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tfl_payments What forms of Oyster contactless payments TfL actually supports

You need the right question to get the right answer for London transportation

It really should be called the Ministry for Disinformation, but TfL [Transport for London] has finally admitted here that it does support Apple Pay  (See ‘Apple Pay UK isn’t compatible with Oyster – yet)’ as a means for paying for your transportation on the London public transport network. The vast majority of UK citizens would understand this capability as an ability to stand-in for the long-accepted ‘Oyster’ card. But, of course, you need to utilise industry jargon and equate ‘contactless payment’ with Oyster. So the list of Oyster replacement methods includes – bPay, EE’s Cash on Tap plus Vodafone’s SmartPass applications for pay as you go where contactless is accepted. Consumers also need to know that when paying for their journeys through London, only those on rail services must touch in and out to pay the right fare. Whereas on buses and trams, consumers only have to touch in. Well, that’s going to confuse the Hell out of tourists, isn’t it? Continue reading

Smart Contactless World

[ September 15, 2015 10:00 am to September 17, 2015 5:00 pm. ] Organisers: Strategies Telecoms & Multimedia
Venue: Palais du Pharo
Location: Marseilles, France
Web: www.smartcontactlessworld.com

Registration: here

This show is all about proximity services for connected Consumers. Previously the NFC World Congress), the event now covers all the contactless services: – NFC, HCE, BLE/Beacons, Cloud-based, QR Code, and LBS. Central to this 5th instance of the show, the main theme is the connected consumer and citizen. Smart Contactless World also focuses on applications and usages based on all proximity technologies. Continue reading

m2m_innovation M2M Innovation World Congress 2015

[ September 15, 2015 9:00 am to September 17, 2015 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: Strategies Telecoms & Multimedia
Venue: Palais du Pharo
Location: Marseilles, France
Web: www.m2minnovationworldcongress.com

Registration: here

M2M [Machine-to-Machine] Innovation World invites both IT and vertical industries to show how M2M/IoT [Internet of Things] technologies transform business and create new business opportunities. This show will explore in particular M2M/IoT innovation applied to industry, utilities, connected cars, retail, smart cities, smart homes and healthcare. Continue reading

wpw_beijing Wireless Power World 2015

[ September 18, 2015; 11:00 am; ] Organisers: Demand-Led—Shanghai
Venue: Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast
Location: Shanghai, China
Web: www.wirelesspower-world.com

Register: here

The 4th annual Wireless Power World 2015 has been organized by DEMAND-LED three times with huge success. Most of the attendees regarded the opportunity as a valuable one, especially with the breakthrough of wireless charging technologies in 2015. Plus, the merger of A4WP& PMA and the rapid growth of wireless charging in EV and wearable devices, This coming event will provide a great platform for top experts from the whole industry chain. Continue reading

nadella Satya Nadella’s email announcing Nokia job losses

Workforce reductions “primarily in our phone business”

Here’s a transcript of the email sent out to Microsoft (and therefore former Nokia) employees by current CEO, Satya Nadella … “Team. Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared with you our mission, strategy, structure and culture. Today [July 7th 2015], I want to discuss our plans to focus our talent and investments in areas where we have differentiation and potential for growth, as well as how we’ll partner to drive better scale and results. In all we do, we will take a long-term view and build deep technical capability that allows us to innovate in the future. With that context, I want to update you on decisions impacting our phone business and share more on last week’s mapping and display advertising announcements. We anticipate that these changes, in addition to other headcount alignment changes, will result in the reduction of up to 7,800 positions globally, primarily in our phone business.” Continue reading

Nancy Griffin Guest Post: The mobile screen revolution

by Harsha Mistry a blogger who sometimes works with PokerStars

Revolution may seem like a strong word to use when describing the impact that mobile screens have had on the world, but when you look at how much computing was changed, it starts to make sense. Even our idea of what constitutes a computer has been irreversibly altered and we’re moving forward in a way that few could have predicted just a few short years ago. With the new face of mobile screens and the infinite universe of apps tailored to every possible interest, we’re in a brave new era where usability, responsiveness, and mobility go hand in hand (pun intended) with computing. Let’s take a look how the touchscreen has improved the online poker playing experience. Continue reading

mpayments_summitt_logo mPayments Summit London 2015

[ June 9, 2015; 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: AIME,
Venue: America Square Conference Centre, 1 America Square,
Location: London, UK
Web: www.msummits.com

Register: here

Built on 20 years of experience in the direct operator/carrier billing space, this world-leading event showcases how mobile operator billing in its various guises now represents an ideal payment channel for interactive services, digital content and physical goods across a wide range of vertical sectors. Continue reading

LondonUnderground Exterion Media &Telefónica UK create ground breaking partnership

Press release

Aimed at the OOH [Out-of-Home] sector

The new partnership will enable Exterion Media to tailor advertising campaigns based on unique audience insights, changing the way that OOH advertising is bought, sold and optimised on the London Underground

May 3rd 2015. Exterion Media, Europe’s largest privately held Out-of-Home (OOH) advertising business, has announced announcing an exclusive partnership with Telefónica UK, one of the world’s biggest telecommunications companies to support the London Underground (LU) Media Estate. In an ever-more data-driven industry, advertisers increasingly need to produce targeted campaigns to enhance their effectiveness and demonstrate a greater return on investment. Continue reading

app_prom-15 3rd App Promotion Summit London

[ July 9, 2015; 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: mobyaffiliates
Venue: Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge
Location: London, UK
Web: http://apppromotionsummit.com
Twitter:@mobyaffiliates

Register here

The 3rd London App Promotion Summit’s agenda is now live; it’s more progressive than ever; and can be viewed here.

The 3rd annual App Promotion Summit London will take place in Knightsbridge, London. We’re delighted to officially launch the 2015 agenda and you can access it here. Continue reading

MWC_Shanghai_15 Mobile World Congress Shangai 2015

[ July 15, 2015 8:00 am to July 17, 2015 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: GSMA
Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) & Kerry Hotel Pudong
Location: Shanghai, China
Web: www.mwcshanghai.com

Register: here

From connected cars and wearable tech to mobile payments and smarter cities, mobile is revolutionising and enhancing every aspect of our lives. Previously known as Mobile Asia Expo, Mobile World Congress Shanghai will celebrate the amazing possibilities that mobile brings us. Industry professionals and mobile-passionate consumers alike are invited. Continue reading

seth's photo is in the post Guest Post: The mobile screen revolution

by Seth MacIntosh, a tech blogger & big poker fan

Revolution may seem like a strong word to use when describing the impact that mobile screens have had on the world, but when you look at how much computing has changed, it starts to make sense. Even our idea of what constitutes a computer has been irreversibly altered and we’re moving forward in a way that few could have predicted just a few short years ago. With the new face of mobile screens and the infinite universe of apps tailored to every possible interest, we’re in a brave new era where usability, responsiveness, and mobility go hand in hand (pun intended) with computing. Continue reading

gmasa_logo Global Mobile App Summit & Awards 2015

[ May 28, 2015 8:00 am to May 29, 2015 6:00 pm. ] Organisers: Dot Com Infoway
Venue: ITC GrandChola
Location: Chennai, India
Web: www.gmasa.org

Tickets available from here.

To bring together mobile media Moguls of the industry and provide industry wide recognition for the best mobile apps. Continue reading

EE’s customer retention confuses GoMo over BlackBerry

We got it completely wrong

Recently, GoMo News ran a throw-away remark about Blackberry which was totally untrue. It as as follows .. “The move will put pressure on Canada’s Blackberry because it has yet to offer a handset which supports the Band 3 flavour of 4G/LTE that EE offers.” This statement was completely incorrect and we humbly apologise. BlackBerry offers multiple models that support 4G over EE’s network. The mistake stemmed from a remark made by an agent working for EE’s customer retention department. When asked which BlackBerry models EE could offer as an incentive to stay, the agent duly informed us that the answer was none “because the EE network doesn’t support Blackberry.” This is nonsense as our BlackBerry Q5 blantantly connexts to 4G in our offices. Continue reading

moto_360_digi Moto 360 Smartwatch

Full Technical Specifications
Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch

Supported mobile devices: Android 4.3 or higher (check compatibility here )
Watch OS: Android Wear
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy)
Processor: TI OMAP 3
Memory: 4GB 1 internal storage;  512MB RAM
Battery: 320 mAh Typical 24 hours (mixed use) Continue reading

- hill Guest Post: Wearable technology app usage trends

Mobidia’s Chris Hill looks @ wearable app usage trends in Q4 ’14

With the Apple’s Watch and Microsoft’s Band now available for pre-order, my company Mobidia Technology, thought it would be interesting to see what apps wearable users are likely to download and get the most use out of on their wrist. Given there are a large number of Android compatible smartwatches ( such as Motorola’s Moto 360) already available and in use,  we decided to take a look at the usage of five popular Android wearable apps to see what functions people are utilising on their wearable devices. Here I’ll looks @ wearable technology app usage trends for Q4 2014. Continue reading