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Video: MEF members at Money 20/20 – DOCOMO Digital targets the sharing economy

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The sharing economy has a payment problem. It’s complex to manage millions of small transactions. This is why DOCOMO Digital launched NOMO. Hiroyuki Sato, CEO of DOCOMO Digital, explained it to MEF Minute…

“The sharing economy is commerce with the promise of a human connection. We think of the big guys like Uber and AirBnB, but everyone can be a vendor of any kind. They can contribute to society. It’s a really important aspect of the future. And NOMO is helping with this evolution.”

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One billion Windows 10 users: Grahame Riddell on Microsoft’s grand DCB vision

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“You don’t need a Windows Phone to be very good customer of Microsoft,” says Grahame Riddell. And he should know. Microsoft’s Director of Carrier Billing is working hard to bring Charge-to-Bill to a potential one billion Windows 10 users on Laptops, Surface, Xbox and even Hololens. He outlined his project to MEF Minute…
On August 24 1995, tens of thousands of people queued up to buy the Windows 95 CD-ROM. They paid $210 for a copy. And by the end of the year, sales hit 40 million.

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Enterprise Messaging Fraud Framework 2.0: what is SMS Phishing?

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Enterprise messaging fraud costs the industry an estimated $2 billion per anum and is a persistent threat to consumer trust. Ultimately it undermines the long-term sustainability of all players within the enterprise messaging ecosystem.

MEF’s recently published Enterprise Mobile Messaging Fraud Framework 2.0, developed by MEF’s cross-sector Working Group and part of the Future of Messaging Programme, identifies the 13 types fraud types that are affecting the messaging ecosystem and the measures needed to tackle these sharp practices. This week, we take a look at SMS Phishing.

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Creating successful A2P SMS products and infrastructures – a guide

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Figures on the actual and forecast size of the A2P SMS market vary but there is consensus amongst analysts that the value of the market is significant: a high-level estimate suggests that in 2016, there were more than 1 trillion A2P SMS sent globally on an annual basis, worth between US$ 10 Billion and US$ 90 Billion.

Its growth continues to be strong, because it is truly ubiquitous, trusted as a channel by consumers and facilitated by a mature technical and commercial infrastructure.

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Chat app wars: Apple turned iMessage into a business platform

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You probably read about Apple’s new augmented reality platform and its HomePod music speaker. You may know less about Business Chat. But Apple’s move to open up iMessage for customer care and shopping is a pretty big deal, says Tim Green…

As many MEF members know, messaging is right at the heart of the future of mobile. It’s what users spend most of their time doing. And thanks to the growing richness of the medium, people can do much more than just chat inside a messaging app. They can see pictures, share video, click on links, access maps.

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Video: MEF members at Money 20/20 – Ubiquity on messaging for banks and beyond…

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Messaging giant Ubiquity works closely with banks in its native Italy. But the company has ambitions beyond financial services. In this video from Money 20/20, MEF talked to Ubiquity’s VP of growth Daniel Mensi…

In the early part of the decade, Italian banks answered the call from customers to go mobile. They started to send notifications about transfers, account balances and so on direct to people’s phones.

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Enterprise Messaging Fraud Framework 2.0: what is SMS originator spoofing?

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Enterprise messaging fraud costs the industry an estimated $2 billion per anum and is a persistent threat to consumer trust. Ultimately it undermines the long-term sustainability of all players within the enterprise messaging ecosystem.

MEF’s recently published Enterprise Mobile Messaging Fraud Framework 2.0, developed by MEF’s cross-sector Working Group and part of the Future of Messaging Programme, identifies the 13 types fraud types that are affecting the messaging ecosystem and the measures needed to tackle these sharp practices.

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A view from Money 20/20: the 50 year battle to rid banking of humans

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Last week’s fintech expo placed the emphasis on apps, AI, APIs and VR. They all point to one thing,, says Tim Green, we don’t want people to get in the way of our financial services…

There were a lot of human beings at Money 20/20 last week. The expo that showcases the banking of tomorrow brought together at least 1,000 of these humanoids. Some of them were even female.

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13 essential stats that frame the mobile market in Sub-Saharan Africa

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As a mobile first region, the growth in Africa is relentless.

Landmarks like registering its billionth mobile subscriber have already been passed and the systematic upgrading of mobile networks to 3G and 4G LTE is enabling a flourishing mobile ecosystem that, coupled with the declining cost of smartphones is helping to galvanise the African mobile economy.

Here we take a look at the recent market trends, analysis and forecasts that show how growth in the region is taking shape.

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5 minutes with… Atomite

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In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, CEO and Founder Jon Fisse introduces Atomite.
What does Atomite do?

Atomite is a data privacy management (DPM) enterprise specifically designed to address regulatory mandates that B2C companies interested in redeploying their customers’ personal information for marketing, IoT or other alternative purposes should only do so after providing those customers with bona fide transparency, choice, consent rights and consideration.

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