Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mobile Retailing News Weekly - Week of May 16, 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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SAP is expected to launch the latest version of what it calls the Sybase Unwired Platform at its annual customer and partner event in Orlando, Florida this week.  This includes 19 mobile apps for businesses covering areas such as sales, finance, procurement and human resources.  Read More

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 More

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 More

According to TNS research, the use of mobile wallet technology amongst U.K. consumers has more than doubled in the last 12 months with more than one in ten people now making payments via a mobile device.  Read More

Visa is building a digital wallet that people can use to purchase items online or with their phones instead of with traditional cards.  Read More

According to a GfK NOP report, debit and credit card holders seem to be attracted to the idea of mobile payment services.  Read More

Pyxis Mobile provides an agile, powerful, and secure mobile enterprise application platform.  It enables rapid cross-platform application development, unlimited data integration, enterprise-grade security, and the unique ability to change and update applications in real time.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Pyxis Mobile, http://pyxismobile.com/.

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

Google is gearing up for a launch of its Mobile Wallet project, which enables smartphone based NFC payments.  Google plans to release the product first in Europe, where the competition is heating up, according to a Marketing Week report.  Read More

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

Asians are more likely than people elsewhere in the world to use their mobile phones to do their banking and to shop online.  Read More

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Today is Mobility Tuesday at SAP's SAPPHIRENOW 2011!!!
Kevin Benedict's Mobility Photos from SAPPHIRE Now 2011
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Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
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Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
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The Future of Enterprise Mobility
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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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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.