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Britain is the contactless capital of Europe

Citizens of the UK have a reason to be proud when it comes to contactless payments. It seems that London has become the financial tech capital of Europe. Even though Brits have a somewhat old-fashioned reputation internationally (bowler hats, London buses and outdated accents, anyone?), it seems that as far as consumers are concerned, we’re pretty […]

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And we’re off and running with Season 10!

So there we go: Season 10 of the 361 Podcast has now gone live. In fact we’ve just released the second episode! The opening episode saw us chaining series regular Rafe Blandford to the nose cone of a slow moving Boeing 747 at London Heathrow whilst Ben and I took it in turns to try […]

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Mobile operator Umniah turns to Bango Payment Platform for app store billing

In the last few weeks, yet another mobile network operator has chosen the Bango Payment Platform for app store carrier billing. Umniah, one of the fastest-growing Jordanian mobile network operators, plans a range of app store connections through Bango’s platform, starting last month with the launch of Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store. But why are platforms such as […]

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Classic Handsets: the Siemens S10 (the world’s first colour phone)

In today’s Classic Handset series article, we’re taking a short trip down memory lane to remember what is claimed to be the first mobile with a colour display: the Siemens S10. Back in the mid to late-90’s and well before the advent of smartphones, mobiles were basic devices with the ability to make calls, send messages and perhaps even a selection of rudimentary […]

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What’s your favourite 361 podcast episode?

It’s me again, working through my todo list. One of the items is to ask you, dear reader, which episode of the 361 Podcast really stands out in your memory. We’re going to do a re-visit of some of the top ones as suggested by listeners soon. Now, clearly, if you haven’t listened to the […]

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Google I/O: five things we care about: Project Ara

In part four of our Google I/O series, we mull over another of the interesting developments that Google covered at its developer conference in May. We’ve already covered Android M, virtual reality and wearables,  but this time we’ll take a quick look at something that many people will find more interesting – the Project Ara modular smartphone. […]

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Aeromobile is off to a flying start in 2015

Over the past few years, you may have noticed talk of being able to use your mobile phone on a plane. Despite what seems like many years of discussion on the topic, you might not realise that some airlines have already installed special mobile network technology onboard, enabling you to get online before you reach your destination. One company in particular, Aeromobile, […]

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Retailers need to focus on retail technology to drive footfall

Today’s post is an interesting viewpoint from Gavin Ray, SVP of products and marketing at ip.access, on how retailers are embroiled in a ‘retail arms race’ – battling for in-store footfall. Gavin’s view is that the high street is still alive and kicking, despite popular conceptions that the high street is ‘dead’, but he warns that […]

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Need a free sat nav app? Try Navmii

Just about everyone with a smartphone will appreciate just how essential they can be when it comes to finding directions and getting around. Not that long ago, sat nav software was mainly limited to hardware solutions from the likes of TomTom and Garmin, but today there a plethora of apps that do the job just as well, […]

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