Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Smart and Globe have their respective mobile banking initiatives – their strategies vary, but between the two telcos, who has the better approach. In the Multi Colored Dots Corner: Smart and its mBank! Smart’s mBank Philippines started operations last month and was established in cooperation with a Finnish development finance company called Finnfund, and by [...]
Troll: The evolution continues – load is slowly turning from something used to buy telco services to a pseudo, bit-coin like, currency. This will open up shitloads of opportunities for consumers and businesses alike (and yes – the Troll can even imagine fraudsters cooking up ways to use this new approach for their nefarious ways). [...]
Troll: Congratulations Globe for being a trailblazer in enabling our countrymen to conveniently gamble through their mobile phones! Truly this service can help in nation building! … It’s as easy as 1-2-3! The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), through Globe, has allowed Filipino’s to play Bingo Milyonaryo using GCASH! The new PCSO game gives Globe [...]
More popularly known as NFC, Near Field Communications was once touted to be the next best thing in mobile money. Imagine, tapping your phone on an NFC device to pay for train rides or groceries! But no – the technology tried to fly, not realizing it was dodo. World renown research house Gartner released a [...]
Smart, through its subsidiary, Smart Hub Inc. (AKA, S.H.I., one letter short of a smelly acronym), has launched Smart Pay, a tool that allows merchants to accept credit card payments even if they are away from the main store. Yup, imagine a barber going to your house, cuts your hair, and takes payments by credit [...]
The Troll found this very easy to read article on the Manila Bulletin, written by Michael Alan Hamlin – the writer interviewed a supposed expert on M-Commerce who appears to be a wee bit too optimistic on things: she equates her experiences in the U.S. of A and tries to imagine the same on a [...]