Mobile commerce security a top issue in Singapore

Singapore mobile commerce shopping concerns

Concern ignited over the perceived fallacies of NFC technology New mobile commerce services were recently launched in Singapore, but consumers have shown concern regarding the security of these services. Attention has been drawn to NFC technology, which has been the subject of criticism lately due to its possible security fallacies. During this year’s Black Hat security conference in Las Vega, Nevada, it was suggested that NFC technology, by default, is not safe in terms of mobile commerce. The companies behind the launch of mobile commerce in Singapore, led by Gemalto,…

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Mobile commerce infrastructure launched in Singapore

Singapore Mobile Commerce

Singapore announces the launch of NFC services and mobile commerce infrastructure Singapore is ready to launch its NFC services as the country’s work to develop its mobile commerce infrastructure reaches completion. The nation has been working on ensuring its mobile commerce infrastructure is well prepared for extensive use. Efforts to establish and develop the infrastructure and its various NFC services were led by Gemalto, a consortium comprised of Citibank, DBS, and EZ-Link, as well as the country’s leading telecommunications companies. The official launce of Singapore’s NFC services includes three types…

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Gemalto to participate in 1 Semester Startup program from University of Texas


Company aims to provide hands-on experience with NFC technology Gemalto, a leading provider of digital security services, has announced that it will be participating in the University of Texas’ 1 Semester Startup (1SS) program this year. The program aims to give students practical experience with creating their own startup company, pitting teams of students against one another to receive top honors. Ten teams are accepted into the program each semester and Gemalto believes that the latest inductees need to get hands-on experience with something that is beginning to have a…

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Orange introduces NFC-enabled SIM cards to France

Mobile Payments NFC Technology

New initiative aimed to promote mobile commerce amongst French consumers Multinational telecommunications company Orange has announced that it will launch a new initiative in its home country of France designed to promote mobile commerce. The company will be behind the nationwide deployment of NFC-enabled SIM cards for mobile devices. These cards will be capable of turning nearly any mobile device into a mobile payment platform. Orange believes that the initiative will help those that do not own NFC-enabled smart phones to gain experience with mobile commerce. NFC-enabled SIM Cards to…

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May brings new mobile wallet trail to New Zealand

New Zealand mobile payments

Companies join forces to test NFC technology May has arrived, and several New Zealand companies have come together to mark the occasion by launched a new mobile wallet trial. Telecom, Auckland Transport, and Westpac have joined with Gemalto, Thales, and Paymark to launch an initiative meant to examine the viability of mobile commerce and NFC technology. Part of the trial will concern the uses of NFC with Auckland’s public transit system. Later tests will be conducted regarding how mobile payments can be used to refill prepaid cards from Telecom. Coalition…

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