poken

  • Swisscom invests $1.8 million in 'social business card' startup Poken

    Swisscom Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Swisscom (Switzerland’s leading telecom operator), is making a strategic investment in Poken. Swisscom is participating in a $1.8 million round, and will be represented on Poken’s Board of Directors by Dominique Mégret, who heads the investment subsidiary. In a statement, Megret says Poken is “at the nexus of the mobile and… Read More

  • Bridging The Real And Online World: Poken Raises $1.8 Million From Swisscom

    Swisscom Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Swisscom (Switzerland’s leading telecom operator), is making a strategic investment in Poken. Swisscom is participating in a $1.8 million round, and will be represented on Poken’s Board of Directors by Dominique Mégret, who heads the investment subsidiary. In a statement, Megret says Poken is “at the nexus of the mobile and… Read More

  • Poken gets a Pulse

    Poken, those little thingers that you touch together to trade contact info we talked about last SXSW, are now smaller. The Poken Pulse is a 2GB memory key with Poken RFID scanning built in. When you tap your Poken onto another person’s Poken it trades contact information and, um, to quote the website “we’re glowin’ green, killin’ two ‘birds,’ and… Read More

  • Poken: Tiny RFID thingies that share all your personal data with others

    I was on the SXSW Meatbus last night and I met a charming young lady from England, Renate, who introduced me to the Poken. Poken is a tiny USB key with an embedded RFID reader/transmitter. When you press a little button on the dongle and place it next to another Poken it passes all of your pertinent information to between Pokens – Pokenii? You then plug the Poken into a laptop and connect… Read More