Mobile Payments Buzz...

POSTED BY Global Administrator
I always set up Google Alerts for fast moving topics that I'm following closely - like mobile payments. Apart from being a self-confessed fan of these alerts (the only real downside I can see is repeated news in different sources from day to day), they are extremely useful in understanding who is doing what in a market, what the latest trends are, latest thought pieces from bloggers and in following rumours. Not just this though: you can get a sense of the level of activity in a market and my mobile payments alert quite regularly has up to 10 or so items each day. At Juniper, we've always seen the potential for mobile payments. If you look across the whole market (as we've done recently), there is growth in payment transaction volumes whilst mobile payments spread into increasing numbers of new applications and services as our mobiles become more and more integrated into our lifestyles. Well, over the last week or so (as well as our new report!) my Google Alerts have flagged up further positive signs for the future of this market. The alerts have shown that two mobile payments companies (Zong and Aepona) have raised new investment, whilst the stories of Apple's possible involvement in the field won't die down.