The other day I had cause to be in Southwark. I had a meeting taking place near The Refinery bar and restaurant. I had a few minutes spare and popped in there to get a coke and check my email. At the bar I noticed the machine was contactless compatible. Cue #GemaltoNFC challenge! In readiness […]
Often referred to as the ‘biggest brand on the planet’, SMS — or texting — is still the biggest success story in the industry. In this section we cover innovation, best practice and discussion around the next steps for the medium.
If you haven’t read this post about the Contactless Challenge I’m doing, please check it out first. It’s got some valuable data, including the task sheet. I’m writing to you now, dear reader, about the first item on the task sheet. It reads thus: ‘Invest’ in a box of 12 Krispy Kreme doughnuts with which to […]
Stumped by the next screen though… I don’t know my pin yet…
Could this be the NFC “PayWave” icon/logo? I think it very well might be. Very cool. It’s the first time I’ve seen anything like this on a handset. I seriously wonder how folk are going to react when I swipe and pay with this phone! Can’t wait to try it out…
I think this is the kit I need to properly participate in the Gemalto Contactless Challenge! Let’s have a look: Yup! Right. Time to get it charged.
Have a quick read of this update from Telenor: Telenor Group has now entered into an agreement with U2opia Mobile, an innovator in social Internet and mobile convergence, to bring Facebook to its millions of non-Internet connected customers via USSD. USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a low bandwidth data service that allows you to […]
I’m off to Norwalk, CT next week. I will be flying into JFK on Sunday evening and making the one hour drive down to the pleasant town of Norwalk to see the US team at Reed Exhibitions. If memory serves there is no wifi in the office and I am likely to want to be […]
I have thoroughly enjoyed the past two seasons of The Walking Dead zombie apocalypse, both via iTunes. I think I bought the first season from iTunes UK and then bought the second one via the US iTunes store. I just couldn’t wait… and actually, I think it might have been slightly cheaper as the exchange […]
Now this is an interesting and very smart move for Groupon… Deal-a-day company Groupon hopes to expand the use of Apple’s iPad at restaurants through its new point-of-sale service called Breadcrumb. The new service from Groupon Inc. launched on Wednesday in an effort to court more restaurants as clients, according to Reuters. The service is […]
I just came across this new offering from NatWest: It’s called TouchPay and, well, it does-what-it-says-on-the-tin. The service uses an iCarte case for your iPhone (or, theoretically any phone) to replace a PayWave compatible credit card. The logic being that you carry your phone with you everywhere and it would be a) mega convenient and […]
So, that’s a long title. But it’s entirely accurate. You will no doubt have noticed a wide array of publications talking about the utter horror that is Apple’s new iOS 6.0 proprietary mapping application. Like me, many of you will have installed the upgrade of iOS 6.0 overnight and you’ll probably have noted the new […]
Sybase 365 is one of those biggies in the industry that you don’t necessarily hear a lot about, generally because they’re usually busy getting on with the job in hand — namely, processing almost 2 billion text messages every single day. It’s been a while since I’ve written anything about them so I think there’s […]