Posts from US

The “Payments Theory of Everything” explains how EMV, NFC, HCE, and BLE fit together

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Posted on 17th Dec 2014 by in Financial Services

Traditional commerce is no longer the only piece in the payments puzzle.  Innovation in payments is happening so quickly that it’s hard to imagine how all of these emerging technologies are going to work together – or will one technology dominate?  Which way will the industry go?  Will cloud-based payments take over, or will secure-element […]

Just over a week to go for our M2M Holiday Countdown Calendar

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Posted on 16th Dec 2014 by in M2M

An introduction to our M2M Holiday Countdown Calendar – instead of chocolate, readers will receive a nugget of M2M knowledge. There are also chances to win an iPad Air for those who answer the trivia questions correctly.

Training the next generation of IoTMakers with Devoxx4Kids

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Posted on 5th Dec 2014 by in M2M

Vinicius Senger, Yara Senger and charity Devoxx4Kids are running a session for kids in Santa Clara, CA, training them in home automation powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi and the Gemalto Concept Board in December 21

IoT idea: Traffic Accident Detector

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Posted on 28th Nov 2014 by in M2M

As part of our IoT Maker challenge, we’ve mocked up a blueprint for a concept submission we received from Thang Nguyen. Thang’s idea uses the Internet of Things to alert hospitals of nearby road traffic accidents in real time.

[Report] 77% of SMB IT pros cite employees as weakest link in Cloud security

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Posted on 19th Nov 2014 by in Enterprise Security

When it comes to cloud security, what are the pressing concerns of IT pros at SMBs?  We went straight to the source – IT professionals at SMBs – and asked them. Our colleagues at CloudEntr, with the help of the Spiceworks IT community, recently surveyed 430+ IT pros to find what SMBs were really thinking about the […]

Money20/20 Day 2, live from the show floor: 3 top trends in payments security

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Posted on 5th Nov 2014 by in Financial Services

Money20/20 continues to light up Las Vegas this week as payment experts gather for the industry’s new premier event. Mobile payments and transaction security continue to dominate the discussions here at Money20/20 along with emerging technologies like biometrics, big data, and wearable gadgets. As we listen to talks from players across the space – Visa, […]

Money 20/20 – Key takeaways from Monday’s payment security talks

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Posted on 4th Nov 2014 by in Financial Services

Money20/20 kicked off yesterday with a perpetual buzz surrounding payments security.  This tweet from Dave Birch perfectly sums up what we’ve been hearing in the overflowing conference halls: It’s no wonder that authentication and privacy are hot topics.  Consumers are demanding to know their account data is safe and transactions are secure as the number […]

IoTMaker: Do we have an ‘Internet of Stupid Things’ problem?

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Posted on 4th Nov 2014 by in M2M

WIRED UK’s Editor, David Rowan, made a speech at the INKTalks event in India last week suggesting we have a problem with internet connected devices that serve no useful purpose. We express our view on its usefulness…

NFC payments are back in the limelight as U.S. gears up for Money20/20

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Posted on 31st Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

This is an especially exciting time in the payments industry, as the EMV migration is sweeping through the U.S. and mobile payments are poised to explode.  Business Insider recently predicted that in-store mobile payments will grow by 42X over the next 4 years.  Having been a part of the NFC from its infancy, we’re proud […]

Survivors Guide to Money20/20

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Posted on 27th Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

Many of us in the industry are familiar with attending conferences, and we know to brace ourselves for the inevitable – long days, lack of sleep, lengthy meetings or a lost voice. With Money20/20 just around the corner (Nov 2-5), we wanted to share a few survival tips ahead of the leading payment event. Get […]