Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Briefly: Microsoft closing QR code alternative, Google outage costs

updated 07:27 am EDT, Mon August 19, 2013

Microsoft Tag going dark in August 2015, Scanbuy providing support

Microsoft will be shuttering its QR code competitor in the next few years, according to e-mails sent to customers. The Microsoft Tag service, which allows companies to embed data into an image for scanning by a smartphone application, will end on August 19th, 2015, reports Engadget. Despite its impending demise, the format will still operate via QR code service Scanbuy, which will start to support aspects of Microsoft Tag from September this year.

Five-minute Google outage to cost $500,000, lowers global traffic by 40 percent

A Google services outage lowered global Internet traffic by around 40 percent, according to web analytics firm GoSquared. The five-minute outage on August 16th, visible on the Google Apps Dashboard across all services, is believed to have cost the company around $500,000 for the five minutes it was down for, claims Tribal Worldwide analyst Phil Dearson speaking to Sky News, with the issue thought to be a "physical infrastructure problem."



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 projector

Trying to find the perfect projector for a home theater can be tricky, as there are bountiful options on the market from a large numbe ...

Thecus N2310 NAS

For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

iRig Pads

When it comes to mobile music products, IK Multimedia has positioned itself as one of the top suppliers. Right from the early days of ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News