Radio ID tags get Microsoft backing

["]{.192425217-10062003}The software titan says it is joining a venture to help develop standards for radio frequency tags intended for use in tracking retail goods.["]{.192425217-10062003}[ via ]{.192425217-10062003}[CNET]

[Point-of-sale stuff is only one small application of RFID or, for that matter, any technology having to do with location. I recently had a quiet talk with a company that had a brilliant idea for which RFID was the key enabling technology. We have mobile processing power, wireless connectivity is well established on the hype curve, but few people are yet talking about location, which is the crucial third leg for the coming wave of mobility software. ]{.192425217-10062003}