Mobile content consumption in Asia is about to get a huge boost in the near future. India’s telco ecosystem has been stirred up by the launch of a new mobile operator which has lead to pricing wars between the carriers. For consumers, this means cheaper access to data and as a result, digital content merchants are bound to gain. By chance, we also published our India market report in September, so this is a good time to catch up on the quickly changing economics of the market. For other news from the industry in September, check out our monthly recap below.
- Tech Week Europe: Mobile Phone Shipments Set To Plateau In Five Years
- VentureBeat: EU looking at extending some telecom security rules to WhatsApp and Skype
- Bloomberg: Apple to Seek Strategic Stake in Luxury Carmaker McLaren
- Tebudele: Telecom APIs could increase African innovation
- New York Times: What if ‘One Click’ Buying Were Internetwide?
- TechCrunch: Facebook Messenger now allows payments in its 30,000 chat bots
- Mobile World Live: Line makes foray into mobile services
- Let’s Talk Payments: Visa Launches mVisa: A New Mobile Payment Service to Take on M-Pesa
- Economic Times: Naspers-owned PayU snaps up Citrus Pay for $130 million in one of the largest fintech deals in India
- VentureBeat: Uber opens self-driving vehicle trial in Pittsburgh to the public
- YourStory: Singapore’s Grab raises $750mn led by SoftBank
- Medianama: Flipkart joins Paytm and Hike in the 100 million user club
- Music Industry Blog: Just How Well Is Streaming Really Doing?
- Midia Research: Watch out Access, Liberty Media is building a full stack music company
- TechCrunch: Pandora debuts a $5 per month streaming service with more skips, replays and offline access
- Music Business Worldwide: YouTube, beware: Facebook is ready to do some global music licensing
- Tech In Asia: This regional competitor is quietly taking over Snapchat in Asia
- Mobile World Live: Intel to spin off security unit and sell majority stake to TPG