Posts from China

Smart cities in Asia are a necessity, not a luxury

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Posted on 17th Jun 2014 by in Telecom

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 Telecom

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 Telecom

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 Telecom

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

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

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 Telecom

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 Telecom

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 […]

How is Gemalto going to take NFC and the SIM card itself to the next level in mobile money, redemption cards and just making the consumer’s life easier as a whole? – Question from Jeb Brilliant, The Mobile Perspective

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Posted on 26th Feb 2013 by in Telecom

As defined by the NFC Forum, ‘Near Field Communication (NFC) technology makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch.’   I like this description as it implies that NFC makes life easier and more convenient, in […]

What can the Olympics tell us about mobile and tablet advertising?

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Posted on 14th Aug 2012 by in Telecom

Following the closing of the London 2012 Olympics and the handing over of the flag to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Games, stats and facts are abounding fast. Did you know, for example, that 2.7 million bananas were eaten in the Olympic Village? Or that only 44% of medallists sang along with their national […]