Friday, October 14, 2011

New Mobile Technology Turns Your Cell Phone into a Mobile Scanner

I was really pleased to discover recently that the very bright folks at MoBeam have turned their attention to developing mobile technology that will make some applications much easier for consumers. I’m looking forward to the day when I can buy tickets for a concert online and avoid having to go to the Will Call window at the venue to pick them up or waiting for the post. MoBeam’s technology, which may be available to the public by early 2012, will allow me to store this type of information electronically and then present it to a retailer, who will simply scan it and direct me to my seat.

MoBeam, a technology company founded in 2010, will also make it possible for consumers to get away from having to clip paper coupons and keep them organized before heading out to the stores. This approach should satisfy even the most extreme couponers and should make it easier for the average person to take advantage of this money-saving technique, which I am definitely supporting.

This company is demonstrating its belief that mobile technology should include this type of personal scanning by getting a cash injection reportedly from Matsui, Samsung and yet2Ventures of $4.9 million. These funds will be used to further develop the technology and bring it to major cell phone manufacturers. This new feature would then be offered to consumers as part of the cell phone’s package of features.

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