Tag: E-Commerce

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The Risks and Rewards of Airtime as Currency

Last week’s Mondato Insight looked at carrier billing and its re-emergence as a mobile payments solution. In
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The Re-Emergence of Carrier Billing

Carrier billing is an aspect of the mobile payments ecosystem most commonly associated with emerging markets. In these
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WhatsApp Versus Viber: The Payments Battle of the Future?

When earlier this year Facebook purchased the messaging service app WhatsApp for USD $19 billion, some questioned the
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Card Still Present?

The delivery of financial services via the mobile channel has opened the doors of financial inclusion to those
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Amazon Is Indeed Relentless: What Does It Mean For Payments?

When the largest online retailer in North America, Europe and Japan makes a move into any new area,
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Southeast Asia: A Region of Extremes And Opportunities

Urbanization, digitization and globalization are the three forces whose convergence will shape the 21st-century economy. Consequently, Southeast Asia
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The Missing Link For Merchants In Mobile Money

In MFS, moving mobile money beyond P2P transfers remains both the Holy Grail and the “chicken-and-egg” conundrum. P2P
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Mondato Summit Africa: Day 2 Round-up

See here for the full Storify of both days of the Mondato Summit Africa 2014. Day 2’s
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Is Brazil the country of the future for mobile money?

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has long been seen as a market ripe for the development of
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What does the Alibaba IPO mean for MFS in China?

Even for those who normally pay little attention to the world of e-commerce or m-payments, it would have
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3 Lessons For Retailers From Cyber Monday

Thanksgiving weekend in the US is traditionally a time to indulge in multi-course feasts, spend time with friends
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Two Unique Models for mPOS Success

Out of the still chaotic swarm of mobile point-of-sale solutions, two distinct business models are beginning to emerge
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4 Lessons for Launching E-Commerce in Emerging Markets

Launching innovative services in any market can be challenging, but there are specific considerations which must be taken
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The Best of Money2020: Launches & Trends to Watch

They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But this time we are breaking that rule to
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Three Ways to Become an mCommerce Disruptor

“The most used mobile payment device is still the plastic card” -Bank of America, Aditya Bhasin Mobile is
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Beyond the Bubble: Can Bitcoin Enter the Mainstream E-Commerce Space?

Amid declining trust in the global banking system, peer-to-peer virtual currency Bitcoin has been thrust into the spotlight
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Can Digital Wallets Save Brick-And-Mortar Retail?

As shoppers increasingly migrate online, whether via their computers, smartphones or tablets, brick-and-mortar retailers must find ways to
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Beyond NFC: The Next Generation of M-Payment Technology

From Google Wallet to the recently-launched Isis, Near Field Communications (NFC) has emerged as a choice technology to
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Beyond Square: The Evolving Mobile POS

Driven by the runaway success of Square in the US, the mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) has recently experienced a
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Mobile Financial Services Round-Up from MWC 2013

Influencers from across the mobile ecosystem descended upon Barcelona last week for the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2013,
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Can mPOS Platforms Succeed In Emerging Markets?

The success of mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) offerings in the US and Europe has inspired the emergence of similar
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Betting On M-Payments: From Football To The Races

Super Bowl weekend has become a de facto “national holiday” in the United States, celebrated by attending parties,
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The Year of the Tech Giants

Tech giants Google, Facebook and Apple already control a majority of our digital lives – from curating the content
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Has The Time Come for NFC Mobile Payments?

For fast-paced urban dwellers, even shopping for groceries can be burdensome task. Keen to appeal to this demographic,
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