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Mozilla aims to break Indian mobile market with $33 smartphone

Internet browser group Mozilla has followed in Google’s footsteps by releasing a mobile device - with one difference; its smartphone will cost merely $33 - as it looks to capitalise on the growing Indian market....

Mobile Technology, APAC, Smartphones, Mozilla

Will WeChat Succeed in Mobile Commerce?

WeChat, China’s wildly popular social messaging app, is experimenting with mobile commerce in a bid to become an all-in-one platform. What are the odds of success?...

Mobile Commerce, APAC, WeChat

Ericsson study sees bright future for mobile banking

About 97 percent of the country's population are interested in using mobile phones to send and receive money, according to a study by Ericsson, the Swedish communications technology and services company....

Mobile Banking, APAC, Ericsson

Idea Cellular launches mobile wallet, Idea Money

NEW DELHI: Idea Cellular has launched a mobile wallet service Idea Money which allows customers to conduct transactions like prepaid mobile recharges, DTH recharges, utility bill payments and money transfers....

APAC, Mobile Wallet, Idea Cellular, Idea Money

Why China Will Lead Innovation in Social and Mobile Commerce

Social commerce is a novel term in the US, and many people are not familiar with it....

Mobile Commerce, APAC

CIMB, AIS To Develop Mobile Banking Solutions

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Thai Bank PCL and and Advance Info Service PCL (AIS) have teamed up to develop a suite of new banking solutions on mobile phones, named “Beat Banking‟,” to cater to the latter’s 42.9 million customers....

Mobile Banking, APAC

MobiKwik introduces India’s first Mobile Money transfer service

MobiKwik, a mobile wallet service, is experiencing increasing adoption in its new wallet-to-wallet (W2W) money transfer service with more than 1.5 Lakh money transfers taking place in the last two months....

Mobile Money Transfer, APAC, MobiKwik

Zimbabwe: Econet Offers Telecash Employees Double Salary

The battles between Zimbabwe's largest mobile network operators are far from over; with a new cold war at tipping point....

Mobile Money Transfer, APAC, Econet, Telecel

Airtel Partners VeriFone to Bring Mobile Money Solution to 17 Countries in Africa

Airtel Africa, part of the Bharti Airtel Group and VeriFone Mobile Money have signed an agreement to offer VeriFone Mobile Money's merchant enablement application for its Tap n Pay service across 17 of Airtel's operating companies in Africa....

Mobile Money Transfer, APAC, VeriFone, Airtel

Is India the Next Big E-commerce Market?

If international investment is anything to go by, the answer is a resounding yes....

APAC, e-commerce

Safaricom cuts MPESA charges by up to 67 percent, days after entry of Equity in the mobile money market

Safaricom has announced a reduction of transaction fees levied by the operator on M-PESA on the low and medium transaction bands. - See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-185543/safaricom-cuts-mpesa-charges-67-percent-days-after-entry-equity-mobile-money#sthash.JYzoCrYv.dpuf...

Mobile Money Transfer, APAC, Safaricom, M-PESA

Bitcoin shakes up remittances as poorer people offered digital deals

Firms capitalise on soaring mobile phone use to offer cheaper, quicker cash transfers, but some are wary of the digital currency...

APAC, Digital Wallet, Bitcoin

Co-operative Bank launches mobile banking service

Kenya’s Co-operative Bank has launched a mobile banking service, allowing customers to conduct all their banking via their phones....

Mobile Banking, APAC, M-Co-op Cash

New Ezetap features to make banking easier

BANGALORE: Bangalore-based Ezetap, which makes it possible for merchants to accept payments on credit and debit cards on its handheld device, has packed in a bunch of new features to extend its utility. ...

Mobile Banking, APAC, Ezetap

Paytm in talks with Asian private equity firms to raise $350 million

NEW DELHI: Mobile commerce player Paytm has started talks with Asian private equity firms to raise about $350 million, most of which will be used for technology improvement and logistics expansion, with a deal expected to be sealed by the end of this year....

Mobile Commerce, APAC, Paytm

LG Uplus eyes China with easier mobile payment service

LG Uplus said Wednesday it will offer a new mobile payment service in overseas markets, starting in China....

Mobile Payments, APAC, LG Uplus, Paynow Plus

Mobile commerce market is showing healthy signs of life in Asia

Mobile apps are beginning to embrace the concept of processing mobile payments...

Mobile Commerce, Mobile Banking, APAC

Mogoogi.com launched in Ghana

Online fashion and lifestyle brand Mogoogi has been launched in Ghana with grand plans to expand onto Nigeria and the rest of Africa industries later this year....

Mobile Payments, EMEA, APAC, Mogoogi, ProfPay

Amazon To Invest $2 Billion In Indian Market

Amazon intends to invest $2 billion in its Indian subsidiary after seeing growth potential in India’s e-commerce market...

APAC, Amazon, e-commerce

Prime Bank loses mobile banking licence

The central bank yesterday cancelled Prime Bank's mobile banking licence due to “gross violations of rules” by the company that Prime had appointed to run the service....

Mobile Banking, APAC, Prime Bank

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