Skanz Are Wearable Business Cards/Social Network
The New York Consumer Electronic Week conference will outfit all attendees with a QR-code wristband that activities a sophisticated business card-like app called Skanz. In addition to basic info, Skanz is a mini-social network that facilitates offline interacting after the conference—in other words, no more trying to cram even more URLs and social media IDs onto increasingly tinier slivers of what was once called a business card (for more business-card ditching strategies, see our post from SXSW).
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The one-time real-estate search engine Roost has re-purposed its original investment toward a new streamlined social-media campaign platform for the novice local business owner. "These small business don’t have time, they don’t know what to post, and they don’t have a big network," said CEO Alex Chang. Roost is free for now, but it expects to add premium features as more businesses roll in.
Sources: Gigaom, Techcrunch
[Image: Courtesy of Skanz]