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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 […]

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Opinion

Season 4, Episode 2 of the 361 Degrees Podcast

Here’s the second episode in the Fourth Series of the 361 Degrees Podcast. Standby for a rollercoaster of a ride… This week we talk about 4G as it arrives – at last – in the UK. Surely faster is better… isn’t it? And if it won’t be super fast why else might it be better? […]

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Devices Operators Services

First look at Orange’s Samsung Tocco Quick Tap

Thanks to Orange I managed to get hold of the all new Samsung Tocco handset with Quick Tap contactless payments support. I filmed a quick video overview with Socialcam to show you what it’s all about. I did a semi-unboxing (I’d already switched on the phone) and then I set about messing around with the […]

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Devices News Operators

Quick Tap contactless payments from Orange & Barclaycard: Live today!

Well then — it’s good news this morning for Orange and Barclaycard. They’ve left other mobile operators waving in the dust with the launch of their all new ‘Quick Tap‘ contactless payments service. You know the drill, right? We’ve been hearing about this sort of use case for quite a while. If you’d like to […]

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NFC coming to Windows Mobile with Sirit deal

RFID company Sirit has struck a deal with Microsoft that could see NFC – the so called ‘tap and go’ mobile payment system – coming to Windows Mobile devices. According to the twosome, Microsoft will use Sirit’s embedded software and technology to speed up NFC adoption for Microsoft-powered handsets, as well as developing applications to […]