Posts from France

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 […]

Our visit from the Minister for Digital Innovation at Mobile World Congress

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Posted on 26th Feb 2014 by in Telecom

You may have seen from our tweets that we were honored to have Fleur Pellerin, Minister Delegate with responsibility for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Innovation and the Digital Economy of France, visit our stand earlier. As someone whose mission is to turn France into one of Europe’s premier hubs for tech startups, it goes to […]

What end-user experience do you expect from your cloud service?

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Posted on 23rd Jan 2014 by in Telecom

Let’s imagine that you’ve just signed up for a new solution for your cloud service; this really should be a time for celebration as your information is now easily manageable and secure. However, this is unfortunately, for many, the beginning of a long process where you’re required to validate all relevant parameters and pay special […]

Emergency SMS – mobile devices to the rescue

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Posted on 6th Dec 2013 by in Telecom

Most of our followers will have one, if not two or more, mobile devices. Mobile ownership is rising rapidly around the world and, with it, more communications and interaction. From voice calling to data such as email, Facebook and photo-sharing, the mobile device has truly become über-functional. But there is one traditional function that still […]

SIM wars – what does the future form factor hold?

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Posted on 19th Nov 2013 by in Telecom

Everybody knows there is an ongoing battle of the devices. While various incarnations of the smartphone have existed for years, it can be argued that once Apple launched the first iPhone, it ignited the current market we see, with other handset manufacturers beginning to compete and develop their own versions. Now, fan groups abound for […]

A history of the SIM card

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Posted on 13th Nov 2013 by in Corporate

The SIM card is a small and mighty device that has changed the face of communication since it was created in 1991. To echo the comparison Nick Keatley makes on the Wireless Banana blog, it’s a chip that has seen several iterations over the years, reducing in size from a credit card to a postage […]

World Smart Week 2013

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Posted on 24th Sep 2013 by in M2m

This week, September 24th-27th, is World Smart Week 2013. Three business conferences (NFC World Congress, World e-ID congress, and M2M Innovation World Congress) and one technical conference (the Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum) will run throughout the week and will be home (in Nice Côte d’Azur) to 1700 participants, 50 exhibitors and 250+ speakers. And, like last […]

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 […]

QR codes and brand recognition via mobile

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Posted on 25th Feb 2013 by in Telecom

Question from Ric Ferraro, Mobverge: QR codes have been used to a fairly wide extent by advertisers to try and bridge the gap between the virtual world and the physical world – providing consumers a way to benefit from special offers for example. Given the generally low uptake by consumers of QR codes, when do […]

The Death of the Rolodex: could NFC put business cards out of business?

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Posted on 25th Feb 2013 by in Telecom

Last week saw the launch of MOO.com’s Android app, which allows users to program custom URLs or vCards onto their NFC-enabled business cards. Together with our own POPwings offering, (which uses your phone to create and share personalized NFC business cards, including contact details, social media profiles and photos) this shows that the market for […]