New Blog for Microsoft Tag, follow us!

Tag community, I’m glad to announce that we’ve moved our official Microsoft Tag blog under our new website. You can now follow our latest news regarding Microsoft Tag and 2D barcode world here. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook 🙂 See you over there!


Beyond Beta: Microsoft Tag Takes Off

It has been 18 months since we launched Microsoft Tag, Microsoft’s mobile barcode technology. In that time, more than one billion Tags have been printed by people and businesses all over the world. In the month of April alone, more than 20 million magazines with Tags were in the hands of U.S. consumers. Today, I…

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@Microsoft Tag Twitter Contest – Starts Now!

Today @MicrosoftTag is starting a new #TagTuesday contest.  What does this mean? It means that every Tuesday for the next 12 weeks we will pick one lucky Tweeter as a winner. This time around we are giving away 12 HP Mini 311 Netbooks. One every week for the next Twelve weeks! So how can you…

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Microsoft Tag Scavenger Hunt at Web 2.0

  This week at Web 2.0 in San Francisco, Microsoft Tag is sponsoring a Scavenger Hunt. People are able to hunt around for nine different Tags. Each Tag has three random prizes attached to them. People who scan these Tags have a great chance of winning an HD Zune or an Xbox game. The first…

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Microsoft Tag is now in TV Guide

TV Guide is going live with Microsoft Tag in their May 3rd issue which is already available on newsstands. The TV listings magazine boasts an audience of more than 15 million and according to its Tag instructions the magazine offers “fantastic videos, like behind-the-scenes footage of last week’s men of NCIS cover.” The publication has…

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Fearless Records & Microsoft Tag

Editor’s Note: The following blog post is from our friends at Fearless Records. Fearless Records loves the idea that music can instantly be in the palm of your hands with the snap of one simple picture. Four months ago we started using tagging as a new way to market our artists, their music, merchandise, contests…

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New Wheaties Boxes & Tag

Wheaties cereal has rolled out some really cool boxes with Olympians such as Shaun White, Lindsey Vonn and Seth Wescott on them. Also on the side of these boxes you can find Tags. When the Tags are scanned you are taken to a social mobile experience. Users are able to follow Wheaties on Facebook, Twitter…

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Real Estate, Windermere & Tag

Local Real Estate Agency Windermere have done a wonderful job using Tag for their listed homes. Above you can see that a sign in front of a home for sale has a Tag on it. This is great for so many reasons. 1-     Pamphlets can get wet or blown away 2-     Saves paper 3-     The…

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Microsoft Tag in Entertainment Weekly

This week Entertainment Weekly published its Summer Movie Preview issue which uses Microsoft Tag to allow readers to view official trailers of 16 featured films via their mobile phones.    In addition to the 16 movie trailers, there are also advertising tags from (Absolut, HBO, The History Channel, Honda, and CTAM/Movies on Demand) included in…

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Tag & Chicago Skyscrapers

  If you are in Chicago you must check out this new implementation of Microsoft Tag, we saw in the Chicago Tribune today. There is a new walking tour of historical buildings in Chicago that allow users to use Tag to download more information about the site they are at, complete with a map information…

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