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Credit Card Blog: 50 Percent of Finns Use SMS for Mobile Payments
admin - February 18, 2015

Finland leads the way in SMS-based mobile payments. According to BookIT Oy, a company providing interactive two-way text messaging service for enterprise applications, half of the Finns are making m-payments through a service called iSMS, which BookIT bills as the next version of SMS.

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Cision.com: Luottokunta and BookIT Announce Operator and Device Independent Mobile Payment Solution at Sibos
admin - February 18, 2015

THU, SEP 22, 2011 15:16 CET
 
As 2011 ushers in the era of cloud-computing and mobile payment, financial institutions are increasingly concerned with how to secure payments over a wide range of mobile devices, platforms, telecom networks, and channels. At the same time, numerous industry consumer surveys indicate that for mobile payments to be widely adopted, payments must not only be secure, but also quick and convenient. A new mobile payment solution from the payment processor Luottokunta and the mobile transactions enabler BookIT was released this year at Sibos, and is the first on the market to clear three hurdles: 1) ease of use for the consumer 2) strong security 3) operator and device independence.

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Business Wire: Bookit Oy: The Inventor of SMS, Mr Makkonen Received an International Innovation Award
admin - February 18, 2015

November 04, 2008 05:16 AM Eastern Standard Time
HELSINKI, Finland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mr Matti Makkonen had discussed the idea of a Message Handling Service for GSM digital mobile phone in1984in a pizzeria in Copenhagen with two other Finns Mr Tiainen and Mr Tapiola during a conference of mobile phone communication's future. When the development of GSM digital mobile phone standard was extended from the Nordic countries initiative to global ETSI workgroup, the idea of SMS was proposed to be included as a global standard. Makkonen reminds that global collaboration is essential in order to bring the new technology to global scale. “Without this international collaboration the SMS would not have become a global success story”, says Makkonen. Today the SMS is available on global scale on a wide range of networks, including 3G networks.

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Bookit Oy: The Inventor of SMS, Mr Makkonen Received an International Innovation Award
admin - February 18, 2015

November 04, 2008 05:16 AM Eastern Standard Time
HELSINKI, Finland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mr Matti Makkonen had discussed the idea of a Message Handling Service for GSM digital mobile phone in1984in a pizzeria in Copenhagen with two other Finns Mr Tiainen and Mr Tapiola during a conference of mobile phone communication's future. When the development of GSM digital mobile phone standard was extended from the Nordic countries initiative to global ETSI workgroup, the idea of SMS was proposed to be included as a global standard.

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BookIT: Chirpy Birds - Angry Birds Theme Song is a Worldwide Angry Ringtone Sensation
admin - February 18, 2015

Having conquered the app world, Angry Birds is set to take flight in a new area – ringtones!
June 14, 2012 01:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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