Posts Tagged: QR codes

7 awesome QR code marketing campaigns that you could adopt

7 awesome QR code marketing campaigns

QR codes are a bridge between offline and online in the smartphone age. Here are seven great QR code marketing examples from across Asia.

  • July 19, 2014
  • at 10:55 am
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Tencent just unleashed a secret weapon for WeChat that will terrify China’s Android app stores

China’s WeChat messenger (or Weixin, as it’s known domestically) comes packed with more tools than a Swiss army knife, and it...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 8:27 pm
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WeChat and Alibaba hit as China bans online payments made using QR codes, virtual credit cards

WeChat and Alibaba hit roadbumps as China bans online payments made using QR codes, virtual credit cards

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) issued an edict late yesterday that bans two particular things: epayments made via QR codes, and onl...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 2:10 pm
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Taobao bans QR codes: a swipe at WeChat?

Over the weekend, Alibaba’s flagship C2C ecommerce platform Taobao circulated a memo to its vendors announcing that QR codes with link...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Next Version of WeChat Rumored to Have Mobile Payments and Paid Publishing Platform

We know that Tencent (HKG:0700) is working on a social gaming platform for WeChat, its popular social messaging app, but what else is in the...

  • May 3, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Hollywood stars using WeChat in China

Hollywood Celebrities Get Chatty with Chinese Fans on WeChat

Last summer we noted how Western brands like Starbucks and Buick were quick to jump on the messaging app WeChat as a way of reaching out to ...

  • February 11, 2013
  • at 12:03 pm
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Japan’s Phewtick Wants You to Scan QR Codes in Exchange for Rewards

Recently in Tokyo, I managed to catch up with Kaz Naya, CEO and co-founder of Phewtick, a startup we reported on earlier this year. Phewtick...

  • December 10, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Sina Weibo Rolls Out Social QR Codes For All Users

This morning Sina Weibo launched a QR code feature which allows every user to have their own QR code. Once someone scans it, they will be br...

  • September 24, 2012
  • at 12:22 pm
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WeChat App Pushes Into Social Media Marketing Via QR Codes

The world’s biggest group messaging app, Tencent’s WeChat – or “Weixin” as it’s called in Chinese –...

  • August 21, 2012
  • at 3:40 pm
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on mobile payments

Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on online payments

Mobile commerce, online savings funds, and QR code-based m-payments are all under threat in China right now. The People’s Bank of China (P...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
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China's central bank considering tough regulations on online payments

After last week’s clampdown, China reportedly considering tough regulations on online payments

Late last week, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) moved to curb the rapid growth of online payments by banning in-person payments made usi...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 12:56 pm
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New utility app from Thailand makes QR codes to help you pay your electricity bill

  Aware that Thai app usage increased from 40 percent in 2012 to 57 percent in 2013 and to provide its customers an easier way to manage th...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Visualead makes QR codes fit in

Visualead Wins GMIC Growth Stage Competition, Wants to Bring Cutesy QR Code Creation to Asia

Earlier we announced the winner of the Seed Stage G-Startup contest at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) here in Beijing, and now...

  • May 8, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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WeChat look around for BlackBerry

Time For Southeast Asia to Get Flirty: WeChat Adds ‘Look Around’ Feature on BlackBerry

The China-made messaging app WeChat launched on BlackBerry late last year, taking aim at potential users in Southeast Asia and other BB-lovi...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 4:37 pm
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China's 450 million online video viewers watch 5.7 billion hours of vids every month - INFOGRAPHIC

China’s Top Video Site Adds QR Codes to Help Viewers Go Mobile

China’s top video site, Youku (NYSE:YOKU), has added QR codes to every video on its desktop website so as to help users continue viewing w...

  • February 6, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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China’s Yihaodian Plans 1,000 Virtual AR Supermarkets Where You’ll Shop With Your Smartphone’s Camera

At a press conference earlier today, China’s biggest food e-commerce site, Yihaodian, announced plans to form 1,000 virtual supermarkets a...

  • October 15, 2012
  • at 9:22 pm
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Starbucks Gets Even More Social in China, Lets Fans Follow in WeChat App

Last month, the hugely popular messaging app WeChat – or “Weixin” as it’s called in China – opened up to brand...

  • September 6, 2012
  • at 12:20 pm
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Singapore’s m-commerce market jumps seven-fold to US$259M in one year

A PayPal survey shows that 2011 is a breakout year for mobile commerce in Singapore.

  • May 17, 2012
  • at 5:26 pm
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