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    Globe lines up against arch rival Smart with payments alliance Edit Post

    Globe, the second largest operator in the Philippines, has signed an MoU with e-commerce firm Lazada so that its GCash wallet can be used for payments on its partner’s sites across South East Asia. The announcement comes just a few months after Lazada’s parent, Rocket Internet, agreed to set up a joint venture targeting payments in ...

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    MTN banks on money growth Edit Post

    Far-flung operator group MTN is leaning on non-voice services, including data and mobile money, for its revenue growth, said CEO Sifiso Dabengwa. Conventional customer additions look unlikely to significantly lift revenue – quarter-on-quarter sub numbers only grew by 1.8 per cent across the group, according to MTN’s  quarterly trading update. Total subs at end-March 2015 were ...
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    Apple ups spend on lobbying, including for mobile payments Edit Post

    Apple spent $1.24 million in the first quarter of 2015 on lobbying legislators on a range of topics, including mobile payments, said Bloomberg. The figure represents a 16 per cent increase over the same period last year. The figure, which was disclosed in the company’s own lobbying report, covers a whole range of activities. In fact, ...