Last week, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the early findings of its “thematic” review into mobile banking services, exploring potential risks to consumers and areas that industry should consider when developing their services.
If my headline sounds like a glowing endorsement for Mobile World Congress, then that stands – it was a tremendously successful show for Trustonic this year, so much so that we have rebooked for 2015. But my point here is that during the show the need to establish trust in the mobile ecosystem has emerged as one of the most pressing challenges for 2014.
Some would say cloud-based mobile payments have shouldered the responsibility of being ‘the future of payments’ for several years now, but we’re yet to live in a world where the wave of a phone buys the morning paper and coffee.
Last week saw this year’s Computex conference in Taipei take place, and with it the usual rush of technology announcements and attendance of everyone from Asus to the ZigBee Alliance.
Danny Hillis, an inventor, scientist, author and engineer, featured in a TED Talk posted online last week. In his talk he proposed something of a radical idea; a Plan B for the Internet.
Last week an article in the Wall Street Journal took at look back at this year’s Mobile World Congress, and the abundance of Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies grappling for attention at the show.
Last week rather than follow the crowd to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona I headed out to the other major conference on at the time: RSA Conference in San Francisco. After a few years in the doldrums this year's show was bigger, brighter and had some interesting things to say.