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Samsung Intern Cracks NFC

Brian Caulfield, writing for Forbes:

Medin's proposal, put into action by Samsung Senior Product Manager Fred Zimbric, may have cracked that chicken-and-egg problem. TecTiles, launched Wednesday, are smart stickers that customers can program with their Samsung smartphones and use to automate a broad range of tasks. The phone's alarm can be set by tapping it to the nightstand, for example. A user can send a text message to his wife reading 'I'm headed home now' on the way out of the office by tapping a sticker on his desk.

The intern in question, Nick DeCarlo, has since been brought on as a full-time employee. The first business lesson he's going to learn is watching his idea, possibly, rake in billions for Samsung, while he's making minimum wage.