Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of June 13, 2011

The Mobile Commerce 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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Verizon is working on a mobile payments service for smartphones, tablets, and PCs with mobile payments start-up Payfone.  Read Original Content

Google has agreements with Citigroup and MasterCard to embed near field communication technology (NFC) in the upcoming versions of Android-based phones.  This will give Google an advantage in the mobile payment market that is estimated to be at $618 billion by 2016.  Read Original Content

According to Bloomberg, Hewlett Packard is planning on introducing smartphones and tablets that are equipped with NFC technology.  Read Original Content

In an attempt to dominate the mobile payment market Visa has acquired the South African software company Fundamo for $110 million.  Read Original Content

Ericsson has developed a mobile payment program that allows users to send and receive money through text messages.  Read Original Content

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/

Juniper Research believes that world wide revenue from NFC will reach $50 billion by 2014.  Read Original Content

Mobile banking is expected to grow into a $22 billion industry across Africa by 2015.  Read Original Content

A comScore study shows that the majority of consumers who access phones for shopping are between the ages of 18 and 34.  Read Original Content

Visa has made an agreement with mobile financial services provider Montise in order to offer Visa customers a better-equipped mobile payment experience.  Read Original Content

The Google Wallet that was created both by Google and Mastercard will only be available at less than one percent of Mastercard locations for the beginning stages of the mobile payment system.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Eggs with Benedict - European Tour - Mobility Strategies and More
Mobile Expert Video Series: Sybase's Shawn McEwen
The Season of Mobility User Conferences
Mobile Vendor Video: Brothers and Mobile Printers
Mobile Expert User Video: Portugal Telecom's Manuel Rosa de Silva
Mobile Expert Video Series: ClickSoftware's Gil Bouhnick
Enterprise Mobility and Manned/Unmanned Systems Integration Capabilities
Where Should Mobile Intelligence Reside?

Upcoming Events

Live Webinar - Learn how Carefusion mobilized SAP CRM Field Service with Syclo, June 22, 2011
Eggs with Benedict - European Tour - Mobility Strategies and More, June 27 – July 1, 2011
ClickConnect APAC 2011, July 11 – 13, 2011
Syclo Mobile Conference 2011, July 13 – 15, 2011

Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities
Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences
Mobile Adoption in Oil and Gas
Networked Field Services

Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
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

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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.