Tue update: stiRQd featured on Mashable, Hart to run for Congress

Wanted to link to a couple of interesting articles before going out for the night:

First of all, local startup stiQRd was featured in an article on Mashable today. stiQRd is an app that produces verifiable checkins, done using QR codes, that can be used in loyalty programs for businesses. Getting a Mashable mention is a huge deal. It’s one of the most widely read social media blogs in the world. Congratulations to stiQRd, and to Memphis Daily News writer Andy Meek for getting a Mashable byline.

You know, I was thinking… what if I printed tube tops with QR codes on them, and when you scan the QR code, it takes you to my blog? That’d be pretty cool. Wonder if enough would sell to make it an idea worth pursuing.

The second big news iteam of the day is that school board member Tomeka Hart is planning a run for Congress. She’s a Democrat, so she’d be facing Rep. Steve Cohen in the 2012 primary. I was not a fan of Cohen’s prior opponents, Nikki Tinker and Willie Herenton. However, I’ve served on the board of MPACT with Tomeka, and she is one sharp lady. She’s also African-American, and while race shouldn’t matter in selecting a Congressperson, let’s face it, this is Memphis and it will. She’s going to be a formidable challenger to Cohen. I can’t think of a reason not to vote for Steve, who has done an outstanding job, but I would be perfectly happy being represented by Tomeka.

That’s the news for now. Gonna hit the last hour of happy hour at Bardog, then wander over to the Silly Goose for their 8 PM trivia.