Posts from Spain

Questions from Rafe Blandford, All About Windows Phone

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Posted on 27th Feb 2014 by in Mobile

In the latest of our responses to prominent mobile bloggers and influencers, I’ve taken a look at a question from All About Windows Phone’s Rafe Blandford. Rafe asked: Mobile beacons (Bluetooth based) look set to get a lot of interest in the retail environment in 2014? What sort or innovations do you expect to see […]

Making mobile wallets a reality

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Posted on 27th Feb 2014 by in Mobile

A few years ago at Mobile World Congress, as NFC was beginning to gain traction as a mainstream technology, much was made of the possibilities of mobile wallets. Today, those possibilities have become a reality. The videos below give a step-by-step demonstration of how the mobile wallet now works in practice.Gemalto’s Mobile Wallet solution offers end-users and retailers alike a quick, […]

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 […]

If money is going to the cloud, and connectivity is everywhere, why do we need NFC? – Question from Tim Green, Mobile Money Revolution

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Posted on 25th Feb 2014 by in Mobile

Continuing our Mobile World Congress influencer Q&A series, Tim Green from Mobile Money Revolution has asked why we need NFC when our money is going to the cloud and connectivity is everywhere. He believes that we could use email or apps instead. Do we think some new form of OTA mobile payment is the future? […]

The importance of mobile trust

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Posted on 25th Feb 2014 by in Mobile

At a show like Mobile World Congress, the clue is in the name. The focus is on the mobile device and everything it enables. We’ve seen just how essential the mobile device is to our everyday lives and how many of us cannot live without one (or several). The reason for this isn’t just that […]

Mobile World Congress – starting earlier each year

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Posted on 24th Feb 2014 by in Mobile

Last year we noticed that Mobile World Congress announcements were being made before the official start of the conference. And it appears that it’s no different this year either. Let’s start with Facebook’s acquisition of popular mass messenger Whatsapp for $19bn. Despite all the hype around the price paid for the app, it’s notable that […]

Let’s play smart darts!

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Posted on 24th Feb 2014 by in M2M

We’ve been busy at Mobile World Congress 2014 this week. Read about the challenge of ‘Smart Darts’ here.

Questions on M2M from Lavanya Rammohan, Compass Intelligence

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Posted on 24th Feb 2014 by in M2M

As is now customary at this time of year, we here at Gemalto have spent the last few weeks compiling questions from influencers and industry experts on all things mobile. With Mobile World Congress kicking off this week, the time has come to share our responses, starting with questions from Lavanya Rammohan from Compass Intelligence. […]

The history of the mobile phone: very large, to small, and now getting bigger?

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Posted on 19th Feb 2014 by in M2M

Is it just me, or are cell phones (after decades of shrinking) getting bigger and bigger? The first mobiles (models from the ‘Improved Mobile Telephone Service’ of the 1960s) were laughably large by today’s standards, and probably didn’t even warrant the description of ‘mobile’. Fortunately, the innovative and brilliant Martin Cooper, working for Motorola at […]

Win a Wearable at Mobile World Congress

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Posted on 17th Feb 2014 by in M2M

It was all the rage at CES earlier this year, from connected cars to Google Glasses and Pebbles, wearable technology is taking the world by storm. Naturally, many are wondering how much of a focus it will be at next week’s Mobile World Congress where the titans and emerging start-ups of the mobile and telecoms […]