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Is Facebook positioning Messenger to be its commerce and payments play?
Published: April 11, 2014
Facebook is building a multi-pronged approach to messaging with WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger, which could be positioned as a content, commerce and payments play similar to WeChat.
Facebook, Google land blows against wireless carriers, undercutting their role
Published: February 21, 2014
It has been a bad week for wireless carriers, with moves by MasterCard and Visa likely to diminish their role in mobile payments while Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition pushes carriers farther to the sidelines of mobile messaging.
SMS must evolve or risk disappearing completely: report
Published: November 13, 2013
Revenue from SMS messaging at wireless carriers will decline by $23 billion over the next five years as over-the-top messaging applications such as WhatsApp continue to gain in popularity, according to a new report from Informa Telecoms & Media.

Verizon urged by consumers to eliminate mobile phone contracts
Published: April 25, 2013
The Change.org petition asks Verizon to consider a better way for customers to purchase devices affordably via a payment plan or by some other means.
SMS’ biggest achievement is proving that mobile marketing works
Published: December 3, 2012
Since the first SMS message was sent 20 years ago, texting has become nearly ubiquitous and is embraced by brands of all shapes and sizes. However, the next two decades may not be as rosy as texting is challenged by sexier smartphone-enabled marketing and the rise of free messaging apps.

Sprint, Softbank deal reflects foreign investors’ attraction to US wireless carriers
Published: October 16, 2012
Sprint is the latest wireless carrier in the United States to attract investment from overseas as international companies look to gain a foothold in the mobile market here.

Will T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger spur new round of consolidation?
Published: October 4, 2012
The wireless carrier market has been relatively quiet ever since AT&T and T-Mobile USA called off their proposed merger last year in the face of regulatory scrutiny. This could change with the news that T-Mobile USA has a found a new partner in MetroPCS.

Nokia Q2 results highlight just how much is riding on Windows Phone
Published: July 23, 2012
While analysts did not respond well to Nokia’s latest quarterly financial results, cutting their price targets for the company, all hope may not be lost yet as Nokia takes moves to cut costs and raise money while it waits for the Windows Phone to catch on.

Can Apple’s vertical integration work for others in the mobile space?
Published: July 9, 2012
It is no secret that one of the keys to Apple’s mobile success is its vertical approach. While other companies are hoping to accomplish similar results with their own integration strategies, this may not be a workable solution for all.
Should BlackBerry maker RIM exit the hardware business?
Published: July 2, 2012
Research In Motion’s problems are multiplying and the only way out may be for the company to exit the hardware business and focus on licensing its software, according to one analyst.
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