Remember Bump, the iPhone app from 2011 that allowed users to bump phones together and share contact info, pictures, and files? It promised to make the business card obsolete and change the way we network and share information in the physical world. It was the #8 iPhone app globally in 2011 but was discontinued by 2013.
Linq raised a $2.5 million Seed round of venture capital and is making another run at how we network and share information across smartphones, this time via QR codes and near field communication (NFC) technology in phone accessories and bracelets.
Is it a solution looking for a problem or the next big thing in networking? Time will tell.
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