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Microsoft looks to cut Tag loose and close up shop in 2015; licensing technology out to Scanbuy

Microsoft looks to cut Tag loose and close up shop in 2015; licensing technology out to Scanbuy

Microsoft has announced the company will be shutting down its Tag service in 2015. If you're not familiar with the name, it's Microsoft's attempt to compete with QR codes by providing a more advanced alternative. Redmond has been working on this form of High Capacity Colour Barcode (HCCB) technology since 2009, but it has failed to really take off leading to the company taking action (...

Rich Edmonds 25
Google ups the ante: QR codes and Google Goggles ... But Microsoft Tag won't play nice

Google ups the ante: QR codes and Google Goggles ... But Microsoft Tag won't play nice

Google has once again taken the lead in innovation by rolling out their QR code based 'Favorite Places on Google'. A QR code, seen above, is a 2D tag system that is gaining popularity as the standard for matrix codes.  Google is sending out decal codes to 100,000 local businesses that are the most searched on Google.  In turn, they can place these decals in their store front.  When a...

Phil Nickinson 5