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Phil_Britt 1/10/2014 | 10:59:48 AM
Re: Sign of things to come? One of the mobile payments analysts I talked to recently called Isis DOA. That could be a little drastic. I would think Isis would try to find a partner (MCX?) before scrapping the idea altogether.
Sarah Thomas 1/10/2014 | 10:55:41 AM
Re: Sign of things to come? That was my first thought too. I won't be surprised on the day we hear Isis is shutting down or drastically changing its strategy.
Sarah Thomas 1/10/2014 | 10:54:49 AM
Re: Empty wallet This wasn't a Telefonica Digital initiative, was it? Its whole MO is to test things out and not be overly attached to their success, but O2 doesn't operate that way as much. I'm not surprised people don't want a wallet from their operator, but it's too bad as this was heralded as an early example of an operator doing it well.
Phil_Britt 1/10/2014 | 10:39:04 AM
Sign of things to come? Interesting that Telefonica shut its mobile wallet. Wonder if this forecasts some future problems for the ISIS venture in the U.S. I've talked to a few financial services analysts who don't expect ISIS to survive long-term because they see issues with its business model and security.
mendyk 1/10/2014 | 10:00:45 AM
Empty wallet Is there a life lesson for network operators in Telefonica O2's decision to scrap the digital wallet program?
PaulERainford 1/10/2014 | 9:10:21 AM
Tablets go shopping Just as a side comment to the above, the same British Retail Consortium figures found that overall UK retail sales only rose 0.4% year-on-year in December - which serves to underline the huge impact smartphone/tablet-driven online shopping is making.
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