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    Snapchat adopts QR friending

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    Photo messaging platform Snapchat is letting users add friends to their social network by scanning Snaptags, unique QR codes assigned to each user. “Leaked emails from the Sony hack revealed SnapChat quietly acquired a QR code startup called late last year,” TechCrunch reports. “Now it makes sense why Snapchat would want to pay $50m for, which built a system to connect QR codes to people’s identities.”

    Filed by Email Rian Boden Published • Last updated 3 February 2015, 13:33

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