The short month of February is now over, but that does not mean there was a lack of news during the past month. Our summary covers the biggest stories across the industry so if you don’t have time to keep an eye on the news, check out an overview below.
We can not also overlook Mobile World Congress that is taking place in Barcelona today. As the list of announcements made there would be too long, we recommend to check out the event’s news portal Mobile World Live for full coverage.
In addition to the news stories, make sure to also view our updated carrier billing deployment tracker, highlighting carrier billing deployment by the world’s leading digital companies.
We hope you have an interesting read and a great start to March!
- VentureBeat: Why mobile app stores are on their way out
- New York Times: Don’t Look Now, but the Great Unbundling Has Spun Into Reverse
- Mobile World Live: US iPhone users spent $40 on apps in 2016
- Payments Cards and Mobile: Addressing the unbanked and underbanked in developing countries
- Marketwatch: A Look at the Global Evolution of Direct Carrier Billing
- Medianama: Paytm now has 200 million wallets
- CNET: PayPal + Slack = send money to colleagues with a 5-word command
- TechCrunch: Jaguar launches in-car payments at Shell gas stations
- Business Insider: Viber transitions to platform and adds e-commerce feature
- VentureBeat: Uber rival Grab to buy Indonesian online payment startup Kudo for over $100 million
- Medianama: Amazon’s net profit weighed down by investments in India, video, and Prime
- Telenor: Telenor Group and Netflix sign strategic partnership targeting global customer footprint
- Mobile World Live: Snap reveals business details in IPO filing
- TechCrunch: The New York Times offers free Spotify to new subscribers
- Medianama: YouTube live streaming now live for users with over 10k subscribers