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Google acquires Bump, a wireless data sharing company

This morning we've learned that the folks from Google have acquired another company, one which is actually pretty interesting. It's called Bump, and their CEO and founder David Lieb confirmed the news today on their site in a quick blog post. Bump is a bit like Android Beam or S-Beam for sharing files, although it's all done in the cloud.

Samsung announces TecTiles to bring NFC to the masses

While Samsung's Galaxy S III is getting ready to hit the US in full stride on multiple carriers this month, they've also just announced their brand new TecTiles. What are TecTiles you ask? These are programmable NFC tags that will simplify your life using the built-in NFC chip to complete tasks with the swipe of your phone. Call your wife when you get in the car to head home from work, activate apps like navigation, change settings and more all with ease. Check out more on these programmable NFC TecTiles below.

Sound Pound NFC lands on Android, say hello with NFC

We have an interesting application that just landed in our inbox today and figured we'd share it with our readers. NFC is still a niche in Android that has yet to really take off -- although Android Beam should help things out. Today we have an NFC app that is actually fun, and not just for mobile payments. Meet Sound Pound NFC.