Microsoft throws in the towel on Tag

The software giant gives up on its alternative to the QR code, LinkedIn gets schooled with University Pages, and Barnes & Noble pushes new video apps.

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In this episode of Update:

- Bid farewell to the Microsoft Tag , as the company drops support for its alternative to the QR code.

- Get schooled on LinkedIn as the site launches career-minded University Pages .

- Buy shows and movies on other devices from Barnes & Noble's new Nook video apps . And save $20 on a top e-reader with the discounted Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight .

- Go big with the Galaxy Mega 6.3-inch phone arriving Friday. But if smaller is more your style, the HTC One Mini also arrives Friday .

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