Tag: SXSW

NFC business cards for SXSW attendees

SXSW starts today in Austin, Texas. What started as a local music conference and festival in my hometown has grown into a huge international event covering the latest music, film and interactive technology. To give you a flavour, check out the video at the end of this post. As one of the most rapidly growing […]

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 […]

The time is right for mobile payments in the US

My esteemed colleague Gordon Beatty took part in a panel discussion at SXSW this week, sitting alongside Ryan Hughes, chief marketing officer of Isis, and consultant Toni Merschen. The topic was mobile payments, looking in particular at how we can expect the advancing technology to transform mobile shopping. The ubiquity of smartphones means that mobile […]

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 […]

IoT

Trust in mobile messaging

Thanks to smarter devices and wider availability of connectivity, whether through WiFi services or 4G/LTE, we are communicating more than ever before especially through mobile phones  We send ten billion messages per day on Facebook, and recently acquired popular messaging platform WhatsApp processed 27 billion messages in a period of 24 hours last year. However, […]