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Opinion

Forbes picked up my NFC piece

Thanks to Parmy Olson over at Forbes who picked up my NFC/Apple piece the other day. Here’s what Parmy quoted: For now, however, Nokia has to endure with the sort of NFC-hype it has never been able to generate, despite its best efforts to invest in the technology. Ewan over at Mobile Industry Review says […]

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Opinion

Apple iPhone NFC: Once formally announced, it’s game over for the rest of the industry

Is there nothing that the iMachine cannot conquer? No. Not when you’ve got almost every analyst, every journalist, every blogger, every outlet of significant influence drinking the Apple Koolaid. That’s not to say that Apple’s ‘Koolaid’ is wrong. One stroll along University Avenue in Palo Alto demonstrates that the mobile industry is — from the […]

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News

The Chip and PIN nightmare, Redux

Thank you to the team over at the GSMA’s Mobile Money Exchange who re-published my Save Me From The Chip & PIN Nightmare post on their frontpage today in the opinion section. If you’re into mobile payments, definitely check out Mobile Money Exchange – they’ve got some very useful stories on the site (like the […]

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News

Save me from the chip & PIN nightmare, please!

I’ve had it with chip & PIN payments. I simply can’t stand it any more. First, though, let me explain. A few years ago, the United Kingdom financial institutions, tired of the ridiculous amount of credit card fraud that they — ultimately — had to pay for, decided to implement chip & PIN credit and […]

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News

SocialCord mobile payment platform is going places

Watch this one like a hawk; I’ve seen it demonstrated and it’s utter, utter genius.  This kind of concept has been around for a while in the UK and Europe but it’s been poorly delivered and the market hasn’t been mature enough for it. Quite simply you’re presented with a screen to type in your […]

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Operators

First Data’s GO-Tags — the first step toward mobile commerce?

The mobile industry has been WOEFULLY inept at dealing with mobile commerce.  Appalling.  There’s a heck of a lot of hesitation going on. Only a few years ago, some mobile operators were doing their best to avoid getting anywhere near mobile commerce.  Now, as revenue plateaus and the data market is moving swiftly to flat […]