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Beware of BOB!

DOB (or Direct Carrier Billing — DCB — as it is sometimes called) is the state of the art, allowing smartphone users to charge the cost of a digital purchase to their phone bill, in one-click. It’s achieved through a … Continue reading

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Frictionless payments and PIN codes: Don’t do it!

One of the biggest challenges for an app store or mobile merchant is deciding whether to implement the best possible frictionless payment experience and drive the highest conversion rates, or introduce PIN codes before payment confirmation. Pin codes could increase … Continue reading

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Mobile World Congress – Can payments pave the way to a perfect sunrise?

There has been a lot of marking territory by the big beasts of the mobile industry this last 48 hours. The main pitch from successive carrier CEOs at this week’s Mobile World Congress has been the inequality of investment versus … Continue reading

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HTML5 – the mobile game changer?

…and how web innovation will challenge Apples control Everyone in mobile knows that to sell something on the iOS platform you must pay your 30% tax to Apple, and that Apple has final say over whether your app will be … Continue reading

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Carrier Payments help oil the machinery of mobile commerce

Recent numbers published by a developer selling on the BlackBerry App Store show a straight line, month on month increase in the percentage of revenue contributed from carrier-billed payments. It’s clear that when available, customers like to charge mobile-purchased, digital … Continue reading

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Apple iTunes – the only place to shop… literally?

When Apple launched iTunes on April 28th 2003, who would have predicted that it would become the only place to shop online… Literally… Well, in Apple’s mind and plans at least. Last year we saw Apple enforce iTunes for the … Continue reading

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Mobile apps will make $$$ billions in 2011 – how will they be monetized?

In-app billing gains momentum According to Gartner, apps will generate $15 billion in revenue in 2011, they also go as far as forecasting that by 2014 this figure will reach $58 billion. So a question to ask is, how are … Continue reading

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