Apple in Payments: Bluetooth Edition

Apple held its annual developers conference last week to showcase its new features within iOS8. One area that still needs clarification is Apple’s intent for mobile payments. In my first post, I touched upon Apple’s program for third party hardware attachment market as being significant and likely to be a key aspect...

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Etisalat Collaborates with UAE Exchange for Seamless Bill Payments

On 15th June 2014, UAE’s leading telecom operator – Etisalat – announced its partnership with UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance and foreign exchange brand, to offer seamless payment solutions significantly enhancing customer convenience across the country. “As well as technology and services to suit our customers’ lifestyles, Etisalat is...

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The rise of mobile banking: Interviews on two significant mobile banking developments in Kenya and France

Welcome to the digital/convergence mobile ecosystem! A new industrial revolution is taking place where digital and mobile are forcing almost all the other industries to adapt to the new market, competitive, customer, technological realities and paradigms. Amongst the most disrupted industries – after the inexorable and painful transformation of the...

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Monitise Expands its Mobile Money Solutions into North America

On 11th June 2014, global leader in Mobile Money solutions – Monitise - announced the expansion of Monitise Create, the company's mobile innovation, design and development services, into North America, in a press release. "Mobile is fundamentally changing the relationship that every brand, particularly banks, has with a customer. Our...

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Because every innovation begins with a question (?)

Over the last few years, we have come across hundreds of amazing ideas, questions & propositions; they come from innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, sometimes even from casual observers of the space - this is a sure sign that the next big thing(s) are around the corner. Questioning the status quo is...

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