Tag: Intel

NFC Solutions Summit: What will drive consumer demand for NFC?

Yesterday was the first day of the NFC Solutions Summit 2012 in San Francisco, and we heard from executives at MasterCard, Sony, and Intel about their plans for NFC. One of the questions everyone was trying to answer is: “how will we get consumers to use it?” A great question, because as we all know, […]

Lessons for the IoT from party planners

The Internet of Things is like a grand industrial equivalent of a very badly run party—guests who aren’t sure where they’re going and don’t speak to the same language. What then can the IoT marketplace learn from the world’s best party planners?

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CES 2012: Intel launches ultrabook with NFC

If you were on Twitter on 9th January during CES 2012 at the time of the Intel press conference you would have seen the Twittersphere explode following the unveiling of Intel’s new ultrabook. That wasn’t the reason for all the tweets, however swanky the ultrabook looks and feels. The reason, in my view, is that […]

NFC Technology – Pay or Play?

One of the conference headers to catch my eye in this weekend’s SXSW schedule includes the phrase ‘NFC Growth from Play will Pay’. Seeing as Saturday at SXSW is ecommerce focused, I thought I’d take a look at how NFC is viewed outside of the direct payments market. So what are the possibilities beyond payment […]

From the Connected House to the Connected City

A bigger Fira means a bigger connected venue: last year’s Connected House was only the beginning, with this year’s Mobile World Congress boasting a whole Connected City. And so of course we have been to visit it. Launched in conjunction with the likes of AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, KT, Telenor Connexion and Vodafone, there’s a car […]

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Security innovations at CES 2012

While CES is not historically synonymous with security technology, there were a few interesting innovations around mobile security that caught my eye at this year’s event. Intel continues to push its Identity Protection Technology (IPT) and Anti-Theft (AT) technology as part of the ultrabook introduction. I particularly like this as it allows for both more […]