Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of May 30, 2011 **Special Edition

This is a special edition of the Mobile Commerce News Weekly.  In this edition I have collected the best market and trend numbers from the past few months and aggregated them into one edition.  You can save this edition and use these numbers in your own business plans and presentations.

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A report by Juniper Research indicates that the mobile retail market, which was worth $4.1 billion in 2009, will experience average annual growth of about 24 percent during the next four years to reach slightly more than $12 billion in 2014.  Read Original Content

According to Berg Insight, by 2015 there will be 900 million people using mobile banking on their phones.  Read Original Content

A study from TNT Research shows that over 50 percent of consumers in rapid growth economies want to use mobile phones for greater access to financial services.  Read Original Content

Pyramid Research estimates that the number of mobile banking users in Latin America will grow 65 percent between 2010 and 2015, from around 18 million users to over 140 million users. Read Original Content

PayPal expects to process more than $2 billion in mobile payments this year, which is nearly three times the amount it processed in 2010. Read Original Content

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In countries like the U.S., China and Brazil, mobile banking users have increased over 100 percent in the past year. Read Original Content

Currently estimates show the number of global mobile payment users is at 116 million and In-Stat forecasts predict that number will grow to nearly 375 million by 2015. Read Original Content

A new survey from mobile advertising network InMobi predicts U.S. mobile shopping to become a $9 billion industry in 2011, a significant jump from the $2.4 billion from 2010. Read Original Content

Revenue from app stores owned by companies like Apple and Google is projected to hit $8.3 billion by 2014. Read Original Content

A report by Google shows that the number of retail searches conducted on mobile devices increased by 181 per cent since last year. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

What I Learned About Mobility at SAPPHIRENOW 2011
Challenges for a Global Manager of Service Delivery
Mobile Expert Video Series:  VIP’s Mark Goddard
Mobile Expert Video Series:  SAP’s Nick Brown
Mobile Expert Video Series:  Novus’ Dave Ploch
Mobile Expert Video Series:  Clicksoftware’s Nigel Clark
SAPPHIRE NOW 2011 Day 3 Mobility Photos!

Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
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Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
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The Future of Enterprise Mobility
The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies
The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Redstone Arsenal's (DOD/Chugach) 3 Maintenance Challenges Solved by Mobile

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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.