Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 24th August

Improving privacy policies post Spotify debacle, Yahoo woos mobile developers, Android Pay partner confusion, Amazon lays off hardware engineers, Facebook unveils messenger AI, China Mobile growth grinds to halt plus all the week's global news stories... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories How to Make Privacy Policies Better, in Two Easy … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 17th August

Mobile Money security fears, operators take on Whats app in LatAm, mobile taking the lead in payments, mobile now 30% of all US e-commerce, plus all the week's global news stories... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Survey finds security holes in mobile money apps Mobile World Live A survey of branchless banking apps in the developing … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 3rd August

Apple to launch its own MVNO? Mobile agri-tech German carmakers buy Nokia maps, Adidas acquires mobile fitness company for $239M and smartphones are now the most popular way to browse the internet in the UK and more global mobile stories... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Apple is in talks to launch its own virtual network service in the … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 27th July

Visa Invests $5 Billion in Stripe, mHealth Market Headed for $33.7 Billion China has more mobile gamers than America has people, Data and VAS become Vivo's main revenue line and more global news... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Visa Invests in Stripe at $5 Billion Valuation and Strikes Commercial Deal, Too re/code Credit card … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 20th July

Local smartphone vendors succeeding in emerging markets, mobile money transfers and global mHealth services are booming, US now seen as 'mobile first' market and more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Local Smartphone Vendors Making Hay in Emerging Markets Mobile Marketing Magazine The latest 2015 smartphone report from Futuresource … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 13th July

India heads from 1B voice users to 1B internet users, Google dominates app downloads , Apple Dominates Revenues, Visa brings connected car payments to life, Apple Pay hits UK, China makes up 1/5th of the global mobile gaming market and more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories India ready to leap from 1B voice users to 1B internet users - … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 6th July

Pay by selfie with Mastercard, mobile banking to overtake net banking, connected car safety concerns, Cryptographers Fight FBI on Mobile Security and more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories MasterCard will approve purchases by scanning your face CNN This fall, MasterCard will start experimenting with a new program: approving online … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 29th June

Apple Music launches, India smartphone market to surpass U.S., Xiaomi Sold 34.7M Smartphones so far this year, Facebook opens first office in Africa and much more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Everything you need to know about the Apple Music launch The Next Web Apple is launching a new streaming music service tomorrow that will … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 22nd June

How Yahoo can stay relevant in the mobile-first world, Asia mobile app usage overtakes US, mHealth could save $100 Billions, Africa leads the way for mobile money services and more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories How Yahoo Is Fighting To Stay Relevant In The Mobile-First World TechCrunch Yahoo’s business has always been about using … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 15th June

Can the Microsoft shake-up get Windows 10 moving in mobile? billions of records at risk from mobile app data flaw, the mobile commerce revolution in India, will mobile Apps decide your product’s success? and more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Can the Microsoft shake-up get Windows 10 moving in mobile? Cnet Microsoft has a daunting … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 8th June

India takes centre stage for VCs, Uber testing cash payment option in Nairobi, Spotify now has 75m active users, mobile advertisers get 7X more engagement and 4X more customers plus more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Move over China. India takes centre stage for VCs E27 China, by all means, is far ahead of India. Be it the quality … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 1st June

5 reasons why VCs and startups need to put India under the spotlight, Visa say mobile money will follow success of contactless, Apple's iOS 9 uncovered, MENA’s App Economy and more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories 5 reasons why VCs and startups need to put India under the spotlight E27 India is one of the most vibrant startup … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 25th May

Android Pay unveiled plus all the news from Google I/O, Swatch to Launch Smartwatch with payments, 5 things we got totally wrong about FinTech, OTT threat to India voice revenues and more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Android Pay is all about tokenisation, (mostly) replaces Google Wallet arstechnica On Thursday, Google officially … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up

Apple music streaming service launch, Spotify & Starbucks team up and mobile ad-blocking woes - plus all the weekly mobile news from around the world... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Apple is planning a major international launch for its new music streaming service Business Insider Apple is planning an early launch in Russia for … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 11th May

Verizon buys AOL for $4.4bn, Apple Pay in China, mobile ad spend to reach $105bn and more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4bn BBC US telecommunications giant Verizon has agreed to buy AOL in a deal worth $4.4bn (£2.8bn). Buying AOL will broaden the amount of advertising Verizon can sell and will increase … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 4th May

Federal court rules on NSA phone spying, Android app tracking concerns, Facebook and native ads, Mobile Internet ‘unicorn’ companies now valued at $575B worldwide and more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Federal court rules NSA illegally spied on millions of Americans Business Insider A federal appeals court on Thursday revived a … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 27th April

12 ways mobile money can go further, Mobile ads in Mexico and on Spotify, the Apple Watch Verdict, end of the road for Secret, Google's mobile friendly algorithm and more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories 12 ways mobile money can go further Guardian Establish trust: M-Pesa won the trust of the people when they came to Kenya as a brand … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 20th April

Google launches Project Fi mobile phone network and ‘Mobilegeddon’ search tweak, Alibaba wants its merchants to just use smartphones, Facebook continues to make its money from mobile... and more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Google launches Project Fi mobile phone network BBC Google has detailed its plan to run a mobile phone … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 13th April

EU and Google antitrust, China leads on iOS downloads, 6% in the US plan to buy an Apple Watch and more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories EU Accuses Google Of Antitrust Violations; Starts Android Probe Bloomberg The European Union escalated its four-year-old probe into Google Inc., accusing the Internet giant of abusing its dominance of … [Read more...]

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 6th March

Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories FacePay? TechCrunch What if buying something was as easy as Liking it? You’d probably buy a lot more, and buy it through whoever made it so damn simple. Becoming that conduit for payments means more than racking up transaction fees. For the portal to purchase influences not just how you buy, but … [Read more...]