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Mobile Lime Scores $10 million. One Question – Why?

Oliver, writing at Mobile Crunch says that mobile payment player, Mobile Lime, have raised $10 million in further funding. I share Oliver’s complete bafflement. I wrote about Mobile Lime before in the context of a pretty thorough analysis of the mobile payments sector. I was pretty damning in my conclusions about the product’s usability and […]

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Mobile Payments Take Hold in Korea

There’s two schools of thought when it comes to mobile payments, or the ability to use your mobile phone to pay for goods and services. The first is a little similar to the one about if God had intended us to fly, she’d have given us wings. In other words, we don’t use our mobile […]

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PayPal (Still) Looking To Mobile, But In The Wrong Places

PayPal (Still) Looking To Mobile, But In The Wrong Places

MocoNews points out that PayPal is advertising open positions in “PayPal Mobile, signaling its intent to get into the mobile payments space. The listings describe PayPal Mobile as “a dynamic, young ‘start-up’ business unit within PayPal dedicated to bringing value-added mobile payment services to consumers and merchants.” Of course, this is the same unit they […]

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Mobile Payments in the Wild

Mobile Payments in the Wild

Back in June I wrote a post exploring the mobile payments sector – or what I called the next billion dollar market. In the post I used Mobile Lime as an example of a company who were getting it wrong, in my opinion. In fact, I concluded “Mobile Lime, in the nicest possible way; Change […]

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