Posts Tagged ‘NFC’

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, […]

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 […]

How to make Mobile World Congress 2014 a success

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Posted on 27th Jan 2014 by in M2m

The countdown has commenced – it is but one month until Mobile World Congress 2014 starts and thousands of tech hotshots descend on Barcelona again. Everyone hopes for a successful event – however they may define success – but do you plan on being someone who is exhausted by the end of it, or one […]

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 […]

The revolution will come by road or by rail

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Posted on 2nd Jan 2014 by in Telecom

Sometimes, in this crazy life, time stops for a while. People spend more and more time on public transport, where all you have to do is just… wait. Did you know that people spend on average 2 hours 20 minutes per day commuting, according to Ericsson ConsumerLab? So, if you’re a commuter, how do you […]

How secure is NFC?

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Posted on 2nd Dec 2013 by in Telecom

I’m occasionally asked: ‘Aren’t NFC payments vulnerable to hacking?” and “What if your NFC phone or card is stolen? Can’t someone just run off spending your money?” My answers are simple. Firstly, anything is vulnerable to hacking if it isn’t secured properly (even smart toilets); just make sure your NFC payment method is secured by […]

Dubai embraces the future with World Expo 2020 win

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Posted on 29th Nov 2013 by in M2m

It’s hard to imagine any city being as grateful a recipient of a World Expo than Dubai when it was unveiled yesterday as the host for 2020’s event. The announcement in Paris triggered fireworks exploding from the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), and schools even shut down to join the party. As the first […]