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Up close with the Giants – MEFTV interviews Baidu and LINE

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Last month MEF hosted the inaugural MEF Global Forum Mobile First Markets in Bangalore, where members and delegates came together to discuss the mobile opportunity across South East Asia, Middle East, Africa and of course India.

One of the highlights was an engaging debate on the insider strategies of global giants operating in emerging markets.

Here MEFTV speaks with two of the panellists, Chinese internet giant Baidu and communications platform LINE to hear their thoughts on the day’s discussions and gain insights into their strategies for providing services to diverse and challenging mobile first markets.

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Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 27th July

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Visa Invests $5 Billion in Stripe, mHealth Market Headed for $33.7 Billion China has more mobile gamers than America has people, Data and VAS become Vivo’s main revenue line and more global news…

Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.

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Infographic: sponsored mobile data – the $6 billion Asian revenue opportunity

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Mobile users in Asia are willing to accept sponsored mobile data packages and that could mean a significant revenue opportunity for mobile operators and content owners in the region, according to new research published by mobile technology firm and MEF member, Syniverse. The infographic below breaks out more on the research, detailing how the sponsored data approach is a major engagement opportunity for brands, businesses and mobile operators alike.
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14 stats that show why consumer trust and wearables go hand-in-hand

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The wearables ecosystem continues to grow rapidly with all manner of connected devices from fitness trackers in trainers and connected eyewear and is of course buoyed by the recent launches of smartwatches from the likes of Apple and Samsung. What remains consistent is the inevitability of connected devices’ need to create and use consumer data to monetise the services that wearable hardware supports. Indeed the sustainability of this ecosystem is...
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Consumer Trust : Building a coalition of the willing

By | Featured Post, Privacy | No Comments
Privacy and security took centre stage at MEF’s 4th Annual Consumer Trust Summit last month in New York. Simon Bates, MEF’s Senior Advisor for Policy & Initiatives was on hand to witness the debate. When we reflected on last year’s Summit in Washington DC it was apparent that, while regulation plays an important role in building trust in mobile services, it’s not the whole story. This year we wanted to...
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Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 20th July

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Local smartphone vendors succeeding in emerging markets, mobile money transfers and global mHealth services are booming, US now seen as 'mobile first' market and more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Local Smartphone Vendors Making Hay...
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5 Minutes with… Loviit

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In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, Marcel Vaschauner, CEO & Founder of Loviit, a mobile payments solution from Buongiorno. What does Loviit do? Loviit is a new solution for mobile payment and financing covering all services around the payment chain, guaranteeing a weekly payout. With only one integration and one agreement our customers have all payment options ready to start...
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16 reasons why FinTech, health and education are key drivers of innovation in mobile

By | Featured Post, mhealth, Mobile Money, wearables | No Comments
Now in their 12th year, MEF’s annual awards, the Meffys is an industry benchmark for the evolution of our ecosystem. In 2005 the first dedicated Innovation Award was introduced to the Meffys and marked "an industry coming of age" according to the ceremony host, UK newsreader Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Fast-forward 10 years and it is the sectors that mobile now enables that is experiencing accelerated growth. The Meffys 2015 features seven...
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12 years of the Meffys

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Today we're announcing that, much to the relief of the many of you who have been phoning our London HQ all week, we're extending the deadline to enter the Meffys to July 31st. This means you'll have more time to get your entries together for our biggest global mobile awards show yet, the 12th annual celebration of all things mobile. Check out the website for all the information. Here, veteran Meffys Judge and industry journalist Tim Green...
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Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 13th July

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India heads from 1B voice users to 1B internet users, Google dominates app downloads , Apple Dominates Revenues, Visa brings connected car payments to life, Apple Pay hits UK, China makes up 1/5th of the global mobile gaming market and more... Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an...
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