R U Licensed to Play?
Even before 3G meant what it means to day - in the days when it really meant Girls, Gambling & Gaming - the industries that are traditionally the earliest adopters of new technology, Bluepay Technologies lived a short life but burnt bright!
A group of like-minded ex ICL and 724 Solutions people put together a concept that pushed the boundaries of what was possible and which, at its core, was based around the use of location based technology to identify whether a user was legally allowed access to certain geo-limited services on their mobile device.
It may have wowed the audience at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes but the hegemony of mobile operators was such that the economics could never be established in the detail required by some of the world's major (and we mean major!) card processors.
Bear in mind that this is over 15 years ago!