Tag: Contactless Challenge

NFC in the prepaid market: how Financial Institutions and MNOs…

The prepaid cards market is one of the fastest growing non-cash payments market with most of the growth and adoption coming from the US. Within this context, American Express’ Serve, a subsidiary of American Express, specializing in prepaid services, allows customers to enroll their service through Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). Together with two other major […]

NFC for payments – time to ditch your wallet

It’s becoming increasingly more possible in the U.S. to use Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to make payments from your smartphone. NFC is one of the most popular and secure technologies for conducting mobile payment transactions. Over the past year we’ve seen banks, shops, and mobile operators all implementing NFC-friendly services in anticipation of the […]

Contactless Challenge Day Four: Challenge Hits Whole Foods

Day 4 JoshKathy 117.5140.5 Day four of the Gemalto 2013 Contactless Challenge was marked by 109 people filling the Austin downtown Whole Foods (@WholeFoodsATX) and 119 attendees lining up at the Salt Lake City Sugar House @WholeFoods to see NFC in action. Our competing bloggers Kathy Dalton (@KathyDaltonSLC) and Josh Kerr (@JoshKerr), along with a […]

Contactless Challenge Day Three: Let’s Chat!

Day 3 JoshKathy 312   As we near the midway point of the Gemalto 2013 Contactless Challenge, our savvy bloggers Kathy Dalton (@KathyDaltonSLC) and Josh Kerr (@JoshKerr) have started to hit their stride. By the end of the third day, Kathy assumed the lead, earning 12 points to Josh’s three. Kathy is now clearly in the […]

Contactless Challenge Day Two: Flowers, Dinner and Vine Oh My

Day 2 JoshKathy 1514   Our intrepid bloggers Kathy Dalton (@KathyDaltonSLC) and Josh Kerr (@JoshKerr) once again roamed the streets of Salt Lake City, UT and Austin, TX, respectively, in the noble pursuit of completing their Contactless Challenge tasks. On this second day, Josh emerged victorious, earning 15 points and edging out Kathy’s 14 for […]