Alibaba signs up brands for QR-like dotless visual codes

Dotless Visual Codes

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has launched a platform for brands and product manufacturers that will enable them to place “dotless visual codes” on product packaging so that consumers can scan to check a product’s authenticity and get information, discounts and recommendations based on their preferences... More


Alibaba invests in visual QR codes

Visualead visual QR code technology will help take advantage of O2O opportunities in China

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has invested an undisclosed sum in Israeli start-up Visualead, developer of the “visual” QR code technology adopted by Chinese social media site RenRen in May last year... More




Octopus and Alibaba add NFC security to ecommerce

Alipay's Liang Minjun, Octopus CEO Sunny Cheung and Taobao's Daphne Lee launch the Octopus Online Payment Service

Hong Kong prepaid card provider Octopus has partnered with Chinese online giant Alibaba’s Taobao ecommerce platform and Alipay mobile payments service to let customers make secure online purchases using a combination of contactless cards, QR codes and NFC phones. More


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