Research from the GSMA forecasts that the number of machine-to-machine (M2M) connections around the world will reach a quarter of a billion this year.
The figure only refers to SIM-enabled connections that enable mobile data transmission between machines, which excludes smartphones, tablets, eBook readers, dongles, routers and hotspots.
Mobile payment and advertising partnership Weve has announced Pouch, a mobile-based ‘loyalty card’ application.
The first company to trial the scheme is the Eat food group.
Love is in the air
Mark Bridge writes:
Mobile World Congress is just a week away, with lovers of mobile technology preparing to be wooed by manufacturers, networks and developers. But if MWC is like St Valentine’s Day, then LG has been behaving rather like the world’s worst boyfriend.