Groupon announces acquisition of Kima Labs

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Leading social commerce company, Groupon, has announced its acquisition of Kima Labs, the startup company that produced the Barcode Hero mobile barcode reader app, as well as the TapBuy mobile payment solution. The details of the financial terms relating to this purchase have not yet been released, however, it was confirmed by Kima Labs on the website for Barcode Hero. This was the app that allowed iOS devices by Apple to share their product recommendations through the use of a scanned barcode. It has now already been discontinued due to…

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Axicon Services releases QR code upgrade

Oxford based Axicon Services, a leading barcode verification solution provider, has announced the launching of their latest service to make use of QR codes. The codes will be used to better facilitate registration systems for clients, allowing consumers to sign up for services via QR scanning. Axicon’s customers will also be privy to expert advice from the company’s Barcode Bureau. The codes are able to encapsulate a large amount of data in a comparatively small space. While the codes can be generated for free, a number of agencies have emerged…

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