Five ways to reach all mobile internet user segments
- The Tiered Usage Pricing Plan
- The All You Can Eat Data Plan
- The Unlimited Plan with Speed Restriction
- The Data Surfing Time Plan
- And, the Multi-device Shared Plan
How clued up are consumers on smart meters? [infographic]
For the utilities sector, smart metering is a hugely important step to inform consumers of where their money is going – especially with continually rising bill prices – as well as saving energy overall.
And in terms of the ever-growing Internet of Things, the smart meter is seen as the first step to creating the smart home.
In the UK, smart metering has been a major issue of late. Earlier this month it was announced by the government that the rollout of smart meters to 30 million UK homes is to be...
4G LTE revenue will reach $340 billion in 2017
Virtual Coins – what will this mean for the payments space?
Forget £, $, €, or the whole host of other international currencies, the new kid on the block is virtual currencies; which live on the web and in our virtual wallets.
The latest to launch is Amazon Coins; used for app, game, and in-app purchases on Amazon’s app store.
But what are the advantages over standard currency? The main benefit for consumers is discounts. 100 “coins” on Amazon is equivalent to $1, whereas 500 will cost $4.80 (a 4% saving) with more gift cards...
There will be no big bang for mobile payments
Does free mobile messaging mean goodbye SMS?
Receiving your very first SMS – at the time it seemed such a marvel of modern technology. These days it’s something we take for granted as ever more advanced features are released for our daily use, but is the era of SMS over?
For the first time, free messaging apps have taken over the now dated SMS system many of us have been familiar with for over 15 years, helping to keep us all more connected.
A study from Informa has revealed the extent of this shift. According to the research firm almost 19...
Internet ad revenues hit record annual growth, reaching nearly $37 billion
Digital advertising revenues climbed to a milestone high of $36.6 billion in 2012, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report for the full-year of 2012. That historic number marks a 15 percent rise over 2011’s full-year...
PayPal and LG intertwine on Smart TV solution
It’s an interesting combination; a payment solution within your smart TV. Yet, for South Korean manufacturer LG and payments facilitator PayPal, it has only come to fruition this week. So is this a match made in heaven?
The latest feature is available on 2013 LG Smart TVs in Canada, the United Kingdom and United States, with Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Italy anticipating a rollout starting this month.
With the two companies in conjunction, paying for premium TV content will in theory become a...
How are US citizens using mobiles for financial services?
The majority of US citizens aren’t using mobile banking services because they simply don’t need it, and their banking needs were being adequately met without the use of mobile banking.
That’s the big takeaway from the Federal Reserve (FRB), who has brought out a mammoth 79-page document on how consumers interact with mobile financial services and found that the use of mobiles to access bank accounts and credit cards went up in the United States last year.
But 54% of those surveyed felt they...