Posts from China

Does the integral role of a physical secure element in payment services make it a necessity for mobile financial services?

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Posted on 15th Dec 2014 by in Financial Services

We are witnessing the increasing role of secure element in different forms in mobile payments today, from TSM-based SIM deployments, such as Valyou, to the recent roll-outs based on embedded Secure Elements such as Apple Pay and China UnionPay, based on AndroidPay. Is this the start of a trend?

What’s behind the acceleration of NFC mobile payments?

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Posted on 30th Sep 2014 by in

Our mobile team is witnessing the effect of TSM Consortium’s simplification of the NFC supply chain in driving uptake around the world and the recent announcement with Apple

Smart cities in Asia are a necessity, not a luxury

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Posted on 17th Jun 2014 by in Mobile

In the third post of our blog series celebrating Mobile World Expo in Shanghai last week, we’re exploring the role that M2M communications has to play (and will continue to play) in the Asia Pacific region. In the near future, everyone will be dealing with enormous quantities of data from all areas of industry and […]

Trusting in mobile identity in Asia

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Posted on 16th Jun 2014 by in Mobile

What’s the one thing you can’t leave your house without: your wallet, or your house keys? Chances are it’s your mobile device.

Payments in Asia: a multi-tier economy?

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Posted on 10th Jun 2014 by in Mobile

With Mobile Asia Expo kicking off tomorrow, over the next few days on the blog we’ll be taking a look at three key areas of the Asian mobile market, starting with payments. The first thing to remember when looking at the Asian market is that to consider it as a single entity is somewhat misleading. […]

What’s up with Mark Zuckerberg? A man on a mission at MWC

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Posted on 26th Feb 2014 by in Mobile

He’s a man on a mission, and when the man who created Facebook talks about mobile phones, people listen. In his keynote speech at MWC in Barcelona, he took some time to speak about WhatsApp, and its mission to connect one billion people across the globe. It’s no secret that Zuck’ has seen mobile as […]

How safe is the data on your laptop?

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Posted on 20th Aug 2013 by in Enterprise Security

Picture this: You or a colleague take a business trip abroad, maybe to Shanghai.  The customs agent insists on inspecting your laptop.  He takes it out of sight, just for 30 minutes, and then returns it to you.  How would you know if your data was accessed?  30 minutes is plenty of time to copy […]

Complexity is the worst enemy of security

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Posted on 5th Apr 2013 by in Enterprise Security

The phrase ‘less is more’ rings true in many sectors of life, work and society, but few expect it to be used in relation to security. For many, security fits the ‘more the merrier’ platitude – at least that’s what many of my IT security colleagues would promote. Look deeper, however, and there are theories, […]

Embracing permission-based marketing in Asia

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Posted on 4th Apr 2013 by in Mobile

The term ‘permission-based marketing’ is well-known in many regions around the world. Popularized by marketing guru Seth Godin, it has helped brands overcome the issue of being interruptive in their engagement with consumers. We have touched on this several times on this blog, looking at how to encourage customer loyalty and ensure consumer privacy, sharing […]

An ode to consumer privacy

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Posted on 11th Mar 2013 by in Mobile

Do you use your mobile phone purely for calling? If so, you’re missing out! The new mobile era has brought us many possibilities, given us more flexibility and shaped our daily habits with the noble mission of making our life easier. However, everything comes at a price. While mobile devices nowadays are enabled to allow […]