Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Future of Mobile Payments [INFO]

We know that mobile payments are redefining commerce, but will our phones soon replace our wallets? PayPal seems to think so. The payments giant boldly predicts that the wallet will be dead by 2015. It’s putting its money where its mouth … Continue reading

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What’s the future of mobile money transfer?

When mobile money transfers were first proposed there was a common assumption that such sophisticated services would first come to market to benefit high value customers in highly developed economies. The truth was quite the opposite, with successful services mobile … Continue reading

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Mobile World Congress 2012 opens in Barcelona, Spain

More than 60,000 players in the telecommunications industry are gathered in Barcelona, Spain for the Mobile World Congress 2012 where technology companies will discuss future of communications and the networked society. The annual conference, which kicked off on Monday, has … Continue reading

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Western Union, Ericsson in deal to boost mobile money services

Western Union has entered into a partnership with Ericsson, which is expected to boost volumes of transactions on its money transfer service network and allow headroom to compete with Safaricom on price. The alliance announced at the Mobile World Congress … Continue reading

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Western Union, Ericsson in deal to boost mobile money services

Western Union has entered into a partnership with Ericsson, which is expected to boost volumes of transactions on its money transfer service network and allow headroom to compete with Safaricom on price. The alliance announced at the Mobile World Congress … Continue reading

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Kenya: M-Pesa Tightens Grip On Sh1.2 Trillion Mobile Money Market

Money transfers through mobile phones crossed the Sh1 trillion mark in 2011 with Tangaza shocking its more established rivals to lie behind Safaricom’s M-Pesa in market share, reviving debate on whether Kenya should adopt seamless mobile money remittance platforms. Data … Continue reading

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