Tag Archives: mobile commerce

Operator billing reaches inflection point as O2 increase payout rates

Today Telefonica O2 slipped out a deceptively low-key announcement: They’re increasing payout rates to merchants, in order to help drive adoption of operator billing. The announcement is here. We at Bango think this could be a hugely influential move. Bango … 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 commerce on the march

We spotted a really interesting infographic from BigCommerce today. They’ve drawn together numbers surrounding the migration from conventional e-commerce to mobile commerce (m-commerce). Noting the massive rise in smartphones and an increased enthusiasm for online payments BigCommerce ask, will m-commerce … Continue reading

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How far fetched is Near Field?

Near Field Communications technology has been around for a while. Slender chips embedded in a range of products from handheld computers to bank cards are enabling applications to speed up information exchange. Where NFC has caused most interest recently is … Continue reading

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Stampede begins as HTML5 stores open in the next street

Following on from my post “Apple iTunes – the only place to shop… literally?”, it would appear that my predictions about large brands rushing to release HTML5 versions of their stores is starting to happen, only much quicker than I … Continue reading

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CTIA shows change as mobile market goes mass market

Three months and three big shows later and something is rotten in the state of Florida. Having just returned from what used to be one of the biggest US mobile shows, CTIA, it is clearer than ever that the mobile … Continue reading

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Are wireless carriers being less ‘instant’ about providing customer refunds?

Few holidays in the western world are celebrated without the accompanying assault from the retail sector going into overdrive. In the United States, the Friday after Thanksgiving earned the label “Black Friday” years back, when it traditionally (ostensibly?) became the … Continue reading

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