There’s a growing market for digital Enterprise services in Southeast Asia.
The team at Phunware, a customer engagement platform, confirmed to MMW this week that the company has entered into a joint venture with Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company through PLDT Capital.
Phunware’s integrated applications platform enables companies to engage and manage relationships with their customers worldwide: anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Posted in Marketing Strategy, Mobile Devices, Technology
On Tuesday, AppTech Corp. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire FlowPay, a cloud-based mobile payment platform designed specifically for the tax exempt non-profit market.
The terms of the agreement were not disclosed (but they will be in the company’s next quarterly filing and registration statement).
FlowPay has built a real-time mobile gifting service, with the next generation of text-messaging software integrating web embedded content, digital media, and secured text-messaging. The system provides real-time data analytics along with a suite of business applications including mobile payment.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, News, Platforms, Technology
The mobile gaming industry continues to be one of the top performing sectors of both the mobile apps and gaming industries.
That’s according to a new report from Tapinator.
Already a $25 Billion industry itself, a few industry analysts predict it to surpass console revenue in 2015 and boom to reach $40 Billion by 2018.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms
Visa and Chevron U.S.A. have just announced they will launch a mobile payments program at more than 20 Chevron-branded stations, accepting any NFC payment service.
The program, launching later this fall at select Chevron stations in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, will offer consumers “a simple and more secure way to pay at the pump with a range of mobile payment services.”
Already, an estimated 80 percent of Chevron customers in the U.S. pay for gas at the pump using a credit or debit card.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, Mobile Shopping, Near Field Communication, News, NFC, Platforms, Technology
The following is a guest contributed post from Will Margiloff, CEO of IgnitionOne.
Acquisition costs for online customers continue to rise. Hospitality marketers need to be smart, efficient and use the best tools to reach customers across marketing channels and devices, in person and on the phone. Uncovering the right audience and persuading them to make a booking doesn’t have to be challenging. Being able to clearly define audience characteristics for key insights can help you identify and reach audiences that have a higher likelihood of engagement – with stronger results. The right marketing strategy makes all the difference, from start to finish.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Devices, News, Opinion, Platforms
Without making waves, Apple Is confirming that it has, indeed, acquired a startup called Perceptio.
The new resources and talent should help Apple give companies the ability to run advanced artificial intelligence systems on iPhones and iPads, for example, without requiring them to share massive sums of user data.
Apple confirmed the acquisition to Bloomberg but would not reveal terms of the deal.
Posted in Announcements, Mergers And Acquisitions, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Rumors, Technology
Bigcommerce, a commerce platform for established and emerging businesses, has just announced that it has partnered with Pinterest to support Buyable Pins.
This extra-mile effort will provide Bigcommerce merchants with the opportunity to promote and sell products to more than 100 million monthly active Pinners through Pinterest’s iOS mobile and tablet apps.
Bigcommerce merchants will be among the first to have access to Buyable Pins, providing them the ability to offer a secure checkout experience optimized for mobile buyers. According to a recent study1, 87 percent of U.S. consumers have been influenced to purchase a product after seeing it on Pinterest, with more than 80 percent accessing the visual discovery tool via mobile devices.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, Mobile Social, News