Posts from China

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 […]

Smartphone Security: The Power of Small, Smart… and Safe

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Posted on 20th Jun 2012 by in Corporate

Smartphones are spreading like wildfire, with Australia, the UK, Sweden, Norway, Saudi Arabia and the UAE all boasting smartphone adoption rates above 50% and, according to Nielsen in February 2012, almost half of all US mobile subscribers now also own smartphones – an increase of 38% compared with 2011. Smartphones are fast replacing feature phones and […]

Olivier Piou speaks alongside Google, PayPal, Visa and Payfone on Mobile Money at Mobile World Congress

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Posted on 1st Mar 2012 by in Telecom

It’s the final day of Mobile World Congress 2012. According to reports, over 67,000 attendees from 205 countries swung by the biggest mobile phone conference in the world, and we certainly saw a few of them at our stand. As one of our final blog posts on the show we wanted to share some insights […]

Where are the online bankers? Infographic of global penetration

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Posted on 23rd Jun 2011 by in Corporate

In the second installment of our series of infographics about eBanking we turn our attention to the size of the worldwide home banking market and distribution across the continents.