Pongr Picks Up Israeli Startup Sightec

As more of the Internet’s real estate becomes populated with pictures, companies are racing to develop computer vision technology that can pick out objects in an image and convert them into data to be used for ad targeting, among other possibilities.

Building a Better QR Code

QR codes—those odd black-and-white checkered boxes that smart-phone users can scan for more information—are being threatened with obsolescence by a gang of ambitious new startups armed with flashier image-scanning technology.