Category Archives: Mobile payments

Amazing read on Apple’s long-run strategy to challenge the financial industry after bending telecom carriers.

MPD CEO Karen Webster walks thru Apple’s mobile carrier playbook over the last 8 years and draws some interesting parallels to its entry into mobile payments. Source: Are Banks At Risk Of Losing Out To Apple Pay? | PYMNTS.com

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Surprised? Apple Pay Declining Use

Apple Pay Declining Use | PYMNTS.com.

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Inroads Made by Apple Pay

Inroads Made by Apple Pay Propel ‘Mobile Wallet’ Idea – WSJ. At last, the wheels are beginning to turn….

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Global Mobile Payments Tracker

Global Mobile PYMNTS Transaction Tracker | PYMNTS.com. Handy up to date stats on mobile payment penetration, aggregate data and by major players.

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The endangered SIM card. Apple disrupting the telco establishment

Mobile telecoms: The endangered SIM card | The Economist. Control of the last mile has been put now even closer to the mobile phone. Reports claiming that Apple is developing a new soft SIM card, will make it easier for … Continue reading

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Implications of the Apple pay and CurrentC’s stand-off in the US

CurrentC And The Big Merchant Mess | PYMNTS.com.

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Safaricom ordered to open M-Pesa platform

Safaricom ordered to open M-Pesa platform | Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. Growing pains for M-Pesa as they flex their dominant carrier muscle. Uncharted waters for regulators who still cant figure out how to solve complaints from competitors.

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