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PayPal Tests QR Codes In Shop Windows; Mobile Check-Ins At Stores For Personalized Service

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PayPal is rolling out a number of payments pilots this week in international markets, showcasing the company’s mobile payments technologies. We’ve seen PayPal test out payments technologies before larger rollouts–the company recently did this with their in-store payments technology at Home Depot and a deal with McDonald’s. In Australia, four...
PayPal Tests QR Codes In Shop Windows; Mobile Check-Ins At Stores For Personalized Service

Square: We're going to be the "remote control for commerce"

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Square has been a darling of the startup world since launching service in 2010. Now, as the mobile payment company looks ahead to 2013, it thinks it is poised to become a household name and a global brand, bolstered by support from ubiquitous partners such as Starbucks along with millions...
Square: We're going to be the "remote control for commerce"

Scan launches new landing pages to make QR Codes actually useful for businesses

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We’ve talked about Scan.me before here on TNW. They’re a Google Ventures-backed company that’s doing some very cool things to fix QR Codes. Now, the company is launching their new Scan Pages product for businesses. These are simple pages that allow a customer to scan a QR code at a...
Scan launches new landing pages to make QR Codes actually useful for businesses
Peek Inside AT&T's New 10,000 Sq. Ft. Flagship Store In Chicago, Complete With "Vibe Of Exploration"

Umbrella People wins Startup Weekend Women's edition in London

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After 54 hours of working, planning, networking, meeting new people and generally having a good but exhausting time, Umbrella People has won the Startup Weekend Women’s Edition. Startup Weekend surges on as a good way for people to explore their ideas as entrepreneurs. It’s a neat platform also to encourage...
Umbrella People wins Startup Weekend Women's edition in London

Oxfam’s new app brings charity store items to life by telling their ‘digital life stories’

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Charity organisation Oxfam has today launched a new app which it hopes will bring a new dimension to items sold in its UK stores – and maybe even boost their value too. Oxfam Shelflife is an iPhone app that interacts with items sold in Oxfam shops. At first it will...
Oxfam’s new app brings charity store items to life by telling their ‘digital life stories’

15 More Utterly Appalling QR Code Fails

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Even though Quick Response (QR) codes are significantly more effective when placed in newspapers and magazines, that doesn't stop over-eager marketers from putting the scanable codes on everything from produce to body parts to burqas. According to comScore, one in five smartphone users have ever scanned a QR code. Brad...
15 More Utterly Appalling QR Code Fails

Postagram adds QR codes to connect physical & digital cards

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So you just got a Postagram from one of your friends. Great! But what if you want to upload it to the internets, to show off the cool post card someone sent you? Until now, you most likely took a picture of that post card and sent it to Twitter...
Postagram adds QR codes to connect physical & digital cards

ryandonato: Russia's Futuristic QR Code Covered Pavilion QR...

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ryandonato: Russia's Futuristic QR Code Covered Pavilion QR codes are "futuristic", said no one ever (until now)....
ryandonato: Russia's Futuristic QR Code Covered Pavilion QR...
Meet Paul Vogel, the man trying to make the US Postal Service relevant
Doxo Uses QR Codes To Bridge The Gap Between Paper Bills And Mobile Payments

Take That Amazon! Target Adds QR Codes In Retail Stores To Help Shoppers Buy Toys On Mobile Devices

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Retail giant Target is adding a new technology to its mobile initiatives—QR Codes. Target will debut QR codes in stores for the season’s 20 most popular toys. You can use the Target mobile app to scan toy QR codes, and shoppers will be able to buy toys and ship them...
Take That Amazon! Target Adds QR Codes In Retail Stores To Help Shoppers Buy Toys On Mobile Devices

Russia Commemorates Steve Jobs with Giant iPhone in St. Petersburg

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An enormous iPhone has been unveiled in St. Petersburg, Russia, as a tribute to former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who passed away in October 2011 from pancreatic cancer. The six-foot-tall sculpture, which resembles a black iPhone 4, was brought to life by designer Gleb Tarasov, according to The Daily Mail....
Russia Commemorates Steve Jobs with Giant iPhone in St. Petersburg

Gibraltar apes QR code tourism plan

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Will Gibraltar help QR codes take off?...
Gibraltar apes QR code tourism plan

Bill Ford (yes, that Ford) invests in public transit, backing mobile ticketing firm Masabi

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Given Detroit’s worship of the automobile, you wouldn’t think public transit would be high on its priority list, but on Wednesday transit ticketing startup Masabi revealed that one of the automotive industry’s most recognized names, Bill Ford, has taken a strategic and monetary interest in the company. Bill Ford is,...
Bill Ford (yes, that Ford) invests in public transit, backing mobile ticketing firm Masabi

QR Code Relies On Sunlight to Deliver Deals, Makes QR Codes Slightly Less Useless

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Think QR codes are a little lame? One Korean supermarket has figured out a way of making them cool and good for business....
QR Code Relies On Sunlight to Deliver Deals, Makes QR Codes Slightly Less Useless

Goodbye, checkout lines: QThru launches app to make shopping easier

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QThru puts a new spin on the self-checkout kiosks at grocery stores and today the Seattle startup launched its mobile app. Available on both iOS and Android, the app is a mobile shopping platform that is intended to make in-store shopping more convenient by allowing people to shop, scan, get deals, and...
Goodbye, checkout lines: QThru launches app to make shopping easier

Cereal offenders: Weetabix forced to remove WeetaKid app for making kids feel inferior

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Whole grain breakfast cereal Weetabix has been told to take down its WeetaKid app after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that it was exploiting children’s credulity and vulnerability. The iOS app used QR codes in conjunction with two games, where the player controlled the WeetaKid hero in order to...
Cereal offenders: Weetabix forced to remove WeetaKid app for making kids feel inferior

Receipt, Please! Paying For Dinner With QR-Code-Reading Smartphones

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Bank of America is trying to carve out a slice of the $171 billion global payments market with a new technology that would allow you to pay at a store by scanning a QR code on your smartphone, Reuters reports. The technology, provided by payments startup Paydiant, is currently in...
Receipt, Please! Paying For Dinner With QR-Code-Reading Smartphones

Clik brings smarts — and convergence — to multiple screens

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Until now, Smart TVs haven’t been very smart. After all, most smart TV platforms don’t do much more than allow developers to build applications that can be used to stream video or maybe play some crappy casual games. But when it comes to converging applications between the TV, PCs and...
Clik brings smarts — and convergence — to multiple screens
Icenium taps the cloud for cross-platform hybrid app development
People Actually Use QR Codes (In China)

DEMO Asia: 3 startups focused on saving you money

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A version of this story originally appeared on SGEntrepreneurs and is published here with permission. Sageby, Squiryl, and Trade Hero are three new startups pitching at DEMO Asia in Singapore this week that are betting you want to make, keep, and invest your money wisely. Squiryl is an iPhone app that lets you track your...
DEMO Asia: 3 startups focused on saving you money

One line of HTML can wipe or reset Samsung smartphones

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Be careful what links you click: A single line of HTML code can wipe the data on certain Samsung smartphones running Google’s Android software. The issue is specific to Samsung phones that also use the company’s TouchWiz software, says SlashGear, which actually means most of the current Samsung smartphones. Google’s...
One line of HTML can wipe or reset Samsung smartphones

Bank of America tests purchases using iPhone, Android

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Bank of America has begun testing a new mobile payment system using iPhones and Android phones, Reuters reports. The technology was developed by a company called Paydiant, and unlike a previous trial, doesn't depend on phones and stores being equipped with NFC technology. Instead payment card data is stored on...
Bank of America tests purchases using iPhone, Android

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

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Seattle-based startup PetHub just closed its seed round of $1.3 million from angel investors (including PetHub founder Tom Arnold‘s dad!) for a service that helps lost pets find their way home. The company uses a combination of online pet profiles and scannable ID tags that allow anyone with a mobile...
Mobile-Friendly Pet Locator PetHub Closes $1.3 Million Seed Round

6-8 Weeks Until Bitcoin Debit/Credit Card, says BitInstant

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Those of you who have been around the Bitcoin block a time or two have probably heard of, and even used, BitInstant. BitInstant is a service that provides the ability to transfer funds between Bitcoin and governmental currencies much more quickly than would otherwise be possible. They're also well known...
6-8 Weeks Until Bitcoin Debit/Credit Card, says BitInstant

Giant iPhone unveiled in Russia as a memorial for Steve Jobs

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An interactive memorial based on the design of an iPhone 5 has been setup in St. Petersburg today in order to remember Apple co-founder and technology visionary Steve Jobs. The black monument, which appears to be a bit larger than the average person, has a bright display on the front...
Giant iPhone unveiled in Russia as a memorial for Steve Jobs

Google Tries To Kill Yelp, Offers More Tools For Local Businesses (GOOG)

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Google couldn't buy Yelp. So it's going to kill it by making its local business pages amazing.  The company announced more tools today for local businesses to have a stronger presence on Google and Google Maps. In a blog post, John Hanke, VP Google Maps, says "One out of five...
Google Tries To Kill Yelp, Offers More Tools For Local Businesses (GOOG)

App.net beefs up security with two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords

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App.net on Wednesday announced two new features for its service: two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords. Both measures should significantly beef up security on the social network, a welcome move following the recent slew of Twitter account hacks last month. For those who don’t know, two-factor authentication protects your account by...
App.net beefs up security with two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords
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