2d CodeAugust 4, 2013 – QR Code Scanning Continues To Increase
ScanLife’s latest trend report shows that they processed over 21 million QR Code and UPC mobile barcodes in Q2 2013. The report shows that users are scanning over three times per month on average (+22% from Q2 2012) with men accounting for 64% of the scans and women 36% of the scans. Operating system breakdown shows that 60% of scans came from the Android OS compared to 37% on Apple iOS devices. Top choice of content is videos, app downloads and product information.

Marketing ChartsAugust 2, 2013 – QR Code Scanner Age and Gender Breakdowns in Q2
ScanLife is out with its latest quarterly Mobile Barcode Trend Report [pdf] in which it reports 4 million new users around the world and 6 million active scanners, impressive figures even as other research suggests that within the US the amount of scanners isn’t keeping up with the growth in smartphone penetration. Nevertheless, ScanLife’s latest study reveals some interesting demographic breakdowns of the barcode scanner.

MediaPostAugust 2, 2013 – Ugly Duckling Flies: QR Code Use Expanding As Tablets Kick In Too
Love them or hate them, the butt-ugliest thing the mobile industry has introduced into global culture -- the QR code -- is what we are stuck with for the time being. And mobile users are still snapping them in ever greater numbers, always on the hunt for that occasional good end experience that is worth the trip.

Fox News OnlineJuly 26, 2013 – Retail stores plan elaborate ways to track you
Next time you to go Old Navy, you might be in for a surprise. Retailers are experimenting with a variety of new ways to track you. When you find a new shirt, you might get a message about the matching shorts. Pick up a new pair of Nike golf shoes at a Scheels All Sports store and you might see a discount for a new set of clubs.

Finance.BostonJuly 12, 2013 – Topps Selects Scanbuy to Create an Interactive 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest Using NFC and QR Code Technology
Scanbuy, Inc., the leading mobile engagement solutions provider, today announced that The Topps Company (Topps), the venerable trading card company, is using its ScanLife mobile engagement platform to power NFC and QR Code technology at the 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest in New York from July 12-16.

Finance.BostonJuly 12, 2013 – Topps Selects Scanbuy to Create an Interactive 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest Using NFC and QR Code Technology
Scanbuy, Inc., the leading mobile engagement solutions provider, today announced that The Topps Company (Topps), the venerable trading card company, is using its ScanLife mobile engagement platform to power NFC and QR Code technology at the 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest in New York from July 12-16.

YahooJuly 12, 2013 – Topps Selects Scanbuy to Create an Interactive 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest Using NFC and QR Code Technology
Scanbuy, Inc., the leading mobile engagement solutions provider, today announced that The Topps Company (Topps), the venerable trading card company, is using its ScanLife mobile engagement platform to power NFC and QR Code technology at the 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest in New York from July 12-16.

CynopsisJuly 15, 2013 – Cynopsis: Sports
Good morning. It's Monday, July 15, 2013, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing. Believe it or not, Octagon is turning 30. Interpublic Group's global sports, entertainment, lifestyle marketing and talent representation agency now stands as the world's largest sponsorship consulting practice. Octagon's roster includes more than 800 athlete & personality clients, and they now manage more than 13,000 events per year, as well as influence around $3 billion in sponsorship-related spending annually, with nearly 1,000 employees around the world.

Mobile Marketer July 16, 2013 – Topps Co. uses QR and NFC technology to attract MLB fans
The Topps Co. incorporated near-field communication and QR code technology in its displays at the 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest to give baseball fans a deeper engagement.

2d CodeJuly 15, 2013 – Baseball Fans QR Codes And NFC Tags
It seems that combining NFC with QR Codes is becoming the norm at exhibitions and trade shows. At this weekends 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest in New York baseball cards, autographs and memorabilia are always popular and this year the trading card company, Topps are using QR Codes and NFC technology.

NFC WorldJuly 15, 2013 – Topps Promotes Baseball Cards With NFC
Trading card maker Topps is using NFC tags and QR codes to promote its baseball cards at the 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest event, enabling the more than 100,000 attendees to touch or scan giant baseball cards featuring Major League Baseball All-Stars for a chance to win a range of prizes.

AlimarketMay 29, 2013 – ‘Pepsi’ launches promotional barcode
The 'Pepsi' soda brand launches the first promotional mechanics in Spain linked to the reading of barcodes with mobile through the scan service, which provides access to the product by applying information.

Bar Code Industry NewsMay 21, 2013 – QR Code Marketing - An Interview with Mike Wehrs CEO of Scanbuy
The ScanLife Mobile Engagement Platform makes it very quick and easy for a vendor/client to create new QR code campaigns and monitor the analytics of the campaign. From first login, to creation and download of the QR code, it takes only minutes. The Platform is so flexible that the client can change the action of the code at any time, even after the code is published. For example a code could link to a coupon at one moment, and then a product video the next – all with a simple code action change within the platform.

AdExchangerMay 9, 2013 – QR Codes Are Ready For Programmatic, Says Scanbuy’s Mike Wehrs
Do people really want to scan that little black-and-white pattern better known as a QR code? Mike Wehrs, CEO of QR code marketing tech company Scanbuy, doesn’t give any ground, saying QR codes are here to stay and a new partnership with AT&T helps prove it.

Marketing ForecastMay 8, 2013 – QR Code Use Expanding
QR codes have taken a while to catch on. Analysts first said that this technology would a popular tool for younger people to use.

Marketing ChartsApril 29, 2013 – QR Code Scanning Isn’t Just A Young Person’s Activity
QR code scanning – once the domain of the younger crowd – is becoming more evenly distributed across various age groups, according to data released by ScanBuy.

Bar Code NewsApril 26, 2013 – Mobile Barcode Trend Report Q1 2013
If there was ever a question that QR (Quick Response) codes were a growing trend in retail and social marketing, the most recent report from ScanLife should put that question to rest.

TelecompaperApril 26, 2013 – Record 18 mln mobile barcode scans in March
Mobile users conducted over 18 million scans of QR Codes and UPC mobile barcodes in this year’s first quarter, according to a report from Scanbuy.

TechJournalApril 26, 2013 – Mobile barcode scans hit record in Q1
Are you seeing more of those barcode scans intended for mobile users? We sure are – and smartphone users are pointing their devices at them in record numbers.

2D CodeApril 26, 2013 – ScanLife Reports 6.7 Million Scans in March
The latest Scanbuy Trend Report reveals continued rapid growth of QR Code and UPC Code scans by mobile users. March 2013 was the highest month in the reports history surpassing 6.7 miliion scans.

RCR WirelessApril 11, 2013 – Carrier Wrap: Prepaid space heats up; Vodafone, China Mobile team in Myanmar
AT&T Mobility this week announced a deal with Scanbuy to power the carrier’s Mobile Barcode Services offering.

Mobile Marketing MagazineApril 11, 2013 – AT&T Joins Forces with Scanbuy to Offer Specialized QR Code Campaigns
AT&T has partnered with Scanbuy to launch AT&T Mobile Barcode Services with advanced features that enable businesses to better engage their consumers and create more customized campaigns.

HipScan QR UniversityApril 10, 2013 – AT&T Gets in on the QR Code Evolution
QR codes have become so popular that large companies are now building entire marketing campaigns around them. This can be seen in the new partnership that has been established between AT&T and Scanbuy.

2D Bar Code StrategyApril 10, 2013 – AT&T and Scanbuy Partnership, What Does It Mean
If, at first, your company doesn't succeed, partner with another company. Such is the case with AT&T.

QR Code PressApril 10, 2013 – QR codes partnership announced between AT&T and Scanbuy
AT&T has just announced that it is now offering new services through a partnership with Scanbuy, in which it is providing the ability for businesses to use QR codes in order to run mobile commerce campaigns that will provide a more relevant and engaging experience for their customers.

ZacksApril 9, 2013 – AT&T Offers Mobile Barcode
AT&T, Inc. has introduced Mobile Barcode Services powered by Scanbuy.

Retailing TodayApril 9, 2013 – AT&T helps businesses get more out of QR codes
AT&T has partnered with mobile engagement solutions provider, Scanbuy to help businesses launch more engaging QR code campaigns.

Mobile Marketing WatchApril 8, 2013 – AT&T, Scanbuy Partner for Expanded QR Code Platform
AT&T Mobility announced a new partnership on Monday with Scanbuy. The coupling will enable the freshly-minted partners to introduce new services enabling business customers of all sizes to utilize QR Code-based mobile marketing campaigns.

Wireless WeekApril 8, 2013 – First News Briefs for April 8, 2013
AT&T now offers AT&T Mobile Barcode Services powered by Scanbuy to aid businesses with QR code campaigns.

DestinationCRMApril 8, 2013 – AT&T Releases New Mobile Barcode and QR Code Platform
AT&T today launched a series of new features for businesses of all sizes to launch relevant and engaging QR Code campaigns with AT&T Mobile Barcode Services powered by Scanbuy.

UbergizmoApril 8, 2013 – AT&T And Scanbuy Team Up For Designer Bar Code Services
AT&T and ScanBuy, which provides bar code technology, have teamed up to offer designer bar code solutions to companies that are looking to launch new marketing campaigns.

ReutersApril 8, 2013 – AT&T Enhances Mobile Engagement Capabilities With New Mobile Barcode Services Platform
AT&T* now offers enhanced features that make it easier for businesses of all sizes to launch even more consumer relevant and engaging QR Code campaigns with AT&T Mobile Barcode Services powered by Scanbuy.

Media PostApril 8, 2013 – AT&T Inks Scanbuy QR Deal, Aids Marketers’ Campaigns
AT&T joins the ranks of Verizon and Sprint Monday, offering white-label QR services supported by Scanbuy's automatic identification technologies.

Converge DigestApril 8, 2013 – AT&T Launches Barcode Services Powered by Scanbuy
AT&T introduced a new service platform that helps businesses create mobile QR barcodes within a variety of media.

Fierce Mobile ContentApril 8, 2013 – AT&T, Scanbuy team on mobile barcode services platform
AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) is partnering with Scanbuy to introduce new services enabling business customers of all sizes to roll out QR Code-based mobile marketing campaigns.

TelecompaperApril 8, 2013 – AT&T announces Mobile Barcode Services
AT&T has announced new enhanced features that make it easier for businesses of all sizes to launch more consumer relevant and engaging QR Code campaigns with AT&T Mobile Barcode Services powered by Scanbuy.

cnet4/8/2013 – AT&T partners with Scanbuy for mobile bar code services
AT&T is making it easier for businesses to launch new mobile marketing campaigns using QR code technology.

MondatoApril 5, 2013 – Beyond NFC: The Next Generation Of M-Payment Technology
As NFC struggles to gain momentum in the m-payments realm, a range of new contactless technologies has begun to emerge. In our first article, we zoom in on a few of these, assessing their potential to rival NFC for the contactless m-payments throne.

bnetTVMarch 15, 2013 – Scanbuy - Mike Wehrs, Interview from MWC 2013
bnetTV speaks with Scanbuy's Mike Wehrs at the 2013 Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona Spain.

Mobile MarketerMarch 8, 2013 – Lessons for marketers from Mobile World Congress 2013
Mobile World Congress is an opportunity for brands and agencies to get a sense of the technologies and trends that will shape mobile marketing over the coming 12-18 months. This year’s event was no exception.

The AtlanticFebruary 21, 2013 – The Incredible Shrinking Ad
As our attention shifts to mobile phones—and their smaller screens—ads are becoming vastly less effective. And companies built on ad revenues, like Google and Facebook, should start to sweat.

AdWeekFebruary 11, 2013 – They Might Be Giants, From Google to startups like Square, a look at seven would-be mobile titans
"Life happens at intersections," said Jack Dorsey at a tech event last fall. "It's important to recognize what’s happening in that intersection and determine what to do in it." With that metaphor, the 36-year-old tech star—who launched Twitter six years ago and Square in 2009—added another layer to his Zen-like public image. But in the logistical sense, the quote also aptly describes the mobile marketing industry that Dorsey has become surprisingly important to.

Mobile Commerce DailyFebruary 7, 2013 – Lumber Liquidators Bets Big on Mobile with Catalog Efforts
Flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators is placing QR codes and SMS calls-to-action on the pages of its catalog to let users shop and envision how products would look in their own home.

ADOTASFebruary 1, 2013 – The Rise Of The Second Screen Creates New Opportunities For Marketers
If International CES 2013 was any barometer, the 2010 Recession might finally be behind us. Sony’s (and several other of the major TV manufacturers) confident unveiling of 4K TVs listing for $25,000 is an economic indicator that we’ve weathered the storm

Mobile Commerce DailyJanuary 28, 2013 – Bed Bath & Beyond taps QR codes to bolster product sales
Bed Bath & Beyond is letting consumers buy products straight from its print advertisements by scanning the mobile bar codes featured prominently on the static ad.

RCR WirelessJanuary 16, 2013 – Video Interview with Jeff Mucci and Mike Wehrs
Mike Wehrs, CEO and President of Scanbuy, gives RCR Wireless News his reasons why 2013 is the year for real QR Code adoption.

Retailing TodayJanuary 7, 2013 – Goodbye response generation, hello dialogue creation
With the continuing surge in the consumer adoption of smartphones, technologists are putting the ultimate engagement tool in the hands of billions of consumers across the world.

The Wall Street JournalDecember 4, 2012 – Scanbuy Mentioned in Wall Street Journal
"Other companies are using smartphone cameras as scanners, too. For example, Scanbuy technology lets shoppers get info or discounts provided by brands, via barcode, and QR-scans via smartphone."

RetailTouchpoints.comNovember 1, 2012 – Last-Minute Changes Could Impact 2012 Holiday Retail Success
To help retailers better engage with consumers via their smartphone and tablets, retailers need to understand that they have consumers in their stores, and the primary device they are using to access more information is mobile, according to Mike Wehrs, CEO and President of ScanLife. “Consumers aren’t just researching prices, they are also looking up the manufacturer, different product functions as well as peer reviews. In general, consumers are looking for reasons to justify their purchase.”

The EconomistJune 16, 2012 – The Economist: After many false starts, QR codes are finally taking off
The Economist: Over the past year, QR codes have quietly slipped into the marketing mainstream. Three-quarters of American online retailers surveyed by Forrester, a research firm, use them.

DigidayJune 05, 2012 – Are QR Codes Undervalued?: Digiday talks about QR Codes and Scanlife.
Digiday: Scanbuy, one of the companies that provides QR codes to brands and reports on the analytics on the back-end, claims that it saw 13 million scans processed in the first quarter of 2012 alone, a 157 percent increase from more than a year ago.

CNNMay 22, 2012 – Best Technology for Your Business
Scanlife featured in CNN's segment "Best Technology for Your Business"