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Amazon takes aim at mobile games

Mobile games become a new focus for Amazon

Amazon has taken a strong interest in the mobile sector, which should come as no surprise considering the company’s focus on the digital world. The online retailer has been making moves to establish a stronger presence in mobile commerce, but this is not the only approach that Amazon has taken on the mobile space. The company is preparing to launch an new service it calls AppStream, which has a very specific focus on mobile games.

New service to make mobile games more accessible to consumers

Mobile games represent some of the most used applications by consumers around the world. These games are quite popular and have become one of the most lucrative sectors of the game industry as a whole. New mobile games are entering the market at a rapid pace, and Amazon believes that consumers may benefit from a virtual hub through which they can find these games easily. As such, exposure is one of the top priorities of AppStream and Amazon believes that consumers will be able to find a wide variety of interesting mobile games through the service.

AppStream based on cloud technology

Mobile Games - AmazonAppStream is built on a “pay as you go” model. Consumers will be able to find and play mobile games, paying only for the games they play; there will be no monthly fee for the service itself. All of the games that will be featured on AppStream will be available for all mobile operating systems. As such, Android and iOS users will be able to find a wide variety of mobile games through the service. Notably, the AppStream will be connected to a cloud computing system, which will host the games that consumers have access to. This means that the games that people play through AppStream will not take up the computing power or storage space of their mobile device.

AppStream could open the way for more advanced mobile games

Because AppStream is based on cloud technology, Amazon believes that it will become a popular platform among developers. The company believes that developers can use AppStream to host high fidelity mobile games that may be a bit more technologically advanced than conventional mobile devices. Games that make use of advanced 3D imagery, for instance, are not well supported on mobile devices. Through cloud technology, however, nearly any mobile device could play such games.

Monet teams with IBM to boost mobile commerce in Pakistan


Monet chooses IBM for new cloud-based system

Technology giant IBM has aIBM mobile commercennounced that Monet, a leading mobile commerce provider in Pakistan, has begun using its cloud-based solution to provide enhanced service to consumers. Mobile commerce is growing in the Middle East and Monet has positioned itself to become one of the leading platforms currently available to consumers. As mobile commerce becomes more popular, Monet is working to make payments more secure and placate some of the concerns coming from consumers.

Cloud-based system may help expand mobile commerce in Pakistan

Monet plans to use IBM’s cloud-based system to expand its presence throughout Pakistan. The company already caters to numerous mobile banking networks and branchless financial institutions, all of which consider the security of consumers’ financial information as a major priority. Mobile banking is becoming more popular in Pakistan, thus becoming a more attractive target for hackers and other parties with malicious intent. In order to meet the changing needs of its customers, Monet has turned to IBM.

IBM to develop private system based on SmartCloud technology

IBM will be developing a specialized system for Monet based on its SmartCloud technology. This cloud-based system will provide Monet with a more comprehensive mobile infrastructure, which is well suited to meeting the growing demand for mobile financial services, such as banking and commerce. Monet will not simply be relying on IBM to provide it with a new cloud-based infrastructure, Monet is also outsourcing its networking, security, cryptographic, and disaster recovery solutions to IBM. This will allow Monet to focus on the core of its business structure.

Pakistan consumers begin to show more interest in mobile commerce

Mobile commerce is often thought of in terms of payments. The term refers to a wide range of practices in the financial world, however, including banking. As more consumers in Pakistan acquire mobile devices capable of giving them access to high-tech financial solutions, banks and other financial institutions are demanding new comprehensive services that enable them to better serve their customers. Monet and IBM may be able to provide such service and solidify the growth of mobile commerce in Pakistan.