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Tag Goes Surfing with Fresh Pineapples

Rachel Tamigniaux - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 at 3:55 PMThe California-based surfboard company Fresh Pineapples has been putting Microsoft Tag to use in an interesting way: right smack in the middle of their surfboards.

The Man Who Brought You Barcodes Dies

Holly Richmond - Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 5:42 PMAlan Haberman's name might not mean anything to you, but he changed your life. While he didn't invent the UPC code, it's largely thanks to him that it was adopted.

Design Tips: Making Large or Rotated Tags

Patrick Donnelly - Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 10:53 AMEach Monday, Patrick Donnelly explains some ways to customize your Tags. Today’s tips are two simple ideas that could have a big impact on your composition or ad.

How to Optimize Your Mobile Copy and More

Keith Caswell - Friday, Jun 17, 2011 at 5:30 PMFrom 2D barcodes on money to Coke's barcode misstep, read all about this week’s mobile news offerings.

Transit Tags Tell When to Expect Your Bus

Holly Richmond - Friday, Jun 17, 2011 at 10:00 AMIn this week's mockup, we're putting on our imagination-hats to think about making public transit better. There are a couple ways using Tags at bus, train, or light rail stops could make the whole experience a little more pleasant.

"Switched at Birth" Tags Scavenger Hunt

Treena Colby - Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 at 5:07 PMTo promote its upcoming TV series "Switched at Birth", ABC Family created an online scavenger hunt using Microsoft Tag. The game gave clues to players so they could find a character’s stencil art, which was actually a series of Tags.

Oprah Fans Scan Tag to Win Trip

Holly Richmond - Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 at 11:00 AMOprah devotees recently had the chance to score a free ticket to her annual lifestyle seminar by scanning a Tag in O magazine.

Entertain Bored Concertgoers with Tag

Holly Richmond - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011 at 4:58 PMUsing Microsoft Tag, new company VenueCast found a way to improve what 76% of music lovers say is the worst part of the concert-going experience.

How Mobile Tagging Is Like Dating

Holly Richmond - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011 at 4:40 PMYour Tag needs some white space around it so it can breaaathe, so it doesn't feel like you're smothering it and stealing all its friends, which will make eventually breaking up even more awkward (and, oh yeah, so people can scan it properly).

Newest Celeb Using Tag: Justin Bieber

Rachel Tamigniaux - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 at 12:39 PMParamount is using Tags on the Justin Bieber Never Say Never DVD release. Folks who scan the bright purple Tag are rewarded with a video of Bieber singing while suspended mid-air in a purple wire heart (we won’t judge).

An Open Letter to Lady Gaga

Holly Richmond - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 at 10:28 AMAs far as celebs go, you're really tech-savvy. You could put Tags on the back of your albums to link to a store where people can buy your mobile game.

How to Customize Your Tag's Colors

Patrick Donnelly - Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 3:30 PMHave you ever wanted to customize your Tag beyond the black and white or process colors? This short tutorial will show you how.

Improve Your Golf Swing with Tag

Holly Richmond - Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 2:31 PMBy scanning Tags in The Art of the Swing with their smartphones, golfers get Stan Utley's exclusive videos – and can take them to the green more easily than a hardback.

Make Sightseeing More Fun with 2D Barcodes

Holly Richmond - Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 2:23 PMAdding a discreet, customizable Tag to nameplates, posted maps, and signage can instantly connect visitors with mobile maps that fit right in their pockets.

Mobile Tips for Small Businesses and More

Keith Caswell - Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 10:00 AMFrom protesters spreading their message with 2D barcodes to tips for small businesses, get this mobile news while it’s hot and fresh off the digital presses.

The Story Behind Del Taco's Tagged Cups

Holly Richmond - Thursday, Jun 09, 2011 at 2:07 PMTags will be printed on millions of cups to be distributed throughout over 500 stores, and they're already planning another Tag campaign.

Video: Italian Web Agency Talks Tag

Holly Richmond - Thursday, Jun 09, 2011 at 9:00 AMTurin-based MediaKi is a big fan of Tag. Project Manager Dunja Lavecchia discusses how they’re using Tags in campaigns for tourism and public administration clients.

Retailer Tags Hipsters' Receipts

Holly Richmond - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 1:49 PMJunk Skull is adding Tags to customer receipts, and founder Danny Policarpo was kind enough to answer some of my probing questions by email.

Tags at Music Fest Give Show Info and Songs

Holly Richmond - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011 at 10:00 AMThis year, the Savannah Stopover music festival used Tag to connect concert-goers with show times, venues, and song previews on the fly (who has time to dig out a laptop when you're at a music festival?).

South African Developer Tags Software

Rachel Tamigniaux - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2011 at 1:36 PMWe recently heard from JayCee Botha, an entrepreneur and software developer from South Africa who has been using Microsoft Tag in a number of interesting ways as an entrepreneur and software developer.
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