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Could RFID Technology Wearables be the Future of Event Giveaways?

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Walking past the stands at a tech conference, you will undoubtedly receive more than your fair share of freebies. Over time these handouts have become more and more high-tech. First, it was pens and notebooks, now, if you don’t receive a branded cardboard VR…


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Contactless Payment System Wins Big at London Awards Show

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm

This past March Cubic Transportation Systems announced a global partnership with MasterCard at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Together they promised to help solve problems for the millions of daily commuters around the world, effectively making their experience faster and more convenient…


5 Facts That Will Win over Any Apple Pay Skeptic

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 8:00 am

Apple’s March 2015 Spring Forward event didn’t disappoint. The presentation is full of the usual fanfare for Apple fanboys and fangirls, including new products, new observations, and new insights. But it also packs a punch for business owners around the world. While some retailers…


Waferapp: File Transfer With the Flick of a Wrist

By | Mar 17, 2015 at 9:00 am

There’s no doubt about it, sending files between devices can be difficult. Sure, there are solutions like Dropbox and Google Drive to upload and easily share files, but even so you have to upload and then re-download them to different devices. Pulkit Madan, founder of…


Mobile Payments: The Difference Among the Tech Giants

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

Recently, at the 2015 Mobile World Congress, Google announced that it is currently working on a new system of mobile payments for Android. This confirmation put the company alongside two other technology giants that have already entered the mobile payment market: Apple and Samsung….


Even Apple Pay Can’t Protect Your Identity

By | Mar 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

What security measures have you taken to protect your identity? Whatever measures you have taken, chances are, it is probably not enough. That is the sad reality of this present age, and likely, the age to come. The bad guys are getting smarter at…

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Record Calls (Literally) On The Go With Bluewire

By | Feb 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

Today’s smartphones really live up to their name, as they are filled with almost every tool we can imagine. From cameras that are more potent than most compact ones to high-end processing and computing power, they are as good as the next personal computer…


2014 in Tech Review: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

By | Dec 23, 2014 at 8:00 am

Editor’s Note: The opinions in this story belong to the writer.  It’s time to look back at 2014 and review some of our industry’s achievements and failures this year. There are many lessons to be learned in tech as we prepare for 2015. In…


CurrentC Pilot Program – the MCX Alternative to Apple Pay and Google Wallet – Hacked

By | Oct 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook announced over a million credit cards activated on Apple Pay within 72 hours of its October 20 debut. Cook happily proclaimed that Apple’s new Pay product was seeing quick adoption. This was very exciting, because NFC payments have been trying…


Apple Pay and Google Wallet – Is this the Future of Money?

By | Oct 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

There was a time when watches were for telling the time, phones were for making a call, and wallets were carried in pockets. The future could become as cashless as the Stone Age albeit with payment terminals and machines galore. The apparent push into mobile wallets aims to…



Flomio Offers Companies Flexible NFC Solutions to Indoor Tracking

By | Dec 25, 2013 at 11:00 am

Near Field Communication is a wireless technology that establishes radio communiation between smartphones and any similar devices equipped with the capability simply by touch (or, generally, bringing them into close proximity – no more than a few centimeters). If you have an Android phone, then you’ve…


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SocialTagg: Making Networking Easier Than Ever Before

By | Sep 21, 2013 at 10:00 am

Making meaningful connections at events is difficult. Try to think of all the times you’ve come home from an event or tradeshow with a stack of business cards and then had to painstakingly enter the information into your contact list. It’s a huge pain, right?…

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Magic Fingers with the NFC Ring

By | Aug 13, 2013 at 5:13 pm

The calculator watch. Remember that staple accessory of the 1980s? Two inches square, hard-to-touch buttons, and worn by the fashion forward like Marty McFly, Sting, and more recently Breaking Bad‘s Walter White. That was the beginning of wearable tech. And – though there wasn’t…

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The Risks and Advantages of NFC Technology

By | Sep 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

Recent reports have highlighted some major concerns about the security and reliability of near field communications, specifically surrounding the technology’s use in mobile phones. The risks become particularly worrisome in instances where NFC technology is used in conjunction with an app, or other downloadable…


Blue Bite’s Daniel Trigub on the Future of NFC and Mobile Marketing

By | Jan 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

When we last covered Blue Bite, they were just starting to use near field communication (NFC) to deliver content in a highly targeted way.  As Daniel Trigub, Blue Bite’s VP of Business Development, told me, the company is focused on bridging location and content…

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5 Questions for CEO David Liu of Jiepang, China’s Foursquare

By | Nov 26, 2011 at 10:00 am

Founded in 2010, Jiepang’s location-based check-in service has attracted more than 1.4 million users. Those users can earn badges and mayorships, share their check-ins on Chinese social networks, and interact with 300+ partner brands. “We learn a lot from Foursquare, Gowalla, and a lot…

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Android 4.0 Unveiled: Will Ice Cream Sandwich Pull You Away from Apple’s iOS?

By | Oct 19, 2011 at 10:01 am

Google just pulled the curtain off Android 4.0, or Ice Cream Sandwich, at a Hong Kong event Wednesday morning. The operating system will run on the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, to be released in November. Designed to work on phones and tablets, Ice…