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Why Some Are Turning to Sound for Mobile Payments and More | MIT Technology Review

Why Some Are Turning to Sound for Mobile Payments and More | MIT Technology Review | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it
Startups are using sound waves to let mobile gadgets transfer data quickly and efficiently. (NFC? Bluetooth? No! *Sound* is the new kid on the mobile payments block!
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I don;t know if people realize that data was first transmitted as sound waves ....  morse code and then a few decades back before the advent of digital networks data needed to be transmitted via a modem which converts data to sound travels a PSTN network (anoalog voice network) and then converted back to data on the other end.

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For the hearing impaired...

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Super Bowl fans explore Bay Area with BLE beacons • NFC World+

Super Bowl fans explore Bay Area with BLE beacons • NFC World+ | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

Attendees at Super Bowl 50 were notified of related events, points of interest and prizes on their smartphones via a mobile app and BLE beacons.

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Report predicts the explosive growth of global mobile payments market

Report predicts the explosive growth of global mobile payments market | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

TrendForce has released a new report that predicts the strong growth that the market will experience, with growth expected to pick up momentum through 2019.

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Cash by Optus adds contactless bands and stickers to reach beyond Android owners • NFC World+

Cash by Optus adds contactless bands and stickers to reach beyond Android owners • NFC World+ | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

Consumers using Cash by Optus can now make payments using a contactless wristband or a sticker attached to their mobile phone.

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Portable Mini IP Camera, Uokoo 1280x720p Home Surveillance Camera Wireless IP Camera With Built In Microphone WiFi Security Camera, Baby Video Monitor Nanny Cam,Motion Detection | DatingGalz

Portable Mini IP Camera, Uokoo 1280x720p Home Surveillance Camera Wireless IP Camera With Built In Microphone WiFi Security Camera, Baby Video Monitor Nanny Cam,Motion Detection | DatingGalz | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

buy now $35.99 Quick and Easy Installation Desktop and Wall installation will solve your installation trouble, easily put it on desk and adjust the viewing angle to your needs; take the plastic part off and put it on the wall with the included...

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(podcast) Smart device, smart pay: Taking mobile payments from coffee shops to retail stores

(podcast) Smart device, smart pay: Taking mobile payments from coffee shops to retail stores | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

Mobile payments, or mPayments, have grown from a niche market to a potential $700–800 billion opportunity by 2017.

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NEW PRODUCT – Micro NFC/RFID Transponder – NTAG203 13.56MHz

NEW PRODUCT – Micro NFC/RFID Transponder – NTAG203 13.56MHz | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

NEW PRODUCT – Micro NFC/RFID Transponder – NTAG203 13.56MHz This tiny micro NFC/RFID tag is super small, and contains an NTAG203 chip plus antenna.

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Enhancing L2 vocabulary acquisition through implicit reading support cues in e-books - Liu - 2015 - British Journal of Educational Technology - Wiley Online Library

Enhancing L2 vocabulary acquisition through implicit reading support cues in e-books - Liu - 2015 - British Journal of Educational Technology - Wiley Online Library | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

Various explicit reading support cues, such as gloss, QR codes and hypertext annotation, have been embedded in e-books designed specifically for fostering various aspects of language development.

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Mobile Payments at the Service Station- Verdict Trend Report :Market Segments, Size, Trend and Market projections for upcoming years

Mobile Payments at the Service Station- Verdict Trend Report :Market Segments, Size, Trend and Market projections for upcoming years | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

The Report Mobile Payments at the Service Station- Verdict Trend Report provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants.

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Visa and Kazkommertsbank launch mobile contactless payments

Visa and Kazkommertsbank launch mobile contactless payments | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

Visa and Kazkommertsbank for the first time in Kazakhstan have launched the service of contactless payments using Android-smartphones with NFC chip.

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Optus gets stuck on payments - Mobile World Live

Optus gets stuck on payments - Mobile World Live | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

Australian operator Optus widened the options for accessing its mobile payment service, as it seeks ...

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CMB eyes mobile payment market, allying with Didi Kuaidi - Business - Chinadaily.com.cn

CMB eyes mobile payment market, allying with Didi Kuaidi - Business - Chinadaily.com.cn | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

China Merchants Bank has teamed up with the ride-hailing major to provide auto financing and expand its reach in the mobile payment industry.

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QR Codes in the wild | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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I don't think any of these (including the one you thought) does what you think -- encode text into the actual QR code.

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RT @TargetGallery: "Trending: Contemporary Art Now!" Catalogs for sale on Amazon!

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Chef and sustainable seafood advocate Barton Seaver points to edible QR codes for sushi and online services that connect like-minded suppliers with buyers as technologies that will push sustainable seafood efforts to the next level.

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Can a smartwatch be used to start a car? Yup! | QR Code Press

Can a smartwatch be used to start a car? Yup! | QR Code Press | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

A smartwatch app for the Apple Watch has now been created in order to integrate the “Summon” feature from Tesla, making it possible for users of this 

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Pagaré Smartstrap wants to bring NFC-based mobile payments to the Pebble Time

Pagaré Smartstrap wants to bring NFC-based mobile payments to the Pebble Time | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

The Pagaré Smartstrap will bring NFC-based mobile payments to the Pebble Time.

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Barcoding Inc. shares RFID industry trends for 2016 - TES - Today's Energy Solutions

Barcoding Inc. shares RFID industry trends for 2016 - TES - Today's Energy Solutions | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

The company will host a webinar Feb. 11.

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Will 2016 be the Year of Beacons and Contextual Marketing? Pt. 1 | Georillas 800 LBS and Mobile Marketing

Will 2016 be the Year of Beacons and Contextual Marketing? Pt. 1 | Georillas 800 LBS and Mobile Marketing | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

Marketing: What are beacons? What role they play in marketing and retail? An overview to iBeacons and other contextual marketing tools

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IDOE Digital Learning Month Blog: Embed With Material: Using QR Codes in the Classroom

IDOE Digital Learning Month Blog: Embed With Material: Using QR Codes in the Classroom | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

RT @INeLearn: Day 4 of 29 on the Digital Learning Month Blog: Embed With Material: Using QR Codes in the Classroom https://t.co/FNB5im2JW9 …...

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Kazakhstan: Visa, Kazkommertsbank launch HCE payments service

Kazakhstan: Visa, Kazkommertsbank launch HCE payments service | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

Customers of Kazkommertsbank (KKB) in Kazakhstan can now make host card emulation (HCE) based NFC mobile payments using a new service launched in partnership with Visa.

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Payment Startup Payoye Files Patent For QR Code Based Mobile Payment Technology - The Tech Portal

Payment Startup Payoye Files Patent For QR Code Based Mobile Payment Technology - The Tech Portal | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

Payoye has announced filing of a patent for its unique QR code-based mobile payment technology. 

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Retailers see correlation between beacons and mobile coupon redemption: report - Mobile Commerce Daily - Mobile Markete

Retailers see correlation between beacons and mobile coupon redemption: report - Mobile Commerce Daily - Mobile Markete | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

Mobile Commerce Daily today - Retailers see correlation between beacons and mobile coupon redemption: report; Philadelphia 76ers shoots first with integrated ticketing experience on StubHub.

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AVON Shop Online Brochure Bookmarks - Colorful and Customized with your info. and QR Code- Download and Print yourself

AVON Shop Online Brochure Bookmarks -  Colorful and Customized with your info. and QR Code- Download and Print yourself | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

Hello Fellow Avon Representative! - This is one of the Shop Online AVON Bookmarks I use when I pass out my books at local businesses. It also

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Tabitha Potts: Small Business Blog: Nerdy fun: adding a QR code to your business card that links to your LinkedIn profile

Tabitha Potts: Small Business Blog: Nerdy fun: adding a QR code to your business card that links to your LinkedIn profile | QR Codes, Beacons & NFCs | Scoop.it

I've been using QR codes on and off for a while now - you can scan them to download apps to an Android phone, for example, and I've used them to do price searches in shops although it did not make me popular.

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