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Hanging on the telephone (and trusting my bank)

Phone os

Monitise produced a report six months ago on mobile usage, and have produced an update this week with some interesting numbers.  For example: 1,124 people use Facebook mobile every month (1,008 million six months ago [sma])  456 million people only use Facebook mobile (341 million sma) 85 billion apps have been downloaded …

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Africa shows the way to the future


I spent some time reviewing the latest news on M-PESA yesterday. M-PESA is now seven years old, and has transformed the African landscape.  Since its launch in 2007, over 18 million of the 43 million people who live in Kenya have opened an M-PESA account and access to the mobile …

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As Facebook almost died, so did PayPal

PayPal payments 1q14

As I blogged yesterday about how Facebook almost died after missing the mobile wave, it’s interesting that PayPal could have also followed a similar path. PayPal are not an innovator or disruptor, but they are a machine. A growth machine. Their growth is tracked by many, with Payments News being …

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