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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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Vodafone and ip.access launch next-gen presence services

Vodafone and ip.access have just announced new consumer-based presence services using so-called ‘presence cells’, following a successful deployment of ip.access‘ presenceCell™ across multiple locations in Turkey. Presence can be immensely powerful, especially for companies that wish to provide value-added services in the retail and m-commerce space. Presence technology makes it possible to locate and identify a device, using various techniques […]

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Survey: What Apple Watch model are you going to buy?

So, you’re going to have to buy an Apple Watch, right? If you work in the mobile world, the chances are you’re going to either want to (or have to) buy one. Whether you like the idea or not, we all have to face the reality: Apple is clearly betting big on ‘Watch’ and it […]

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Gemalto on SIM card encryption issues: Case closed, job done

If you were following the SIM card encryption key news stories buzzing around, you’ll have recognised that industry heavyweight, Gemalto, was mentioned quite a bit. They’ve done their analysis and published their findings — and it makes excellent reading. Here are the key bullet points: The investigation into the intrusion methods described in the document and the sophisticated […]

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Mobile World Congress: Worth it for a day?

Back in January I was pretty irritated with the GSMA, the organisers of Mobile World Congress. A little while ago, I applied for press credentials like every other blogger out there. And I was declined. The pain on the ego. Oh the pain! The GSMA changed the qualifying status for press credentials this year. The […]

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