How Wireless Will Pave the Path to Neobank Profitability

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How Wireless Will Pave the Path to Neobank Profitability

I'm delighted to bring you an opinion piece from Rafa Plantier at Gigs.com. I think it's particularly relevant given the recent eSIM news from Revolut. Over to you Rafa: The last decade ushered in a wave of new entrants knocking at the doors of the traditional banking industry. Described as neobanks, these companies provide their customers with intuitive mobile financial services without the hidden fees...

Revolut launches in-app eSIM service; includes 3GB data roaming for Ultra customers

Well now, leave it to the team at Revolut to actually do some innovating in financial services. The news broke this morning that Revolut have launched an in-app eSIM capability for their customers, enabling them...

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Why you need GadgetsOman (or similar) in your life

About four days ago I got a familiar WhatsApp message from the team at GadgetsOman. It was just a day or so after the Apple Keynote, "iPhone Day" was fast approaching and they knew I would be in the market. GadgetsOman comprises a series of shops that you can find in select shopping malls across Oman, centred in particular around the capital city Muscat. In one of the malls, there's also an allied device repair shop that was able to work minor miracles with the array of children-exposed broken tech that I presented them. For Westerners reading, GadgetsOman is a cross between Currys, PC World (if they're still around), Elgiganten,...

“Apple will only sell 100,000 of their headsets in the first year” Really?

BGR reports a TrendForce estimate that Apple will sell 100k units of their new headset when released and says “but that’s still a big...

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I got the Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G: I love it (and the Buds Live)

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