Tag: Apple

NFC – Not For Commerce?

eBay Chief Executive John Donahoe recently claimed that NFC stands for “Not for Commerce”, when discussing Near Field Communication being used to turn cell phones into mobile wallets. At Mobile World Congress, Russell Buckley said something along the same lines. Apple has not yet backed the technology as many were expecting, but many of the […]

Can anyone make security cool?

I made my first Internet purchase in 1993, a T-shirt for the nascent music-sharing site IUMA (Internet Underground Music Archive). The founders of IUMA, all from the University of California, Santa Cruz, had thought a lot about their venture, and understood many things about the Internet, the law and risk. First of all, IUMA didn’t […]

Apple iCloud and the future of authentication

In an increasingly digital and cloud-based world, as we hand over our relationship status and birth dates to Facebook, log our whereabouts on Twitter and Foursquare, upload our photos to Flickr and work off the corporate network from an airport, café or at home, there is one thing we refuse to let go of: gadgets.

The Technology behind the Contactless Challenge

If you read my recent blog post about our forthcoming Contactless Challenge, you may wish to know more about the technology behind the payments that Ewan MacLeod and Jon Choo will be making in and around London in the coming weeks. I’ll admit, inspired by the latest James Bond film, I may have been a […]