Member Interview: Jon Prideaux, CEO, Boku

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MEF’s Dario Betti speaks with Jon Prideaux, CEO at Boku about their recent acquisition of identity specialists Danal, how the payments and identity businesses overlap and how they see the ecosystem developing in the future.

“We’ve always described ourselves as a carrier commerce company – the basic vision that Boku was started on, is that there’s a lot of mobile phones out there, and while it’s convenient to make phone calls between those phones, or send text messages or use them for data, there is also a wealth of capability…

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Global Mobile News Roundup February 22nd

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2019, Samsung’s $2,000 Galaxy Fold, Microsoft brings Mixed Reality to phones, Trump demands quick rollout of 6G and much more…

From foldable phones to live biohack chip implants and an exhibition and conference awash with 5G, we look at the likely trends and talking points at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

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The growth of IoT in mobile

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Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg, CEO of Cellusys IoT and Special Advisor to MEF details the opportunity for the mobile industry presented by the Cellular Internet of Things, and outlines a new initiative for MEF exploring the Future of Mobile IoT.

In recent years more and more IoT devices have come online. Billions of IoT devices are expected to be connected in the next few years, with more than one fifth of devices connected via a Sim card by 2025 (source Rocco 2019). Over 7 billion devices will be cellular, using existing cellular and new low-power-wide-area network by then.

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MEF Member news round-up, February 18th

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Get the latest announcements, interviews and news from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review…

CLX Communications, a telecoms and cloud communications firm, has launched a new corporate brand and visual identity to encompass all the products it has to offer. CLX, Symsoft, Sinch, and Vehicle have all now been unified under the ‘Sinch’ name. Sinch has been part of the company since December 2016 when CLX acquired it for its real-time voice and video products. Market research was then undertaken to reach the decision to adopt the name for the entire group.

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Global Mobile News Roundup, 15th February

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.This week.. Facebook may face multi-billion dollar fine, mobile networks call for 5G security inspector, how mobile app developers can benefit from blockchain and much more.

Facebook may have to pay a multi-billion dollar fine for violating its users’ privacy, or face a lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission.

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MEF Member News, 11th February

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Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news…

Danish based mobile-tech company, Calldorado, have today announced their second major acquisition in the space of just one year, by confirming that established Austrian caller ID technology company, Adaffix, will now become part of their growing portfolio. The move comes less than 12 months after Calldorado, which is heading into its third year of operation, acquired app publishing house CIAmedia in early 2018.

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MEF MWC19 Events Roundup

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Get the lowdown on all of the upcoming MEF activities during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where MEF Members and the mobile industry will gather to discuss the business critical topics of 2019 and beyond.
MEF will be hosting a member and invite only networking drinks on Monday evening at their meeting space inside the FIRA to give members a chance to meet and catch up on the first night of MWC.

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Global mobile news round-up, February 8th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Apple Releases Software Fix for FaceTime Eavesdropping Flaw, Man who stole $5M in cryptocurrency via SIM swap pleads guilty, why mobile apps are a headache for critical public services and much more.

Apple Inc. on Thursday released a software update for iPhones and its other devices to fix a bug that let users of its FaceTime video-chat service listen in on people before they accepted or rejected the call.

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Attitudes towards digital identity & personal information: what we do and don’t know

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MEF’s recently published 5th annual Global Consumer Trust Study probes the attitudes of smartphone users across ten markets to provide insights into their views on smartphones, connected devices and related services in the context of trust, privacy and personal information. Co-author of the report Michael Becker here discusses the spectrum of attitudes uncovered by the research, and identifies 6 distinct groups of users.

Digital is a way of life, from online news and entertainment, online shopping and social engagement, to employment, no one and no activity is immune to the impact that digital has on everyday life and the world’s economies.

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MEF Member news, February 4th

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Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news…

Digi.me, the personal data security platform, has announced a partnership with UBDI to launch the first ethically-sourced data monetisation program for individuals. The partnership will take on companies like Facebook, Google, and thousands of data brokers by allowing people to profit by sharing anonymised, aggregated insights from their data in the $50 billion market research industry.

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