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Hi-Four from “Summit at Sea”

May 11, 2011 3 comments

We are posting this news a bit late (as the event was held beginning of April), but it took our team quite some time to recover. Simply look at the picture below to know what we’re talking about! :-)

Is that a waterproof poken ?

Poken recently had the privilege of  attending the invitation only Summit at Sea gathering of leading edge entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and philanthropists.  Over 1,200 of a new generation of leaders sailed off to a private island to connect, explore ideas, and create new partnerships and friendships.

Because Poken is acknowledged as the new breakthrough technology to streamline and encourage Social Networking, we were selected as the tool to connect all of the attendees of this incredible gathering.

Who said you can’t make great collaborations happen while having fun ?

Hi-Four from the Hi-Seas!

Poken made an impact at WIMA and APPNATION !

May 8, 2011 2 comments

Poken has recently participated in two major conferences: WIMA, in Monaco, and APPNATION, in San Francisco. We demoed our new exciting products and announced the upcoming launch of the new Poken website.

Appnation - San-Francisco

APPNATION is a global conference focused on the consumer applications marketplace. The event covers social and mobile apps for all devices and platforms, including social media, smartphones, tablets etc. We showcased our new NFC enabled pokenPULSE, the Poken App and pokenTAGS. Watch the demo on the video !

Poken also made a great impact at WIMA, the leading global Conference & Exhibition exclusively dedicated to NFC technology. Our team created real life scenarios to demonstrate the capabilities of the pokenTAGS and the Poken App on phones that have NFC technology built-in.

WIMA 2011 - Monaco

This enabled our booth visitors to collect of our team’s social business cards, information about the best restaurants in town and details about the famous Monaco Grand Prix. Check it out!

Nokia and Poken join forces !

April 29, 2011 4 comments

Nokia needs no introduction – it has been and still is the world’s leader within the mobile phone industry. They represent the peak of the mobile technology iceberg, and everything you hear as being the latest in the industry most likely comes from them. NFC, although relatively new, is therefore no stranger to Nokia.

For that reason, we’ve developed a Poken application that comes pre-installed in the Nokia C7 phone, that allow users to collect not only people, but also places and things using NFC technology.

Basically, with a simple touch of the Nokia C7 to another NFC Poken device, you can collect tonnes of information and decide later what you want to keep.

click here to watch the video !

The Poken Mobile Application has been developed by the Poken Team, and will be preinstalled in each C7 phones by June 2011. Considering the reception we received at WIMA in mid April, the partnership with Nokia turned out to be a truly smart move in the mobile industry.

So stay tuned and check out how all the magic happened!

2nd Poken Reseller Summit in Lausanne !

April 28, 2011 4 comments

Great atmosphere at Poken Lausannne right as we speak.  Poken partners from all around the world are gathering in Lausanne to attend the 2nd Annual Poken Reseller Summit.  The Summit comes as a result of the success of last years event where the Poken partners contributed towards the product roadmap.

Resellers having fun with their pokens!

The goal of the Summit is to keep our resellers updated with the latest Poken features and improvements and also to establish and strengthen the company’s vision and mission worldwide.

The Summit started early in the morning and will last 2 days.  So far, the reaction of the resellers has been beyond expectation, where the proactive and constructive questions and feedback just hasn’t stopped!

This feedback is giving us insights into the global market, local client requests and the feedback of our end users, bringing us closer to them.  Also, by understanding where the interest of our users lies, we can adapt and enhance our products so that they will better fit and support the existing market.

High Four to this amazing reseller team !

NXP and Poken to join forces to develop NFC products for social networking

April 19, 2011 5 comments


Today, we are announcing our  collaboration with NXP Semiconductors, the leading semiconductor company in NFC and smart card technologies! At WIMA, both companies will showcase the first joint prototype of a low-power full-featured NFC product, combining an NXP NFC core and Poken’s ultra low-power 32-bit microprocessor.

Poken’s NFC-based platform will allow users to quickly collect people, places and things – with a simple touch !

We believe that this close collaboration with NXP will accelerate the integration of the smart card and NFC worlds within social media, allowing for clever new features!

We are thrilled to partner with such a visionary company !
To read more about this announcement, please check out our press center !

Poken and other big names join NFC Forum

April 4, 2011 3 comments

The NFC world is moving fast! As recently announced, Poken has officially joined the non-profit NFC forum, together with a number of other industry leaders including Google, Daimler and Hitachi. This commitment to NFC as a next generation technology by key players confirms that we’ll be using NFC devices in the next few months.

Poken has joined the NFC forum as ‘implementation partner’, meaning our research and development teams are already commercialising NFC-based technologies to a range of devices including new generation phones and the new Poken tag technology.

Check out well-known names joining the forum : http://www.nearfieldcommunicationsworld.com/2011/03/31/36793/google-joins-the-nfc-forum/

The mission of the NFC Forum is to promote and to encourage the development of products using NFC as well as educate consumers and enterprises on this emerging technology. It currently counts more than 140 members sharing their development, application, and marketing expertise to develop the best possible solutions for advancing the use of NFC.

In addition, Poken will be launching the world’s first end-to-end NFC compliant platform for social networking at WIMA, the 5th Global NFC Applications Products and Services Congress this month in Monaco.

Stay tuned and you’ll know more about this great show very soon !

High Four !

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United Airlines onboard magazine Hemispheres introduces Poken to its readers!

March 14, 2011 2 comments

Love at first sight !

Check out this great article on Poken published early March in the well-known United and Continental airlines onboard Magazine called Hemispheres !

With an affluent world readership of some 12 million readers per month, it is a big achievement for Poken to be mentioned with such enthusiasm by this high profile magazine.

Click here to learn how “How an adorable new networking device may replace the humble business card”… They said it !

High four !

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