At the time that it was bought in 2014, WhatsApp made overtures to its 450 million users, assuring them that their privacy (and their user data) was not on the table as part of the deal. Now that position has changed. In late August the company announced that it was about to start sharing user data with its parent Facebook for ads on Facebook and WhatsApp, as well as helping to improve the...
Peter Christo, from MEF Member and mobile payment specialists Novatti shares insights into how tokenised payments can revitalise charity and aid contributions and disbursement.
Radical and Disruptive innovation are resulting in real and painful business disruption, and you don’t need to look far past what your taxi driver thinks of Uber and your next accommodation manager think of AirBnB. They are not happy.
Payment innovation is a world unto itself but is also in the throws of change (arguably) never before experienced. If you haven’t been following, the world of bitcoin, cryptocurrency, digital wallets, mobile money, and the like, I assure you it is as radical a revolution as we have ever seen, and it hits where we all hurt, our hip pocket. I would argue that it’s for the better, but that is yet to be seen as it has yet to play itself out.
Whilst revenue leakage continues to hobble the A2P messaging industry, there are many more opportunities to bring messaging to new sectors.
Here Aditya Dhruva, Head of Messaging and Broadband at Mahindra Comviva discusses why taking a multi-layered, multi-channel approach that puts the consumer first, boosts the potential of the A2P channel both in terms of revenue and engagement.
The article forms part of the latest issue of MEF’s Messaging eBulletin which takes an in-depth look at the issues, news and market drivers shaping the enterprise messaging space.
Andrew Bud, CEO of facial recognition startup iProov, draws striking parallels between a paradigm shift presently underway for the biometric cyber security community and an historic tragedy discovered on a trip to Italy.
High up in the Italian Dolomites, between the fine Baroque town of of Belluno and the chic resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo lies the incongruously anonymous and modern town of Longarone. In it, the tourist signposts all point to something called the Vajont Dam.