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Stocard Raises $850K To Take On Apple’s Passbook And Force Loyalty Cards To Go Mobile

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http://techcrunch.com – Stocard, which competes with Apple’s Passbook with a simple but clever take on the mobile phone-as-loyalty-card-wallet, has raised $850k in funding from German VC High-Tech Gründerfonds, Klaas Kersting, and two unnamed investors from the retail sector. Available for iOS and Android, and targeting the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and Australia, the Stocard app provides a way for users to save all of their plastic loyalty cards and coupons to their smartphone. It does this by enabling them to scan cards using their phone’s camera, thereby creating a digital wallet of so (IT news)