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Apple Pay will heat up European mobile payments battle, mobile operators must respond to stay relevant

With Apple Pay and other mobile wallets gaining momentum, it seems that mobile operators face increasing challenges in staying relevant in terms of our mobile money. After all, would you rather use a payments service from Apple or Vodafone? A new report from IHS Technology highlights the very fact that Apple Pay and others are expanding internationally […]

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Tidal enters the crowded music streaming scene

Last week, some of the biggest music industry stars came out on stage to announce the launch (though it was actually a relaunch) of Tidal, a new music streaming service that supports a lossless, high quality format aimed at audiophiles. The announcement involved stars such as Madonna, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Jack White, who signed a declaration […]

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Vodafone UK to launch water supply services for South England

Vodafone UK has surprised the marked today by announcing VWater, marking its first foray into the supply and delivery of more traditional commodity services. This builds on their landmark mast sharing agreement with O2 and will see Vodafone grow to become a dominant player in the water industry if they can convert enough customers. The […]

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Gemalto study finds young people love mobile banking

It’s no surprise that the younger generation are keen users of mobile banking, considering the benefits it offers and the prevalence of smartphones among the age group. Gemalto recently conducted a study (“An international study of youth attitudes to banking and online banking services.”) to find out more, polling more than a thousand people aged 16-24 using online […]

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TalkTalk focuses on improving chat-based customer service

It’s rarely a pleasure calling customer services for any company – long delays, a poor quality connection, and inevitably not achieving what you were trying to do in the first place. British MVNO operator TalkTalk seems to have recognised this, having conducted a customer behaviour survey that concluded that subscribers “increasingly prefer to self-serve online”, although there is […]

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58% of our audience say they’ll buy the Apple Watch Sport

Ahead of the Apple keynote announcement later today we’ve been conducting a bit of research with the Mobile Industry Review audience. Hundreds have weighed in with their opinions in response to my post last week. I asked a very simple question: Which Apple Watch are you going to buy? I gave the following response options: […]

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Mobile Innovation Summit 2015

Is mobile incorporated into your strategy?  The Mobile Innovation Summit, to be held later this month in New York, will address key issues of design, engagement, strategy, social media, brand awareness, data analytics & much more, through keynote presentations, engaging workshops and dedicated networking opportunities. All Mobile Industry Review readers can save 20% on any two-day […]

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Meet Tinitell, a dedicated smartphone for kids

With this week’s news coming thick and fast from Mobile World Congress, it’s easy to miss some of the more interesting technology that might be lost among all the headlines. Tinitell is device that has caught our attention recently, being a wearable mobile phone for kids that “enables peace of mind for parents, and lets kids be kids.” Tinitell […]

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Eating your own dog food? A review of the GSMA’s MWC15 website

Today’s guest author, James Roswell, is founder and CEO of 51Degrees, a company which provides mobile web optimisation services to more than 1.5 million web sites globally. In the following post, James takes a look at the GSMA’s own website to see how it performs from a desktop and mobile perspective. Over to James. – […]

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