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Ericsson and Rwandan Government collaborate on financial inclusion
Ericsson and Rwanda have signed an agreement for the launch of a national interoperability switch based on the Ericsson M-Commerce Interconnect solution. more

Pakistan's underbanked get evolved mobile money services from Easypaisa and Ericsson
Pakistan has an estimated population of 199 million, with approximately 60 percent of people living on under USD 2 a day and only 15 percent reported to have a bank account. more

A new mobile phone app for grassroots mapping
University of Exeter academics have created an app which could help aid humanitarian rescue work in disaster-struck regions by using geographic data to map landscapes. more

Wuhan Intest selects Gemalto's LTE technology for Connected Cars in China
Gemalto says that it will provide its Cinterion wireless module to Wuhan Intest Electronic Technology to enable LTE connectivity on their Telematics-Box (T-Box). more

Visa Checkout Introduces New Interactive Button for Faster Mobile Commerce
Visa has unveiled a digital "swipe" product enhancement for Visa Checkout that allows shoppers to complete their online purchase by sliding a virtual image of their creditcard across the screen more

Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Gmail draining mobile data plans
A new app-usage finding, conducted through millions of Opera Max users, shows that on average over 30% of all data is used by apps running in the background. more

In-App Message Centers Generate 8-Times More Response Than Push Notifications
High-performing apps see average message center read rates of 44%, increasing to 49% for retail apps, meaning nearly half of all messages sent are opened and read. more

Georgia Tech discovers how mobile ads leak personal data
The personal information of millions of smartphone users is at risk due to in-app advertising that can leak potentially sensitive user information between ad networks and mobile app developers, more

Samsung Pay Processes Half a Billion Dollars of Transactions
Samsung says that its mobile payments service, Samsung Pay has reached a global milestone - about five million registered users processed over 500 million dollars in the first six months, more

Visa Brings Secure Payments to the Internet of Things
Emerging IoT companies will join mobile device manufacturers, including mobile point-of-sale acceptance (mPOS) providers, mobile NFC-enabled device manufacturers and other technology partners in the Visa Ready Program. more

Ericsson and ASBANC launch connected mobile money service in Peru
ASBANC, Peru's National Bank Association, and Ericsson have launched mobile financial services that aim to include 2.1 million unbanked Peruvians by 2019. more

Apple Opening Europe's First iOS App Development Center in Italy
Apple has announced the creation of Europe's first iOS App Development Center in Italy, to give students practical skills and training on developing iOS apps. more

New app 'hides' user location from third parties
Researchers who developed an app that blocks third parties from identifying an individual's location based on what they search for online received a \"best paper\" award at a recent conference. more

Record-Breaking Holiday Season for Apple's App Store
In the two weeks ending January 3, customers spent over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases, setting back-to-back weekly records for traffic and purchases. more

Apple & China UnionPay to Bring Apple Pay to China
Apple and China UnionPay have announced a partnership to bring Apple Pay to China. more

Using mobile devices to augment reality can enhance creative play and exploration
Scientists at Disney Research say augmented reality with mobile devices serves as the perfect bridge between the two and can enhance creativity in the process. more

Native Advertising Coming to Mobile Websites
The mobile advertising vendor, InMobi says that it has signed a deal to promote mobile content alongside advertising. more

Apple Taking Down Hundreds of Apps That Leaked Personal Information
Apple has started removing apps which had been approved by its iTunes checkers despite collecting private user data without permission. more

Sony Mobile Taps PubMatic to Power Advertising Solution for Mobile Apps
The ad agency PubMatic says that it has been selected by Sony Mobile to exclusively power the programmatic advertising and ad serving for the in-app advertising inventory on a number of its premium mobile apps. more

Facebook Confirms its App is Draining iPhone Batteries
Facebook has confirmed that it is looking into claims that its iPhone app is eating users battery capacity. more

Starbucks Launches Mobile Ordering in the UK for Apple Users
Starbucks is launching Mobile Order & Pay in the UK, allowing customers to pre-order their drinks and food in over 150 London stores and save time in the queue. more

Samsung Says Customer Data Safe Following Hack Attack
Samsung says that its own mobile payments service remains safe following reports of a hack attempt on its US subsidiary. more

Paytm Partners with Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee and Vaango to Enable Mobile Payments
India's Paytm has entered into a partnership with the most popular fast food restaurants in the country- Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee and Vaango. more

Android widgets may boost effectiveness of sleep-monitoring apps
An effective smart phone application should make data collection easy, but not so easy that the user forgets to access and reflect on that information, according to a team of researchers. more

Android Ransomware Masquerades as Free Porn App
An Android app that claims to be a video player for porn has turned out to be an extortion scam that locks phones until people pay up to have it removed. more

BBC Brasil content now available on Grupo Gol digital platforms
BBC Brasil has further extended its reach in Brazil by making its news content available on the digital services of the major mobile content aggregator, Grupo Gol. more

An app twice a day keeps the dentist away
Research shows that Brush DJ, an app designed to encourage youngsters to adopt and maintain an effective oral health care routine using evidence-based techniques, is effective in its aims. more

Apple Pay Adoption Stalls
When asked why they didn't use the Apple Pay option, 32% said they were satisfied with their current payment method, while 34% said they are not familiar with how Apple Pay works. more

'Brain training' app may improve people with schizophrenia
A 'brain training' iPad game developed and tested by researchers at the University of Cambridge may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at work and living independently, more

Location-based ads need more than closeness to overcome creepiness
Location-based advertisements may pinpoint customers geographically, but often miss the target because customers may find the ads creepy and intrusive, according to an international team of researchers. more