Posts from UK in Mobile

Who should you trust more: Social log-in services or your mobile operator?

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Posted on 2nd Jul 2014 by in Telecom

Social log-in services can be excellent time-saving tools and are a very convenient way to avoid the tedious process of online registration, filling in numerous forms and general password fatigue. So why are Facebook and Google’s versions of this tool not used more often? The answer’s simple; privacy is paramount to security, so why would […]

Bandwidth problems slowing you down? Try a continuous data connection

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Posted on 25th Apr 2014 by in Telecom

Most of us have been in a position where we rely on a mobile internet connection to perform our daily tasks, like accessing maps on the way to a meeting, or checking information updated in real-time, be that via text updates or rich image/video sharing. One thing we know for certain is that the insatiable […]

Making mobile payments the norm

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Posted on 11th Apr 2014 by in Telecom

What is considered ‘normal’? Is it something that has been around for a long time; like saying hello, please or thank you, or like exchanging gifts in the holidays? Is it something that is trusted and widely accepted? When it comes to payments, we believe it’s the latter. Something doesn’t have to be ‘old’ to […]

Mobile payments in the UK – contactless progress

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Posted on 5th Mar 2014 by in Telecom

Regular followers of our blog will know we are interested in contactless payments around the world, but also in the UK in particular. We ran our first Contactless Challenge in London following the 2012 Olympics, pitting two influential bloggers against each other. This was swiftly followed by a similar challenge in the US. Now, however, […]

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 […]

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 Telecom

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? […]

Mobile World Congress – starting earlier each year

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Posted on 24th Feb 2014 by in Telecom

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 […]

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 […]

The death of SMS – but more messaging

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Posted on 21st Jan 2014 by in Telecom

You may have seen the headlines last week proclaiming the ‘death of SMS’ and positioning SMS as ‘old-fashioned text messages’. Well, we all know that ‘bad news sells’, so let’s look at the good news around this. Based on global predictions from Deloitte, communications aren’t dropping – quite the opposite. In fact, instant messaging is […]

The revolution will come by road or by rail

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Posted on 2nd Jan 2014 by in Telecom

Sometimes, in this crazy life, time stops for a while. People spend more and more time on public transport, where all you have to do is just… wait. Did you know that people spend on average 2 hours 20 minutes per day commuting, according to Ericsson ConsumerLab? So, if you’re a commuter, how do you […]