Tag: Austin

Who won the Contactless Challenge – the Brits or the…

As you may well be aware, Gemalto recently wrapped up the US edition of the Contactless Challenge, a  follow-up to the highly successful UK event, held in November last year. In each Challenge, competing bloggers were given a contactless payment-enabled mobile phone loaded with funds, along with a list of challenges to complete, which were […]

Bringing the Gemalto Contactless Challenge to you

The Gemalto Contactless Challenge kicks off in the United States 10 June, with Josh Kerr and Kathy Dalton, in Austin, TX and Salt Lake City, UT, respectively, putting contactless payment infrastructure to the test. Our bloggers will be looking to find the best and worst contactless experiences, and you can see the results daily here […]

How ready is the US for contactless payments?

Seasoned readers of the blog will know all about the contactless challenge we ran in London last year. Two of the city’s finest mobile bloggers, Ewan MacLeod and Jon Choo, went head-to-head as they put London’s NFC payment infrastructure to the test. The findings were enlightening on the state of contactless payments in the UK, […]

Mobile Wallet or Bust!

A one-of-a-kind challenge is coming to the U.S. next week! Starting next Monday (June 10th), we’ve tasked two tech-savvy individuals from Austin and Salt Lake City to pay for most of their daily needs using just their mobile phone.  In one corner we have Austin blogger, Josh Kerr (‘uber entrepreneur’) and in the other, from […]

Gemalto talks tomorrow’s technology at SXSWi

This time of year, it’s really great to be based here in Austin, Texas, because we are right in the middle of South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi).  Though SXSWi gets most of the buzz for its music and film lineup, SXSWi is a star on its own, featuring all of the latest and greatest in […]

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