Tag, you’re no longer it. Microsoft has announced that it will terminate its Tag service two years from today.
You can text, Facebook, Instagram, and otherwise share images, and your opinions on the world around you every day. OpinionLab wants to take advantage of that.
Moo is bringing the past and future together with its near field communications-enabled business cards.
Like most people, Garrett Gee thought the experience of creating and using QR codes kind of sucked. “They were not visually appealing or user friendly,” he told VentureBeat. So as a sophmore at Bringham Young University in Utah, Gee and few friends created their own iOS app, Scan, to help users create and interact with QR codes. 10 million downloadsand less than a year later, and the startup has scored $1.7 million in funding from big names like Menlo Ventures, Google Ventures, Yuri Milner’s Start Fund, Social + Capital Partnership, and Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter.
If the new startup 1Ring has its way, soon we’ll be punching in phone numbers to learn more about the world around us.
Google is once again throwing its weight behind near-field communications (NFC) technology by joining the NFC Forum, an industry association that has been advancing the technology for years.
ShareSquare, developers of a mobile platform that uses 2D barcodes, dubbed “QR codes,” to connect offline media like posters to the mobile Web, is formally launching today after proving wildly popular at this year’s South By Southwest conference.
Link shortening startup Bit.ly has said that it doesn’t just want to help share content on the Internet — it also wants to connect people to “the Web of things”. Today, the company announced a feature that starts making that vision real — a QR code generator.