Mobile Tagging

The ‘hidden’ iPhone update that changes the rules for marketers

Ryan Holmes:<p>Depending on your perspective, Apple’s decision to include a native “QR code” reader in iOS 11 was either a stroke of brilliance … or …

QR codes

Pinterest reinvents QR codes with its own Pincodes

Pinterest has reinvented the QR code, in a manner of speaking, with the launch of its own Pincodes. These Pincodes are colorful, circular codes …

Pinterest

How to Scan a QR Code with Camera on iPhone in iOS 11

Before iOS 11, you needed a third-party app to be able to scan QR codes on iPhone. No longer! You can finally use the stock Camera app on iPhone to scan QR codes, and it’s pretty easy to do so. QR codes usually appear as encoded black and white squares that when scanned present more information on …

iOS

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 a seamless way to get to that account without a lot of tapping around.<p>Taking a cue from some of the …

Startups

Pinterest Just Introduced Its Take on QR Codes

Pinterest Tuesday announced the debut of Pincodes, which are basically QR codes, Pinterest-style.<p>Creative program lead <b>Nancy Jeng</b> said in a blog post …

Digital Marketing

ScanTrust raises $4.2 million for QR codes in supply chains

ScanTrust wants to add a layer of security to business supply chains by providing real-time data through a unique QR code. The Lausanne, Switzerland-based startup announced today that it has raised $4.2 million in a round led by Credit Suisse’s SVC. Innogy Ventures, Castor Ventures, ID Capital, and …

Business

Pinterest's take on QR codes will unlock curated boards

Pinterest has really ramped up its visual search efforts lately. In February, it launched Lens, a tool that lets you shop for an item just by taking a photo of it. It incorporated that same tech into browser extensions, enabled the detection of multiple items, let you create and shop for outfits …

Pinterest

FREE Instant Listening Center! So EASY for You, So FUN for Your Students!

Your Students Will Love This FREE Resource!<b><br>Your students will enjoy listening to the stories in this listening center. Just print out and laminate</b> …

Electronics

Balenciaga Is Now Officially The 'Hottest' Brand In The World

The Lyst Index ranks the top-selling products and most successful fashion brands<p>Balenciaga has overtaken Gucci to become the "hottest" brand in the …

Demna Gvasalia

Why Chinese vendors, large and small, are rushing to embrace cashless payments

Shenzhen taxi driver Xu Jialiang used to worry that the stack of banknotes he carried in his cab each night made him an easy target for robbers.<p>But …

Banking

7 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

We’re just a day away from the iPhone X, and I’m sure many of you are anxiously awaiting a package tomorrow. And if you missed the chance to preorder …

iOS

Why QR codes are on the rise

THE rectangles of a two-dimensional (2D) barcode are Mondrian-esque. The black-and-white codes represent data in grid form, which only a computer can …

Economics

Why The "Hidden" Update in Apple's Latest iOS Changes the Rules of Marketing

iPhone users, there’s a surprise lurking in your camera app. As part of iOS 11, Apple decided to throw in a native QR code reader.<p>You may remember QR codes—essentially, souped-up barcodes—from the ‘00s, when they were supposed to be the next big thing. Trouble is, they never caught on, at least not …

Entrepreneurship

An Apple Engineer Was Allegedly Fired After His Kid Posted Video Of The iPhone X

Apple's serious about leaks<p>A Youtuber posted a pretty standard vlog last week that featured a day of shopping and visiting her dad at work. The …

QR codes

Apple fires engineer after daughter posts viral iPhone X vlog

An Apple engineer was reportedly fired after his daughter posted a hands-on video of the iPhone X to YouTube.<p>Brooke Amelia Peterson published a …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple engineer fired over daughter's iPhone X YouTube video

Despite the controversy over Face ID and the handset’s high price, a lot of people can’t wait to get hold of an iPhone X. Which is why last week's …

QR codes

Flipkart’s digital wallet banks on not needing internet to take on Paytm (but there are glitches)

PhonePe’s new point of sale device is supposed to process payments without needing an internet connection.<p>The massive growth in digital payments …

Banking

Barcode-driven product tracking leads the way in enabling seafood traceability

Beep. Beep. That ubiquitous sound, heard six billion times a day at the checkout counters in grocery stores and shops around the world, could be …

Sustainability

Iphone iOS 11 QR code scanner provides 'backdoor' exploitable by criminals

Apple's new operating system for iPhones and iPads contains a Quick Response (QR)-scanning based 'backdoor' that could be used by cyber-criminals.

Technology (Australia)

What social media users in China want from WeChat content

Users on Chinese social media platform WeChat are showing a reduced propensity for opening posts and a preference towards other types of content such …

WeChat

3 Ways to Act Now That Apple Made QR Codes Cool Again

Apple's new iOS 11 made QR codes native to the camera app without the need to get another app. Here is what you should do to capitalize on this feature.<p>Many technologies follow the Gartner Hype Cycle. The expectations from the new technology increase until they reach their highest at the "Peak of …

QR codes

Tech: DiGi.Com takes a slice of the cashless pie

IT is no secret that many have been looking to stake a claim in the coming cashless revolution. But while others have been forming alliances and …

Banking

Apple Just Made QR Codes A Must Have For Your Strategy

Quick Response (QR) codes might just have gotten a jolt in the arm thanks to the Apple announcement. If history repeats itself and the same iOS instal rates are observed, upwards of 50% of the 1 billion iOS devices will very soon have gotten a stealth upgrade. Apple just gave everyone an <i>active</i> QR …

Entrepreneurship

How to Turn Your Instagram Profile into a QR Code

We live in world and a social web that is a whirlpool of innovation and creativity.<p>Every day via the blogs I read, the tweets that I glimpse and the …

Social Commerce

This giant QR code needs regular pruning to keep it scannable

Promoting your local area to attract tourists from across the country is clearly a tricky proposition for some Chinese cities, with one turning to …

QR codes

​Kakao Pay adds offline QR code wire transfers

Kakao Pay customers can use their given QR codes to wire transfer using QR readers in offline settings.<p>Kakao Pay has added QR codes to their money …

QR codes

QR code made out of 130,000 carefully trimmed trees needs to be scanned from the sky

People in China are really, really into QR codes.<p>A village in northern China has created a giant QR code made of intricately trimmed trees, in an …

Technology

China vs US: who is copying whom?

in Hong Kong<p>China is gradually shedding its reputation as the world’s technology copycat. It still spawns lookalikes, whether they be GoPro-style …

China

New music service offers free downloads with legal marijuana

By | Published on Monday 18 September 2017<p>A new service called Hi-Tunes has launched, bringing together marijuana and music downloads through the …

QR codes

After a Long Wait, Monero Light (and Hardware) Wallets are Arriving

<b>The lack of options when it comes to wallets may be offputting for newcomers to monero (XMR), but this is about to change, with light wallets</b> …

Bitcoin