Posts Tagged ‘mobile payment’

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, […]

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, […]

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? […]

NFC for payments – time to ditch your wallet

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Posted on 7th Jan 2014 by in Telecom

It’s becoming increasingly more possible in the U.S. to use Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to make payments from your smartphone. NFC is one of the most popular and secure technologies for conducting mobile payment transactions. Over the past year we’ve seen banks, shops, and mobile operators all implementing NFC-friendly services in anticipation of the […]

A Surprising MVP for Mobile Payment Success

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Posted on 30th Jul 2013 by in Telecom

The “wallet wars” are in full swing as mobile payment providers battle for consumer attention. However, we are still waiting for a tipping point to see widespread adoption, as my colleague, Fred Martinent, pointed out in his recent blog post. Like any new technology, it takes time for consumers to get comfortable with change and […]

Mobile payment solutions: what’s your money on?

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Posted on 27th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

With consumers soon having a range of different mobile payment methods at their disposal, some may be unsure which solution suits them best. Paypal, Payzen, iZettle, Google Wallet, Square, PayWave, PayPass, ISIS and a host of others have all hit the market in recent years, giving consumers a great deal of choice when it comes […]

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, […]

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 […]

2013 – the year of connections

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Posted on 8th Jan 2013 by in M2m

Is it the year of mobile advertising? The year of NFC and mobile payments? Well, according to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and AllThingsD.com, 2013 could be the year the ‘Connected Home’ becomes a reality. We have blogged before about smart homes, sharing our perspective on the one hosted by the GSMA at Mobile World Congress […]

Your NFC business card

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Posted on 5th Dec 2012 by in Telecom

Greetings from LeWeb in Paris where the Internet of Things is this year’s theme. Can you picture the event with around 3,000 attendees milling about and meeting each other? Now imagine the number of business cards being exchanged… How many conferences or events have you attended where you have swapped business cards with new and […]