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Rating: High hopes of addressing four billion phone users
It seems that at least one US based giant, eBay, has recognised the value of having a mobile arm which can process payments for mobile phone users. Consequently, it has announced its intention to buy the mobile-payments company, Zong, for about $240 million. The advantage is that Zong possesses connexions with over 250 different mobile operators in 45 countries worldwide. eBay already has a payments arm, PayPal, and the company is obviously hoping that Zong will help build its position in mobile payments. PayPal virtually disenfranchises the young and the unbanked – two of the most important sectors amongst mobile phone users. The question is – who will be next? Android fans find it incredibly hard to make purchases from the Android Market, so maybe Google should have bought Zong, perhaps? And Bango surely must be an ideal target for anyone wanting to get into the mobile payments business. Continue reading
Rating: Still only applies to Windows Mobile 6.0 and above
Whilst Microsoft’s My Phone app has recently been chosen as a finalist for the GSMA 2010 Best Mobile Internet Service, it is still restricted to a narrow band of Windows Mobile 6.0 and above handsets. Nevertheless, the company has now introduced an updated version, v1.6, which it claims is based on user feedback. A bit like Windows 7, really. Continue reading
Mobile developer Vlingo runs a service that GoMo News has always been interested in: mobile voice control. The product allows you to access most of the core functions of your device simply by speaking at it – you can see our live demo of the service at CTIA 2009 here. One of those functions is mobile web search, where you can simply tell Vlingo what you want and at it will run a series of searches for it on the internet through your phone. Today, Vlingo has published its list of the 10 most popular mobile web searches that were run through Vlingo during 2009. Continue reading
We got a heads up from Offerpal Media today. The company specialises in advertising to users of social networks like Facebook and Myspace. It monetizes apps for the millions of users of these sites, but now Offerpal has extended it’s platform to include game apps for iPhone.
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Rating: that’s bad… NO! That’s Good.
This morning, I was up extremely early to get a flight. I checked the wires as I knew Blyk was launching today, but I couldn’t make the event. To my surprise I saw MySpace launching free ad-funded mobile site.
My first thoughts – nothing is a coincidence in the mobile space.
So I have landed and I tested blyk.co.uk and lo and behold it worked. You can check out the new website and I will write up an analysis in Mobile 2.0.
But, I thought. Let me be a bit different and interview some people about Blyk and MySpace.