Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Mobile Retailing News Weekly - Week of May 2, 2011

The Mobile Retailing News Weekly is an online newsletter that is made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile retailing applications and mobile marketing applications that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

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Research firm InMobi predicts U.S. mobile shopping to become a $9 billion industry in 2011, a significant jump from the $2.4 billion from 2010.



Research in Motion will soon release a new BlackBerry device that is enabled with NFC programming that enables its use for mobile payments.



A new report 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.



PayPal is expected to have over $2 billion worth of mobile payment sales in 2011, more than three times the mobile payments of 2011.



The founder of Square has announced that the company is now processing over $2 million worth of mobile payments per day.



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The bank ING Direct has a new iPhone app that allows customers to transfer payments by “bumping” phones.



A new survey from British Research Consortium has shown that people in the U.K. are willing to use mobile phones to pay for goods in shops.



Square Inc. has recently announced that it is partnering with Visa for its mobile payments startup.



A study by Google has found that mobile ads drive smartphone users to take actions such as visiting a website or making a purchase.



Mobile shopping is growing substantially as now 50 percent of people aged 18 to 64 are using smartphones to pay for online purchases.



The pilot stage of NFC payments at Starbucks Coffee has shown that point of sale can be a success with the appropriate environment.



A report by Google shows that the number of retail searches conducted on mobile devices increased by 181 percent since last year.


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