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NFC Shouldn’t Be About Payments, It Should Be A Platform

I posted a link on Monday to a story about yet another small-scale NFC trial, this one in France, wondering when we’d ever see an actual commercial launch of one of these plans. In the comments, Raddedas from the always-entertaining Techype pointed out that with no NFC-equipped handsets available in the west, and none visible […]

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Operators’ Cut of PSMS to Fall

If you asked 100 penguins in the wild if they’d like Killer Whales to eat fewer of them next year, I’m pretty sure they’d overwhelmingly say yes. In an astute follow up question, they’d also probably agree that Killer Whales will eat less of them – if you’re an penguin, living in a dark, cold […]

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Premium SMS Fundraising and Operator Revenue Share

Premium SMS Fundraising and Operator Revenue Share

During SXSW, I ran into Scott Dudelson, who’s putting on premium SMS-based fundraiser for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. Justin over at MoPocket has a thorough rundown on Scott and the project, so check that out for more info on what he’s doing, but the basic idea is that people text “HEAL” to the shortcode […]

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PayPal And Mobile, A Week Later

PayPal last week took the wraps off its initial mobile offering, and as I pointed out, it held few surprises beyond the fact that it ignored mobile content — when they was the very place many people felt it would attack first, and could affect the most change. Today, MocoNews point out a study that […]

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PayPal Mobile Launches, Mobile Payments Apocalypse Upon Us, etc etc

PayPal Mobile Launches, Mobile Payments Apocalypse Upon Us, etc etc

As you’ve probably noticed, PayPal launched its long-awaited mobile service today, ready to bring down the pain on all other pretenders to the mobile payments crown. Or is it? There’s little doubt that PayPal will make a big splash in the US’ nascent market; after all, that’s what big brands do. It’s got a huge […]

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