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MEF member news – December 12

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What’s happening among the MEF membership? Here’s your weekly round up of all the latest announcements from MEF Members including product launches, partnerships, research insights and more…

AmEx signalled its commitment to payment security by acquiring InAuth for an undisclosed sum.

InAuth provides mobile device authentication tool for financial institutions, payment networks and merchants. Essentially, it works to secure transactions at the device level (in apps and sites), before they get to the cloud.

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Member news – December 5

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What’s happening among the MEF membership? Here’s your weekly round up of all the latest announcements from MEF Members including product launches, partnerships, research insights and more…

New research by the Kaspersky Security Network reveals alarming vulnerability inside the world’s 31m wi-fi hot spots.
Kaspersky Lab has found that one in four (25 per cent) has no encryption or password protection of any kind. This means all the traffic transmitted over those networks – personal messages, passwords, documents – can be easily intercepted and used by attackers.

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MEF member news – November 28

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What’s happening among the MEF membership? Here’s your weekly round up of all the latest announcements from MEF Members including product launches, partnerships, research insights and more…

Browser giant Firefox is targeting privacy-conscious iPhone users with Firefox Focus.
It says the new browser is set by default to block many of the trackers that follow people around the Web. Users can instantly erase all sessions with a single tap.

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MEF member news – November 21

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What’s happening among the MEF membership? Here’s your weekly round up of all the latest announcements from MEF Members including product launches, partnerships, research insights and more…

Customers of every operator in Japan can now pay for Spotify Premium subscriptions using their mobile number.
Carrier billing specialist Boku has confirmed the integration, which means 158 million KDDI, Softbank, and NTT Docomo subscribers can pay for music streaming from the phone bill.

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MEF member news: November 14

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What’s happening among the MEF membership? Here’s your weekly round up of all the latest announcements from MEF Members including product launches, partnerships, research insights and more…

Orange has teamed up with payment specialist Wirecard to let customers use Apple Pay inside the Orange Cash wallet app.

The app was developed by Wirecard and offers real-time information about balance and transactions linked to a prepaid account with a digital Visa card.

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MEF member news – November 7

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What’s happening among the MEF membership? Here’s your weekly round up of all the latest announcements from MEF Members including product launches, partnerships, research insights and more. This week’s news is from TIM, Orange, Boku, InMobi and others.

The virtual reality sector is all to play for – and now Orange is set to enter the market with a major launch.
It will release the VR1 headset and VR 360 app in a number of European countries, with prices starting at €49.99. The VR1 is supplied by Strax, and works with most iOS and Android smartphones.

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MEF member news: October 31

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What’s happening among the MEF membership? Here’s your regular round up of all the latest announcements from MEF Members including product launches, appointments, partnerships and research insights. This week’s announcements come from Mastercard, Veoo, Gemalto, BICS, Calldorado and more.

BICS has unveiled its Voice Roaming Firewall solution, which helps operators reduce fraud losses connected to roaming.

It can take hours or even days to detect incidents of fraud in roaming, and this has been exploited by criminals.

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MEF member news – October 24

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A huge rollout of QR code-based payments by MasterCard and EcoBank across Africa and a ‘classico’ VAS deal for Bitbit. Find out more about these stories and more in this week’s member news round-up.

A landmark deal between Ecobank Group and MasterCard will see Masterpass in-store payment extended across all African countries this year.

The partners have already deployed the QR code system in Nigeria, and have set a goal of reaching 100 million customers by 2020.

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MEF member news – October 10

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Here is the week’s big news from the MEF member community. Find out more here about the regulatory approval that will give Orange the go-ahead to become a bank, Mastercard’s roll-out of ‘selfie’ pay across Europe, a big VAS deal for TIMWE and more.

Portugal’s TIMWE has just won a five year deal to take over the management of VAS services for the Brazilian operator Algar.

It’s a first for an operator in Latam – and the two companies say they expect to increase content revenues by up to five times as a result. Osvaldo Cariijo, commercial director of Algar Retail, said: “In addition to improving the user experience, (we) should benefit from the claim reduction and reduced churn.”

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