipix-wants-to-be-a-pinterest-for-the-real-world/">wrote</a> about <a target="_blank" href="http://clipix.com">Clipix</a>, a new vi

Mobile-Friendly Pet Locator PetHub Closes $1.3 Million Seed Round

Seattle-based startup <a target="_blank" href="https://www.pethub.com/">PetHub</a> just closed its seed round of $1.3 million from angel investors (including PetHub founder <a target="_blank" href="ht
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