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IoT transforms cars into datacenters on wheels

Week 08, 2017 in Blog

Everyone who has any interest in the telecoms industry is now heading to Barcelona for the GSMA yearly get together. The constant is that we will have too much wine and tapas, along with jamon y queso…. The change is in the content of the exhibition itself: the advent of the Internet of Things has transformed the Mobile World Congress into an International Auto Show.

Biometrics become mainstream

Week 07, 2017 in Blog

Deloitte just published its yearly TMT – Technology, Media and Telecommunications - predictions. The most striking thing is that most of the topics covered in these predictions directly relate to the Secure Transactions industry and to what we write about on a regular basis.

US presidential travel ban detrimental to US tech industry

Week 06, 2017 in Blog

By now, everyone has heard about the executive order signed by US president Donald Trump on January 27, prohibiting citizens from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the United States.

Driving to become a useless skill

Week 05, 2017 in Blog

Henrik Christensen, from University of California San Diego’s Contextual Robotics Institute recently published a statement saying that children born today will never have the opportunity to drive a car, thanks to the emergence of autonomous vehicles.

Fear and ignorance drive parliament report

Week 04, 2017 in Blog

In contrast, the chapter about IoT security gives way to catastrophism! Authors of the report seem driven by fear and lack of understanding of the real issues and their solutions. They even write “security makes the operation of certain connected devices difficult.

We need you!

Week 03, 2017 in Blog

Smart Insights Weekly has been in existence for more than ten years now. The industry has undergone a complete transformation at the same time. Of course, we have been evolving over the period and we cover all the core issues in the industry and publish information relating to all the main trends in the industry.

What’s up in secure transactions?

Week 02, 2017 in Blog

After a couple weeks of rest, everyone in the Secure Transactions Industry is ready to go for more adventures! In 2017, our world is becoming more contactless and more dematerialized….

Dematerialization strikes all industry segments

Week 50, 2016 in Blog

December is probably the right time to look back and wonder what is to be remembered of this year.

Amazon makes commerce less human

Week 49, 2016 in Blog

After airplanes, coffee and operating systems, a new piece of innovation is coming from Seattle: the Amazon Go store. The Amazon Go store is the epitome of friction removal with invisible payment associated with omni-channel marketing. In this new type of supermarket, shoppers are able to walk around, pick up the groceries they like and simply walk out of the supermarket when they are done. Once they exit the store, their Amazon account is charged automatically.

Innovate or die!

Week 48, 2016 in Blog

This week the secure transactions industry congregates in Cannes for Trustech (formerly Cartes), making many of us ready to portrait ourselves as movie stars….