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Industry Views: A2P SMS & the blockchain startups

A new breed of fintech startups with an innovative business model are attempting to take advantage of customer’s unused, ‘limitless’ text message contracts, leveraging them as an integral part of blockchain ventures, allowing users to essentially resell messages that would be wasted. From one perspective, such services make use of…
Sam Hill
February 6, 2018
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Industry Views: AI, chatbots and banking

Accenture's 2017 Banking Technology Vision report explores the role of AI in banking and customer engagement. It found that 78 per cent of bankers believe AI will revolutionise the way banks gather information and interact with customers. One of the key advantages highlighted was that whilst AI is increasingly automating…
MEF
April 19, 2017
Industry ViewsRegulationVAS

What’s in store for the mobile ecosystem in 2017?

2016 was an eventful year for technology innovation across the board. And whilst new models have come to the fore the global base of mobile users continues to grow, confirming mobile's central role in how businesses innovate and monetise their services. Everything has been fair game, from the collection and…
MEF
January 5, 2017
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Industry Views: lite apps in emerging markets

There is a growing trend for big mobile brands to develop lite versions of their apps to hook mobile users in emerging markets. Just last month Shazam and Facebook Messenger announced that they are going lite for example. The logic is straightforward. Unlike saturated established app economies, these markets are…
MEF
November 23, 2016
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