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Nine operators have implemented an in-application API for the Wholesale Applications Community, so AJAX apps will soon be able to empty your pockets just like the competition can. The new API – supported by AT&T, Deutsche Telecom and Telefonica among others – permits a WAC application to bill the user for in-application events …

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Good luck

Convincing people to give money to telcos rather than Google and Apple? Good luck.

They'll need it. I for one will take some convincing.

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Indeed. Those telco muppets even want control of the apps available on their networks, which means that operator x will have app y, but no one else. And app updates will not exist or, if you're lucky, you'll get one every 2 years.

God, the only other vertical this stupid (that comes to mind offhand) is Hollywood.

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I think the telcos are a bit late to this (monetising) party. Shame.

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super, another way of being fleeced over the internet.

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