Posted on 28th Jan 2013 by Gemalto
Is it safe to say that young adults don’t tend to use cash as much as older generations do? I’ve certainly seen it with my under-35 adult friends and colleagues over the years; this age group depends on debit and credit cards for just about everything. It’s just easier (no going to the ATM or [...]
Posted on 17th Aug 2012 by Gemalto
It’s that time again – time to decide what you want to see and hear at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2013. Once just a local music festival here in Austin, Texas, SXSW has grown to be the biggest interactive, music and film event of the year – a must attend event on the calendar every [...]
Posted on 27th Apr 2012 by Ernesto Haikewitsch
Today, smartphones give us round-the-clock access to a wealth of information and services. We can book hotels, email colleagues or reserve a table at our favourite restaurant (and even pay the bill via the handset). But what about those of us who don’t own a smartphone? In countries such as the US and the UK, [...]
Posted on 17th Feb 2012 by Philippe Benitez
Last week, the Gemalto team headed out to Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2012 Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit. The three-day event lived up to its name, covering all things payments such as EMV chip card payments, mobile payments and wallets, NFC, and open transit payments. The hot topic of the event? EMV’s impending [...]
Posted on 17th Jan 2012 by Hikmet Berk
Last week we introduced you to the Digital Turkey report, which looks at Turkey’s future as a major player in the digital economy. In the next post in this series I’ll be taking a look at Turkey’s use of NFC. A few years ago, the idea that you could use your mobile phone to gain [...]
Posted on 4th Nov 2011 by Philippe Benitez
As cited in a previous blog post, The Nilson Report has released its annual fraud figures, and they are a bit unsettling. The United States now accounts for 47 percent of global card fraud even though it generates only 27 percent of the total volume of purchase transactions. Why does the US have such a disproportionate percentage of fraud?
Posted on 4th Oct 2011 by Jack Jania
Remember a few weeks ago when I applauded Visa for announcing plans to accelerate the migration to EMV chip technology and the adoption of mobile payments? Since then, I have been struck by a few stories in the news that really drive home what this migration will mean for the United States. First, this story [...]
Posted on 16th Aug 2011 by Jack Jania
You might recall my blog last month, “When in Rome, Have Your Card Declined,” when I lamented about the United States not following the rest of the world with EMV payment technology. Well, it looks like that is about to change. Last week, Visa announced plans to accelerate the migration to EMV chip technology and the adoption of mobile payments.