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freemium model success for game sellers, but parents beware !

April 26, 2012

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There is a story over at mobile businesss briefing that declares that almost half of freemium game players will buy an in-app purchase. This is good news because as  i talked about before this is a key method to monatise your game. It also talks about a high retention rate for freemium games,  however i […]

The end of sedimentary billing in Opcos – part 1

April 25, 2012

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I was asked, again, to provide a view on the future of operator billing, and so I thought it’s about time to write it down. This is part One and looks at history and a brief intro to the costs … A little history, for context,  or as I prefer to put it “sedimentary billing”, […]

Map of SMS Banking in Africa

April 25, 2012

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The Economist has published a map showing the take up of SMS banking in Africa. It’s a great reminder that in large parts of the world the mobile device is the access to the internet,  and as a salient point, these are mostly simple or so called feature phones,  not smartphones.  Which is why SMS […]

power up your EV charging

April 25, 2012

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engadget are covering the GE press release regarding a charging post for EVs called WattStation and WattStation Connect. this may be yawn inducing news,  except that there is a mobile app for it,  and I think this is quite an important element to the overall uptake of Electric Vehicles. At the moment not only are […]

IBM Blog transfer complete

April 24, 2012

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Yay,  happy days.  I have copied over those that I thought would be safe to copy,  so from now on the additions will be as I write them,  not en mass like this.  

Google Wallet – Notes from their VP of Payment

April 24, 2012

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This was originally posted to my internal IBM blog on 15:21 20/04/2012, Steve Devo, google, google_wallet, mobile, mobile_payments, mwv, payments, Mobile Internet Google Wallet Osama Bedier, VP Payments, Google, presented at the “Delivering innovative payment services at MWC. Here is a summary of what he said. Ohhh and in case you’re in a hurry I can […]

P2P mobile payments in Brazil #fail

April 24, 2012

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This was originally posted to my internal IBM blog on 17:11 19/04/2012, Steve Devo, apps, brazil, bump, golden, golden_month, mobile, mobile_payment, month, nfc, payment, paypal, Mobile Internet Saw this report in Mobile Money regarding a P2P (Person to Person) payment service in Brazil and was all excited. Till I read the report and saw that like […]