Posts in Mobile

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 […]

Trust in mobile messaging

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Posted on 28th Mar 2014 by in Telecom

Thanks to smarter devices and wider availability of connectivity, whether through WiFi services or 4G/LTE, we are communicating more than ever before especially through mobile phones  We send ten billion messages per day on Facebook, and recently acquired popular messaging platform WhatsApp processed 27 billion messages in a period of 24 hours last year. However, […]

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, […]

Questions from Rafe Blandford, All About Windows Phone

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Posted on 27th Feb 2014 by in Telecom

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 Telecom

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 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 […]

Question from Ric Ferraro, Mobverge

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Posted on 26th Feb 2014 by in Telecom

As this year’s Mobile World Congress has once again shown, the appetite for mHealth applications and devices shows no signs of abating. One of the most talked-about launches of the entire event has been Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smart watches, which now include pedometers and other technology to measure sleep and fitness. […]

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? […]

The importance of mobile trust

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Posted on 25th Feb 2014 by in Telecom

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 […]