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Day 2 of the Contactless Challenge: Success, finally in Marks & Spencer #GemaltoNFC

I wanted to bring you up to date with yesterday’s contactless shenanigans. It was quite a stressful day. I had to really work hard to get the contactless to work in Marks & Spencer in the morning. I managed to successfully buy some postcards and then a load of goodies for the team in Richmond. […]

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Contactless at Odeon: A self-made disaster! #GemaltoNFC

I didn’t have a good evening last night when it came to contactless. Oh no. Not good at all. If you’d like to see me look a total fool, I won’t spoil the details by describing what happened. Instead, I’ll let you experience it “live” as I did. The background is simple: I intended going […]

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Breakfast, lunch, dinner thanks to contactless payments #GemaltoNFC

One of the key tasks set by the Gemalto team for the Contactless Challenge is to exist for a day using only Contactless. In practice, the Gemalto team qualified this to mean (something like) buying breakfast, lunch and dinner using just the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Yes it’s possible — but what are the practicalities? I […]

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Contactless Challenge: All the videos from Day 1 #GemaltoNFC

What a day! It’s been quite an experience. The technology was both fantastic and (at times) rather frustrating. For those of you who weren’t able to follow it all ‘live’ (or, as ‘live’ as Vodafone’s utterly poor Richmond signal would allow), here’s the playlist. Watch them all in sequence and see what you think…

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Video: Gemalto’s Ken Abbott introduces the Contactless Challenge

Here’s a video I shot recently of Ken Abbott, Head of Web Communications for Gemalto, telling us about the upcoming Contactless Challenge that I’ve agreed to participate in. You can find out more information on my previous post and on Gemalto’s blog. Standby for more news soon!

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Gemalto’s Contactless Challenge: I’m competing to win!

Gemalto is a world leader in digital security. Last year they did €2+ billion in revenue with well over 10,000 employees across 43 countries. They’re perhaps best known in the mobile world as the people who make SIM cards — but that is most definitely not where it stops. Did you know, for instance, that […]