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Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s health and money channels. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade...More


Square to launch new card reader

Square has announced plans for a new point-of-sale dongle that will read chip cards, ahead of the US move to the more secure technology over the coming year. Currently, the firm’s card reader only works with traditional credit and debit …

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CAK orders openness for M-Pesa

As expected, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has ordered Safaricom to open its network of 85,000 M-Pesa agents to rivals. Kenya’s dominant operator already pre-emptively removed exclusivity arrangements for its agents ahead of CAK delivering its directive. The anti-trust …

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Telefonica confirms Mexican deal talks

Telefonica said it opened negotiations with an unnamed company in the Mexico mobile market, following an earlier report the Spanish giant was in takeover talks with smaller rival Iusacell. The Spain-headquartered operator confirmed the move in a regulatory filing. A …