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Windows 7: Microsoft Tag, the Future of Mobile Tagging.

09 Jan 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Microsoft Tag, the Future of Mobile Tagging.

Microsoft Tag was introduced at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. One year later, coinciding with the first anniversary of Microsoft Tag, Softpedia is glad to offer you an insight into the future of mobile tagging.

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself and your role with Microsoft.

My name is Aaron Getz and Iím the Product Unit Manager for Microsoft Tag.

2. First things first, whatís Microsoft Tag? Please talk a little bit about the technology behind the project.

Microsoft Tag allows for almost anything in the real world to be quickly linked to an interactive experience on your mobile phone. A Tag is a small barcode, optimized for reading with a cell phone, that you can print, stick, or display just about anywhere. When you scan it with your camera phone, it automatically opens a webpage, dials a phone number, or takes some other action on the phone. This allows people to easily access things like video clips, Web sites, contact information and special offers for items they see in the real world. For example, if you include a Tag on your business card, a new acquaintance can snap a picture of the Tag from their camera phone and automatically upload your contact information to their mobile phone.

Microsoft Tag is based on a new type of barcode, developed by Microsoft Research, which was designed to be able to be read from any Internet connected camera phone. You just need the free Tag Reader application, which is available from for every major phone platform.
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Microsoft Tag, the Future of Mobile Tagging - Linking real life with the digital world - Softpedia

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10 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9


I will be playing with this.

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10 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

iirc this is just like Qcode or something except it can be imbedded into a picture so you don't have this utilitarian looking square slapped onto your product's box?
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10 Jan 2010   #4

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06

Does this mean that I'll have to get a tattoo on my forehead,

so that other people can recognize me ???

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11 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 / Same

Reminds me of the CueCat.

CueCat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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11 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Awe the time you save me in browsing. Thanks Fabe
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13 Jan 2010   #7

Win7 64bit Ultimate

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13 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

Oh I remember those things!
they failed on so many levels.
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