Posts Tagged ‘#GemaltoNFC’

Launch of mobile payments for London transport system marks NFC tipping point

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Posted on 29th Sep 2014 by in Telecom

Transport for London’s new contactless payment system marks the tipping point for wide-spread mobile payments adoption.

Contactless Challenge: Drum Roll Please…Announcing the Winner!

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Posted on 12th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

Day 5 JoshKathy 633.5 After five solid days of NFC payment excitement, the Gemalto 2013 Contactless Challenge has come to a close. Both Josh and Kathy used their $250 available funds to complete their tasks throughout the week and had us on the edge of our seats each day as they each creatively completed their […]

Contactless Challenge Day Four: Challenge Hits Whole Foods

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Posted on 12th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

Day 4 JoshKathy 117.5140.5 Day four of the Gemalto 2013 Contactless Challenge was marked by 109 people filling the Austin downtown Whole Foods (@WholeFoodsATX) and 119 attendees lining up at the Salt Lake City Sugar House @WholeFoods to see NFC in action. Our competing bloggers Kathy Dalton (@KathyDaltonSLC) and Josh Kerr (@JoshKerr), along with a […]

Contactless Challenge Day Three: Let’s Chat!

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Posted on 12th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

Day 3 JoshKathy 312   As we near the midway point of the Gemalto 2013 Contactless Challenge, our savvy bloggers Kathy Dalton (@KathyDaltonSLC) and Josh Kerr (@JoshKerr) have started to hit their stride. By the end of the third day, Kathy assumed the lead, earning 12 points to Josh’s three. Kathy is now clearly in the […]

Contactless Challenge Day Two: Flowers, Dinner and Vine Oh My

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Posted on 12th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

Day 2 JoshKathy 1514   Our intrepid bloggers Kathy Dalton (@KathyDaltonSLC) and Josh Kerr (@JoshKerr) once again roamed the streets of Salt Lake City, UT and Austin, TX, respectively, in the noble pursuit of completing their Contactless Challenge tasks. On this second day, Josh emerged victorious, earning 15 points and edging out Kathy’s 14 for […]

Contactless Challenge Day One: Using NFC for the first time

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Posted on 11th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

Day 1 JoshKathy 49   It’s on! The Gemalto 2013 Contactless Challenge  has officially commenced, with our fearless bloggers Kathy Dalton of Salt Lake City, UT (@KathyDaltonSLC) and Josh Kerr of Austin, TX (@joshkerr) on the hunt with their Isis NFC-equipped phones, ready to make contactless purchases and score points. The stakes are high: they are competing […]

Bringing the Gemalto Contactless Challenge to you

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Posted on 7th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

The Gemalto Contactless Challenge kicks off in the United States 10 June, with Josh Kerr and Kathy Dalton, in Austin, TX and Salt Lake City, UT, respectively, putting contactless payment infrastructure to the test. Our bloggers will be looking to find the best and worst contactless experiences, and you can see the results daily here […]

How ready is the US for contactless payments?

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Posted on 6th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

Seasoned readers of the blog will know all about the contactless challenge we ran in London last year. Two of the city’s finest mobile bloggers, Ewan MacLeod and Jon Choo, went head-to-head as they put London’s NFC payment infrastructure to the test. The findings were enlightening on the state of contactless payments in the UK, […]

NFC: much more than pocket money

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Posted on 7th Feb 2013 by in Telecom

Forrester’s Denée Carrington blogged recently about the state of mobile payments in the United States, as the research firm published its US Mobile Payments Forecast, 2013 to 2017. For those looking for a quick summary, Denée outlined the three main takeaways as follows: Mobile payments adoption will be fueled by unprecedented growth in proximity payments […]

Taking the Gemalto Contactless Challenge stateside

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Posted on 10th Jan 2013 by in Telecom

A couple of months ago, two bloggers in the UK took on Gemalto’s Contactless Challenge: a ten-day NFC quest in which they competed against each other to see who could be the most successful in going contactless. By the end, technology blogger Jon Choo emerged victorious with 227 points, while Mobile Industry Review’s Ewan MacLeod […]