Google makes a QR code turnaround with new M&A deal

When Google discontinued support for QR codes in its Places product earlier this year, many saw it as an early death knell for the barcode scanning technology. But Google’s latest acquisition is evidence that the company may not be completely abandoning QR technology just yet.

Project Spartan isn’t anti-Apple — it’s pro-Facebook

Many recent headlines have been devoted to Facebook’s focus on HTML5, and specifically on an internal HTML5-based project at the company dubbed “Project Spartan.” But Facebook’s investment in HTML5 is nothing new — and it’s certainly nothing that the company has been secretive about.

Miso Releases Android App

TV-loving Android users, rejoice: Bazaar Labs just released an Android application for its Miso social TV service. The release will bring all the same functionality that is already available to iPhone, iPad and web users in a native app available today on the Android market.

Vodpod Adds Mobile Apps for More Social Sharing

Vodpod became the latest online video startup to introduce more social features with the launch of mobile apps on the iPhone and Android mobile platforms. The new apps, which are available now, are designed to give its users a new way to discover mobile videos.

Will There Be an Android App Boom Soon?

With a number of Google’s (s goog) Android OS-based smartphones on the horizon, developers are devoting significant resources to the mobile platform, which will result in a boom in Android apps, according to reports  from two Silicon Valley startups, Flurry and AdMob. Flurry, a San Francisco-based mobile metrics company, today said that it had seen an unprecedented 94 percent increase in the number of projects started by Android developers between September and October.  Read More about Will There Be an Android App Boom Soon?