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AT&T ShopAlerts and BB for Everyone
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AT&T ShopAlerts and BB for Everyone

No sooner had I written my article on AT&T’s ten million (10,000,000) strong push into M2M (Machine-to-Machine) Communications by the end of the first Quarter of 2011 than I got wind of news that AT&T is on the prowl again! This time it’s ShopAlerts ! That’s right folks: advertising is coming smartphone near you! Specifically got those of you faithful, long sufferin’ AT&T customers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco! Bit too much excitement here…….. And unlike FaceBook Places, the Google Latitude and FourSquare competitor, you can actually opt out – after having opted in and realizing SMS (Short Messaging Service) spam is not to your liking. This is a great deal however, as it means be which Telecoms Provider can subsidize the cost of a smartphone, if t...
NFC and M2M – Cashless Society and the Internet of Things
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NFC and M2M – Cashless Society and the Internet of Things

One of the things I cherish about living in the West is Democracy, Freedom of Speech – and Credit and Debit Cards. I mean, can you ever get through a day without flashing some plastic? Convenience in the palm of you hand. No fumbling with smelly, dirty crinkled banknotes. Like ever. But a repose as I reflect, reticent... I am now, by virtue of walking around with this modern day convenience, thanks to the increasing prevalence of M2M (Machine-to-Machine Communications), vulnerable to scammers and hackers. With increasing sophisticated methods of stealing my Debit Card information in the West, I am playing Russian Roulette with my money at the ATM. Welcome to the Cashless Society and the Internet of Things! These M2M services use the 2G Data Services such as GPRS (Global Packet Radio Se...