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MEF member news – January 16

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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…

The basic web browser has been based on the same template for over 20 years. Now, Opera is testing a new concept: Opera Neon.

The firms says traditional browsers are “are not as fresh as they used to be”. Its new concept presents a re-think with elements such as:

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Global mobile news round-up 13th January

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week.. EU wants to extend data privacy to OTT players, post Verizon Yahoo, IOS revenues will hit $1 trillion in 2017 and much more.

The European Commission has set out proposals for updating rules which govern the use of personal telecoms data that would expand their remit to cover email and mobile messaging data for the first time — meaning the ePrivacy regulation would also apply to web companies such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Apple and Google.

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CES 2017 News round-up part two

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Find out more top mobile stories from CES 2017 in Las Vegas in part two of our news round-up. Voice computing is going to be big, new friction free payment options for Honda cars, Blackberry is back and s is Nokia (but only in China) and much more…

Smartwatches are cool (if rather geeky) gadgets, and they’ve yet to really capture the hearts of the general public. But perhaps that’s about to change, as Huawei reckons it knows how to make the public full in love with the wrist-worn wearable.

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MEF member news – January 9

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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…

Giant US carrier AT&T will use Gemalto’s systems to manage millions of connected things.
Gemalto will supply AT&T with its LinqUS remote subscription management tech. This makes it simpler for enterprises to manage devices that connect with eSIMs over the AT&T data network.
AT&T already had more than 30 million connected devices on its network as of the third quarter of 2016.

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CES 2017 News round-up

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Find out the top mobile stories from CES 2017 in Las Vegas – the world’s largest consumer electronics show, where tech giants from all over the world show off their latest innovations and products.

If this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is any indication, 2017 will undoubtedly be the year that investments in 5G technologies explode. On Tuesday, Qualcomm, Ericsson, and AT&T joined forces to collaborate on new trials that could boost the development of large-scale 5G deployments.

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Mobile review of the year: the 16 big stories of 2016

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What did you do in 2016? if you took an Uber, talked to Alexa, chatted to a bot and caught them all, then you are fully in line with Tim Green’s choice of top 16 stories for 2016…

2016 was the year mobile exploded. Literally, in the case of the Samsung Note7. There were some notable debuts – Pixel, AirPods, Oculus, Facebook Live. And some notable departures – Vine, Lumia.

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Top 20 mobile payments stories of 2016: 10 to 1

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2016 was another landmark year for the mobile payments space. In the second part of our annual review of the market, MEF reveals the 10 biggest stories of the last 12 months…

How would you like to type a message to a chat bot to make a payment? Or smile? Or nod? All of these new ways of making and authenticating transactions are possible because of the smartphone.

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Global mobile news round-up 22 December

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week… Facebook under fire from EU for WhatsApp data sharing, consumers happy with brand interaction on chat apps, mobile payments to hit $410.5 billion by 2020 and much more.

EU says Facebook misled it over its WhatsApp data-sharing policy

The social network faces a fine of up to $179 million

The European Commission has accused Facebook of providing “incorrect or misleading information” in the run-up to its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014. Information requested by the Commission is used to vet large mergers and takeovers, aiming to find out if the resulting business would be anti-competitive. If Facebook cannot provide a decent excuse for misleading the Commission before January 31st it could be fined up to $179 million.

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MEF member news – December 19

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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…

Wirecard has joined the payment providers backing Vocalink’s Pay by Banking app mobile scheme.

Vocalink manages the UK’s faster payments backbone. And as part of this, it has created a scheme to link bank accounts to phone numbers (under the Paym brand) and also backed Zapp, a service that lets people push a payment to a merchant direct from their banking app.

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Global mobile news round-up 16th December

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.
This week.. UK banks closing as customers go mobile, data security tops mobile concerns for enterprises, Brazilian Government advances IoT plans and Twitter’s aborted messaging app for emerging markets..

More than 1,000 bank branches have closed in the UK during the past two years as pressure mounts on lenders to cut costs and as more customers turn to mobile banking.

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