Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mobile Money News Weekly - Week of April 18, 2011

The Mobile Money News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

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According to Juniper Research, in just three years, one in five smartphones will carry NFC technology, some 300 million estimated handsets.


Mobile shopping has transformed the way people shop, with 50 percent of Americans using a mobile method to navigate shopping.


Visa Europe has announced plans to invest 100 million euros per year to accommodate the growing demand for mobile payments and e-commerce.


Emerging global markets that lack broad access to financial services will likely represent the greatest potential for mobile payments initiatives.


Start up Payfone has teamed with American Express to deliver a new mobile payment option to consumers.


About 10 percent of U.S. households currently use mobile banking, according to market research firm Nielsen, and Forrester predicts that one in five adults in the U.S. will be using mobile banking by 2015.


McDonalds revealed in January that it will install readers to accept contactless payments in 1,200 branches this summer. This is another example of the end of wallet and the beginning of the electronic payment era.


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A new study has found that m-commerce and NFC technology will become increasingly popular over the next three years.


Apple is now selling Square's credit card reader unit via the online Apple Store, casting further doubt on the computing giant's plans to integrate NFC based payment technologies into future iterations of its iPhone.


Smartphones are set to increasingly feature NFC technology over the coming years.


Google is extending its mobile payment trials with "smart" store window stickers in four new cities that let users check-in with an NFC enabled phone, hinting at the company's wider plans for the technology.

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.