Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency QR code challenge gives users chance to win $40,000

QR Code Contest

People in cities across the country started to notice signs being posted as of last Thursday, which challenged them to take part in a task by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, for the chance to win $40,000. They encouraged mobile phone users to be the first to locate and report the special QR codes that are found throughout the country. The signs with these barcodes were left in prominent public display until Sunday afternoon. In order to qualify for a chance to win the grand prize, individuals (other than…

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

Scan.me qr codes

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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Glamour magazine uses QR codes in print ads to successfully achieve 512,339 scans

Glamour Magazine QR Code

Glamour magazine, from Condé Nast, has achieved a striking success through the use of QR codes printed on several of its pages, which produced 512,339 scans. This pilot program, which occurred within its September “social edition” achieved these scans among an estimated two million readers, meaning that it managed to obtain a scan from approximately 1 in every 4 readers. The editorial and marketing departments at Glamour worked together to form content that pushed the download of a mobile app called “Friends & Fans”. The editorial piece told the magazine’s…

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