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Cool Mobile App: Microsoft Tag

clip_image001Just found out about Microsoft Tag from Jeff Blankenburg’s blog.  Microsoft Tag is a cool technology that can link the physical world to the online world.  It runs on multiple phone platforms and only uses the camera in your cell phone.  Simply snap a picture of the tag, and people are connected to your online presence.  Jeff shows some pretty cool ideas for Tag, including a “Download this song” tag at a concert.  I can imagine tags on products at Home Depot that link to Do It Yourself videos, tags at theme parks that show information about a ride such as history of the ride, wait times, suggestions for similar rides, and a whole mess of other things.

In short, this is really cool.

You can get Microsoft Tag on your phone simply by going to  You can also visit that site with your desktop computer to learn more about Microsoft Tag.