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Fastacash raises Series B Funding; accelerates growth in payment transfers through social media platforms

Fastacash, a global platform enabling value transfers across social, has raised US$15 million in Series B funding from international investors, one of the largest Series B till date from a Singapore-headquartered fintech company. Rising Dragon Singapore has led the Series B round, which also included fintech venture capital firm – Life.SREDA, UVM 2 Venture Investments […]

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Wooshping and Nokia release a 21st century Appvent Calendar

It’s that time of year and advent is well and truly upon us. But what to do if you are not particularly charmed by those boring, old-fashioned advent calendars? Fear not, because those clever people at Nokia, in association with those equally clever people at Wooshping have a solution, which turns those calendars of yesteryear […]

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Gemalto brings Facebook Messenger to all mobile subscribers

Gemalto has expanded its LinqUs Facebook for SIM software application to include Facebook Messenger, bringing the popular and fast-growing messaging service to the much wider group of all mobile subscribers with any type of handset. LinqUs Facebook for SIM comes pre-installed on the SIM cards of mobile operators offering the service, and requires no data […]

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Lack of digital know-how costing UK retailers £12bn

UK retailers are missing out on £12bn in potential sales by failing to engage consumers through digital channels. New research from O2, conducted by expert retail analysts Conlumino, found that retailers are struggling to harness technologies that enhance customer experiences inside and outside the store. Three quarters of consumers say they don’t get a seamless […]

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Mobile coupon users to rise by 30% in 2013 as coupon apps hit social networks

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the number of consumers receiving coupons via mobile devices is expected to rise by 30% next year to more than 500 million people. According to the report, continued growth in mobile coupon usage will in part be fuelled by the integration of couponing platforms into the […]

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