Tokkers Releases Audio QR Codes That Make Anything Talk

Company Offers Tools to Record Messages and Generate Mobile Landing Pages Tokkers today released its new “talking” audio QR Codes. The new web-based service, available by subscription, allows users to easily create talking mobile landing pages, complete with logos, photos, text, maps, video, and social sharing links. Audio messages can be created using their online recorder, by phone, or by uploading audio files. Tokkers QR Codes can be placed on printed products, marketing materials, advertising, signage, displays, menus, exhibits and publications. They can be scanned with any smartphone QR Code…

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FoundIt! uses QR codes to improve the experience of lost-and-found

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FoundIt!, a startup company based in Seattle, will be officially releasing the second generation of their unique identification stickers at SXSW 2012, and they will now be much more durable and will feature QR codes. The purpose of these changes is to help to much more effectively ensure that lost items find their way back to their owners through an experience that is just as easy for the person who finds the item as it is for the member of FoundIt!. Katie Bandstra, the marketing director for the company, said…

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Scan Closes $1.7 Million Seed Funding Led by Menlo Ventures; Launches Scan Pages

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Scan Allows Businesses and Individuals to Quickly and Easily Create and Share a Mobile Site Scan, Inc. (www.scan.me) announced $1.7 million in seed funding from top venture capital firms and notable angel investors. Scan connects the real world with the digital universe through mobile technologies like QR codes, NFC, image recognition and more. Menlo Ventures led the round, with venture capital participation from Google Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Yuri Milner’s Start Fund, Social + Capital Partnership, Transmedia Capital, and Ludlow Ventures. Scan’s angel investors include Ariel Poler, Naval Ravikant of…

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Paperlinks uses QR codes to add interactive value to takeout menus

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QR code creator, Paperlinks, backed by Y Combinator, has announced its intentions to recreate the concept of the takeout menu through the use of its technology. Paperlinks provides its QR codes for both brands and businesses by concentrating specifically on the design of the barcode. What is unique about Paperlinks is that instead of connecting a QR code user to a website, which is the most common use for the technology, this company’s codes and apps will use the device browser to open a landing page with the logo of…

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Rich Interactives announces new Sticky-Mobile QR code tool using proprietary r-Glue technology

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Roger Carr, CEO of Rich Interactives, has announced its latest tool for QR code deployment, Sticky-Mobile, which offers an easy and practical way to use the barcodes across marketing touch points without the need for any previous programming knowledge. Sticky-Mobile was designed using the Rich Interactives proprietary technology called r-Glue. It is available for free to developers and webmasters, and enhances QR code use by giving consumers an easy way to store, bookmark, or share the digital content to which the code is linked, such as a video, map, or…

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How companies are unlocking the QR code return on investment

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North Little Rock, Arkansas printing firm CustomXM has been watching the increase in digital communication over the last few years and has developed an interest in QR codes as an important tool to bridge the gap between the print and digital worlds. Its CFO and president, Paul Strack, has said that they’d been keeping an eye on these two dimensional codes and has seen the tremendous potential they hold. Chief marketing officer Jason Pinto from interlinkOne, a marketing software provider from Boston, elaborated on the benefit of the codes, saying…

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Enterprise launches new QR code campaign to promote the new Mazda 6

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Acclaimed car rental agency Enterprise has begun adding QR codes to their vehicles to help promote the new Mazda 6 vehicles that have arrived in St. Louis, Minnesota. The new vehicles were added to Enterprise’s fleet late last week. The company has partnered with OnRamp, a wireless technology company, to execute their latest QR code campaign. The codes are featured on the windows of all new Mazda 6 models that have been inducted into Enterprise’s fleet as well as key tags. When scanned, the codes link smart phone users to…

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QRSpider.com getting popular for generating Dynamic QR Code on websites and blogs

QRSpider.com – How It Works! from QR SPider on Vimeo. QRSpider.com announced that after less than a month from its launch, 100’s of websites have already embedded its code to show dynamic QR Code on their pages. QR Code has become popular of late for its potential to hold large amounts of information and to be easily printed and scanned. QR codes is mainly used in printed advertisements and other pivotal marketing materials, allowing those who use a QR code scanner on a smart phone to quickly read a URL.…

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Getting the most out of a marketing strategy that includes QR codes

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A World Telemedia presentation by Bob Bentz, the president of Advanced Telecom Services has shown that marketing that incorporates custom QR codes with branding boosts the usage by 2.4 times. A number of case studies were cited by Bentz to support his theories. He spoke on the topic of “Hip to Be Square: Using QR Codes to Maximize Sales” at the Amsterdam event. Bentz used his presentation to describe the history of quick response (QR) codes, which actually aren’t anything new. These two dimensional barcodes have existed since 1970, when…

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Quick Response codes help the United Way appeal to a younger generation of volunteers

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The mobile advertising industry has adopted quick response (QR) codes very quickly and has been adapting them for a very wide range of use, allowing them to provide information to consumers in many different forms, from links to mobile sites to videos, purchases, or charitable donations. Calgary-based Tag Advertising is an agency that has been implementing QR codes in an innovative new way, most recently through its Calgary-area United Way campaign. Todd Sloane, the principal of the company, as well as his staff, are quite familiar with the stories of…

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QR coded bracelets from Skanz can connect fans with their favorite music sensation

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Skanz, a social networking platform based on QR codes and other mobile technologies, has introduced a new way for music artists to connect with their fans. The music industry has been long been inundated with energy that borders on the fanatic. Today, young artists are the subject of adoration from an equally young audience who craze constant contact with their favorite singer. Skanz is looking to make this connection a little simpler by offering to put QR codes on bracelets that can be given to fans. The first to use…

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