PayPal: Why the carriers and the cloud are essential to mCommerce – with Nick Macilveen, Director of Carrier Partnerships

You can’t mention mobile commerce without the venerable PayPal entering the conversation at some point – usually right at the start. Their numbers are stagering, their reach is everywhere and they’ve just started putting all the pieces together for what is sure to be an incredible coming year.

PayPal is definitely at the epicentre of the mcommerce age but they are also engaged in a deeper, more important conversation that includes carriers, the cloud and your wallet. Why is this combination so important? What does the cloud have to do with mcommerce? Why are carriers relevant in this space?

Nick Macilveen, PayPal Mobile’s Director of Carrier Partnerships, joins me to discuss these and a number of other key mcommerce topics.

This is great episode with one of the pioneers in this space.


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About Nick Macilveen
Nick MacilveenAs PayPal Mobile’s Director of Carrier Partnerships, Nick Macilveen is helping build a new mobile payments industry by working with mobile carriers to establish mobile billing as a competitive payment method for internet merchants. His efforts include refining the business of mobile carrier billing for digital goods as well as bringing a wealth of PayPal mCommerce activities to operators. Mr. Macilveen also represents PayPal in trade organizations and industry forums. He originally joined Zong Mobile Payments as VP Carrier Partnerships & Industry Relations. eBay/PayPal acquired Zong for $240 million in August 2011.

Prior to Zong, Mr. Macilveen was the Senior Director of Strategic Corporate Development and Industry Relations at OpenMarket. Mr. Macilveen served on the Mobile Marketing Association Board of Directors for three years and is an active participant in the GMSA and CTIA Wireless Internet Caucus (WIC).

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Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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