What happened to one of the most celebrated corporate champions from tiny Finland? Is Nokia the next Kodak? How the Finnish mobile phone giant reached at this crossroads? The book chronicles Nokia’s lost decade in which the venerable handset champion found itself in the clutches of a vicious cycle ...
Mobile Commerce 2.0: Where Payments, Location
and Advertising Converge
Mobile Commerce 2.0 is a book written to educate and inform managers in the retail, finance,
banking, IT, and wireless industries. The book provides a detailed treatment of the basic building
blocks like location services, mobile payments, and wireless ads.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is apparently the next big thing, but it tends to appear in different ways to different people. To some it’s all about connectivity of the web of devices and to other it’s synonymous with sensors and wearable devices. And the scope of IoT is expanding by the day—to smart lighting,… Read More »
1999: Smart Money The Philippines launched the first commercial mobile payments system on the platforms provided by the country’s two large mobile operators: Globe and Smart. 2006: PayPal Mobile The PayPal Mobile service leveraged the e-commerce stalwart’s ability to effortlessly connect its customers to bank accounts and credit cards, and allowed users… Read More »
By Majeed Ahmad 1997: The use of the mobile technology as a payment gateway had started in Helsinki when a company owned by Coca-Cola installed two mobile-optimized vending machines. These machines accepted payment via text messages. Merita Bank of Finland launched the first handset-based banking service using SMS. NTT DoCoMo launched the first successful mobile… Read More »