Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mobile Money News Weekly - Week of April 25, 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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In 2016 the value of transactions made using Near Field Communication (NFC) services in North America will reach nearly $47 billion.


Research shows the number of annual mobile payment transactions will increase to 45 billion in 2015.


It has been forecasted that by 2015 over half a billion people worldwide will be using their smartphone as a ticket on their daily commute.


Mobile payments in North America experienced a substantial increase in adoption in 2010 with conversion rates doubling within one year.


The deployment of NFC technology will lead to half a billion people worldwide using their mobile devices as travel tickets by 2015.


Pyramid Research claims that by 2015, NFC enabled smartphones will make up 28 percent of all smartphone sales.


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In the fourth quarter of 2010, 29.8 million Americans accessed bank, credit, or brokerage accounts with a mobile device.  That’s a 54 percent increase from the previous year.


Mobile payments have been growing faster in Australia than anywhere else in the world.


InMobi has revealed that shoppers prefer browsing and buying goods and services from their mobile phone over their PC.


According to Google, 74 percent of smartphone users make purchases with the help of their phones.  This shows a major change is happening in online commerce.

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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.