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Tracking Physical Objects on Samsung SUR40 without Tags

Microsoft published the “Tagged Objects for Surface 2.0” whitepaper that includes some best practices that will allow you to use tags to detect physical objects on the Microsoft Surface device.

“Are you tasked by your customer with implementing a solution that requires table-to-object interaction on a Microsoft Surface device? Do you …

Razorfish ‘5D’ Microsoft Tech-based Retail Experience Platform Announced

Razorfish at the National Retail Federation (NRF) conference in New York, announced a beta version of its Retail Experience Platform codenamed “5D,” which enables the creation of an immersive and seamless digital ecosystem across several digital devices in retail environments.

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At the heart of its interactive retail experience is …

NRF: Surface 2.0 ‘SUR40’ Begin Shipping, Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail Available Feb. 1; Microsoft Demos Windows Embedded Devices and Technoligies

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Infographic: The Future of Windows Shopping Using NFC, Microsoft Tag and Geolocation Based Deals

Microsoft Tag team posted a couple infographics outlining one possible scenario that integrates near field communications, Microsoft Tag and location based deals.

“Geolocation applications can be very powerful, but there is nothing more “local” than someone physically standing outside your shop. 2D barcodes and NFC will play a big role here. The advancement …

Microsoft Tag Now Support ‘Tag barcodes, QR Codes, and NFC Touchpoints’

Microsoft Tag: create and scan Tag barcodes, QR Codes, and NFC touchpointsMicrosoft Tag: create and scan Tag barcodes, QR Codes, and NFC touchpointsMicrosoft Tag came out of beta about 18 months ago, now support QR codes and Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities.

“To help simplify the growing fragmentation currently taking place in the barcode/reader market, today Microsoft Tag is providing support for the two commonly used 2D barcode formats (Tag and QR Codes) …

Bizarre World of Online Shopping: Inforgraphic

Have you checked Microsoft Tag’s team mobile commerce inforgraphic that diTii posted on Sunday. Here’s another from Fifth Gear, for you to explore the bizarre world of online shopping – from jet airplanes and moon real estate to half-eaten grilled cheese sandwiches and celebrity hair trimmings. These are some of the wackiest, most …

Mobile E-Commerce Shoppers Revolution: Infographic

Nick Martin, Online Community Manager, Microsoft Tag, just pinged us about the infographic the Microsoft Tag team has posted to help you learn about the growth of mobile e-commerce, including how people are shopping on their phones, how many retailers have mobile sites (it’s astonishingly small, considering over half of smartphone users would buy something …

3 Billion Tags Were Printed During Past 6 Months, Microsoft Revealed

Microsoft saw impressive data on Microsoft Tag following its biggest month of scans to date, as well as an increasing rate of usage. Microsoft announced the following:

  • March had the greatest number of Tag scans since Tag launched in January 2009, with more than 50% more scans than any other month to …

Infographics: Microsoft Tag Study Reveals ‘29% Mobile Users Are Open to Scan Mobile Tag’

Microsoft Tag team have posted some interesting inforgraphics stats about mobile use. Lots of revealing data there about the present and future of mobile, for e.g. – 86% of mobile Internet users are watching TV while they use their device. If you’ve followed the Oscars or any big season finales on Twitter that may not …

Microsoft Tag $10,000 Scan Challenge Is Live Now

Microsoft Tag $10,000 Scan Challenge is now live on Facebook, an experience made possible by Silverlight Deep Zoom in addition to Microsoft Tag.

Scan one of the Tags, and you just might be the lucky winner of an Xbox 360 Console with Kinect or $5,000 — and another $10,000 on top of that …

Turkcell’s MobilKod Leverages Microsoft Tag Tech, Offers Value-added Services for Marketers

Turkish mobile operator Turkcell and Microsoft Tag announced a new mobile marketing service called “MobilKod,” built by Turkcell and leveraging Microsoft Tag’s mobile tagging technology.

“The MobilKod service offers a free service that allows marketers to create Tags. These 2-D bar codes can be placed on objects and in printed materials, and, when …

Instapaper Full API ‘Simple API’ Is Now Available for Developers

The full Instapaper API is now available for developers. “All previous API functionality will remain free and will work for any account. These methods can only add pages to people’s Instapaper accounts, as implemented in many feed readers and Twitter clients. This part of the API is not changing, and its now called the “Simple …

Bridesmaids By Universal Pictures Becomes First to Use Microsoft Tag

Microsoft Tag and Universal Pictures today announced a new campaign to promote “Bridesmaids,” the new comedy from producer Judd Apatow (“Knocked Up,” “Superbad”) and director Paul Feig (“Freaks and Geeks”).

“Universal, through the Tag campaign, will enable smartphone users to interact with full-page ads that will run in several magazines, including Cosmopolitan, InStyle, …

Microsoft Tag Reader for iOS4 Devices Now Available in the Apple App Store

Microsoft released the Tag Reader for iOS 4 devices on the Apple App Store.

Q: What’s new with this update of the Reader?
A: The update ensures that the Tag Reader works optimally on any iOS4 device. We also made some general stability and usability improvements.

Q: What devices are …

Daily Newspapers in US Begin Experiment with Microsoft Tag to Connect Offline and Online Content

“Daily newspapers around the country are finding new ways to connect online, real-time news content with their physical newspapers through the use of a new type of barcode called Microsoft Tag,” informs Microsoft.

“Tags allow readers to access dynamic content through the printed newspaper while offering editors the ability to augment editorial and …