Category Archives: apps

Carrier billing – Moving into the mainstream

The announcement by Amazon, KDDI and NTT DOCOMO this week that carrier billing is being offered to Japanese customers in the Amazon retail store is the most important achievement for this ubiquitous “alternative” payment method in its 20 year history.

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The evolution of Android carrier billing: 900 Million and counting

Google has updated the world with the news that nearly 1 in every 8 people on the planet can pay on the internet using Direct Carrier Billing (DCB). The headline from the recent annual “I/O” conference stated that 900 Million … Continue reading

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Webinar: App store carrier billing users spend more across all operator services

Leading industry players in the app store ecosystem took part in the recent Bango webinar hosted by the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF), discussing: Does offering carrier billing for third party services cannibalizes operator revenues from traditional services How carrier billing … Continue reading

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Cheer up Zuck

It’s the fastest growing participation sport: speculating on Facebook’s post-IPO value and trajectory. In this sport we’re all armchair pundits, backseat drivers and unquestioned experts on how to monetize this pervasive social platform, whose long-term value is under such close … Continue reading

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“Losing the Plot”

Despatching my 7 year old son to bed recently as an episode of Law and Order began on the TV, he turned and asked, “Are you watching one of those murdering programs?” To his mind, the nuances that distinguish highly … Continue reading

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Apple investigated over moves to close our alternate payment options.

According to the Wall Street Journal and MacObserver, Apple’s recent moves to prevent applications running on iPad and iPhone sending people outside the “Apple Payment Channels” to pay for extra content, subscriptions or services have been referred to the DOJ. … 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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