3M enters into the augmented reality arena with Post-It application

Augmented Reality App

3M, an international manufacturing and technology conglomerate, has entered the increasingly competitive arena of augmented reality. The company has developed a new application for iOS mobile devices that takes the idea of post-it notes and turns it digital. The app, fittingly called the Augmented Reality Post-It Application, seeks to bring a more social aspect to leaving notes. Users will be able to leave each other messages, which will not add to the clutter of an office or room as they will be entirely digital. Using a mobile device’s camera, users…

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Marvel teams with Aurasma to make interactive digital comics

Marvel Augmented Reality

Acclaimed comic and entertainment company Marvel has announced a partnership with augmented reality developer Aurasma this week. Marvel has taken a keen interest in the advent of augmented reality technology and how consumers are responding to the new interactive platforms it has spawned. As such, the company hopes to provide fans with an engaging experience with its new line of comics, called “Marvel Infinite Comics.” This new line is designed specifically for digital viewing and will be using the Aurasma platform to make the story interactive. The print world has…

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Myspace and Gravity Jack team to bring augmented reality to the forefront of social media

*Gravity Jack augmented reality demo As augmented reality and social media begin to intertwine, more companies and networks are building partnerships. The latest of these is the teaming of Gravity Jack, an augmented reality developer, and Myspace, the one-time ruler of social networking space. The duo has plans to bring augmented reality technology to the realm of music and entertainment. The effort will produce new and engaging content that will be available on the Myspace platform. Myspace has been working on this content since last year, when it was purchased…

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Vizibility opens its NFC program to technology developers attending this year’s SXSW conference in Texas

NFC Technology

Vizibility Inc., an online identity management and professional services firm, has announced that it has opened up 1,000 spots for its previously private NFC beta program. The company has been experimenting with NFC technology for the past several years, hoping to develop a new platform for businesses and individuals to communicate more efficiently. The spots in the program are open only to those attending this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. Those participating in the program will be given one-year access to Vizibility’s NFC platform at no…

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Brainstorming new and innovative ways to do business

This year’s SXSW conference has played host to a number of exciting innovations in the mobile technology sector. Mobile technology has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. With the advent of QR codes and other data matrix platforms, smart phones have become a vital part of everyday life. With the rate at which this technology is advancing, it should come as no surprise that nine guys on a bus were able to launch a startup in less than 48 hours. WalkIN is a service that…

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