On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...
Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017
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16 Sep 2014
LONDON, UK: The heads of Britain's largest companies earned 143 times more than their average employee last year, a study has revealed, exposing the growing pay gap between bosses and workers.
19 Aug 2014
LONDON, UK: Britain's Lloyds banking group apologised on Sunday, 26 January, after many of its debit card customers were left unable to access their money following a server glitch.
27 Jan 2014
LONDON, UK: The head of Royal Bank of Scotland admitted on Tuesday (3 December) that it had failed to invest in its information technology systems for decades, after a glitch left customers of the state-rescued bank unable to access cash for three hours.
4 Dec 2013
LONDON, UK: British police said they have arrested eight men after a gang stole £1.3m from Barclays bank by taking control of a branch computer system.
23 Sep 2013
LONDON, UK: British police said they have arrested 12 men over a "sophisticated" plot to remotely take control of a computer at a branch of Santander bank and steal millions of pounds.
16 Sep 2013
LONDON, UK: Analysis of the latest quarterly online search data for the retail banking sector from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight, reveals queries pertaining to mortgages dominated consumer searches in July.
6 Sep 2013
LONDON, UK: A top Google executive on Monday (22 April) insisted that the company's "key" role in developing Britain's electronic commerce should be taken into account in the row it faces over its controversial tax arrangements.
23 Apr 2013
LONDON, UK: Millions of emails and leaked records from offshore tax havens have exposed the identities of thousands of holders of offshore accounts, including the family of the president of Azerbaijan and French President Francois Hollande's one-time campaign treasurer, The Guardian and Le Monde newspapers reported on Thursday (4 April).
5 Apr 2013
LONDON, UK: Global M&A (US$2174bn) has pivoted on the fear of a eurozone break up due to the Greek bailout. This has been the lowest in deal values since 2010.
3 Jan 2013
LONDON, UK: An economic climate of disappointing growth and volatility could be the 'new normal' for charities, prolonging the challenging fundraising climate, and further shocks cannot be ruled out.
21 May 2012
LONDON, UK: With evolving technology, a growing emphasis on a cashless society and a demanding, time-poor culture, products that aim to make consumer payments as easy as possible are rapidly appearing on the market.
16 May 2012
LONDON, UK: Mobile operator, O2 has announced the launch of O2 Wallet - a service it says will deliver the benefits of mobile money to more UK consumers than any other product or service currently available. Eden Zoller, principal analyst at Ovum and author of upcoming report Mapping Mobile Payments, April 2012, has the following comment:
2 May 2012