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"Mobeam is changing the way we spend money. That's the key. It brings us one step closer to a future where you literally use your phone for everything." - Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money

"Tired of seeing paper going to waste in the name of saving money? One game-changing smart phone app could offer an answer."

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CleanTechnica

We bridge the gap between laser scanning technology that’s been around for decades and the massive increase in smart phone use in recent years."

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Payment Week

Mobeam’s Beep'nGo, now preloaded on all Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones, allows users to load loyalty cards, coupons and gift cards (almost anything with a barcode), and redeem them when shopping in stores."  

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Retail TouchPoints

And with Mobeam’s beaming technology, customers are able to use the Clutch app at any checkout scanner around the country."

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The Paypers

Clutch's mobile wallet has added technology from Mobeam that allows consumers to 'beam' barcodes"

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PaymentsSource

The technology, provided by Mobeam, is available exclusively for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 devices.  

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Bank Credit News

Once consumers have scanned a card, a mobile device can then be instantly redeemed at the point-of-sale."  

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Mobile Commerce Daily

The mobile wallet provider Clutch has released a mobile wallet enhanced with barcode-generating capability from Mobeam. "

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Mobile Payments Today

Mobeam reports that its beaming technology has driven close to 2 million shopping trips on over 25 million devices."

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Telecom Paper

Jim Cramer is always looking for the next big thing. He may have found something."

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CNBC - Mad Money with Jim Cramer

In the near future, mobeam will enable retailers to connect with customers in-store via their smartphones."

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STORES.org

...a new feature called Mobeam which uses the proximity sensor of the device to send out a pulse of light that behaves exactly like a barcode does."

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AndroidOrigin

Mobeam will have its barcode-scanning technology embedded in sensors on all Samsung Galaxy S IV devices, the company announced.

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Wall Street Journal

The Galaxy S 4 has another unique capability that we've yet to see elsewhere: compatibility with Mobeam."

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Engadget

Mobeam’s solution to the barcode problem illustrates some important lessons for tech innovators."

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Forbes

...you’ve got the answer to a problem that’s been inhibiting mobile commerce for years — scanning smartphones to redeem coupons and rack up loyalty points."

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Business 2 Community

The tech, which Mobeam calls light based communications (LBC), will be embedded in the manufacturer's latest flagship, the Galaxy S4."

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Engadget

With embedded mobeam technology, the Galaxy S4 will be able to engage in mobile commerce at millions of locations worldwide."

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PaymentEye

Thanks to "light-based communications" technology from a company called Mobeam, the Galaxy S4 uses pulses of infrared light to essentially fool traditional scanners into thinking the light represents a barcode."

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The Verge

The Galaxy S4, due out in the second quarter, will include Mobeam’s technology..."

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SFGate

Mobeam’s inclusion on the Galaxy S4 is a big step for the light technology vendor...Because Mobeam’s technology works with nearly ubiquitous 1-D scanners, there should be opportunities for retailers and app developers."

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Internet Retailer

The inclusion of light-based communication (LBC) technology from Mobeam in Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S4 handset marks a big step in increasing the ability to use handsets to interact at the point of sale (POS)."

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Data Monitor

Mobeam has announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone will be the world’s first mobile device to integrate its technology so it can beam traditional barcodes."

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PSFK

...mobile commerce blogger Jeb Brilliant said mobeam's technology has the 'potential to change the way we shop and pay for items,' and that it 'will change mobile payments by enabling current POS scanners to scan a phone.'"

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International Business Times

Visa and Mobeam are the apparent winners in the payments space with Samsung’s March 14 announcement of the new Galaxy S4 phone."

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Payments Journal

The Galaxy S4 is the first smartphone to use technology from Mobeam enabling retailers to accept mobile payments, coupons and loyalty cards without the need to invest in new scanners."

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Mobile Commerce Daily

The new Samsung device is the first to use Mobeam technology. Mobeam uses light-based tech to send pulses that communicate to point-of-sale scanners found in 165 million retail stores."

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Gadget Review

Mobeam and Samsung have partnered to make the Samsung Galaxy S4 the first mobile phone to integrate mobeam’s light-based barcode transmission technology."

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PYMNTS.com

Mobeam works with the scanners already in use by many grocery stores, convenience stores and retailers."

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Mobile Payments Today

The addition of Mobeam's patented light based communications (LBC) technology makes it possible for coupons, loyalty cards, gift cards, event tickets and more to be transmitted from the device to any of the 165m laser scanners installed in retail stores today."

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NFC World

...with Mobeam’s technology no additional equipment or hardware is required. The Galaxy S4 can beam anything with a barcode to an estimated 165 million scanners worldwide."

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Android Headlines

Mobeam uses the Galaxy S4 proximity sensor to send out a pulse of light that mimics a barcode. By using this technology to push a barcode, or barcodes, to a scanner, the Galaxy S4 can work in more retailers, concert venues and other places with scanners."

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Gotta Be Mobile

The company Mobeam has produced a video that looks a little like an episode of Glee in a grocery store."

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Coupons In the News

By transmitting “anything with a bar code” to POS equipment that already exists, Mobeam will look to fundamentally change the coupon industry by eliminating the need for most paper coupons."

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PYMNTS.com

The Most Insane Musical Number Ever Performed About Mobile Coupon Technology."

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Adweek

One in particular called MoBeam has the potential to change the way we shop and pay for items."

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Phone.com

In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in San Francisco, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its 'Hottest Companies in San Francisco" award.'"

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Lead411

This episode welcomes executives and thought leaders from Mobeam, Symantec, Movea, Secure Key and McAfee to discuss mobile security."

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Intel: Mobile Insights: Security

The web team, Portal A, was hired by Mobeam, a San Francisco startup, to create a video about its barcode and coupon redeeming technology for smartphones."

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SFGate

Mobeam has signed a partnership agreement with Austrian developer and manufacturer of analog semiconductors ams to bring integrated 1D barcode transmit services to smartphone makers."

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telecompaper

Mobeam made headlines on Monday by announcing their new partnership with ams..."

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PYMNTS.com

With this partnership, handset makers will be able to fully support mobile commerce applications that use barcodes, such as coupons, loyalty cards, gift cards and tickets."

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New Europe

Austria-based semiconductor provider AMS and US mobile couponing company Mobeam have designed a solution enabling 1D barcodes on smartphones to be scanned at point-of-sale systems."

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E&T Magazine

The company’s light-based technology turns barcode data for coupons, content, or offers into a beam of light that can be read by barcode scanners present at store checkout counters around the world."

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The Paypers

For retailers, the ams-Mobeam partnership could mean the pending demise of paper coupons that require manual sorting and months of waiting for reimbursement."

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Mobile Payments Today

The partnership will provide an integrated solution consisting of ams’ industry-leading light sensors and Mobeam’s light-based beaming technology."

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EDN

The latest funding…follows an announcement in December that consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble is using Mobeam's system."

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San Francisco Business Times

The ams and Mobeam technology partnership gives handset makers the ability to finally overcome mobile couponing’s last technical barrier."

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EE Times Europe

The technology enables mobile devices to interact with POS systems to successfully transmit coupons, gift cards, tickets etc…at a range of retailers. It is appealing..."

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VentureBeat

Mobeam’s technology makes digital coupons and other content presented on a mobile device universally scannable by a POS system."  

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Payment Eye

…in December, it inked a high-profile partnership with Procter & Gamble, and now adds new investor DFJ Athena, a Korea-focused venture...

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All Things D

Mobeam is in serious discussions with all the major mobile phone handset manufacturers to ensure inclusion of their technology in the next generations of these devices."

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ChainLink Research

The startup managed to trigger investors’ curiosity with its patented light-based communications (LBC), which enables handsets to interact with the laser scanners that are commonly used by retail stores."

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Silicon Angle

...will make electronic coupons presented on a mobile device scannable, so shoppers will need only their device, instead of paper coupons."

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DigitalMedia Wire

The company is currently moving in the right direction by seeking to sign deals with handset makers and payment processors…"

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PaymentEye

One such company, Mobeam, stood out to us as particularly unique in its approach and philosophy."

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PYMNTS.com

The company has developed technology that enables mobile phones to interact with laser scanners used at retail and point-of-sale locations worldwide."

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TechCrunch

The mobeam beaming solution eloquently fixes this problem, enabling current generation mobile devices to interface with legacy red laser scanners."

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TechVibes

…Mobeam and ScanLife, provide technologies that could radically alter the way mobile commerce operates."

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PYMNTS.com

The consumer goods giant announced...it is partnering with mobeam, a San Francisco startup that has patented a way to beam out a barcode from the screen of a phone that is legible to normal laser scanners."

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Wall Street Journal

…a startup which has found a way to make mobile coupons readable using normal laser scanners, still the weapon of choice for many retailers."

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Engadget

Creating and developing new technology which enables existing point of sale systems to easily read coupons from smart phone screens…"

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Point of Sale News

…Mobeam raised $4.9 million in capital…developing technology that coverts bar code data into a beam of light that can be read by most checkout-counter scanners."

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All Things D

…it's a good technology that delivers coupons directly to phones in a secure way."

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ClickZ

Mobeam is a company that’s looking to reinvent the mobile POS game by using light to transmit bar codes from smartphones to payments terminals."

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PYMNTS.com

…Mobeam’s strength is in its ability to function within existing POS systems."

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