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Talking payments at Mobile World Congress 2018

In our increasingly connected world, Mobile World Congress has become more than the venue for the latest smartphone launches. The conversations and demonstrations in Barcelona now have a profound impact on various industries across the globe. With mobile playing a powerful role in the way we transact in-store and online, what did this year’s show […]

Is MaaS the future of smart travel?

Defining MaaS Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) describes the concept of seamless travel within a pre-defined geographic region. According to Deloitte, MaaS relies on a digital platform that integrates end-to-end trip planning, booking, electronic ticketing and payment services across all modes of transportation, public or private. Put simply, MaaS platforms should allow passengers to easily plan and book […]

Rambus is @ MWC 2018!

MWC 2018 kicks off today in Barcelona! We’re at booth #7J31 (Hall 7) in the Fira Barcelona Gran Via, showcasing our CryptoManager IoT Security Service, Unified Payment Platform and a range of Smart Ticketing solutions. Rambus CryptoManager IoT Security Service The Rambus CryptoManager IoT Security Service is a turnkey security solution for IoT Service providers […]

Why Mobile World Congress is the new Consumer Electronics Show

Mobile World Congress (MWC), originally known as the GSM World Congress when it held its inaugural event in Cannes back in 1987, is the preeminent “everything mobile” conference featuring prominent mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors, and content owners from across the world. Now based in the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, it is […]

Latency and high compute costs challenge blockchain

Latency, compute costs and storage Andy Vitus, a partner at Scale Venture Partners, has written a TechCrunch article that explores the future of blockchain and distributed apps. As Vitus observes, the industry still has a “long way to go” before the technology is ready for major, real world applications. “To get there, creative and enterprising […]

Rise of the machines: The future of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is slowly, but surely, becoming less science fiction and more science fact. Already, there are applications of AI in fields such as Waymo’s self-driving cars, to Ant Financial’s photo-recognition platforms for insurance claims, to Huawei’s AI-equipped Kirin 970 chip which powers its Mate 10 phones. Open source software packages exist that can […]

SnagRide’s solution to long distance ride sharing

The end of 2017 saw a sharp rise of interest in blockchain technology. The Long Island Tea Company, a company that, before shifting to cryptocurrency mining, primarily dealt in cocktails, saw its shares jump 432% when it changed its name to Long Blockchain Corp, a move similar to Online plc’s shares going up 394% after […]

What CIPURSE can bring to public transportation

Written by Stephen McSpadden for Rambus Press The non-proprietary CIPURSE security specification was first established by the Open Standard for Public Transportation (OSPT) Alliance in late 2010. Targeted primarily, but not exclusively, at the public transport sector, CIPURSE addresses the current and future automated fare collection system requirements of local, regional and national transit authorities. […]

How AliPay is setting up mobile payment’s ali oop

Mobile payments in China is a booming business. In 2016, mobile payments in China totaled $5.5 trillion, 50 times America’s $112 billion. There are situations in China’s cities where being unable to pay with one’s phone is hindersome, with New York Times’ Paul Mozur holding up lines and unable to bike around the city simply […]

On our way to frictionless travel with account based ticketing (ABT)

Written by Richard Moore, Product Manager at Rambus What is Account Based Ticketing (ABT?) Account Based Ticketing (ABT) offers passengers a convenient tap-and-travel experience, with ticket purchases automatically calculated and charged after the completion of a journey. This seamless travel paradigm frees customers from having to decide what ticket or pass to pre-purchase or buy […]

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