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  • Orange 3

    Orange backs cash-to-goods firm Afrimarket Edit Post

    Orange purchased an unspecified stake in Afrimarket, a firm which enables users in Europe to pay for everyday goods and services in partner retail outlets in Africa. The firm enables targeted remittances to be sent so that friends and family in Africa can pick up goods, typically medicines, books and food, from local stores. Orange describes the ...

  • Strex

    Norway’s operators make move to single mobile wallet Edit Post

    Telenor, TeliaSonera and Tele2 have chosen Amdocs to supply an ambitious new platform for their recently rebranded payments-based joint venture called Strex. The three operators have been offering an SMS-based payment service since 1999 which, in 2012, they formalised into a company called mPayment. They then rebranded it to Strex in December 2014 and appointed a ...
  • Tim Cook

    CEO Cook looks to add functionality, more countries to Apple Pay Edit Post

    Apple CEO Tim Cook talked up new features that could be added to the recently launched Apple Pay, as well as his interest in a wider deployment of the US-only service. Cook was willing to look forward with the NFC-based mobile payment service, even though he acknowledged Apple Pay was still only in the “first inning” ...