PepsiCo Introduces new Social Vending System™

Ok, I just think this is cool and has NFC and/or QR Code but more so planned for NFC technology integration in the future. The problem is most USA smartphones outside of a few new Google smartphones are not equipped with NFC technology. Regardless it looks like Pepsi is getting ready and providing new innovative ways to interact with their mobile soda drinking customers/fans. See the press release below.

PURCHASE, NY, April 27, 2011 –Today, PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) announced the launch of its Social Vending System, a state-of-the-art networked unit that features full touch screen [...]

Poll: QR Codes vs Barcodes: Which one will foursquare and other location-based services use the most for check-ins? StickyBits hopes its Barcordes

As location-based services continue to be in a marketing industry beta lab and a buzz topic for blog post, users and startups are looking for better ways to make the check-in process easier and more valuable. Some users have mentioned they would like a way to auto check-in to a location and others would like to scan a barcode or qr code while entering a location. RFID is another technology being rumored to be implemented by Facebook but I believe QR Codes or Barcode along with better smart phones will the take lead in improving the check-in process.

A few startups offering QR Code and [...]