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Infographic - Evolution of mobile phones as marketing tools

We just recieved an awesome infographic about the evolution of mobile marketing. You can have a quick view on the timeline from 1798 (the first spam) to present days market boom. You can learn the history of texting, QR codes, and how text messages surpassed voice calls.

Amazon’s Flow blends barcode scanning, QR codes, and augmented reality shopping

Why look up a CD on Amazon when you can scan it from your phone and purchase in a matter of seconds?

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Amazon subsidiary A9.com today announced that they've released Flow for Android. Blending barcode scanning with augmented reality, the app lets shoppers scan common items such as DVDs, CDs, video games, and toys and see product details, pricing, and more. While it's not the first or only barcode scanning app available for Android, it's much more fun than simply handing things off to a Google search.

QR Codes - 7 interesting things you may not know

1. QR codes are old
QR codes were invented in October 1994 by Denso-Wave.

2. License
The use of the QR Code is free of any license. The QR Code is clearly defined and published as ISO standard. Denso Wave owns the patent rights on QR Code, but has chosen not to exercise them.
The term QR Code itself is a registered trademark of Denso Wave Incorporated.

3. Formats
You can store:
* contact information
* URLs
* SMS messages
* GPS coordinates
* text

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