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Mobile money outlook 2016

Mobile Money is in take-off mode. In developed markets 2015 saw the launch of NFC payments from all of the major players and in growth markets, for some time it has offered convenience, financial inclusion and incredible reach. Yet the technology is typically fragmented, has to comply with varying levels…
Tim Banks
January 13, 2016

Back to the future of mobile TV

Can LTE broadcast make it possible for us to watch live football on our phones without the network falling over? When I’m on my deathbed and asked if there’s anything I regret, I’ll know exactly what to say: I wish I hadn’t spent so much time writing about mobile broadcast…
Tim Green
January 7, 2016

Walmart v Apple? It’s not that simple…

What’s an in-app mobile payment? What’s an in-store mobile payment? In future, they may be the same thing, says Tim Green. Sometimes, when people are very nice to me - or offer me money - I give a little talk on mobile payment. I start by saying that mobile payment…
Sam Hill
December 17, 2015

Estonia’s big idea: nation as a service

Identity is the online world’s biggest problem. If only we could prove who we are, we could make things happen really fast and very safely. So is the world ready for ‘sign in with Estonia’? Are you Estonian? Like the composer Arvo Pärt or the founders of TransferWise Taavet Hinrikus…
Sam Hill
December 10, 2015

Many happy returns SMS – the great survivor

Today is SMS’s birthday. To celebrate, Tim Green tries to convince us that the messaging medium resembles an old Hollywood character actor: grizzled but effective… SMS is a bit like the actor Robert Vaughn, isn’t it? You think surely it/he is dead - but no, there he is on Wikipedia.…
Tim Green
December 3, 2015
Guest blogMusicOpinions

Native advertising’s giant leap into mobile

As the debate rages on about ad blockers and the future of mobile advertising, Jay Hinman, VP of Marketing at Smaato explores how creative native ads remain one of the most effective tools in a mobile publishers arsenal. With all the hullabaloo around mobile ad blocking cresting in recent weeks,…
Sam Hill
December 2, 2015

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